Positive Energy Fruit Drinks
Teacher’s Comments: A cuppa joe in a fruit drink; Nice to have on the course.
Positive Energy makes a line of fruit drinks that have been infused with caffeine from green coffee beans. Offered as an alternative to syrupy, artifical ingrediet power shots, these turn out to be a nice thing to have in the bag.
The Postive Energy drinks come in seven flavors: Orange, Cranberry, Apple, Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Peach Mango and Lemonade Tea. I liked the Lemonade Tea, Lemonade and Cranberry best. I’m not a fan of Peach or Mango, so I’m a bad person to judge that flavor. The orange was tasty, as was the apple. However, apple juice reminds me of what my mother used to make me drink wheni was sick and dehydrated, so there aren’t a lot of positive vibes associated with that flavor.
Your mileage, however, will vary. In any case, the Postive Energy drinks are no doubt much better for a golfer than another Coke or Diet Dew.
From an ingredient standpoint, Positive Energy drinks contain no added sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, guarana or taurine. What are those last two? Guarana is a caffeine produced by South American plant; Taurine is an amino acid from fish. Both are typically found in energy drinks.
Positive Energy drinks are gluten free, and Non GMO certified.
Nutritional information varys pretty widely. The Cranberry has 140 calories, 55mg of potassium, 41g of carbs and 100% of the recommended Vitamin C. The orange has 165 calories, 595mg of potassium, 32g of carbs and 320% of vitamin C. The Lemonade Tea has 55 calories, 14g of carbs and only 2% of the Vitamin C. If you’re watching carbs and sugars, as I am, these may not be your best bet.
As a reference, a can of Coke has 39g of carbs, 140 calories and no significant nutrition.
To be fair, Postive Energy doesn’t advetise these as low sugar; just “no added sugar.”
The real selling point of Positive Energy drinks is the caffeine. Green coffee bean caffeine apparently has a number of demonstrative beneficial properties, in addition to the alertness caffeine generally provides. It’s an antioxident, and some studies have shown a relationship with weight loss and improved memory function.
The Positive Energy drinks are price at around $2 a bottle. Distribution at this point seems relatively limited, so your best bet to try a Positive Energy drink may be to order online.