I am a very tired mama.
Just to make sure the above was understood, I’ll re-phrase that:
I Am A Very Tired Mama.
We’ve had a bunch of household crises here in the past two months, in addition to trying to soldier on with the nighttime potty training and the resultant GINORMOUS pile of laundry, and the extra holiday whatevers, school breaks with the twins at home and/or twins home sick on the days there was school, that I’ve gone beyond collapsing into a twitching heap at night and have progressed to a semi-frequent, semi-catatonic state.
Drooling mindlessly is involved.
I tried coffee but that made me too darn twitchy and irritable, plus I couldn’t sleep well that night…”well” being relative of course – it just meant that I got even less sleep than usual. Not A Good Thing, especially when you have to drive around your little sweeties safely to and from grandmother’s house.
(and Bubbe is always SO nice about letting me nap awhile as she entertains the kids, so I can get us all back home safely again afterwards.)
So when some kind person offered me a chance to try a natural energy drink product that wouldn’t leave me twitching or crash/burning afterwards, I leapt at the chance.
It gets the caffiene from Yerba Maté , which is an herbal drink that they have in South America, and I’ve seen people steep it looseleaf and sip it from special spoon-like straws, but that was a little too much natural for me to get into.
Phix Energy is a great tasting, low-calorie way to naturally improve your energy levels. We blend green tea antioxidants, energy restoring NADH, and yerba maté for enhanced and sustained vigor, plus we add 14 vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling healthy and happy.**
Phix comes in little convient packets that you just open up, pour into water or juice (about 12-16 ounces), give it a shake or stir and then drink.
It tastes very nice! They have three flavors: Tropical, Teaberry, which was ok, but not my fave, and Citron, which WAS my favorite. I even offered some of the Citron flavor to my husband, who is rather finicky about his beverages and he said it was “quite refreshing” and looked surprised that something I handed to him tasted that good.
Citron tastes kind of lemony and slightly yerba maté -y, and as if you were drinking something herbal-ish, but in a nice way.
Tropical is a bit fruity along with the yerba maté edge but still pleasant, and Teaberry didn’t really taste much like anything except sweetish and yerbe maté.
As for the energy, it’s not like you’ve been jolted with an electrified cattleprod, but I do feel relatively awake after drinking it, and I haven’t noticed any crash/burning or twitching. And so far, it hasn’t seemed to bother my sleeping at night.
Phix natural energy drinks give you an immediate lift, but unlike other energy drink mix products, there are no spikes, jitters, or crashes. Phix Energy is smooth and sustained energy designed to give you a natural boost day in and day out. Phix powders are entirely natural, vegan, and gluten free.
And for one of my lucky readers, Phix has offered 3 boxes of Phix Energy in your flavor of choice, plus a 25% off coupon for your next purchase! Just fill out the rafflecopter form before midnite on Dec. 15th, and I’ll choose a winner on December 16th! Just in time for Christmas!
*Disclaimer: I participated in a promotion by Phix and Mom Select and was sent a supply of Phix Energy for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by Phix or Mom Select. Phix also offered to give one of my readers 3 boxes in their flavor of choice of Phix Energy and a 25% off coupon on their next purchase.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.