If you follow me on Instagram you will know I have been struggling with my energy levels lately, as I suffer from Hypothyroidism. Throw my adorable 8 month old son into the mix and a husband who works 66 hours a week and my energy levels are non existent. However, we all know mums can’t just stop… well we could but I don’t want to think about how high my laundry pile could get. So I felt like my prayers had been answered when Aspire sent me a whole case of their new Raspberry Healthy Energy Drink, which claims to increase my energy levels and metabolism.
Aspire Raspberry Healthy Energy Drink is ‘Lightly sparkling and made with natural caffeine from premium green tea & guarana seed extract.’ It also contains 200% RDA of B & C multivitamins including B6, B12, C, Biotin & Niacin. The drink has zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbs and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and diabetics.
I absolutely love green tea and raspberries so was really looking forward to giving this new flavour a taste. You can definitely taste the green tea, which is slightly bitter but the raspberry element softens the slightly tangy taste. The two flavours go hand in hand and are extremely refreshing. If you enjoy green tea this is definitely a worthwhile alternative to your usually carbonated or caffeinated drink. Raspberry is the latest flavour from the Aspire range but if raspberry isn’t for you they have a range of other flavours including: apple, mango and cranberry.
Personally I found Aspire to be even more enjoyable when served chilled or over crushed ice. I also tried Aspire as a mixer for both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. It worked really well as a mixer, especially with the alcoholic drinks as it virtually makes it guilt free… right? I added a splash of Aspire to my usual tipple of prosecco and it added a lovely light fruit note, perfect addition to the lovely weather we have had.
I can’t really write too much with regards to Apire’s weight loss claims as I mainly used and was interested in the drink due to it’s claims of increasing engery levels. I do think it isn’t a magic weight loss fix but if drank as part of a calorie controlled diet or used as an alternative to sugary drinks it may be possible to lose some extra weight. Aspire has been tested by a leading British laboratory and was proven to burn an average of 209 calories per can. Aspire did help with keeping my energy levels up, as it gives a great kick, meaning I was able to avoid reaching for sugary snacks. When I felt myself slumping in the afternoon Aspire really picked me up and allowed me to plough on with my to do list. Due to the caffeine Aspire is unsuitable for children, pregnant or breast feeding women.
Aspire retail at £1.75 for 250ml and is available at Tesco’s, Holland & Barrett and Amazon.
Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of the Aspire range and what your thoughts are.