WIAW #12 – New Zevia Flavors Review: Healthy Recipe and Giveaway
I had the opportunity to post a review with a recipe and giveaway for Zevia almost a year ago with great success. Over the course of the year, Zevia has been the only soda in our home and Kelley always enjoys it when I pack a can for lunch.
Now Zevia has produced even more fantastic flavors that give anyone looking to switch from regular, sugar-laden sodas no excuse to change. The new flavors include Cherry Cola, Strawberry, and Lime Cola which, along with their already extensive lineup of Black Cherry, Caffeine Free Cola, Cola, Cream Soda, Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale, Ginger Root Beer, Grape, Grapefruit Citrus, Lemon-Lime Twist, Mountain Zevia, and Orange give you plenty to choose from. I have tried almost all of these now, and my top favorites are Cherry Cola, Ginger Root Beer, and Cream Soda.
Of the three new flavors, I like Cherry Cola the most; Kelley tried it and said it was ok, but she still likes Cream Soda out of any other flavors. To each their own, I guess, but I really enjoy any of these flavors besides the Mountain Zevia. I don’t like Mountain Dew, though, so that’s probably why. The Ginger Ale and Lemon-Lime flavors are great for mixers with vodka or a good bourbon too; trust me, I tested and approved!
Zevia is the best choice for providing a healthy option for soda lovers who don’t want 200+ empty calories of canned sugar or artificial sweeteners and colors. Really, Zevia is the best choice….period. I’m not talking about drinking either, I used Strawberry Zevia as the liquid to cook quinoa and also to make overnight strawberry oats (just soak rolled oats in your favorite Zevia flavor); I used the Cherry Cola to bake a healthy protein bread with a unique Cherry flavor that’s perfect for a healthy snack anytime of day! It's also a great way to sweeten smoothies; just open a can an let sit in the fridge overnight so there's not too much carbonation.
Strawberry Zevia Cooked Quinoa....Delish!
Zevia Cherry Cola "Heart" Bread and smoothie I made for Kelley
Check out the recipe at the bottom of my post; you can sub any of the flavors to create your own healthy protein bread….you really can’t go wrong! Zevia is a company that knows how to treat their fans and reward them for their loyalty; just go to their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter for proof.
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Now, here’s What I Ate Wednesday…..
Breakfast – Pretty boring combo of Jersey Sweet Potato with salsa and tuna stuffed cremini mushrooms; cubed jicama; carrot sticks; PB Overnight Oat Crisps; French Press coffee with cinnamon
Lunch – Delicious medley of steamed veggies with a lot of spices (cayenne included); microwave scrambled eggs with toast; more cubed jicama and carrots; cup of frozen mango, papaya, and strawberries; Yogi Kombucha Green Tea
Snack – If you guessed tea, you’re wrong; I had Lime Zevia…..mixed with green tea…so you would actually be right. Great tasting mix, by the way!! A handful of dry roasted soy nuts too.
Dinner – Usual big ol’ salad with arugula, watercress, steamed creminis, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, crunchy roasted chickpeas, and salsa for dressing; smoothie blend with spaghetti squash, frozen blackberries, vanilla protein powder, and almond milk; plain, non-fat Greek yogurt mixed with PB Chocolate Protein Spread and Cherry Cola Zevia Protein Bread.
All natural, sugar free, and zero calorie Zevia adds big flavor to this healthy bread with little calories.
Ingredients (1 Loaf or 12 Large Muffins)
1 cup whole grain spelt flour; substitute any whole grain flour or even peanut flour if desired
1 3/4 cups vanilla protein powder; I used stevia sweetened egg white protein
1 T ground cinnamon
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt; If using canned beets that have salt added, you can omit this
1 whole egg and 3 egg whites; or 5 egg whites; or 3 T ground flaxseeds mixed with 1/4 cup water
1 cup pureed beets; other options include applesauce, mashed banana, pureed carrots, or canned pumpkin
1 t pure vanilla extract
1/2 Can of Zevia Cherry Cola Soda; pour slowly if you just opened; it might be good to open and leave in fridge over night to limit the fizz
15 drops NuNaturals Liquid Stevia; or use 2 packets of stevia powder; if you want sugar, use 2 tablespoons of honey or agave (I can’t vouch for how this will turn out since I used all stevia)
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
Mix all dry ingredients (first 8 on list) in a large bowl and stir a few times with a wire whisk. Beat eggs and then mix all wet ingredients except vinegar in another, smaller bowl.
Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients and slowly pour wet ingredients while mixing to combine with a spatula.
Pour into non-stick loaf pan (or make muffins using a muffin tin) and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Depending on what pan you use, times will vary; a knife should come out clean when inserted in the middle.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool another 10 minutes.
Enjoy your sugar-free protein cherry bread and wash it down with the rest of the refreshing Zevia Cherry Cola!
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