I have such a great relationship with my Keurig. Before we came together, my Keurig and I, there was a little 4-cup coffee maker in my life...I never used it. I was too lazy to make a pot of coffee that I knew I'd ultimately never drink, and I love coffee shops. But these days, thanks to my Keurig, it doesn't matter if I'm feeling lazy, or if I can't get to the coffee shop. I can have a nice, warm cup of coffee in no time flat. And a delicious one, too. But, no...I don't guzzle it down every day. Just once, maybe thrice a week at best. I'm not addicted to coffee, I just enjoy it. And I get that it's good for me in small doses. There's the whole antioxidant thing. And the mineral thing. And, thanks to Green Mountain's Wellness Collection, the vitamin thing.
Green Mountain contacted me and asked if I might like to try their new Wellness Collection. I said "yes" because 1) I geek out over all things "wellness," and B) I'd get to use them in my Keurig. So here's what they sent me:
One fancy coffee cup and a selection of K-Cups from the Wellness Collection. Their theory behind the wellness collection? That we might forget to take our vitamins, but we rarely forget to drink our cups of coffee in the morning. Or tea...maybe even some juice, if that's more your thing. So do you take a vitamin every day? I take a multivitamin. When I remember. Theory proven. So anyway, I started my tasting adventure with the Antioxidant blend to up my intake of Vitamins C and E.
Let's review: Vitamin C is known for boosting our immune system, while Vitamin E is known for protecting us from toxins. Among other things, of course. Verdict: Not really my favorite. I'm more of a light-roast type of girl. If you like a medium roast, I'm sure you'd love the above. It's kind of how I felt about the Focus blend, too. Although, truth be told, it smelled so good to me:
As did the tea, but I really liked the tea.
I mean, what's not to love about blackberry pomegranate green tea? Especially when it's got an extra boost of antioxidants: 20% DV of antioxidant Vitamin C and 162mg flavonoid antioxidants per 8 fl. oz. serving, according to the website. Oh, and this was the first cup of tea that I brewed in my Keurig. Gosh, it simplifies the process. No more messy tea bags all over the counter! Hip hip, hooray!
And since there's a first time for EVERYTHING, let's also talk about the first over-ice beverage I brewed in my Keurig:
Holy sweetness! One can't expect anything less from something that's strawberry-pomegranate based, right? Like the Antioxidant blend, it's got a hefty dose of Vitamin C in it. Now, this over-ice beverage also comes in an Acai Berry flavor but I was not sent it to review, so I can't speak for its deliciousness. Although I imagine it's good. Isn't acai berry always good? Hm.
You be the judge...if you're lucky.
Green Mountain would like to offer THREE Daily Dose readers a prize pack much like the one I received. You'll get the same coffee cup I got, plus three K-Cups of each beverage in the Wellness Collection. Sweet, right? Here's how to enter:
1) Describe your perfect cup of coffee in the comments section below.
2) Bonus points if you leave an extra comment with your favorite K-Cup.
You can also gain an entry by following Daily Dose on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please leave a separate comment for each thing that you do.
Oh, and—follow Green Mountain on Facebook and Twitter for even more chances to win! Again, separate comments below.
Contest open to residents of the USA (I sincerely apologize to everyone else) through Friday, April 12, 2013 at Midnight EST. Three winners will be announced on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Note: This is a sponsored post. Green Mountain Coffee provided me with all of the above to facilitate this review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own, obviously.