Everyone who has read MommyMatter for awhile knows I am someone who deals with always being tired. It is rare I feel fully awake let alone capable of handling my overly crazy busy days. From the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed I am always having to deal with something. Relaxing isn’t something I consider a habit, unless it is the middle of the night & I am done with my rounds of sleep walkers and potty breaks.
Of course, with my exhaustion being sometimes very overwhelming I had to find a solution to keep myself going. Coffee helps, but it doesn’t at the same time. Recently, I was sent a product for review and it turns out to be an all day energy product. Now, I don’t usually allow myself to use these types of items because I hate the overwhelming reliance on vitamins and supplements this world has become. I put my usual no no’s aside for this review and it was hard to do!
All Day Energy Greens Product Review
This is a product line Papa uses and so does the Hubby. It is something I knew of, but didn’t realize they had individual packets like I received. It is something I’ve hated washing the glasses of and personally not a fan of. Now, for this review I sucked it up and tried them again. Nope. Still don’t like the taste or texture. I had to find a way to use these that I didn’t have to see the green looking sludge that appears when mixed. When something is greener than a swamp, I don’t drink. I can’t drink. I gag.
When I think of greens, I think of green foods. Not green powders that are technically food. I have yet to get on the fad of supplements and vitamins. I feel they are all a hoax to get us to buy endless products to stay healthy, yet our produce section has everything we need without the unnecessary packaging. Did the All Day Energy Greens give me the energy they say they will. No. Sure, they made me feel slightly more awake but I know just drinking water does that on its own. Most people are tired because they are experiencing signs of dehydration, so by drinking a big glass of water you put a stop to this and have more energy.
All Day Energy Greens is a product that is also supposed to help you lose weight. Again, drinking the necessary amounts of water does this… not the product! Papa has been taking All Day Energy Greens for several months, no substantial weight loss… and he definitely doesn’t have increased energy. If he did, he’d probably be losing more weight.
If you’re someone who is all about supplements and vitamins, good for you! Power to ya. I personally can’t get on it. I’ve tried, and ended up sick. Sure, the sickness could be because my body is healing the yuck inside but I know I shouldn’t feel deathly when I take vitamins & supplements… so I stop.
I also know many people that love All Day Energy Greens. Yes, for those that can’t get the necessary items in their diet it is a great supplement to stabilize your overall health. No, I don’t feel it increases your energy and if it helps lose weight I’d like to know why I have never lost even a quarter of a pound!
As for tasting gross, I did find ways to make it not taste so freaking nasty!!! And I’ll share it with you.
All Day Energy Greens Smoothie Recipe
I love smoothies. They are soooo yummy so I of course decided this is how I am going to use my All Day Energy Greens… check it out!
- 1 scoop of All Day Energy Greens
- 1 cup (250 mL) frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup (250 mL) milk
- 1 cup (250 mL) vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes
Place everything into blender and blend it up. Ta da! Smoothie.
Thats right, a strawberry banana smoothie! Nope, it isn’t low fat but it made taking the All Day Energy Greens easier. After day 2 I requested Hubby to finish the product and he was all gung ho on it as he is a massive fan of the product line.
So it is safe to say, no I do not like the product but I know a lot of people that do! I also am not a fan of a lot of things Hubby digests so it is safe to say when it comes to health products, do not take my word for it and give it a try! I have issues with weird textures and well, being healthy hehe.
For those interested in this product, you can learn more about it on their website – http://alldayenergygreens.com/