Tasty Trend-Forward Refreshments

Every spring brings with it the perfect opportunity for fresh beginnings and tasty discoveries. This season I have two great refreshment finds.

Tasty Trend-Forward Refreshments
Courtesy Aloe Gloe

The first is Aloe Gloe water–the premium and only USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free Aloe water on the market. And unlike most Aloe beverages out there that are loaded with calories and shipped thousands of miles with a massive carbon footprint, Aloe Gloe is inherently low in sugar and locally sourced and produced in California. Aloe has been used for years for digestion, immune and skin health. Aloe vera juice is packed with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid. It’s also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium. In fact, Aloe vera contains more than 200 biologically active amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals. Aloe Gloe’s certified organic Aloe vera is always delicately harvested and processed to retain the bioactive component of Aloe vera responsible for promoting healthy skin, a healthy digestive system and a strengthened immune system. This is organic aloe water that you can drink every day. It’s available in four thirst-quenching and refreshing flavors: Crisp Aloe, Lemonade, Coconut and White Grape. Each flavor has 18-25 calories per serving and only 4-6 grams of sugar.  You can learn more about the benefits of this water, meet the growers and find a local retailer on the company’s Web site.

Consumers are constantly searching for refreshing beverage alternatives to soda—those that are healthy without sacrificing flavor. Sparkling Ice is another great option in this carbonated regard. The company makes a portfolio of refreshingly bold sparkling waters, teas, lemonades and 8 oz. slim cans. Bursting with real fruit flavor and just the right amount of fizz, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated and infused with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains zero calories, zero carbs, is gluten free, and sodium free. Pick a flavor from their portfolio of 20-plus different and decidedly delicious options to enjoy as a refreshing snack or even in your favorite cocktails. Currently recognized as one of the fastest-growing non-alcoholic beverage brands in the country, Sparkling Ice is sure to charm your taste buds.


As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern is an internationally-regarded consumer trends expert, travel industry voice of authority and TV personality who spotlights noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers. She scours the marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Reach her online at www.TheLuxeList.com, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***