We all know we have a sugar problem in our food and drinks, and our bodies & health keep paying the price. It's so bad that the U.S. has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, ranking us with the top unhealthiest nations.
Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are a bad alternative. It's crazy that big brands still keep making products with ingredients that aren't good for us, and that small brands like Skinnies are the ones offering the best solutions; 0 sugar, gluten free, plant based, no aspartame. Often in the anti-sugar movement it feels like David battling Goliath...
In my family, like many others, the problems caused by sugar such as diabetes, heart disease and the struggle with obesity are real. We are not saying that we have to look like supermodels. What we are saying is that we put so much sugar into our bodies that the end result is obesity and other health issues that are killing us. It's estimated that 46% of all sugar we consume comes from beverages, and that has consequences. My aunt used to drink sodas every day, and she died young from cirrhosis of the liver even though she never drank alcohol.
Who would have thought her soda/sugar addiction would have ended her life too soon? This really impacted me and we knew we needed to make changes in our own lifestyle.
Many of us try living balanced lives. We work hard all week, eat healthy and excercise, but on the weekends, we need to kick back & decompress. So, we hang with friends, go to parties or events, and most of the time we do it while enjoying a cocktail or two, and that's our downfall because just one Margarita has 24 grams of sugar! Unfortunately the majority of mixers in the market are loaded with sugar and nasty ingredients. That's what inspired me to start Skinnies. A better mixer with 0 sugar.
In 2016 we started developing the flavor formulas out of our Miami kitchen. Culinary school and becoming a chef came in handy. We made sure that our ingredients were plant based and 0 calories. For sweeteners we decided to use a hint of stevia and erythritol from plants.
Finally, we though the best and most practical way to make this a reality was with convenient single-serve powder packets that we can take anywhere in our purse or pocket. So, to make a sugar-free cocktail you just mix 1 Skinnies packet with water, add a splash of vodka (or tequila depending on your drink) and garnish. That's it, super easy! And when we are not in the mood for alcohol we can just mix them with water and enjoy them as mocktails.
We invite you to join the #ZeroSugar movement, to live a better life and start making your cocktail moments 0 sugar!