If you're like me then you probably tend to stay away from most energy drinks because of all the added nasties that ultimately do more harm than good.
This is what makes a brand like Flyte so refreshing as they strive to introduce a superior range of 100% natural, non GMO, clean energy drinks to the market. And if you're a big coffee drinker, their drinks are a great alternative as the caffeine used is sourced from organic green coffee and doesn't give you the caffeine slump/crash that you may get with a regular cup of coffee. Aside from purified water and fruit juices, each drink is also infused with antioxidants, B vitamins and colours from natural ingredients such as safflower and red radish.
I tried three flavours of Flyte - Citrus Lemon, Orange Clementine, and Red Berries - over the course of a week and I must admit that I was impressed. For one, each drink has a light, crisp flavour that is a far cry from the overwhelmingly sugary, synthetic taste that you get from other energy drinks. My favourite was by far the citrus lemon - tangy, refreshing...I could go on.
As for the energy boost, I felt it almost instantly. To give you a bit of an insight into my weekdays, work doesn't really stop when I'm back home from the office. With a million and one Vegan Nigerian tasks to follow up on, work mode continues for at least a couple more hours until I properly settle down for the night. The drinks helped provide sustained alertness as I powered through my to-do lists. On the days that I went to the gym, the extra kick from the drinks was a bonus and I can already imagine several health-conscious gym-goers switching to Flyte in the long run.
As you can see from the pictures, the branding is pretty elegant and contemporary. I like the simplicity of the design and the fact that the drinks come in glass bottles rather than environmentally unfriendly can or plastic. Rather than chucking them away, they can easily be re-used as water bottles.
If you lead a hectic, active life and currently rely on unhealthy energy drinks to get you through the day, you may want to consider switching to this healthier option. Flyte drinks can be purchased directly from their website, where you'll also find lots more information about their ethos, choice of ingredients and involvement with carbon reduction projects.