If I could give myself a slight pat-on-the-back for something this year, it would be that my coffee consumption (and let's face it... usually not straight-up kind but mixed with sugar and some kind of faux milk) has gone way down.
That doesn't mean I don't want an energy boost to fuel the daily grind and toddler-chasing, so when I was offered a chance to try these Red Ace Organics beet-juice shots, I went for it. Truth be told, while I will eat beets, I can definitely live without them, but in this form, I could reap some of their benefits in a concentrated form.
I tried the "Greens" version first, though it also comes in straight-up Beet flavor as well as Tumeric. The greens, as the title suggests, has spinach and kale in it, while the turmeric serves to combat inflammation. They all taste the same, in my opinion, which might be a good thing.
I stored these in my fridge, because they are most palatable cold. Each one has a slight tang to it, kind of like when you order a veggie juice. It's slightly viscous (and I'm not a big fan of viscous drinks unless they are smoothies), even after shaking, so I don't think I dwelled on the flavor as much as I could have just to so I could finish the drink quickly. Overall, it went down fairly easily. As a warning, though, these didn't sit well for me on an empty stomach, so I'd recommend having it along with, say, a healthy breakfast.
As for the energy factor, I did notice that my usual mid-day slump would happen later than usual. I'm pretty sure my slumps are just impossible to avoid, but I guess it's better to run on beet juice than syrup and coffee. I'd definitely recommend anyone avoiding stimulants to give this a "shot." At the very least -- hey, there are veggies involved, which is usually a good thing.
FTC Disclaimer: I was provided samples of Red Ace Organics to review in exchange for my honest opinion.