It's been about a month since I had to cut out all sweet/sugar/carbonated drinks in preparation for my upcoming  surgery and in order to get used to life after the operation. I started out slowly at first and am now building up to my required water intake needed daily for my current weight. It's helpful to know how much water an individual should intake daily. 8 glasses a day is recommended but people with more body mass actually needs more than that.
 measures your weight plus exercise and tells you what amount of water you personally need to be drinking daily. I myself am supposed to be drinking 96 ounces a day. 0_0!

           Rating: *****
I can honestly say I haven't found a MiO water enhancer(made by KRAFT)flavor that I don't like...YET. Just like the commercial says you can add a little which gives you kind of a diluted watered down taste or add a lot for a stronger more bold flavor.


       Rating: *****
The average serving size for the MiO enhancers measures out to be 1/2tsp. But the best part is that there are no calories!! MiO cost $4.35 a bottle where I live. The nozzle of the bottle is designed to only release liquid when pressurized, which works in together with the firmness of the bottle itself to make accidental squeezes rather difficult.  Lastly the bottle is so small it can easily be taken with you everywhere.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: .1/2 tsp
Servings Per Container: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0.0Calories from Fat 0
Total Calories 0Total Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value* (DV)Recommended DV
Total Fat 0.0 g0%65 g
Saturated Fat 0 g0%20 g, Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%300 mg
Sodium 0 mg0%2,400 mg
Potassium 0 mg0%3,500 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g0%300 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g0%25 g
Sugars 0 g, Protein 0 g,  Vitamin A0.0%
Vitamin C0.0%, Calcium0.0%, Iron0.0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily vailues may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


MiO ENERGY- BLACK CHERRY Rating: ****1/2
Yes that's right it's not only a flavor enhancer but also ENERGY
enhancer!!! Coming from being an avid Monster drinker to having to cut it out completely this has been a real help for me. I know that once the pounds start falling off I will have more natural energy but right now I need to cheat every now and then. This flavor used at the recommended amount of 1/2tsp taste a bit watered down but but BE WARNED!! using more than the suggested amount can cause your heart to race and make you feel jittery (speaking from experience). Each serving contains 60mg of caffeine!! 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 tsp
Amount Per Serving

Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0 g 0 %,Sodium 10 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate < 1 g 0 %, Sugars 0 g
Protein < 1 g 0 %, Niacin 10 %
Vitamin B6 10 %, Vitamin B12 10 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients: water, citric acid, propylene glycol, caffeine, contains less than 2% of taurine, guarana extract, ginsing extract, niacinamide, vit b6, vit b12, natural flavor, sucralose and acesulfame potassium (sweeteners), sodium citrate, potassium citrate...

Yet another Yummy water enhancer that also smells heavenly. Average price is $4.00 but Lucky me lucky me I run into an end cap at the store with lots of coupons for $1 off so bonus points on saving money!!! Unlike the MiO the Dasain Drops serving size is 1/3 tsp.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/3 tsp
Servings Per Container 32
Amount Per Serving

Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Sodium 0 Mg 0
Potassium 0 Mg 0
Total Carbohydrate 0 G 0

Sugars 0 G 

Protein 0 G 
Calories per gram:

Fat 9·Carbohydrate 4·Protein 4

(-) Information is currently not available for this nutrient.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:**

** Percent Daily Values listed below are intended for adults and children over 4 years of age. Foods represented or purported to be for use by infants, children less than 4 years of age, pregnant women, or lactating women shall use the RDI's that are specified for the intended group provided by the FDA.
Calories:2,0002,500Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Potassium 3500mg 3500mg
Total Carbohydrate 300mg 375mg
Dietary Fiber 25mg 30mg

Super yummy!! and super cheap. I paid $2.50 to $3.00 for this drink mix. it does taste great and 

Water, Malic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Contains Less Than 2% of Natural Flavor, Sucralose And Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium Citrate,Red 40Yellow 5Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/24 Bottle (About 1/2 Tsp.)

Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving Calories 0

 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat —0
Trans Fat —0
Cholesterol —0
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium —0
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary Fiber — 0
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%,Calcium 0%
Iron 0%, Copper —0
Folic Acid —0,Iodine —0
Magnesium —0, Niacin —0
Phosphorus —0,Riboflavin —0
Thiamin —0,Vitamin B12 —0
Vitamin B6 —0,Vitamin D —0
Vitamin E —0, Zinc —0

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Of all the flavor enhancers I've purchased this is the one flavor that gets used the very least. A little goes a long way for sure. Just using the 1/2tsp it gives your water a super STRONG peach taste. 

All in all I am so glad I decided to give these little drink enhancers a try because it sure has helped me get my water daily water intake goal!! 

But if your not into the water enhancers here are some other ways to perk up your water :)
*Purchase some peppermint extract and a dropper and make your own "Minty" water. The extract adds 0 calories and a refreshing taste.
*Give flavored seltzer a chance (The ones without artificial sweeteners) if you can find it see: A Refreshingly Sweet Zero Calorie Beverage With No Artificial Sweetener.
*For you lemon or citrus lovers Squeeze a lemon or lime in your water or buy the powdered form called True Lemon (Which also has other flavors as well). There are no preservatives or artificial colors. 
*Try the book "Cool Waters" by Brian Preston-Campbell. 
*Dilute your favorite juice. Try watering down your juice and see how little juice you can use to make it taste good to you. 
* Try a fruit flavored herbal tea. There are some great caffeine-free flavors such as peach, blueberry, and apple. Brew some up and chill it.
Do you have any water flavoring ideas you use that you would like to share. I always interested in hearing and trying new ideas :)

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Story of a Girl said...

Hi! Here to return the follow. Also thought I would let you know that I had RNY surgery 5 years ago. So if there is anything I can help with let me know :)

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