Jul 15, 2013

A Natural Energizer Review

Vega makes all sorts of delicious vegan bars, (ridiculously delicious) SaviSeeds, and shake mixes. But they also make great vegan sport mixes, including energizing drink mixes for any kind of athlete.

A lot of those gummies and shakes and special sport formulations are designed for crazy intense athletes who run 6+ miles a day, or bike for over an hour, or lift two hundred pound weights. But what about those who'd just like a light extra boost before a long walk around the park or a quick bike ride?

What about all the normal people?

When I'm busy and could use a little extra energy to get everything done, but don't need a marathoner's gummies and don't want a chemical-filled, half-toxic energy drink, there's a bit of a void in the market.

SPOILER ALERT: It doesn't taste good.

Vega's new Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer drink mixes seek to fill that void with plant-based energy (no chemicals: they're sweetened with stevia, not some chemical sweetener).

They're low in carbs and calories (5 per mix) so they're not a substantial snack or anything like that, but just designed as a quick pick-me-up. Mix one packet into a glass of water 20 minutes before the start of your short workout and enjoy a little extra energy! Or just have one at the start of a busy day and they'll make running errands a bit easier.

The mixes are designed with women in mind and intended for light workouts, like a yoga or pilates class that's under 60 minutes in length, where you don't need to pre-fuel with lots of extra calories or carbs but would still like some extra energy.

There aren't harmful ingredients with unpleasant side effects, since the mixes are all natural and plant-based. You can drink one a day before a little yoga or before your errands without worry. The drink emphasizes natural anti-inflammatory support from ginger, turmeric, and devils claw, as well as electrolytes for muscle function and mobility.

The natural stimulants and herbs, like green tea, yerba mate, ginseng, and rhodiola, have adaptogenic properties for mental clarity and focus during coordination based activity.

Sounds like it would be handy for yoga to me!

Dear goodness.

Unfortunately, I didn't like the taste very much. I know it's all natural and has all the great benefits listed above, but it just didn't taste good to me - it tasted artificial and not bitter, but just...strange.

I had a bit of a tough time finishing my glass.

Would you use a product that's great for your energy but tastes bad?

What do you have before a workout?

Do you tend to work out or live actively without organized exercise?


  1. I've been really intrigued by this product but I'm glad you were honest about the taste- that was my fear! I'm not a huge fan of taking pre-workout supplements anyways...I don't think it's necessary!

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