Before I head off on my sister-vacay, I wanted to post this one last thing...a product review for you!
The nice folks at CLICK sent me a couple of their All Natural espresso protein drink powder samples to try and review here for you guys. If you remember, I talked about trying this as a post-run fuel last month I think. Well, it came in the mail yesterday and I was so excited to rip into it and give it a try, but since it's got espresso in it, I had to wait till this morning (sigh) - I don't need any help around here staying up, or getting up, in the middle of the night, that's for sure!
Well, I decided to try the Mocha flavor first since I confess, I am a serious chocaholic. I made it according to the directions for a cold drink first - just water and the CLICK powder in the shaker they sent, shaken well, poured over ice. I went with the low end (12oz) of water first, and ended up adding the extra 2 oz. It is definitely espresso, very strong espresso flavor, but delicious. I am a big coffee wimp, though, so I ended up adding some milk to mine since I drink my coffee with cream ALWAYS. And this is seriously yummy stuff! On their website, they have a bunch of recipes for shakes (hot or cold) using the CLICK protein powder that I am definitely going to try. I also think this would make a great recovery/warm up drink made hot after a cold winter run.
I am going to save the vanilla latte flavor for after a run (probably when I'm back from Colorado) to test it as post-run refueling. Even though I can't get out for a run today (boo!) with everything I've got to do before my trip, I still had to try it today and I think it's a great between meal snack, morning or afternoon pick me up kinda drink. And one you can feel pretty good about since it's low-cal (120), packed with vitamins & minerals (23) and has 15g of protein to boot.
Word of warning for those of you keeping your caffeine intake down - this is full strength! I am about halfway through my drink and am feeling ready to take on the world! I might have to save the rest for my afternoon sleepies :) For now, it will power me through my spreadsheets and other work projects that need to be finished by 5...just what I needed for sure to get me through it all.
If you want to try it, check out this sale on Amazon - 25% off!
CLICK also has a BOGO offer on their sample packets on their website. Just enter code SampleCLICK on the promotion code banner on the Buy Now page.
Happy CLICK-ing :)