I was recently given the chance to taste and review a brand new protein drink just launched on the market. Called Juiven8 it is a healthy, tasty drink that I have recently been having after some of my runs and fitness classes. Usually I am a strict water drinker – I don’t mind trying new things but I always go back to water. However, I really, really like Juiven8 and all the goodness it has inside.
Each tiny bottle contains real fruit juice, coconut water and 12g of whey protein, something I have never had in a drink before. I didn’t know if I would like it – like I said I am a water person – but I was curious and wanted to try it. I am so glad I did because I really didn’t expect to like them as much as I did. They had a nice smooth texture, very much like a smoothie without any bits in it. Out of both choices my personal favourite was the Mango and Pineapple variety – I am a huge sucker for anything with mangos in them. This isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the Blackcurrent and Acai one – in fact I liked that this was was more grainy (turns out I like bits in my smoothies), it’s just that it didn’t have any mangos in it.
I have been having these before my workouts and after my workouts. I also once had it during a workout. I don’t know if these drinks can actually boost performance since I wasn’t scientific about when and how much I drank, nor have I been having them for a long period of time. But I am pretty sure they did me no harm and they certainly helped me to stop snacking.
Juiven8 is the co-brain child of Ali and it has been an ‘interesting’ (her word not mine!) 12 months of research and development and testing. Now though the drinks are ready for the world. While you can already buy bottles online they will soon becoming to select gyms and retailers. At £3.95 RRP they aren’t cheap but if you enjoy pre and post-work out protein drinks then I recommend that you try these. And if you are like me and enjoy experimenting with drinks while you workout then definitely give these a go.
The one criticism of Juiven8 is the fact that they have to be refrigerated. You keep the out and they will go bad which is a testament to how fresh they are but it isn’t always very convenient. I would take one to work and be slightly paranoid that the heat of the tube was going to make it ferment. It didn’t thankfully, but I do wonder what it would be like in the summer.
I was sent several bottles of this product to sample for free. This did not change my opinion in any way. As everyone on twitter seems to be saying, all opinions are my own.