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Are there moments in your day where you feel sluggish yet are still facing several tasks that need completion before the end of the day? You aren’t alone! As a wife, mother and business owner I typically find myself needing some sort of energy boost in the afternoon. By then the coffee pot has been turned off for a few hours and the water I am trying to drink just isn’t doing enough to get me through the rest of the day.
I know that energy drinks exist with the sole purpose of providing an artificial pick-me-up at any point during the day. I also know that these drinks are typically high in sugar and caffeine, which is not ideal for someone who already consumes at least a pot of coffee each morning. For that reason I viewed energy drinks as something to consume only if nothing else is available at the time I needed that boost of energy to get through the day.
That being said, I accepted an opportunity to test out the new V8 VFusion Energy Drinks to see if the claims of being a natural energy product could possibly be true. After trying three of the drinks that are currently available, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in this product.
The V-Fusion energy drinks take a healthier approach to the energy drink craze. Each drink is a combination of fruits, vegetables and green tree extracts. By consuming one 8 oz can, you add one combined serving of vegetables and fruit to your daily diet. You also gain that extra boost of energy that is often necessary to make it through the day. However, you don’t get the caffeine headache that often comes with the high sugar energy drinks that you see on virtually every store shelf across the country.
Each 8 oz can contains the following nutritional ingredients:
* 50 Calories
* 0 Grams of Total Fat
*50 MG of Sodium
*13 Grams of Carbohydrates
These energy drinks are gluten free as well, which adds to the nutritional value that you gain when consuming these beverages. Here is how each individual drink measures up.
The Peach Mango energy drink is one of my favorites and my daughter liked it as well. Upon opening the can, I noticed that the drink smells like orange juice, which is a refreshing smell in comparison to the typical smell that greets you upon opening other energy drinks. That first sip of this beverage was quite surprising. I was expecting to be hit with a strong taste of sugar and other artificial ingredients. However the taste is more comparable to a light fruit mixture of pineapple, peaches and mangos. It is quite refreshing and definitely provided me with an energy boost without giving me an overdose of caffeine.
Pineapple is one of my favorite types of fruit so I had high expectations, taste wise, upon opening this can. After one sip I knew that this energy drink would not squash my love of pineapples. The taste is comparable to a pineapple fruit smoothie drink that I might make in the morning for my daughter before school. I could see possibly using this drink to replace my morning coffee when I’m running late and unable to make a pot of coffee before heading out for the day.
My daughter and I were a little apprehensive to try this energy drink as we are not big fans of pomegranate. I do, however, like blueberries so that made me think that the overall taste would not be unbearable. The appearance of this drink is a light mixture of purple and red with the smell being comparable to a pomegranate. Upon tasting this drink I was pleasantly surprised to find that the overall taste is similar to a blueberry smoothie. Out of the three drinks that I tried, this was my favorite and one I am likely to purchase in the near future.
I recommend these drinks as a great way to get a natural energy boost in the afternoon. When you are struggling to finish out the day, these drinks give you that boost of energy without the heart racing caffeine hangover that traditional energy drinks provide. That makes it possible for you to re-energize at any point in the day without sacrificing taste or nutritional value.
Don’t just take my word for it! Head to your nearest retail store and try these drinks for yourself. If you do, share in the comments below which flavor is your favorite!