So, how can we make Drink Skinny® Margarita Mix all natural and low cal? It’s simple, literally. As with everything we put into our mixes, the ingredients we use to sweeten it are derived from nature. We never use anything fake. Ever.
The sweetener we use in Drink Skinny® is a natural plant extract known as stevia. The stevia plant (Stevia Rebuadiana Bertoni) has been used for hundreds of years in many parts of the world. The leaves of the stevia plant are dried after the plant is harvested, and are then ground into a powder or brewed like tea to obtain the sweetness. The result is a natural sweetener that contains ZERO calories, ZERO carbs, and is 200-400 times sweeter than refined sugar. A little goes a long way.
We also use a touch of organic agave nectar in our original lime flavor of Drink Skinny®. As with stevia, organic agave nectar is naturally sweeter than refined sugar, and we’ve found that its mild flavor compliments the tangy citrus juices. Organic agave nectar is a natural sweetener extracted from the juice of the Agave plant by evaporating excess water from the sweet liquid. Organic agave nectar is known to be slow releasing in the blood stream, and as a result, has a relatively low glycemic impact.