Monday, January 28, 2013

A Naturally Oatstanding Beverage

This is the story of yet another item that I repeatedly checked out at the grocery store without ever actually purchasing it. I think I wasn't sure if I'd actually like it, or maybe I just had other things to buy. So I'm sure you'll understand when I accepted a few free samples of Sneaky Pete's Naturally Oatstanding Beverage.

Why not? Perfect opportunity. Besides, my curiosity was starting to get the best of me—what DOES oatmeal taste like in liquid form? Sure, I put it in my smoothies but never stands out as a main player. It just thickens things up while adding some fiber. So as a beverage all its own?

You're curious, too...right?

So every bottle of Sneaky Pete's contains about three grams of oat fiber. Why is this a good thing? Because fiber can help lower cholesterol by "binding to it and removing it from the body." It also makes us feel fuller as it thickens up the foods we eat which, in turn, helps "move food through the digestive track." Win, win and win on all three counts. Here, take a look at the nutrition facts:

Notice that one full bottle is a single serving. Most bottles this size are two servings in one. TRICKY! No need to worry about that here. Also notice how low in sugars this drink is. 5 grams is super low in comparison.

Speaking of sugars—if you're wondering what erythritol is, it's a natural and calorie-free sweetener. You consume it via grape, pear and melon. Even wine and cheese, too. And I'm sure you're familiar with Stevia. Sweetener from the Rebiana leaf, natural as well.

This, however, brings me to my one and only complaint about this beverage. It's a bit too sweet for me...but I'm not much of a sweet beverage drinker. That said, it's not to the point where I can't drink it. Honestly, the flavor is excellent. All of the flavors are: Apple, grape, mango, peach and raspberry. I'd definitely go for one of these over, say, a Vitamin Water or Gatorade any day.

And if you head back up to that first picture I posted, you'll see that Sneaky Pete's is comparable in price to Vitamin Water and Gatorade, too. At 2/$3.00 in my store, I'd say that's a fairly great deal for something so delicious and good-for-you.

Grab a bottle next time you see them at the store. Or better yet, leave a comment below and tell me the flavor you're most excited about. I'll pick a winner at random and you'll get a one-month supply from Sneaky Pete's. Giveaway ends Thursday, January 31, 2013 at midnight EST—because that's when National Oatmeal Month ends, too! (<—I know, right? Oatmeal gets its own month!)

I'll announce the winner on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Be sure to follow Sneaky Pete's on Facebook to keep up on all things "oatstanding."

Note: Sneaky Pete's did not pay me to write this review, but they did supply me with product to sample. All opinions are my own, as they always are.


15 comments:

Natalie Torres said...

I want to try the peach flavor.

Sarah J. Darlow-Parker said...

Yum, the mango one sounds good! Do you know if these are gluten free?

Jessica Webster said...

Mango.. I'm totally into mango. I would love to be able to get my Fiance's son to try some of these.

adailydoseoffit said...

I honestly don't. There's no mention of it on their website or the bottle. I think oats are naturally gluten-free, but I can't speak for the rest of the ingredients in the bottle...

adailydoseoffit said...

Mango is so good!

Divya B said...

The peach one looks pretty interesting!

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

Interesting... While I would say these are good, they have NO protein in them, so people, if you plan on drinking them down, don't forget that this is not a complete meal! Grab a hard boiled egg to supplement!

Jessie said...

Up until this post, I had never heard of this before. They sound great.. especially the apple flavor. Love the nutritional information.

Cassondra said...

I never knew something like this existed! Very exciting and love the fiber! I would love to try mango.. sounds delicious!

Susan said...

I would love to try the mango. Mango is one of my favorite fruits!

KaTena said...

I think the peach would be yummy!!!

Lois said...

I seem to be in a "raspberry" mood these days.. Probably because they have been so good in the store lately. Would love to try it! Thanks

adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks for reminding everyone to eat a balanced diet!

At only 40 calories, Sneaky Pete's is not meant to be a meal replacement. Rather, an alternative to water, pop or any other beverage of choice. An egg AND a fully topped salad (maybe even some peanut butter on a piece of toast), plus a bottle of Sneaky Pete's might make for an excellent meal.

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

Great IDEA :)

Elizabeth Smith said...

They all look yummy..i want to try them all!

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