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REBBL Organic Drinks Review

This is a review of REBBL organic drinks; including caffeinated options, nut milk blends, nourishing & energizing superfood blends and more.

Rebbl

Overall Rating: 5-stars

About Rebbl:

Product Philosophy

REBBL is about a different path. Standing for something. Rewriting the old rules. Looking left when the rest of the world is looking right. It’s about knowing your truth and living with purpose. You deserve to have it, whatever it is. You deserve to feel great at every turn. Be REBBL. Drink different. Never settle.

Who?

REBBL’s unique products were developed by two friends. They had often wondered, “Why can’t we buy what we want to drink? Where are the products that are as good as what comes from our own kitchen?” The answer to their own questions was REBBL – Roots Extracts Berries Bark and Leaves.

What?

Every bottle of REBBL is a celebration of the traditional Super-herb wisdoms refined over millennia, that are only now being openly shared, studied and embraced globally. Thousands of years of collective intelligence is captured in every bottle to deliver you pure, potent, delicious good health.

How?

Every REBBL recipe starts with a meticulous process of sorting through hundreds of the world’s super-herb growers, and artisan ingredient producers to identify the key ingredients with the integrity, the story and the efficacy to be called REBBL

Our Standards

  • Organic – Every ingredient we use is organically grown for your health and for the health of the farmers, the soil, and the water where it was produced.
  • Fair Trade – We support fairly traded ingredients whenever they are available.
  • Real Ingredients – REBBL is made from real foods and ingredients that you can pronounce and recognize. We believe in the intelligence of nature and respect the natural health promoting complexity of whole foods.
  • True Taste – What you taste is what you get – the whole ingredients and herbs – that’s it. No taste bud trickery. No strange after tastes created by flavor labs. No thickeners to make you believe you are getting something that you are not.
  • Efficacy – Our promise: If we can’t use a super-herb at meaningful, efficacious levels, then we won’t use it at all. When we see “50mg Ginseng” on a canned energy drink, we can only sigh and shake our heads….what a waste of a perfectly good ginseng root.
  • Super-herbed – We believe that everything can be improved. And we believe one of the best ways to improve foods is to add super-herbs.”

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My Thoughts:

First of all, HOLY COW I couldn’t be more behind Rebbl’s mission and purpose. The way they put it, the words they used–that’s powerful.

They believe in organic ingredients, they are stoked on superfoods.

I’ll keep my critiques on these drinks short and sweet because they are teensy. The only tweaks I found myself wanting to make were to decrease the sugar content and insure that all of the ingredients are raw (it was hard for me to decipher if they had been heated or not).

But the essence of my feelings about Rebbl drinks are “WHOA: these are what my dreams are made of.” I dream of superfood concoctions that nourish the body in a big way. To me, they are doing what very, very, very few drink brands are doing: which is creating amazing organic drinks that harness the healing powers of superfoods. I’m thankful to have come across this brand and am amped that I can find them in my local Whole Foods.

I’ll leave this post with these thoughts: Be a dynamo. Be a Rebbl. Support Rebbl. Support organic. Live the heck out of your life!

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Kevita Probiotic Drinks Review

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Kevita

Overall Rating: 5-stars

About Kevita:

“KeVita® Sparkling Probiotic Drink is delicious vitality in every sip. At the heart of KeVita is its proprietary culture with four strains of live probiotic. KeVita is handcrafted in its own facility in Southern California. Enjoy a variety of low calorie flavors including Coconut, Mango Coconut and Pomegranate. KeVita is certified organic, non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.

Refresh yourself daily with KeVita. Enjoy delicious vitality and love in every sip!”

Coconut

About:

“Yum and yum! The first and only certified organic sparkling coconut water is our most popular thirst-quenching flavor. KeVita Coconut is so pure and light, with a taste so divine you might break into song. So come along and enjoy the perfectly balanced blend of KeVita Probiotic Culture and coconut water. KeVita Coconut is certified organic and non-GMO, low calorie, vegan, and dairy, lactose, and gluten free. Stevia sweetened. Contains no added sugar.”

