I am a mediocre exerciser. I watch my friends go to the gym and run, lift, body pump, and take pilates classes. I used to be good, I swear. I used to do more than just stroll on the treadmill, watching the Giada on the little mini flat screen. I used to run before my step class. Now I don’t do either.
I have been looking for a way to boost up my exercise, and I think I finally found something that will help. I was asked to try a sample of Ocean Spray Cranergy Energy Juice Drink and gladly accepted the opportunity to review it. I had two different samples; “raspberry cranberry lift“, and “cranberry lift“. The bottles are 12 ounces, so I drank one about 30 minutes before my workout. I tried the raspberry cranberry lift first. I liked it, but it had a very small aftertaste and I couldn’t tell if it was the green tea extract or Splenda I was tasting since I don’t drink either very often. Remarkably, I actually felt a little jazzed up from it. Is this what green tea does to people? Why didn’t someone tell me about this before? Call it a placebo effect if you want, but I genuinely believe it gave me a boost.
I tried the cranberry lift flavor two days later. I liked this one way better, and there was no aftertaste which I now think was probably just whatever the raspberry flavoring was since this also has green tea extract and Splenda in it. If ‘guzzle-ability’ is a word; this drink has it. I had the same results; a beefed up workout.
The Splenda cuts down on the calories; a 12 ounce serving only has 50. It has 100% RDA of Vitamin C, but also 70% of Niacin, B12, B2, and B6 which I can’t take in a supplement form because it makes me sick so that was an added bonus. It is 23% fruit juice; kind of a red flag but high fructose corn syrup isn’t an ingredient. You can check out the details on the Cranergy website; I was pretty impressed with the contents and results.
I saw the bigger bottles of it at some grocery stores, and the smaller 12 oz bottles at others. It’s a pretty new product, so there was a little sign on the shelf in the juice aisle. You can print a coupon off of the Cranergy website for $1.00 off if you would like to give it a try. If anyone has tried this, what did you think?