More Drinks, A Flavoured Water That is Not Packed With Sugar

If I saw more drinks in the supermarket I would just walk on by, why?

Because I don’t buy flavoured water for the boys. In general it is absolutely packed with sugar, which also means high carbohydrates.

I remember when they were little buying flavoured water thinking I was doing the right thing and then I read the sugar content and could not believe what was in it. So from then on I bought plain water only, and let them have flavoured as treats, on days out etc.Juice 1Then Jack was diagnosed with diabetes, when you have a diabetic child you have to scrutinise every little thing that passes their lips. It is so overwhelming at first, everything he ate of drank that had a carbohydrate value had to be accompanied by an injection. We felt like our heads were going to explode, almost everything has a carbohydrate value including most drinks unless they are the diet version or sugar-free.

The problem is Jack likes fizzy drinks, fresh juice, flavoured water but not cordial. So actually is quite limited to what he can drink that is free. Yes, I know its great to drink mainly water but it’s nice to have a bit of variety isn’t it.
Then a couple of weeks I discovered Get More water at a Blog On conference. At first I totally dismissed the stand, as I knew flavoured water is no good for us, not something I buy for all the above reasons. Lucky enough I got chatting to Emily who was representing Get More over lunch and I am so glad I did. Emily Explained that there are no carbs or sugar in get more and how it is packed with vitamins, every different flavour targeting a different vitamin group.

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Emily offered to send us some Get More for the boys to try out, and they have gone down an absolute storm, they love them. Is great to have something in the fridge other than water or fizz that Jack can drink for free between meals. I love the fact that they are also packed with vitamins too. Get More is something that I will definitely be stocking the fridge up with in the future.
And can I just say, although Emily did send me the water, I was not at all obliged to write about it.  I take Jack’s health very seriously and would never ever recommend or endorse a product that we wouldn’t use ourselves. And as for Joe, I am having to limit how much he drinks, he loves it so much that if I don’t Jack won’t get a look in. Seriously that child is like a bottomless pit.

 

14 Comments

  1. 25th May 2015 / 9:13 pm

    That’s brilliant Sarah, really glad he is loving it!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      25th May 2015 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks Karen, little things like this are huge when you a Diabetic, things we all take for granted x

  2. 26th May 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Thats really good to know, I will definitely look out for it. My toddler will drink water but he does really like fruit shoots too and I hate the fact they are packed full of rubbish!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2015 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Elaine these are so fab worth trying out x

  3. 26th May 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I had one of these today on a picnic with the girls! mango I think as delicious and the kids enjoyed nicking it as well! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2015 / 5:38 pm

      They are fab aren’t they Amy x

  4. 26th May 2015 / 10:43 pm

    These look fab! My boys rarely have anything other than plain water or milk at this stage but it’s nice to know there are things available – that aren’t packed with sugar – that I could give them as an alternative x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks Caro, yes they prefab as so many kids drinks are packed with Sugar x

  5. 27th May 2015 / 8:09 am

    It’s amazing that you have found something like this. I gave our bottle to Lucas when we got home and he loved it, I’m looking out for more as I love that it isn’t packed with sugar! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Hayley, yes it is great isnt it, the boys love them x

  6. 27th May 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Hi Sarah, it must be a nightmare having a diabetic child. I have a friend whose husband was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years ago and the change the change in diet and constant monitoring was difficult, so for a child it must be be even harder.

    It’s good that you’ve found a drink that Jack enjoys and can drink without worrying.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th May 2015 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks Debbie, it was hard at first but we are used to it now, and as he is type 1 he can eat what he wants as long as he injects. So it isn’t that bad to be honest, I would rather he wasn’t but it is manageable x

  7. 29th May 2015 / 1:34 am

    Ha ha! I love your comment about Joe. These drinks sound brilliant. The idea that they are tasty, packed with vitamins but are not filled with sugar and other nasties makes them sound like winners in my book. It is so hard to find tasty drinks for your children that you know aren’t really bad for them. But these sound great. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      31st May 2015 / 5:02 pm

      They are great Lucy, thats why I chose to share them there is not much like this that Jack can drink between meals x

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