Refreshing Fat Leaf Water

This stuff is so cool, sourced from the prickly pear cactus.

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I brought over to my neighbor’s house three flavors of Fat Leaf Water that the company sent me to try, so we could have a little socially distanced taste test.

Since it’s been super hot here in SoCal for the last couple of days, I thought it’d be a perfect time to quench our thirst with something new. (Usually we’re drinking a variety of fermented grape juice, but it was a bit early in the day for that.)

Key Lime Mango

Mojave Citrus

Rimrock Red

We tasted each of them and agreed that all the flavors were super hydrating and really quenched our thirst. My fave was Mojave Citrus and Key Lime Mango and I especially love the addition of turmeric, and my neighbors both liked Rimrock Red, so it was a win-win for us all.

Here’s the company info:

“WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION AT FAT LEAF WATER TO POSTPONE OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND POSTINGS TO SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OUR COMMUNITY DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME.”

Keep this brand on your radar and when things get back to normal, whenever and whatever that is, I hope I’ve planted a seed so that you try it, too.

From their website:

Q: WHAT IS FAT LEAF WATER?

A: FAT LEAF WATER IS THE FIRST CACTUS-WATER BASED SPORTS HYDRATION BEVERAGE. IT’S PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS, ELECTROLYTES, VITAMIN C, MINERALS AND TAURINE.

Q: WHAT IS PRICKLY PEAR?

A: PRICKLY PEAR IS A CACTUS, A RESILIENT SUPER PLANT FOUND IN ARID AREAS. IT PRODUCES BLOSSOMS, WHICH TURNS INTO A FRUIT, CALLED PRICKLY PEAR FRUIT. THE JUICE OF THE PRICKLY PEAR FRUIT IS OUR MAIN INGREDIENT IN FAT LEAF WATER. IT PROVIDES ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES AND IS PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS, ELECTROLYTES, VITAMINS, MINERALS AND NATURAL TAURINE.

Q: WHY THE NAME FAT LEAF WATER?

A: THE PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS IS A SUPER PLANT THAT SOMEHOW STAYS SUPER HYDRATED IN HARSH DRY CLIMATES. IT EFFICIENTLY STORES WATER IN ITS LARGE, FLAT AND FLESHY PADS OR LEAVES. THUS THE NAME FAT LEAF WATER.

Q: IS THE PRICKLY PEAR FRUIT SUSTAINABLE?

A: YES. THE PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS IS A NATIVE TO THE AMERICAS. IT IS A RESILIENT PLANT THAT REQUIRES VERY LITTLE WATER TO PRODUCE AND GROW. THE FRUIT, PADS (LEAVES) AND FLOWERS ARE ALL EDIBLE. THE CACTUS IS EASY TO CULTIVATE AND PROPAGATE, FROM SEED OR HEALTHY PLANT.

Q: I SEE “TAURINE” AS AN INGREDIENT IN ALL YOUR BEVERAGES. WHAT IS TAURINE?

A: TAURINE (DUBBED THE “WONDER MOLECULE” BY SCIENTISTS) IS A COMPOUND AMINO ACID THAT OCCURS NATURALLY IN THE BODY. IT IS PARTICULARLY CONCENTRATED IN THE BRAIN, EYES, HEART AND MUSCLES AND SHOWN TO IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. PRICKLY PEARS NATURALLY CONTAIN TAURINE, AND WE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL BOOST FOR AN EXTRA KICK!

Q: IS YOUR BEVERAGE GLUTEN FREE?

A: YES. ALL OUR INGREDIENTS ARE GLUTEN FREE. THE FACILITY IN WHICH OUR BEVERAGE IS PRODUCED IS ALSO GLUTEN FREE.

Q: IS YOUR BEVERAGE NATURAL?

A: YES. OUR FAT LEAF WATER BEVERAGES ARE MADE FROM ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS.

Q: IS YOUR BEVERAGE VEGAN?

A: YES. ALL OUR FAT LEAF WATER BEVERAGES ARE PLANT-BASED.

 

I was provided product and no compensation; the reviews are my own honest opinion.

 

 

Have You Tried Kombucha?

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Tugboat man and I have been drinking it for a while, ever since my son introduced us to this fizzy fermented beverage.

People in Asia and Russia have been drinking kombucha for thousands of years; those who drink kombucha regularly say that it aids digestion, detoxifies the body, and enhances immune response.

With a fresh and shiny new year and all those great resolutions to make healthier choices, how about trying Kombucha Wonder Drink for your January detox?

Kombucha Wonder Drink is a non-alcoholic sparkling fermented tea beverage, certified organic. It is naturally uplifting while low in sugar, caffeine and sodium.

Steve Lee, founder of Kombucha Wonder Drink, is the co-founder of two successful tea brands, Stash Tea and Tazo.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAW AND PASTEURIZED KOMBUCHA?

Making kombucha requires a starter culture very similar to a sourdough starter or yogurt culture. Current kombucha cultures come from Nepal, China and Russia, some dating back thousands of years. This culture creates a cellulose fiber mat that is included in raw beverages, but that is actually indigestible.

Kombucha Wonder Drink products are pasteurized, ensuring the absence of alcohol and safe beverages. While pasteurization results in the absence of a live culture, the beneficial organic acids resulting from the fermentation process remain.

Start the new year with a bubbly that inspires overall physical and mental well being — along with being a great mixer in festive cocktails.

As always, i was provided product by the company for sampling and review; I was not compensated, and all the opinions are my own and those of my family who also enjoyed this kombucha.