Does anyone remember the vitamin water craze of a few years ago? They became really popular my freshman year of university, and I remember Frosh Week (sorry, “O-Week” at Laurier) and everyone guzzling it like it was liquid crack. I’ll admit, I did kind of get hooked on this stuff. I mean water’s always good for you, but nutrient-enriched water that tastes delicious? Count me in! The only thing I wasn’t excited about was paying so much money for a bottle of, well, water.
But then I tried these Nutrilite Twist Tubes, and they were my happy place on this issue. The best way I can describe them is like a cross between Mio or Crystal Light Singles and Vitamin Water. They basically come in little plastic sealed vials, and you twist off the top, and then pour/squeeze the contents into a standard 500mL bottle of water. Then close up the bottle, and shake to disperse.
I really like them because they’re convenient and easy to use. They have very low calories (like 10/tube), so you know they’re not loaded with sugar. Instead they have really good servings of nutrients that are good for you. They taste great though, so I’ve definitely made a big pitcher before, which is nice for a meal (2L of water would need 4 tubes). There are four flavours available, based on what you like and need.
Raspberry Flavour (Joint Health) – has glucosamine and vitamin C, helps to relieve and prevent joint pain
Strawberry Kiwi (Immunity) – has huge vitamin C boost, as well as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6, to help boost the immune system and fight off infections
Mango Citrus & Twisted Berry (Fruits & Veggies) – contains 2 servings of fruit and vegetables in one tube
I drink all 4 flavours regularly, and they are basically a nutritional supplement, they’re that good and high in nutrients. Plus they pretty much taste like juice, so this would be a great option for kids or people who don’t like taking vitamins. Sometimes I’ve even put two into a bottle to mix flavours, or added a bit of lemon juice to make it like flavoured lemonade! Can I let you in on a little secret? I’ve even mixed the finished drink with a little bit of rum to turn it into a bit of a cocktail, pretty yummy!
Here’s a picture of an individual tube.And this is what it looks like once mixed with water.
As for price, they’re a steal. The Fruit & Veggies ones are $23 for 20 tubes ($1.15 each tube), and all the Joint Health and Immunity flavours are $23 for 30 tubes ($0.76 each tube), which is peanuts compared to almost $3 for one bottle of vitamin water at the store, and you can buy them here.
Have you tried these tubes? Thoughts on them?