Category Archives: Drink


Castello Del Poggio Strawberry Kiss


Hey baby, how ’bout a Strawberry Kiss? Delightfully tasting splash of fruity summer in a glass! Love that it’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly, dairy-free and that it’s sustainably made in Northern Italy. Ciao Sweet Life! Ciao Castello Del Poggio!

About Castello Del Poggio:
Say Hello Poggio™ to the sweeter things in life with Castello Del Poggio wines. Castello Del Poggio is an Italian winery, which once stood as an ancient medieval fortress based in the Asti, Piedmont region of Northern Italy, owned by ZONIN1821. Since 1699, the fortress where the Knights Templar once lived and protected the estate in the 14th century is now devoted to its deeply aromatic, welcoming wines for every occasion. Known for its authentic Italian varietals and their light, flavorful and refreshing sweet wines, Castello del Poggio encourages consumers to enjoy the sweeter things in life. Follow them on Instagram @castellodelpoggio. #HELLOSWEETLIFE

Drinking Tasty Protein!

Want a great way to curb your appetite and get protein? Want to drink it? Want it to be cold and refreshing with amazing taste?

Dietary Supplement News was asked to review Complete Nutrition’s Protein Coffee and their flavors; Iced Coffee, Carmel Frappe and Mocha Latte and we have to report that these products give you a great feeling, taste and confidence that you are having that morning boost of energy without an aftertaste and coffee breath! Not only is it a refreshing boost of energy, you feel better drinking it than just an average cup of coffee.

Let’s add it up…115 mg of Caffeine 100 Calories and 1 gram of sugar makes for a great start of your day or even a midday pick me up!

Low Calorie, Low Sugar, Boost of Energy with a cold easy to scoop and mix Complete Nutrition Protein Coffee with three amazing flavors!
Low Calorie, Low Sugar, Boost of Energy with a cold easy to scoop and mix Complete Nutrition Protein Coffee with three amazing flavors!

If you have a busy lifestyle, don’t have time to boil the water or clean out the coffee maker, simplify your morning and get into a scoop habit!

Coffee is so much better cold and with Protein!

Dietary Supplement News give them two thumbs up!

*Be sure and examine any ingredients and disclaimers on packages as with anything you consume!

The Beet Goes On!

Beetology Reviews: beet + tropical fruit

When most people think healthy, they associate it with sacrificing taste and enjoyment. This isn’t the case with the 100% cold pressed juice, Beetology. Don’t let the name fool you. I was skeptical at first as well. There are many health benefits to beets, such as being great for the heart, blood pressure, and brain. Despite the high nutritional value of beets, I have always been reluctant to eat them. When I tried Beetology: beet and tropical fruit flavor though, I wanted a second serving. In addition to beet juice, the drink was a sweet blend of coconut, lime, and my favorite, mango. If you are looking for a sweet and refreshing, but healthy beverage for the hot summer days, Beetology is a great option.

Reviewed by Erin McCusker

I knew about the health benefits of beets—fiber, vitamin C, potassium— but I wasn’t crazy about the taste. After trying Beetology’s beet + lemon + ginger juice, I’ve discovered beets can be just as delicious as they are nutritious. The refreshing combination of beets, lemon and ginger tasted great.  I’m planning on trying the other four flavors of Beetology’s 100% cold pressed juice, starting with beet + tropical fruit. Beets have been shown to be good for your heart, brain and blood pressure— between those benefits and Beetology’s delightful taste, this stuff can’t be “beet!”

Reviewed by Annie Ostrander

It’s All About The Taste; ZeroWater!

Using the Zero Water included TDS test meter, here’s what Dietary Supplement News came up with…

“ZeroWater system nails it!” “A TDS Thumbs Up!”

Bottled brand water was tested at 190 PPM

South Florida tap water tested at 185 PPM

Refrigerator filtered unit tested at 179 PPM

Zero Water from the filtered pitcher tested at 000 PPM

It’s all about the taste and this is fresh!


Their ZeroWater Tumbler combines the top-performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design so you can get great taste out of your tap water whether you’re at home, at work, or at the gym…simple and fabulous!  Check them out at 

A very special Kudos for their efforts: #ZWFiltersforFlint 

Tru Protein

Many weekend warriors and everyday fitness enthusiasts want to make good choices when it comes to supplementation – but the world of sports nutrition can be intimidating.  trusource™, a new fitness nutrition brand is aiming to make protein supplementation more simple, accessible and unintimidating for “real” people.

We got our hands on the Trusource product line and are pleased to share our thoughts. First, the packaging is definitely different from your typical sports nutrition brands – powders are much more manageable than the standard giant tubs, and RTD bottles have good shelf-appeal. The labeling is simple and clear – and directs users to the Trusource website.  There, I found a convenient protein calculator to help me determine how much protein I should get per day. Here’s how my recommended intake was calculated: .5g of protein x 175lbs = 87.5g of protein per-day.

Hitting that number is pretty easy with the great-tasting selection of Trusource products.  There’s light and refreshing Protein Water.  There’s tasty Anytime Protein & Protein +Energy (my fav!) and then there’s Protein Java, which is a great idea!  It’s a ready-to-drink iced coffee beverage packed with 16 grams of protein and caffeine, with only 100 calories and four grams of sugar.


The Trusource website also provides easy-to-make recipes featuring their protein products. Your diet won’t be boring with these shakes, desserts and protein-packed pancakes. Before or after your workout, a go-to-source is Trusource: give this a thumbs up!





BeachBash, the klick off to the 20th Annual JEB BUSH Florida Classic. BeachBash will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.



Drinking at least 2 liters of filtered water daily is essential to stay well hydrated and also to help thin the sticky secretions. It is also important to replenish cellular salts (particularly sodium and potassium levels). Squeezing a little lemon juice into your glass of water will add some potassium to help promote the release of sodium bicarbonate in the pancreas for optimal enzyme activity!

Pumpkin Stuff!

Pumpkin Spice Obsession – Healthy Hacks

The fall season is here which means the pumpkin spice obsession has returned. Before you order that latte check out these healthy hacks on how to get your dose of pumpkin without the unwanted calories!

  • Nix pumpkin muffin and pick hearty oatmeal with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Nix pumpkin spice latte and pick a post-workout pumpkin pie smoothie (1/2 cup skim milk, 6 oz Greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup crushed ice, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 medjool date. Blend well.)
  • Nix pumpkin spice latte and pick coffee with pumpkin flavor and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Nix pumpkin cream cheese and pick pumpkin hummus (hummus mixed with canned pumpkin).
  • Nix pumpkin pie and pick greek yogurt with pumpkin puree.

Amanda K. Foti, M.S., R.D.

Amanda is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. As a dietitian at Selvera, she works one on one with clients developing personalized weight management plans that address nutrition, activity and lifestyle. (Photo credit:

Let’s Do The Bump!

Is that the baby in your belly or are you feelin’ a kick of Bump Sparkle?!

For all those pregnant mothers to be out there–Let us tell you about Bump Sparkle, the perfect light drink with only 10 calories! This bottle of sweetness is a carbonated flavored water beverage, and is a healthy start for any mother. This beverage contains folic acid, a key ingredient to giving your baby the best start possible, as it ensures healthy growth. There are a variety of flavors offered, but my personal favorite is Lemonade!  As I took my first sip, I noticed that you could really taste the natural lemon flavor. When I put my drink down, I had a warm sense of relief that I was not only quenching my taste buds, but also feeding my child’s health. This is definitely a drink to keep your eye out for.

We forgot to mention it contains the most essential ingredient…LOVE!

Written by Suzanne Polakoff & Laurel Hennessy