Crystal Light contains 5 calories per serving and no fat, sodium or carbohydrates, according to Kraft Recipes. Crystal Light also contains no vitamins or minerals according to its nutritional information. However, there is likely very small amounts of nutrients, though not enough to be a usable amount in the diet.
A powdered drink mix, Crystal Light is marketed as a sugar-free alternative to other drink mixes. This product contains artificial sugar in the form of aspartame to sweeten the drink without relying on sugars.
Unfortunately, this mix doesn't offer any nutritional benefits other than not adding to a dieter's carb load. Those who are leery of artificial sweeteners may want to avoid using Crystal Light.
Ingredients in the powdered mix include:
- Citric acid
- Potassium citrate
- Natural flavors
- Aspartame and less than 2 percent of artificial flavors
- Magnesium oxide
- Acesulfame potassium
- Soy lecithin
- Artificial color
Crystal Light is available in multiple flavors under the Classics, Tea, With Caffeine and Pure banners. Classic options are the original flavors, which include cherry pomegranate, grape, fruit punch, orange, lemonade, raspberry, strawberry kiwi, strawberry watermelon and many other options.
Crystal Light Pure is sweetened with Truvia, a mix of stevia leaf extract and sugar.