The day before Christmas, I found a box of goodies laying on my doorstep. While opening it, I became instantly excited to find it full of energy and health enhancing products for me to try!
Before receiving the product, I did a little background research on FRS Healthy Performance.
FRS was created by scientists as a healthy energy beverage for chemotherapy patients. It was later discovered by athletes, and is now used by wellness experts and enthusiasts who aim to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Before long, professional sports teams caught on and you might recognize the NFL player Tim Tebow on his favorite bottle as well as an ambassador for the brand.
The line is powered by antioxidants and vitamins, and all products are fueled by Quercetin. What-etin? Quercetin. It is basically a fancy word for an all-natural antioxidant that provides sustained energy.
FRS Healthy Energy products claim to fuel your body by bringing you natural energy without the “crash” later. My goal was to test this theory and share my notes on different products along the way.
When things started slowing down after the holidays, I took the next week to fully sample the products. I made sure to try a variety throughout different times of the day, to see how anyone could incorporate the energy boosters into any kind of lifestyle.
I did not catch on to the recommended 2-3 different servings of FRS a day until the last few samples. Yesterday, I went out with a bang totaling two drinks and a serving of hard chews of healthy energy. Just in time!
Healthy Performance Drinks
I really enjoyed the different types of FRS drinks. Their flavors break down into three main categories. I listed each category by flavor, according to my favorites from best to worst.
• Healthy Energy: (Flavors: Cherry Limeade + Wild Berry)
– Formulated to give you a boost of natural energy.
– A powerful combination of antioxidants, green tea catechins, and performance-essential vitamins.
– 90 calories per bottle, except for the low-cal Peach Mango that has 20.
• Healthy Protein: (Flavors: Blueberry Acai + Orange Cream)
– Formulated with a substantial amount of protein and fiber to pick you up and make you feel full longer.
– 25 grams of premium whey protein isolate, 7 grams fiber, and fueled by green tea extracts and essential vitamins.
– 190 calories per bottle.
• Healthy Slim: (Strawberry Melon + Tropical)
– Formulated for weight management with ingredients to curb your appetite and increase energy.
– Features Slendesta®, fiber, and green tea catechins added to the base FRS formula to deliver enhanced functionality. Slendesta® is a vegetable protein that helps control appetite and hunger.
– 20 calories per bottle.
My favorite flavor of all the drinks was the Healthy Protein Blueberry Acai, for its thicker, fruit smoothie type of texture and taste. This flavor tasted the most unique and stood out to me.
I did not expect all of the drinks to have the same tint and color. With some flavors being berry, it makes me question how natural that part of it is.
I enjoyed the protein line of drinks the most. I liked the thicker consistency and appreciated the break away from the normal chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry flavored protein drinks out there. I liked the Healthy Slim line as a quick pick-me-up between meals or even late at night. Clocking in at only twenty calories per bottle, I felt these could be a great addition to my everyday diet.
Healthy Energy Chews
A one day supply of the chews work best when taken half in the morning and half thirty minutes before a workout or later on in the day. I tried both on either a day of practice or day at the gym.
• Hard Chews: (Orange)
– Convenient and in a hard shell to grab on-the-go.
– 35 calories per serving.
• Soft Chews: (Pomegranate Blueberry)
– Individually wrapped, and made to enhance your energy level on-the-go.
– 40 calories per serving.
The orange flavored hard chews reminded me a lot like a citrus drink similar to Tang or even the orange flavored Tic-Tacs. The taste was okay, but the hard chews were a little too hard for my liking. I expected the shell to be a little softer, similar to a gum.
I enjoyed the soft chews a lot more! I love that they are individually wrapped, which makes it easier to take with you. I enjoyed the bite of the pomegranate flavor, and can see myself taking a few with me on a long distance run.
Healthy Energy Drink Mix
I know exactly what to do with this type of drink mixture. I have been using Crystal Light for years, and often add a packet into my water bottle when going to workout.
In a few days time, I tried a mix while at home working on the computer, at the gym during a group fitness class, and even on a date night at the movies.
• Healthy Energy Powder: (low-cal Orange)
– Soft powder made to add to a bottle of water. Low in calories and perfect to enjoy wherever your day brings you.
– 5 – 10 calories per pack (depending on flavor).
I liked the taste, but it was probably my least favorite product of the collection. I had a hard time getting all of the chunks out while shaking it up in a bottle of water. I would not recommend just mixing this in a glass of water with a spoon.
It was light and reminded me of a condensed version of the FRS drinks. I can appreciate anything that dresses up plain drinking water, so I will continue to use the box that I have.
I did not notice a jolt of energy that I somewhat expected, however, I did feel like I was packing my body full of vitamins. For that fact alone, I would drink one a day!
I really enjoyed FRS. I can see myself purchasing a few products, which would most likely be the protein drinks and soft chews.
I would like to try a different flavor of the drink mixture to see if I would like it better. (I have always been more of a berry over citrus flavor person!) I would also like to try out the Immunity line, as well as the Healthy Energy Concentrate.
With the new year just starting, I would recommend these products to anyone who is looking for a kick-start to getting into a healthy, active lifestyle. Although I did not feel an immediate burst of energy shortly after trying a product, I did notice a better attention span and sense of well being. The day I actually tested out the recommended servings, I had a great attitude and a very productive work day.
Thank you, FRS and FitFluential, for giving me the opportunity to review your product!
*Disclaimer: I was provided with products by FRS, free of charge through their partnership with FitFluential. I was not compensated in any way for this review, and simply exchanged my time for product. As always, all thoughts and opinions in this review are my own!
HI Heather! Great review! No worries on the tint and color- FRS is naturally yellow due to the color of the super antioxidant quercetin- FRS does not add any colors to their products.
Thank you… good to know!