Strawberry Acai Coconut

About:

“Sweet and fresh, a KeVita Strawberry Acai Coconut kiss! A flavor loved and adored by all ages. The colors so pretty, the flavor so bright, it’s a sparkling delicious and delightful combination. Enjoy our perfectly balanced blend of strawberries, acai berries, KeVita Probiotic Culture and coconut water. KeVita Strawberry Acai Coconut is certified organic and non-GMO, low calorie, vegan, and dairy, lactose, and gluten free. Stevia sweetened. Contains no added sugar.”

Mango Coconut

About:

“Exotic and delish, KeVita Mango Coconut is a tropical adventure. Drink deeply, a bottle a day just might take the edge away. Enjoy our perfectly balanced blend of mangos, KeVita Probiotic Culture and coconut water. KeVita Mango Coconut is certified organic and non-GMO, low calorie, vegan, and dairy, lactose, and gluten free. Stevia sweetened. Contains no added sugar.”

Pomegranate Coconut

About:

“Delicate yet complex, KeVita Pomegranate Coconut is refreshingly light. This combination conjures the greatest of myths and the easiest of pleasures. Enjoy our perfectly balanced blend of pomegranate, KeVita Probiotic Culture and coconut water. KeVita Pomegranate Coconut is certified organic and non-GMO, low calorie, vegan, and dairy, lactose, and gluten free. Stevia sweetened. Contains no added sugar.”

Lemon Cayenne Daily Cleanse

About:

“Spicy and sublime, KeVita Lemon Cayenne Daily Cleanse™ is lightly sweetened with stevia, and contains no added sugar. Delicious between meals, Lemon Cayenne Daily Cleanse is certified organic and non-GMO, low calorie, low glycemic, vegan, dairy and gluten free.”

Tangerine

About:

“Refreshing and light, KeVita Tangerine is our delightfully sweet citrus and creamy vanilla blend. Enhanced with vitamin C and organic green coffee bean extract, Tangerine is sunshine in a bottle. Tangerine is certified organic, non-GMO, low calorie, vegan, and dairy, lactose, and gluten free. Stevia sweetened. Contains no added sugar.”

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My Thoughts:

Kevita drinks are a unique division of health drinks, as they focus on boosting digestive health via a low-calorie mixture that is packed with organic ingredients and probiotics. Digestion is an important aspect of your health because without digestive efficacy, our bodies cannot absorb all of the nutrients that we take in. Ingesting probiotics helps to keep your stomach’s healthy bacteria in balance–which in turn helps keep the lining healthy and ready to do it’s job (absorb).

Similar to kombucha (but not quite as effervescent as kombucha), Kevita offers an expansive range of flavors, each of which is interesting, refreshing and tasty in its own right.

These drinks are suitable for individuals who abide by a plethora of diets, as they are vegan, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free and free of added sugar. Those facts make it easy for me to recommend to a wide range of individuals with specific dietary needs.

Quality wise, you can see on their labeling that Kevita drinks are certified organic and non-gmo–two important specs that I look for in all products that I buy frequently. On top of quality, these drinks are easy to find if you have a health food store like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods close to you. You can locate them in close proximity to kombucha and coconut water in most stores that carry it.

Taste wise, these drinks are tasty and light–not as heavy as fruit juice. The “sparkling” characteristic of the drink makes it refreshing and satisfying, though it only contains about 10 calories per serving. I’d urge soda drinkers to give this drink a try. These drinks provide nutrients via organic ingredients, whereas sodas can’t claim anything close to that. My favorites of the bunch are the Mango Coconut and the Tangerine. They are the perfect drinks to pair with your summer activities.

Though the low-calorie feature is nice, I don’t focus on it–especially if the ingredients are organic and nutritionally robust. That said, my suggested improvement with these drinks is for them to contain a few more ingredients that make them closer to a meal in regards to how filling they are. I also wish the flavors were a little bit stronger and more intense (they likely are not because of the low calorie content).