We are always on the lookout for creative ways to introduce natural ingredients into our diets as we continue to support a healthy and active lifestyle. So when Pure Via wanted us to try out their sweeteners, we were all over it!

For Smoothie Lovers

When I (Swanky Girl) got my Pure Via kit I was super excited about the many ways I could give my smoothies an upgrade! Even though I’m not much of a white sugar girl, I will use it when I can’t get agave nectar or honey for my drink (which is most places). You can imagine my excitement when I found out that 1 packet (1g) of Pure Via equals two teaspoons of sugar and contains 0 calories and 0 grams of fat – score! Plus, I can get this same sweetener in a liquid form, and take this show on the road with their “On the Go” options.

For Tea Enthusiasts

Next up on the “Upgrade My Boring Tea” tour was a Blood Orange tea recipe provided by Pure Via. I usually drink only hot teas, but decided to change things up when I saw this recipe for Blood Orange Iced Tea (also provided below). I made some cold brew tea and then added blood orange juice, Pure Via sweetener, and some orange and lime slices in the glass. The outcome??? I have a new favorite 10-calorie drink that is OHHH so delicious.

For Coffee Drinkers

I (Urban Girl) am an avid coffee drinker and have always been one to look for ways to minimize the sugar factor in my morning (and sometimes afternoon) caffeine break. Sweeteners are my go to choice as I am a firm believer in leaving the calories for the foods I enjoy versus the liquids I drink (so that means water, light juices, and diet cokes for me). When I tried Pure Via the first thing I noticed was the clean taste – none of that leftover flavor that can tend to overpower your coffee. I also grabbed the Pure Via stevia liquid bottles (in regular and vanilla) on my way to the office as the selection at work is quite limiting. The ease of whipping up a cup and placing a few drops of vanilla was not only simple but convenient; and gave it a little flavor boost!

So here’s to another option to live naturally and make a few lifestyle changes for a healthier YOU!


Urban Swank has partnered with Pure Via to giveaway a Pure Via kit!

You must follow Urban Swank on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter to be eligible for this giveaway. One (1) winner will be selected randomly on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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This content was sponsored by Pure Via.

The Urban Swank Girls


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