Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Try It: Live Real Farms Energy Drinks

I love the convenience of pre-made energy/recovery drinks for getting post-workout nutrition. So I was super excited when Live Real Farms contacted me to see if I might be interested in trying their new energy drinks. After checking out their website - the company is 100 percent farmer owned and part of Dairy Farmers of America! - and reading a bit more about the product, I couldn't wait to try the drinks. 

Live Real Farms Energy Drinks are made with real dairy and are sweetened with real fruit juice. The energy boost in each drink is from a combination of fruit juice, green tea extract and vitamin B12 and also contains vitamins A, C and D. The drinks are lactose free, gluten free and fat free and have just 180 calories per serving. 


The drinks come in three flavors: Peach Mango, Berry Berry and Strawberry Banana. My favorite of the three is Peach Mango but all of the flavors were delicious! The drinks remind me of a tasty yogurt smoothie with a great consistency and no chalky after taste. 


Although marketed as energy drinks, I ended up drinking them as post-workout snacks. With 33g of carbohydrate and 12g of protein, they are a great way to replenish energy stores. Plus, you just can't beat the convenience of tossing one in your gym bag in the morning and then having a delicious snack ready to drink at the end of the workout. These drinks get a two thumbs up from me! 


If you live in Wisconsin or Minnesota or are in the Phoenix area, you can find Live Real Farms Energy Drinks in the refrigerated juice section at several local grocery stores. Otherwise, I recommend contacting Live Real Farms to see if the energy drinks are coming to a store near you anytime soon!

My questions for you:
  • What do you typically drink/eat post-workout?
  • Do you use energy/recovery drinks in your training? If so, what ones have you tried and what do you like/dislike about them?

- ST


*I received Live Real Farms Energy Drinks to review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Live Real Farm's energy comes from simple things, including Vitamin B12, fruit juice and green tea extract and is a good source of Vitamin A, C and D. It’s lactose free, gluten free and fat free, packed with 12 grams of dairy protein, with only 180 calories per 11oz serving. - See more at: http://www.liverealfarms.com/products#sthash.ZsAMNkil.dpuf
Live Real Farm's energy comes from simple things, including Vitamin B12, fruit juice and green tea extract and is a good source of Vitamin A, C and D. It’s lactose free, gluten free and fat free, packed with 12 grams of dairy protein, with only 180 calories per 11oz serving. - See more at: http://www.liverealfarms.com/products#sthash.ZsAMNkil.dpuf
Live Real Farm's energy comes from simple things, including Vitamin B12, fruit juice and green tea extract and is a good source of Vitamin A, C and D. It’s lactose free, gluten free and fat free, packed with 12 grams of dairy protein, with only 180 calories per 11oz serving. - See more at: http://www.liverealfarms.com/products#sthash.ZsAMNkil.dpuf

22 comments:

  1. These sound fantastic!! I can definitely see myself drinking the Strawberry Banana!! Looking up their website now! :)

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    1. They are really good! I hope a store near you carries them so you can give them a try :)

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  2. These sound GREAT! I'm always looking for something post-workout or for my boys after their three hour long PE classes on Thursday's.

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    1. The drinks would be perfect for your kids! And I can't believe they have 3-hour long PE classes - that sounds intense!

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  3. These sound really good! I think I would love the mango peach! I am looking for a post workout recovery drink. I will moving my runs to the morning and will need more than I do than I do when I run in the evenings.

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    1. Hope you're able to give the drinks a try - they are perfect for after a morning workout. Easy to take to work :)

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  4. I am a muscle milk kind of guy. Why? Because the name has muscle in it of course! Really I am just looking for the protein boost after a hard run or workout. If I see these at the store I will give them a try.

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    1. Definitely give them a try - they are great after a long run or workout!

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  5. I need to do a better job of having a recovery drink after my workouts. This looks great - I'll have to check out their website!

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    1. Hope the drinks are available in your area - they are a perfect recovery snack!

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  6. I've actually not heard of these drinks. But they look delicious!
    I've never been one for after workout recovery drinks, but when I do drink things like this it is usually during the day for a healthy dose of energy:)

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    1. They're great when you're on the go a lot like I know you usually are :)

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  7. Ohh, these look great. I need easy on the go things to take with me too!

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    1. They are super delish and perfect for on-the-go energy!

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  8. Yum! That peach-mango sounds right up my alley.
    I usually drink coconut water or a smoothie after workouts.

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    1. The peach mango one is great - reminds me of a tropical smoothie :)

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  9. Those sound good!! Now I have to try them!

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    1. They're fantastic - hope they're available in the area that you live!

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  10. Those sound good!! Now I have to try them!

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  11. I think I would like these dairy & fruit drinks as I like drinking milk and I also love my daily yogurt. If it's anything like a smoothie, it would be perfect. I like the 12 grams of protein too. It's nice getting to know you through the hop!

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    1. Great getting to know you, too :) The drinks are definitely smoothie like although not as thick as some smoothies. Very easy to drink!

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