Last weekend I attended ExpoWest, the largest Natural Product Expo on the West Coast. It was being held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
I had a blast! It was a good inclusion for me working towards that healthy lifestyle, and I was introduced to a ton of new products that I have become a fan of.
Part of the reason I was always so afraid to go the healthy avenue was the fear that the food wouldn’t taste as good. SILLY, I know! I was blown away by this expo in how good all the food I tried was.
In the next few weeks I’m going to be concentrating on ExpoWest and the fun products I ran across. Unfortunately, there are far too many products to talk about in one post, so I’m breaking it up!
This weeks focus is on Beverages!!! I’ll be showcasing my favorite drink pickss at ExpoWest.
1) AMAzon Beverages
It’s the first drink of its kind to utilize extracts from the Amazon Rainforest! Natural extracts with the names of Pfaffia and Cupuacu. The drink is infused with cocunut water, and mixed with these extracts to make a refreshing flavor. Trust me, of all the drinks with cocunut water at the EXPO, this one was the absolute best!
For a person like myself who is trying to ween herself off of caffiene and sugary sodas, Zevia was my answer. Zevia shaped just like a soda can is all natural soda with the use of Stevia. The soda is zero calorie and made of all natural ingredients.
3) Cuties Juice
I am a huge FAN of juices, and when I walked by the Cuties booth, I was shocked they were coming out with their own juice. I have been a huge fan of their sweet tangerine’s for years! It stopped me in my tracks, and I had to try. Their fun flavors of: Tangerine Orange Mango, Tangerine Orange Pineapple, and their original tangerine. It was really good, and I can’t wait to see it hit the stores!
They are also coming out with their all natural smoothie flavors of: Blue Blaster, Rockin’ Red, Dreamsicle, Go Go Green, Island Cuties, and their Protein Power. I did not try these varieties.
4) FAVE Juice
My all time favorite juice of the entire ExpoWest show was Fave Juice. Fave gives 3 full servings of vegetables in just one glass! The best part is that it doesn’t taste like veggies at all. A perfect healthy drink for your young ones. The other amazing part about Fave is that it’s only 60 calories!
5) Earthwise Juice Boxes
Just today I finally tried out Earthwise Juice Boxes, and I loved having that little carton of juice along with me as I went along my workday! The flavors were wonderful, and they have quite a few: Berry Meadow, Harvest Select, Orchard Reds, Pomegranate Blueberry, Watermelon Supreme, Strawberry Kiwi, Orange Carrot Mango, and Passionfruit Aloe. These juice boxes are all natural with no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors. And it tastes GOOD!
6) And of course my favorites were there: Odwalla Juice, Naked Juice, Simply Orange, Hint Water, and Pom Beverages!
7) Evolution Juice
Out in the lobby there was Evolution giving out samples of their all natural orange and apple juices. Both tasted wonderful, but I am an apple juice girl at heart, and the fact it was all fresh and natural, I loved the flavors! These juices have no preservatives in them whatsoever, and is also owned by Starbucks 😉
8) Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost
A ginger ale made with 100% Fresh Ginger with zero extracts! A first of its kind, and my oh my is it refreshing. Also, no preservatives, and 100% natural. This was the first drink that I tried at the entire Expo Show, and it was one that gave me a lasting memory. For those ginger fans out there, you will absolutely loved this all natural Ginger Ale. Varieties include: original; pomegranate, jasmine tea, and passion fruit.
It was a great weekend filled with a lot of wonderful beverages, but the ones listed above were my favorites. What were some of yours?