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Shaklee Review: Energy Chews and Performance Drink Mix (Plus Giveaway!)

Great for a little boost before a workout or race.

A few months ago, one of my buds started the cutest blog. Called Raising Daisies, Alli features recipes, her motherhood adventures and all kinds of cute photos of her pets. In addition to being a mom and doing the blog, said friend recently fell in love with Shaklee products—so much so that she became a rep for them. While I’ve heard a lot about the company’s all-natural cleaning products, I didn’t know much about their health and fitness stuff. So when she offered up a couple goodies to review (she raved about them), I agreed. You know how we’re always up for trying something new!

The first thing I tested were the Shaklee Energy Chews. Energy chews seem to be all the rage lately, no? And I can see why. With no artificial flavors, sweeteners, gluten or added preservatives, these are a fantastic thing to pop before a run or a workout—especially if you’re someone who doesn’t do well with a lot in your belly when you exercise. Each chew has a little caffeine from natural green tea extract, plus L-tyrosine, L-theanine, B vitamins and vitamin D. Although they don’t taste super yummy, I really enjoyed having one or two first thing in the morning before I hit the gym. They were just enough to get me going, but not so much that I had to hit the bathroom.

This is designed for long workouts!

I also tried the Shaklee Performance hydration drink mix in orange. Now, this works like your typical electrolyte and carb mix: Stir a little into water to help boost hydration and help you better perform in a long workout or training session. However, unlike some other brands on the market, this one has no artificial flavors, sweeteners or added preservatives, which is pretty rad. It also has a much more mild and less sweet flavor than most of the mainstream drink mixes on the market, which I liked. My workouts haven’t been topping the 60-minute mark recently, so I haven’t had a chance to fully put this one to the performance test, but I will say that it went down easily during a workout and did seem to help with endurance. It also seemed far more thirst-quenching than water.

Want to try these yourself? Leave a comment with why you would love to have some pure energy and you could win an awesome, energizing sports nutrition product from Shaklee! —Jenn



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  1. dana says:

    I am in law school and could definitely use some energy! I wake up at 445 every morning to study and don’t get to bed until after 10. I try to find time to work out every day, but I am exhausted!

  2. Bee says:

    The energy chews intrigue me. I run in the mornings before work, and they’d be a great kickstart!

  3. Ivori says:

    I would love to win because this last month, I have noticed my energy lacking and I feel the need to take a nap around 3:30-4 PM everyday !

  4. Veronica says:

    Been trying to get back on track with my workouts since having my last baby 9 months ago- this would so help me with a little extra push!

  5. Laura says:

    I’m training for a half marathon but have a hard time finding items to eat before my workouts that don’t upset my stomach so I would love to give these a try!!

  6. Shannon says:

    I would love to have some pure energy, because waking up at 5:30 a.m. to go to the gym can be pretty exhausting 🙂

  7. Liz says:

    I would love to try both products. The chews would be great to give me the little extra get up and go for workouts or for when I have to get up @ 3am for work 🙁
    I have recently increased my workouts from 60 minutes to 90/120 to allow for intense cardio training and weights…so the performance mix would be great to keep me going for my workouts!

  8. Keren Goldring says:

    I seem to be tired no matter what I do. I get up early to make my brother breakfast and off to work…and then I spend alot of the day helping to care for my parents who are 80 and 84. I eat right and take vitamins/supplements, but it seems like from the time I wake all I can think about is when I’ll get to go to bed that night. I hope I win some products. I love Shaklee….but mostly use the cleaning products. Thanks!

  9. Cat says:

    I’ve tried a couple of other brands of energy gels etc on my long runs but nothing has settled well in my stomach. I’d love to try these and see if being all natural they would be better.

  10. LauraT says:

    I am trying to avoid artificial sweeteners so I love how Shaklee does not put them in their chews and drink mix. I am gearing up for my next year’s personal 13/13/13 challenge (run 13 half marathons in 2013) so I definitely could use both of these.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. styleezta says:

    I am trying to shake off Monster drinks! yeah I know bad right???

  12. Debbie E. says:

    I’m always searching for products without artificial sweeteners or gluten. I’ve been using coffee for energy and trying to cut down so this would be perfect and hoping to win some. Thanks!

  13. Megan says:

    I love these! I sell Shaklee and think the energy these give are AMAZING! And the performance tastes so good, my dad used to give it to my brother and I when we were running around as kids.

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  15. Liz says:

    I’m always looking to be healthier and have more energy! I could use an energy right now, in fact!

  16. Anna says:

    I could REALLY use these! I have an auto-immune disease that is attacking my thyroid. This causes MANY terrible symptoms for me, but on a daily basis I definitely have a lot of fatigue. I work out every day to keep the weight off that can accumulate with a thyroid problem, but I also go to school full time. Not to mention, I make a living as a gogo dancer. Anyone who knows about this profession, knows that it takes a lot of energy. With my health issues, I cannot have gluten at all, and I refuse to use bad/unhealthy forms of energy to do my job/school/work out. That is why these products would be perfect for me! Gluten free, heathy, and would help with my daily life tremendously.

  17. I exercise early in the morning, so it would be great to have some extra energy for my workouts and a full day at the office!

  18. Michelle R says:

    Have been working out losing almost 30 pounds over the past year and now seem to be at a standstill and seem to have muscle weakness while working out at the same intensity

  19. stacy says:

    would love to try the products you mentioned not only for myself, but for my son who is 16 and playing sports, working out and lifting weights. I was actually looking for something and then saw this article, great timing!

  20. Nikki says:

    I am an active duty military member, single parent, and full time grad student. Needless to say I am usually exhausted but I am required to find time to workout. I would appreciate the opportunity to try a more natural energy enhancer.

  21. Mary Taylor says:

    I’m working toward finishing my first half marathon in January. I need energy to keep going till then.

  22. Susan Fine says:

    I walk about 15-20 miles a week, and am always looking for something that might give me the energy before or after a long-distance walk. Would like to try Shaklee.

  23. Monica says:

    About to start a new job.. and will definitely need energy to keep up my healthy choices.

  24. Aud says:

    I would love to have some pure energy to help me finally ease off the caffeine!

  25. Jenn says:

    And our lucky winner is Keren with comment #8! Emailing you now for your address. 😉

    –FBG Jenn

  26. I would love to try a product from Shaklee. I have heard they have excellent products but I do not like to buy products that I might not like. Then you have to go thru all the processes of boxing it back up and sending it back. Which is just a pain in the behind

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