Looking for some new pre or post-exercise fuel? Check out four that we’ve had a tipple of…

Total Beets B Fresh

B.Fresh Cold Pressed Pure Juice Beetroot Lemon

b-fresh.co.uk

Price: RRP £2.50

Blurb: Relatively new to the juice market, B.Fresh boasts that they are the only British grower with cold pressed and High Pressure Process (HPP) juice capability.The Shropshire-based company has launched a new cold pressed juice to give your body a real energy boost. #totalbeets is made with 95% beetroot and 5% lemon and is bursting with goodness and nutrition designed specifically to meet your sporting and fitness needs with nitrates that help the body use less oxygen and therefore boost endurance…

Taste: If healthy had a taste, this would be it. If you’re not a fan of beetroot then stay clear, as this juice is like a stiff shot of beetroot with a lemon twist. It’s less ‘drinking for pleasure’ and more ‘health kick’ but you certainly feel good for having had it.

Shaken Udder Milkshakes

Shaken Udder Milkshakes

ocado.com

Price: £1.29 330ml

Blurb: Shaken Udder milkshakes are 100% natural, low fat and low sugar and come in three flavours: Vanillalicious, Top Banana and Chocolush. Whether you want to up your protein, boost your calcium or simply find a new kind of drink to refuel during or after exercise, then Shaken Udder could be the answer.

Produced using only the freshest British milk and all-natural ingredients, each 330ml bottle is chocked full of calcium and Vitamin B12, which will also help boost your immunity while you get fit. Shaken Udder milkshakes will fill you up and provide a much-needed energy boost post-workout, but won’t ruin your healthy eating plan.

Taste: Our favourite was Chocolush, with Vanillalicious coming as a close second. These super tasty milkshakes are not the most innocent of this bunch of drinks, but they’re healthy enough to warrant a treat without destroying your good work with your nutrition.

Vita Coco Coconut Water

Vita Coco 100% Natural Coconut Water

hollandandbarrett.com

Price: £2.15 330ml

Blurb: Described as ‘Mother Nature’s most hydrating, refreshing, vitamin – and mineral – rich nectar’ we had high hopes for this one. Produced in Brazil, Vita Coco is made with 100% natural and fresh coconut water and contains naturally occurring essential electrolytes. It has no added sugar and no fat and is rich in potassium, which enhances the body’s ability to hydrate, making it perfect to drink after exercise. The natural sugars in the water also provide energy.

Taste: The coconut water had a naturally sweet taste and was very refreshing. The cloudy water was very smooth (no bits) and proved very popular with the team. Although the UK were late to the coconut water party, we are certainly catching up now!

Simplee Aloe

Simplee Aloe Refreshing Aloe Vera Drink

sainsburys.co.uk

Price: £3.50 1L

Blurb: Bringing Aloe to the masses, Simplee Aloe is packed with all the goodness of Aloe Vera and is blended with fresh grape juice and a squeeze of lemon to create a healthy and refreshing alternative to sugar-filled smoothies and juices. It boasts powerful healing and health benefits, including:

  • Healthy skin
  • Immune system
  • Naturally detoxing

One bottle of Simplee Aloe contains approximately 200 active components including vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12, C and E, as well as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, potassium, folic acid and Niacin!

Taste: Initially apprehensive at drinking Aloe Vera, we were pleasantly surprised with the unusual taste of this drink. It has a very refreshing taste and can’t really be likened to anything other than Aloe Vera, so go and try it! If the Egyptians were drinking it 5,000 years ago, then it must be good.

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