Well, I just wrote a very detailed post about about why we use and LOVE FRS and now it’s gone. My computer decided it was not ready for Monday and just shut down. Gotta love those moments.
Let’s start over, shall we? I’ll do my best to remember my train of thought.. ha.
So, FRS –> We are hooked.
But let me tell you why.
First off this stuff is packed with my favorite flavonoid, Quercetin. Quercetin is an amazing anti-oxidant that does wonders, especially for the immunity and the energy producing mitochondria in the body. Apples have great source of Quercetin. Hmm.. maybe that’s why they say an APPLE A DAY….(you know the rest).
But get this…..A serving of FRS contains a healthy amount of quercetin, but to get the equivalent you’d have to be willing – and able – to eat 40 apples in a sitting!
Impressive, right? I think so.
You see, I have not had an apple in probably 18 months. I developed a slight fructose malabsorption while we were living in New Zealand and eating apples/pears made me my stomach, well.. NOT HAPPY. My stomach is SO MUCH BETTER now due to natural supplements and treatment, but I’m still a little hesitant to consume raw apples (mental block here).
This is why I am loving FRS. No stomach issues here, phew!
The Healthy ENERGY drink was comes in original (our favorite) and low-cal, and lots of different delicious flavors. Same nutrient profile, different amount of calories/sugars (obviously). The low-cal ingredients includes sucralose, an artificial sweetener. It’s really a matter of preference here. Both taste great! I am not trying to lose weight, so we often opt for the original. Plus my husband could use the extra calories when training. Ya know?
Anyway, both are great tasting and full of antioxidants. I like to snag an FRS energy can before teaching spin or a strength and conditioning class. They contain a small amount of caffeine, so perfect for a mid morning boost!
(original on the right, low cal berry on the left)
The chews were also tasty. I say were because of course they are gone. I used a packet of chews before a short trail run and loved them. 2 chews are around 40 calories and 6 grams of sugar, and PACKED with nutrients.
The travel packs also come in handy for the gym and traveling. We’ve definitely added both the cans and the travel packs (powder) to our road trip food stash. They’ve become a necessity for those long drives or airport dashes, haha.
See, no apples here. Just Oranges, bananas, and FRS as my apple (or 40) a day!
I know a lot of you have tried FRS before. Did you love it?
And if you haven’t tried it, you should. Give QUERCETIN a shot. I know my local grocer carries them and so does Target. Just FYI.
Disclaimer: Thanks to FRS for sending me a great variety pack of products to try. I was compensated for this review but thoughts and opinions and entirely my own. ALWAYS my OWN!
Speaking of Healthy, I am finally starting a monthly shipment system for Healthy Bites. I’ll be sending out Newsletters about updates, flavors, etc. Feel free to sign up below if you want more info.