March 26, 2015

My choice for spring/summer/forevermore? Veri Soda!

Everyone loves soda! It's a favorite drink year-round, but especially in the spring and summer. Soda is just so darn refreshing, cool, crisp, sweet, and satisfies like nothing else.

Sure, you want your family to drink more water and less soda. Not to mention the glut of calories involved, and the possibility of sugar spikes or crashes. But there are some things folks are just reluctant to give up...and soda is one of them.

If this sounds like you and your family, you'll be happy to know there's a new product out in the drinks aisle that deserves your attention. Yeah, I know...the drinks aisle can be overwhelming. Seems there's always some new brand or flavor or variety. They come and go like clockwork. But I predict that Veri Soda will be around for a long, long time.
Three simple reasons why:

1. Veri is low-calorie. Think about that. If you're like me and shudder at the thought of diet soft drinks, you'll love that Veri Soda is not a "diet soda" yet still only has 60 calories per can.

2. Veri is organic. We're all trying to incorporate more organic foods into our diets, right? An organic soda is a no-brainer. Veri is certified USDA organic and non-GMO.

3. Veri tastes great! This is the true test. Maybe I should have made this one all three reasons instead of just one. :)

But back to the real reason you'll want to give Veri a try...Veri is a USDA NOP-certified organic soda. So what's the difference between "natural" and "organic"? Organic means the ingredients that go into every can are grown and processed within strict legal guidelines. That means no chemicals, artificial ingredients, or artificial additives. And no preservatives!
I'm looking at the label of the Veri ginger ale can and here's a full list of ingredients:
sparkling water
organic cane sugar
organic lemon juice from concentrate
organic ginger extract
organic flavor
organic caramel color
organic stevia leaf extract

That's it. No chemicals, no strange-sounding additives, no preservatives. No ingredients at all that have been produced using biotechnology.
Veri Soda is lightly carbonated, somewhere between a regular soda and sparkling water. No heavy carbonation, and no overload of sugar, or sugar-substitute aftertaste. Veri has a low glycemic load, too, meaning no sugar spike and no crash.

But don't just think of this wonderful product as only a soft drink. I love that it has no preservatives or chemicals, making it perfect for using in recipes. Remember that gelatin salad made with lemon-lime soda that everyone loves so much? With Easter coming up, that would be the perfect recipe to use Veri Lemon Lime. And you'll feel great knowing you're giving your family/guests a treat that contains nothing but wholesome ingredients.

2 small or 1 large box of lime gelatin (or mix 1 small lime and 1 small lemon - some have even used cherry or strawberry - your choice)
1 cup boiling water
1 small can crushed pineapple (do not use fresh pineapple with gelatin desserts - an enzyme in fresh pineapple prevents gelatin from setting up)
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I prefer pecans, but use your favorite)
1 can Veri Lemon Lime soda

Heat water to boiling, add gelatin and stir well to dissolve (some like to add miniature marshmallows - if so, add them to boiling water right after gelatin and allow them to melt completely). Add soda, then cream cheese, and stir until everything is melted and well-blended. Remove from heat and let cool for a bit. Add pineapple and nuts. Pour into a serving dish or pie plate and refrigerate several hours. (Key to a firm and not runny salad is letting the gelatin have plenty of time to "set" in the refrigerator before serving.)

Now that you're better informed about Veri Soda, wouldn't you feel better serving it to your family instead of regular soda? Yeah, me too.
Veri Soda is available in four flavors: Veri Cola, Veri Lemon Lime, Veri Orange, and VeriGinger Ale. Veri is available in many areas and will soon be available in many more. Put it on your shopping list and look for it. This is one treat you can give yourself and your family without feeling guilty.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.


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