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Mar 2, 2009

Still the Sweet Life But I Need an Arnold

This is day 8 of my sugar free/sweet free ride! Again, Whee!!!
That means no white stuff, no stuff with white stuff and no artificial sweetener which I rarely use anyway ~ especially since I quit drinking Diet Pepsi a while back. It hasn't been that bad except for a few times when I have really wanted a Dove moment. But that was only for the inspirational quote inside the foil wrapper!

Instead of a Dove moment, I have been turning to Arnold Palmer for my moments. Not him. His famous drink:
The Arnold Palmer
1/2 tea & 1/2 lemonade in a glass w/ice
That's my glass up there. The mega Tervis! As you can see, I like my tea strong. It looks like chocolate in the picture. Hmmm. Odd.
Trust me. It's tea. I squeezed a big ol' Florida lemon to get my "lemonade." Then I added my strong tea and a little purified water to the fresh lemon juice and mixed in a little Stevia. Stevia is an herbal sweetener.
Click on the link to find out more. I figure I have my bases covered. Tea is an antioxidant and fresh lemon juice is good for your liver. Click on the lemon link to find out more. And I have not added the other white stuff.
So I'm good.

I think this is my 3rd post featuring Florida Citrus! They really should hire me to be their spokesperson.

Remember the picture at the bottom of my post about grapefruit? Only one commenter identified the mystery woman. That was RefreshMom. Check out her refreshing blog here. Oh and go back to that post and read the comments to see who the orange picker is.

Putting the "sweet" in the "sour",



  1. That looks delicious! I love those big Florida lemons. But the ones I saw in Italy were ginormous. I wasn't driving... the guide was. : )

  2. my daughter loves those...me i don't like lemon in my tea LOL or tea in my lemonade...

    hooray for you on the sugar free days!!!

  3. It does look like chocolate something! I'll have to try that herbal sweetner. I'm looking to make a switch.

  4. Sugar-free, huh? You go, girl!
    Personally, I do not care for tea, and if I was giving up sugar, I think drinking tea would only make me more grumpy. *grin*
    Keep up the good work!

  5. The sugar free thing would be difficult for me! I have made the switch to whole milk in my coffee. Thankfully I don't like sugar in my coffee. However, I do put splenda in my hot tea.

  6. Ahhh...now I see why I'm getting traffic from your site! Thanks for the mention. I'm glad to have found you. Congrats on your sugar-free success; I'm nowhere near ready to try something like that! DH loves your style of Arnold too. Me, I prefer my iced tea and my lemonade separately. I'd love to have ready access to Florida lemons; that's the one kind of fruit tree I really want to plant in my yard.

    And the Florida Citrus board really should consider a new spokesperson!

  7. I know who that orange picker is and I can't remember her name. It's gonna make me mad when I see it and go "Oh yeah!" LOL.

    I have to say, I don't care for lemon in my tea so that Arnold wouldn't do it for me. But it sure made me thirsty when I first saw it.

    Hey, my word verification is bibles. Hmmm, maybe a reminder. :)

  8. Congrats--I think!--on the new sugar journey! More power to you, sweet friend! Have a great day!

  9. Hey Bella Mella,

    You are a wealth of information girl! And yes the Citrus Growers of FL love you. B

  10. My husband loves that drink. I'm not a big lemon fan so I shy away from it. I have heard great things about stevia though. I've been reluctant to try it because I have an allergy to everything artificial. Something in the chemical processing and since I don't know how they process it....well...