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This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and V8 V-Fusion + Tea.
When I was offered the opportunity to review the New V8 V-Fusion + Tea I was reluctant. Isnâ€™t V8 tomato juice? The only time I have ever drank tomato juice was when I would fly by myself in high school. It made me feel grown up, like I was a sophisticate drinking a bloody Mary as my converse sneakers tapped my backpack under the seat. If V8 back then made me feel grown up then V8 Fusion makes me feel like a kid. I almost want to put it in a sippy cup. I guess thatâ€™s what happens when you drink primarily water or plain green tea. When you taste something new your taste buds go a little nuts.
I have reasons why my primary drinks are pretty boring. Yet, there are times when water or plain green tea wonâ€™t suffice and I want something a bit more exciting but donâ€™t want to go for a soda. This is where V8 V-Fusion + Tea comes in. For me, itâ€™s a good alternative to soda when Iâ€™m stopping by a convenience store on a road trip or anytime I want that little “oomph” that water just doesnâ€™t provide.
What I liked
The flavors. I tried the Raspberry + Green Tea, Pineapple Mango + Green Tea, and Pomegranate + Green Tea. All three flavors were good but my favorite was raspberry. Iâ€™m very sensitive to any sort of â€œchemicalâ€ taste and while I could taste the sucralose, it wasnâ€™t overwhelming.
Only 50 calories per glass. One of the reasons I drink more water than anything else is that I prefer to eat my calories but 50 calories per serving is certainly not going to throw me off track.
I wonâ€™t kid myself and say itâ€™s like eating a plate full of fresh fruits and vegetables but I do like that itâ€™s not just â€œempty caloriesâ€ like soda.
What I didnâ€™t like
Itâ€™s sweetened with sucralose. Iâ€™m just not a big fan of artificial sweeteners but every once in a while I donâ€™t have a problem with them especially when I otherwise enjoy the product.
While I liked the V8 V-Fusion + Tea on itâ€™s own, I also used it to give a smoothie a little “oomph”.
Vanilla Berry Smoothie
1 Cup of V8 V-Fusion Raspberry + Green Tea
½ Cup of Plain Unsweetened Yogurt
1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
¼ tsp of xanthan gum*
½ tsp of guar gum
few drops of vanilla
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
*My good friend Deb introduced me to the wonders of gums.
Since California just decided it was summer in November, I also made a yummy pineapple mango popsicle on a chopstick.
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Disclaimer: For this review, I was given the product and compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.