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August 4, 2014

Brand Announcement!

So we never try to ask much of our fans but we could REALLY use your help. Select Target locations in California are now test marketing Something Natural (YAY)..if the product sells really good they promise to expand our waters into more stores all around the country. So, if you could show your support by picking up a bottle or 2 in any of the locations listed below, we would REALLY appreciate it! Also the price per bottle is only $1.69 so you get a great deal!

 

These are the cities:

1280 Auto Park Way – Escondido, CA

8251 Mira Mesa Blvd – San Diego, CA

5001 Madison Ave – Sacramento, CA

560 Contra Costa Blvd – Pleasant Hill, CA

1640 N Main St – Salinas,  CA

888 W Arrow Hwy – San Dimas, CA

2610 Bishop Dr – San Ramon, CA

2040 California Ave – Sand City, CA

5837 Sunrise Blvd -          Citrus Heights, CA

2220 Bridgepointe Pkwy-              San Mateo, CA

13200 Jamboree Rd – Irvine, CA

14920 Raymer St – Van Nuys, CA

1893 W Malvern Ave – Fullerton, CA

133 Serramonte Ctr – Daly City, CA

2525 4th St – Eureka, CA

2499 Whipple Rd – Hayward, CA

15614 Whittwood Ln – Whittier, CA

3601 N Freeway Blvd – Sacramento          , CA

6700 Topanga Canyon Blvd – Canoga Park, CA

2161 Monterey Hwy – San Jose, CA

200 Westminster Mall – Westminster, CA

950 E 33rd St – Signal Hill, CA

11133 Balboa Blvd – Granada Hills,             CA

245 S Mills Rd – Ventura,               CA

51 Tierra Rejada Rd – Simi Valley, CA

2901 Ming Ave – Bakersfield, CA

401 Kenilworth Drive – Petaluma, CA

809 N Azusa Ave – Azusa, CA

2800 Dublin Blvd – Dublin, CA

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July 10, 2014

Something Natural Strawberry Peach Popsicle

Pool parties and popsicles are summer staples. Nothing says fun more than a water gun and a few deceivingly healthy snack options for everyone to indulge on. We’ve worked on a fun recipe just for this special occasion. Of course, it’s low in sugar and perfectly full of natural flavor; that means that this Popsicle won’t turn your mouth neon colors =)

 

All Natural Strawberry Peach Pops:

 

Ingredients:

-1 ½ cup of slide strawberries
-½ cup minced peach pieces
-1 ½ tablespoon of mint leaves (chopped thinly)
-3 cups of Something Natural Strawberry Peach
-1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest

 

Directions:

1. Prepare your fruit pieces to ensure they’ll look pretty, but still fit into your Popsicle mold or ice tray. Then set aside the fruit.
2. Grab your bottle of sparkling water and add to mold.
3. Add a bit of the lemon zest and mint to each individual Popsicle to ensure even distribution.
4. Add the fruit pieces into the mold alternating between fruit for taste and look. You man even blend the mixture together if you’d prefer a more mixed flavor and an even reddish color throughout.
5. The liquid expands and so leave a ¼ inch of space at the top for the freezing to occur correctly.
6. Insert Popsicle sticks if you are using a special mold.
7. Freeze the mold for 3 hours or longer. To ensure a clean break when removing the Popsicle, just run warm water under the mold for about 15 seconds.

 

Now you just sit back and enjoy this healthy and refreshing sweet treat… or you can serve to others if you’re feeling generous.

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May 21, 2014

Something Natural Healthy Tinto de Verano Recipe

Summer is getting closer and closer, so we wanted to celebrate by sharing a fun recipe. In many parts of the world, especially Spain and Latin America, people drink something called, “Tinto de Verano.” It literally means “red wine of summer.” It’s a delicious and refreshing staple great for the warm sunny days… well, actually if you live in a tropical place, it’s a staple everyday!

 

The simplicity of this mixed drink is the best part. The original recipe calls for a red wine (of any variety), a lemon-lime soda, and a lemon. We want you to ditch the lemon-lime sugar-filled stuff for some of our naturally flavored and low calorie sparkling water.

