Hint Water {Review}

In full disclosure, I LOVE WATER! It is my favorite drink. Lame? Maybe but it’s true. I guzzle water all day and never feel like I have over done it. My body seems to get dehydrated fairly easily and when it does I get crazy headaches that sideline me. No need for that junk! Bring on the H2O!

Hint water was kind enough to send my an amazing assortment of their refreshing flavored waters and in return, I am letting all of you know what I think!

I was so excited when Hint offered to send some of their flavors for me to try and as soon as the box arrived I tore into it!

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Look at those cute little mustaches…love!

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It’s been hot as hell (which I don’t mind at all!) over the past fews week and I’ve been finding myself drinking even more than usual. It was nice to have an assortment of flavors in the house to chose from.

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The first new-to-me Hint I tried was the grapefruit fizz. I love all things grapefruit and this did not disappoint! I was so eager to try it I didn’t even put it in the fridge first. Warm but delicious!

As I was drinking down the delicious fizz I looked through the other flavors.

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And that’s not all…

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ALL.THE.HINT.WATER!

It was exciting to see that I had only tried two of the flavors in the past so there were plenty new to me flavors to try out. And that I did. I drank Hint all over the place.

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On the beach was probably my favorite way to enjoy this stuff but I loved it on my walk to work and at work as well.

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And of course, I guzzled Hint water during my at home workouts.

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So needless to say I drank my way through 12 flavors of Hint water in no time at all. So what did I think? Short story – LOVED them. More detailed story –

Amazing flavors:

  • Watermelon
  • Blood Orange
  • Mango Grapefruit
  • Blackberry
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Grapefruit Fizz

Really good flavors:

  • Peach (surprising because I tend to not really like peach flavored things)
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry Fizz
  • Watermelon Fizz

Not my thing:

  • Crisp Apple

The only flavor that wasn’t really my thing was the crisp apple. I drank a little too much Bacardi Apple in college and this apple Hint tasted similar enough to bring back a few too many hazy memories.

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I honestly didn’t think I would love almost all of the flavors. Generally, I don’t go for flavored waters because the flavor is either too strong or too sweet and chemically tasting. This wasn’t the case with any of the Hint waters. Each had the perfect little hint of flavor (<— sorry, had to make the bad joke).

I have been trying to make sure to drink water first every morning before my first (of sometimes many) cup of coffee and having a refreshing bottle of Hint to throw in my work bag or my purse has been perfect. Nothing wrong with starting the day off on the right foot.

I’ll definitely be adding Hint water to my regular grocery list. I am addicted.

Question:

What are your thoughts on flavored water? Do you have a favorite?

Disclaimer: I was sent the water to try but was not paid to provide my opinion. All opinions are always my own.

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Energy Bits {Review & Giveaway}

I am always on the lookout for shiny new (or new-to-me) things so when I was given the opportunity to try out Energy Bits I jumped at the chance. The company was kind enough to send me a small tin of bits to test out. I’ve been working out after work more lately (now that I have the time) and have struggled with post-work energy levels which has lead to ho-hum post-work workouts.

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Enter bits! Energybits are made of spirulina – that’s it! Spirulina is an algae-based superfood that has even been endorsed by NASA! NASA found that 1kg of spirulina has the same nutrients as 1,000kg of ‘assorted veg’! They are also 100% pure, organically grown and certified NON GMO which is hard to find on the veggie front these days!

I love that these little guys have no caffeine (I get enough from coffee), sugar, chemicals, gluten or soy. Now my diet is nowhere near perfect and there are many things I would love to cut out (in theory) but adding a natural source of nutrition and energy in the form of little green bits makes me feel a little better about myself!

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Since I am not used to chowing down on algae, it was nice to see that the company offer a few tips to make the transition smooth

  1. Algae is an acquired taste…they recommend against chewing your bits right off the bat. Swallow them like a pill because they taste very green.
  2. For those braver than I, go for the chew but be warned…your teeth will turn green! Just give them a little swish of water post-chew and you’ll be good to go.
  3. Bits can be taken anytime of day! Hooray, one less thing to schedule!
  4. Try jump starting your day with a big old handful of bits. They can help ease hunger and ward off fatigue for hours.
  5. Bits before bed could help you sleep better! I haven’t tried this one yet but I’ll give it a shot.
  6. Get creative by adding bits to yogurt, smoothies (hmmm…) salads (green on green!) or mix them in with berries and nuts.

I enjoyed my bits a few different times including before an evening R.I.P.P.E.D. class, before an evening run and on the train ride home when I felt some afternoon fatigue coming on. The result – excellence! I killed it in R.I.P.P.E.D., had a strong run and perked up on the train. I even got honked at twice by college-age-looking bros on my run! Now I am not going to contribute getting hit on by guys that are 10 years younger than I am to the Energybits but I probably wouldn’t have rocked my run without them that night! Energybits = getting hit on!!

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All and I love my bits and will definitely buy more on my own in the future! And now for the fun part…A GIVEAWAY!! I wanted to share the love and giveaway a single serving of bits that the company sent along!

To enter: Leave a comment below about how you energize for a workout. I will randomly pick a winner over the weekend!

Good luck!

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