I really don’t get out much…or should I say, participate in mainstream food choices. The other day I forgot to plan ahead. I didn’t bring my own lunch. I had nothing to drink or eat and I was out in the boonies. I need to fill up my vehicle with gas so when I went inside the gas station I asked if they had any bananas. No they did not. They said that if anyone wanted fruit they would go to a grocery store. I have noticed that many gas stations are now providing bananas, oranges and apples. I was even surprised to see green tea in a western state way out in the boonies. So I think the natural and good food is beginning to make its mark even at convenience stores and gas stations.

I refuse to purchase bottled water because of the negative impact of turning a natural resource into a commodity.  I believe should water be free or supported as a public utility. So, the other day I was left with not much of a choice. I choose a drink named Fuze.

I tried the peach mango flavor. Here are the ingredients:

Filtered water, crystalline fructose, skim milk, apple juice concentrate, natural flavor, sucrose, cream, lactic acid, pectin, citric acid, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin e acetate, sucralose, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin a palimate, cyanacobalamin

Nutrition Facts:
serving size 8 fl oz; servings per container about 2; calories 90; fat 0g; sodium 15mg,; total carb 24g; sugars 22g; protein 0g; vitamin a 25%; vitamin c 50%; vitamin e 25%; calcium 10%; niacin 50%; vitamin b5 50%; vitamin b6 50%; vitamin b12 50%.

You can learn more about the nutrition of Fuze drinks here.

Of course I drank the whole bottle fairly quickly so you need to double that 90 calories to 180 calories per serving. I mean who do you really know who only drinks half a bottle? Also after joining Weight Watchers, I try not to “drink my points…but eat them.” For those of you not in Weight Watchers…thetr are lots of calories in juices and usually no fiber. But I considered this a “treat.”

My advice? If you are traveling whether it is a few days or a three hours. Think ahead. Bring something good to eat and drink along with you. And if you want to stop for a treat check the ingredients and choice something healthy.

So what do you do when you travel or commute? Do you bring your own lunch and drinks or do your purchase something along the way?