 

Tinto de Verano ingredients:

- 2 oz Red Wine
- 2 oz Something Natural Sparkling Water Black Cherry
- 1 Lemon Slice
- 1 Cup of Ice

 

It’s a combination of equal parts wine and sparkling water – so you don’t even have to worry about math for this recipe. Also, no need to shake this up because it has carbonation and that is a Bartending 101 no-no. Just be sure to remember the ice to keep it all chilled, especially since you’ll be poolside sipping on this tasty creation. ;)

 

Another great reason why our twist on this Spanish classic is killer? The addition of water helps reduce the impact of a hangover because it keeps you a bit more hydrated – not that we recommend chugging tinto all day. Sometimes people just want a great alcoholic beverage alternative that has less artificial and more fiesta. We hope you guys try this one out for sure and let us know if we’ve made you fans of our new “Tinto de Verano.”

 

Healthy Tinto De Verano Recipe

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March 5, 2014

The State of Sugar

You are probably one of the thousands that do this in an attempt to be healthier. But did you know that the average American still consumes 156 pounds of extra sugar? That is approximately 31 five pound bags of sugar! Now, not ALL sugar is bad. We still need it in our bodies to function. We just need better types of sugar to consume, such as raw cane sugar; and we also need to be aware of how much we consume in our diet.

Surprisingly, these extra pounds of sugar are not only hidden in your favorite junk food. These little grains of sugar pop up in unexpected places such as ketchup, peanut butter, sports drinks, and even that yummy healthy snack yogurt. What is even more shocking is that the category with the highest sugar content is low-fat products! The reason is because they are adding sugar to make up for the lack of tasty fat.

 

So, how can you avoid the over indulgence of sugar?

-Flip that box over: products are required to list their ingredients. So, when you’re at the supermarket, make sure to flip over that package and look for the following ingredients: Fructose, invert sugar, rice/corn/malt syrup, corn sweetener, maltose, sucrose, glucose, syrup, or dextrose. Then the key is to see HOW many grams are in that product. You will be surprised at which products have 25 grams or more. Can you imagine actually eating that much sugar?

-Do you bake? Cut out part of the sugar out of the recipe or replace with unsweetened applesauce or honey. Unlike flour and yeast, sugar can be deducted from a recipe because it’s only sweetens and doesn’t actually affect the baking process.

-Replace Soda with Sparkling Water! Better bubbles that won’t hit your waistline. Soda, even diet, is full of the type of sugar that you do not want in your body. Get your fizzy fix with carbonated agua! This simple tip will go a long way!

-Beware of snacking! Snacks are great but the question is what are you snacking on? Ditch the low-carb bars and small snack package foods. Although they claim to be good for you they’re really just traps where those little extra pounds of sugar hidden. Try looking at healthier choices such as nuts which are not only nutritious but delicious!

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February 19, 2014

Something Natural Spritzer Recipe

 

This winter has been pretty brutal for everyone with our new friend the “polar vortex” hanging around. Get past your winter doldrums and trade them in for some conga drums with our very own sangria recipe we call The Something Natural Spritzer!

 

If you are in the mood for a slight twist on the old fruity favorite, we’ve decided to kick the soda to the curb in exchange for your favorite flavored sparkling water. Not only is this recipe refreshing to have with dinner, it’s also super easy to make for a party too.

 

What else is great about this recipe? Well, if you want to keep the drinks flowing without feeling like you’ve ditched your New Year’s health kick, this fruit and wine combo is full of Vitamin C and low in fat. ALSO, you can make any additions or changes to make it your own!

 

Let’s hit the kitchen…

 

 Ingredients:

-1 bottle of red wine (Merlot, Rioja, or a Cab Sav.)
-3-4 Fruits (it’s best to use lemon, orange, apple and you probably have them in your kitchen already!)
-1-2 tablespoon of organic raw sugar
-1 shot of brandy
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon. This spice is what makes the recipe authentic.
-2 bottles of Something Natural Sparkling Water. Pick your favorite kind! We used blueberry lemon for ours.

 

How to start:

1. Pour your bottle of red wine into a pitcher (some red wines are sweeter than others – so it’s up to you the type you chose!)
2. Cut up the fruit into wedges
3. Squeeze your fantastic fruit wedges into the wine and toss them in after, along with the brandy, sugar and dust of cinnamon. Feel free to forgo the sugar if your wine is sweet enough!
4. It’s always best to chill the mixture overnight to enhance the flavors.
5. Add Something Natural Sparkling Water right before serving.
6. Serve over ice (perhaps frozen blueberries or raspberries, too!)
7. Turn up the music and repeat!

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