July 30, 2011

And They will Know Us by the Trail of the Vitamin Water Zero Receipts

Filed under: Midwest Tour 2011,Tour — Kate Houle @ 7:23 pm


That is our new band name. Just kidding.


I am not sure if I have mentioned the challenge of eating while on the road or not…  I think for most people it is difficult to eat well and stay healthy while driving America’s Interstate System.  For us the challenge is compounded because I am a Type 1 Diabetic (an autoimmune disease that requires daily injected insulin) and Rob has food allergies that give him a big rash on his face if he eats sugar, drinks beer and/or eats the processed types of foods with long ingredient lists found in gas stations.


Today was a driving day. We had to cover the ground from Madison, Wisconsin to Flora, Indiana.  I think this is typically a five-hour drive.  We hit Chicago rush hour and it became an eight-hour drive.

Crummy "GPS" phone taped to car at Chicago toll stop

This whole trip Rob and I have been really excited about the fact that Vitamin Water is popular enough to be in all most every gas station; and not just Vitamin Water, but Vitamin Water Zero!  As people who have a difficult time snacking, we think these things are a treat.   They are sweetened with Stevia, which is an all-natural herbal sweetener that does not raise my blood sugar or give Rob a rash. Double great!  Of course we drink regular water too…


A gas station snack for us is usually a piece of string cheese, whichever mixed nuts we can find with the least additives and a Vitamin Water Zero.   Pretty much all of our gas station receipts also have Vitamin Water on them…you could probably track us around with Vitamin Water Zero purchased in every state.  Did I mention that they make a really great mixer for vodka too?  Not while we are driving of course, but you know, when we are at our destination…


Here is my favorite hot summer time drink recipe; I’ll call it,


The Refresher:

1 oz. Tito’s Vodka


2 or 3oz. Vitamin Water Zero-Squeezed Lemonade Flavor


Top off with club soda or mineral water & 3 ice cubes.

1 Comment »

  1. I love Vitamin Water Zero! Thanks for including the recipe ;)

    Comment by Shana — August 24, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

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