Homemade Arnold Palmer (+ Pure Via Giveaway)

Disclaimer: I received the Pure Via Summer Fit Kit for free through my ambassadorship with FitFluential. However as always, all opinions are my own and I strive to be as honest in my review as possible.

There is something about summer that just screams “please pass me an ice cold beverage”!

Iced coffee or a cold beer tend to be my summer iced drinks of choice, but my Georgia Boy husband is all about his sweet tea. So when I was offered the opportunity to try out some of Pure Via’s new products that focused around iced tea, I knew my husband would be all about it. He might even finally stop whining about me constantly testing out recipes in the kitchen all the time! (#bloggerspouseproblems)

I was super excited with this baby finally arrived in the mail: A Pure Via Summer Fit Kit full of awesome products!

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The more I read about the Pure Via Products, the more excited I was! If you’ve been around My Freckled Life for awhile, you may have seen me talk about how I’m doing my best to stay away from any and all artificial sweeteners (i.e. splenda, sucralose, high fructose corn syrup, etc) and replace them with more natural options.

Not only are Pure Via products stevia-based, but their stevia packets are also non-GMO. That’s like double winning! In fact, the Pure Via products are pretty awesome all around.


  • Pure Via’s stevia extract is 97% pure Reb A made from the sweetest extract
  • of the stevia leaf
  • It is sweetened using all natural stevia
  • Pure Via packets contain only non-GMO ingredients
  • Each Pure Via packet sweetens like two teaspoons of sugar
  • Pure Via is suitable for people with diabetes
  • It’s certified Kosher Parve

(Also, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect out of the Pure Via chapstick – it seemed a little random for a stevia company to make. However, it not only has SPF 15, but it also smells like tropical goodness. I’m totally obsessed)

Once I saw all the products, I knew that I needed to try them out on my Iced Tea Lovin’ husband. But I also wanted to put a fun little spin on it, and decided to make homemade Arnold Palmers!

Homemade Arnold Palmer with Pure Via

For anyone not familiar with an Arnold Palmer, it’s basically a 50-50 mix of iced tea and lemonade. You get a little bit of sweet from the tea, and a little bit of sour from the lemonade, and it makes for one refreshing summer drink!

So I started throwing a few things together and ended up with a drink that is super tasty, and just the right amount of sweet without being overwhelming. I even threw in a few peach slices for some extra flavor (and a delicious treat at the end of your drink!)

You’d better believe that Chris enjoyed every sip!

Homemade arnold palmer


Homemade Arnold Palmer
Serves 1
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  1. 3 tsp Lipton Unsweetened Iced Tea Mix
  2. 12-16oz water
  3. 1 tsp Pure Via liquid (more to taste if needed)
  4. 1/2 lemon
  5. 2-3 Peach Slices
  6. Ice
  1. Mix your lipton tea mix with water until completely dissolved
  2. Add juice of half of a lemon
  3. Mix in PureVia stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  4. Add in ice and peach slices
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Homemade Arnold Palmer with Pure Via

But what makes this all even sweeter (Ha, get it?) is that Pure Via is offering the chance for one of you to win a Summer Fit Kit full of awesome Pure Via products too!

The Summer Fit Kit includes:

  • Box of Pure Via® non-GMO packets
  • Bottle of Pure Via® stevia liquid
  • Bottle of Pure Via® vanilla stevia liquid
  • Container of instant iced tea
  • Pure Via mason jar
  • Pure Via pedometer
  • Pure Via SPF 15 lip balm

This contest will run until Midnight on July 16!

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So tell me: What is your favorite iced drink in the summer?

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Comments: 29

  1. Leslie @ Life Begins @ 30? July 10, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    I love the peach garnish on the Arnold Palmer! Nice added twist to the delicious concoction! My favorite iced summer drink is probably Sangria, but non-alcoholic is definitely iced tea.

    • MyFreckledLife July 10, 2014 at 10:57 am Reply

      Yummm, sangria is the best! I actually havent made one this summer yet!

  2. Cailee July 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply

    This is so fun!! My fave summertime drink is coffee! I know, crazy and not your typical summer drink… but I waitress as a summer job and I’m so busy that I need it to keep me going and give me a little boost pre-shift!! :)

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    • MyFreckledLife July 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

      Definitely understandable! I’m a huge fan of iced coffee in the summer. In fact, I’m seriously craving some right now!

  3. Julie @ my sweet n healthy life July 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Just like you, cold beer and iced coffee are my faves! But then I’ve read Leslie’s comment and might add sangria too 😉
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    • MyFreckledLife July 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Haha you really cant lose with any of those. Especially Sangria!

  4. Natalie July 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm Reply

    My favorite summer drink is a nice, cold diet Coke:) Also, I like sweet tea.

    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:25 am Reply

      Cant go wrong with sweet tea!

  5. Jennifer Yuen July 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm Reply

    The recipe looks great – I like that you added a peach to the Arnold Palmer

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    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

      Peaches just scream summer!

  6. Amanda @TheKitcheneer July 11, 2014 at 11:04 am Reply

    I LOVE Pure Via products! I feel like it isn’t summer until I have sat on my porch sipping iced tea in the evenings!

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    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

      Amen to that!

  7. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm Reply

    My dad loooves Arnold Palmers! I’ll have to make him some next time he comes for a visit :)

    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

      There is just something about them that is so refreshing!

  8. Tammy McConnell George July 12, 2014 at 1:32 am Reply

    My fave summer drink is iced tea. I love Arnold Palmers but the sugar content is so high

    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:27 am Reply

      That’s why I love PureVia, because I dont have to dump a cup of sugar in there!

  9. Jennifer July 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm Reply

    I enjoy ice water with a fresh lemon.

    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

      You really cant go wrong with that!

  10. Amy @ Run with Perseverance July 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I’m all about the iced coffee! I’ve been by Dunkin’ Donuts so much recently–they’re starting to recognize my voice at the drive-thru!
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    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

      Iced coffee gets me every time!!!

  11. Carol July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am Reply

    I love to brew Passion Tea and ice it for a refreshing pick me up!

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    • MyFreckledLife July 14, 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

      I’ve actually never tried passion tea, but I’ve heard so many good things!

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  13. Anne July 16, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    favorite summer drink is iced coffee!

    • MyFreckledLife July 17, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

      Yumm, iced coffee is the best!

  14. Jennie July 16, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

    I’m a big iced tea fan year round!

    • MyFreckledLife July 17, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

      That’s my husband too!

  15. Austin Baroudi July 16, 2014 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Lemon iced tea!

    • MyFreckledLife July 17, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply


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