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Kickin’ It with Lifestyle & Review Blogger Connie Ott

by Cascade Ice on October 2, 2014


Today we’re Kickin’ It with lifestyle and review blogger Connie Ott, who shares her healthy lifestyle tips! Read more to learn how she overcomes her neurological disorder on a daily basis by eating healthy nutrients rather than counting calories.

Connie Ott

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Healthy living is important to me because changing my nutrition has improved a neurological disorder I have that most take medication to manage. I’ve been able to keep it in check by keeping track of my nutrition instead of counting calories.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

I’m a huge follower of Dr. Andrew Weil. I use his breathing techniques to take care of anxiety and stress naturally. His breathing techniques have gotten me through spinal taps and other painful procedures.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

My go-to healthy meal is a banana and raw almonds. I’m a vegetarian who eats mostly organic, so finding healthy snacks on the road can be difficult. I always pack organic peanut butter crackers, almonds, and bananas in my luggage along with my filtered water bottle.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Start by changing what you eat. Start tracking food by the nutrients instead of calories, and you’ll be surprised how much sugar you’re eating.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

Nothing is off limits (well except meat, but that’s a personal choice). I limit artificial colors, flavors, GMO’s, etc. I’m 100% vegetarian and 80% organic eater, but I do have 20% now and then that falls into the other categories.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

I can’t exercise because of my neurological disorder so I am overweight. That doesn’t mean I don’t do what I can to keep moving and stay limber. I stretch in bed, keep my legs in constant motion while lying in bed, and do everything I can to keep from losing muscle tone.

To learn more about Connie’s journey, visit her blog Baby to Boomer Lifestyle to find recipes, reviews, DIY tips and much more!

Celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII With Cascade Ice!

by Cascade Ice on January 30, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII is right around the corner, and that means football and fun! We’re proud of our hometown team the Seattle Seahawks, but regardless of who you cheer for, it’s sure to be a great game! Football, combined with award-winning commercials, a pumped up half-time show and party food favorites make the Super Bowl the perfect time for a get together. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl party, here are some festive Cascade Ice drinks to make it a show stopper.

The Seattle-ritaCelebrate the Super Bowl in style with this delicious Seattle Seahawks Margarita!

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. of Cascade Ice Margarita Mixer
  • 0.5 oz. of Blue Curacao liquor

Pour vodka into shaker, add Cascade Ice Margarita mixer and Blue Curacao and shake. Pour into margarita glass, garnish rim with salt. Enjoy!


The Denver SparklerCelebrate the Super Bowl in style with this delicious Denver Broncos Sparkler!

  • 6 oz. coconut rum
  • 2 oz. Cascade Ice Coconut
  • 4 oz. Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix
  • 1 splash Sprite soda


Fill a glass with ice. Mix the coconut rum, Cascade Ice Coconut, melon liqueur, sweet and sour mix and Sprite together and stir. Enjoy!

Show off these delicious drinks at your Super Bowl party and tell us what you think! Enjoy!


Rebecca’s Healthy Living Journey – Dieting is a Bad Word

by Cascade Ice on May 11, 2011

The Flavorful Life is featuring several “healthy living journey” stories from Cascade Ice fans around the country, where guest bloggers tell us their thoughts on how they face challenges and come up with new ideas to pursue better health and fitness lifestyles. The following is the latest update from Rebecca Warren of Ohio.

I don’t know about you, but the word “dieting” should be up there with those bad words that you were taught never to use growing up as a child. It’s a horrible word and makes me break out into a cold sweat just thinking about it! However, because it is life and something that I personally need to do, I do it. I’m not the girl who can eat whatever I want without gaining a pound. Sure, I can eat whatever I want, but I can assure you that I will gain a pound and then some more, and some more, and some more!

 I’ve been a member of Weight Watchers for years. It has helped in many ways, but I will tell you the most helpful part of the weekly meetings isn’t being held accountable to the required weigh-in, but the helpful suggestions and ideas from the other members. The meeting that I attend has a new leader, and she has incorporated a portion of the meeting where we can bring products to share with the other members. Typically, the products are a low-point food or drink. It’s amazing how much food is out there in the grocery store that you frequent but you just don’t notice!

Sometimes, there is a hidden gem that no one knows about, such as my love for Cascade Ice. This was my show-and-tell item recently, and the soda drinkers were thrilled to hear about it! It’s the bubble in the drink that wins over your heart! Okay, okay – it’s the bubble, the taste and lack of calories all combined. It’s everything about it!

Since my New Years Resolution was to drink more water, Cascade Ice has helped me stay true to going in the right direction. I am a true addict of a particular diet soda and there is no denying it. Though I still love it, and I still drink it daily, I’ve been able to add some more variety into my day by drinking Cascade Ice during the day and in the evening.

Wanna know a secret? I may or may not have added a hint of extra flavored fun to a particular Mixed Berry 2-calorie drink over a weekend, and found that it is wonderful special occasion drink! Cheers to you!

Cascade Ice in Today’s Diet & Nutrition Magazine

by Cascade Ice on May 3, 2011

May’s issue of Today’s Diet & Nutrition magazine featured alongside popular, new healthy products for summer. Did you know that Cascade Ice 2-calorie water can be used as a summer cocktail mixer for guiltless drinks to enjoy by the pool? Cascade Ice even has a line of skinny cocktail mixers available, all of which are under 10 calories!

To read the Today’s Diet & Nutrition article on Cascade Ice, click here.