I felt compelled to try this Vuka Sparkling Energy Workout Drink because the designer in me thinks the bottle is really pretty and I was curious what a sparkling energy drink would taste like.
I like the idea of boosted energy drinks but in reality I avoid them because most are made with ingredients that frankly scare me. I found this Vuka drink in a Pharmaca store, so I felt a little bit more at ease.
What's the consensus?
I liked it and it didn't cause any reactions in my body. I'm sensitive to many things so I'm excited when I can try something new and everything is fine The flavor is sweetly pleasing and the bubbles are a nice feeling after a 5-mile run. I ran some hills the day I drank my Vuka, so I was ready for a boost.
Roobius African Redbush Tea is used as the pick-me-up. The drink also contains L-carnitine, potassium, sodium and magnesium as well as vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and grape seed extract.
Even though one serving only has 90 calories and 0g of fat, the one drawback is that the drink has 22g of sugars per serving and there are two servings per bottle. Energy drinks commonly have lots of sugar so this is not unusual. The sugar used in Vuka Workout is pure cane and beet sugars. No high fructose corn syrup and no preservatives are used. But again, 22g of sugars is pushing sugar overload, so I'd drink this on occasion not after every workout.
There is a Vuka Workout Zo-Cal which uses Stevia Rebaudiana leaf extract for the sweetener and comes in at 0g of sugars so that makes for a healthier option. There wasn't any at Pharmaca so I'll have to try the Zo-Cal version next time. Vuka does make other flavored drinks. Next, I want to try Think which is pomegranate and lychee flavored.
On a side note, this Vuka Workout would go great with vodka. Remember drinking Red Bull and Vodka? This Berry Lemonade + with some Kettle One would be a nice for late night partying on your 20% days. Just saying :)
Have you tried any of the Vuka drinks? Thoughts, favorites?