I have to admit that I used to be a person who was highly addicted to pop and other sugary drinks. I've explored various other drinks available, one being Cascade Ice. As a natural living blogger, I have to note that I do believe these drinks have sucralose as an ingredient. Whether or not an individual decides to consume sucralose is a personal choice. When it comes to sucralose vs. high fructose corn syrup found in many drinks, you have to do that research for yourself. Something worth mentioning to my natural living readers is that Cascade Ice does have an organic drink line available for purchase.
That being said, I am okay with certain things in moderation. We don't allow our children to have very many drinks with coloring, sugar alternatives, and similar ingredients. Overall, I am very picky about what they eat. Sampling Cascade Ice was definitely a treat for them and I allowed them to have small cups. Our overall favorite was the lemonade flavor. Cheyenne generally doesn't even like lemonade, but enjoyed the light taste of this drink. My second favorite would be the McIntosh Apple. It's a great flavor for fall!
Cascade Ice was kind enough to provide some recipe ideas that you may want to try with your own family.
- Back-to-School Berry Blast: To create, mix 1 cup of apple slices, ¾ cup of Greek yogurt, ½ cup of soy or almond milk, a handful of fresh berries and 4oz of Cascade Ice Huckleberry Blackberry in a blender. Blend until smooth and top with a few more fresh berries.
- Apple Fizzies: So delicious and fun to make! Just pour 6oz of Cascade Ice McIntosh Apple over ice, add in sliced apples and sprinkle in some cinnamon. For the perfect after-school combo, serve the extra apple slices with a tablespoon of peanut butter!
- Watermelon Slushie: Watermelon is oh-so-delicious, and ripe for the pickin’ this fall. In a blender, combine a few handfuls of ice, several seedless watermelon chunks and 8oz of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon.Then, pour in 6oz of club soda. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!