This week is National Protein Week, #NPW. It is designed to help people understand the often ‘forgotten nutrient’ protein and the role it plays in the body. #NPW aims to share the benefits of protein as part of a healthy balanced diet and to make people aware of the importance of protein in their diet.
Upbeat are chilled drinks which are high in protein but low in fat. They are produced by The Good Whey Company. The protein is from whey which is found naturally in British milk. Upbeat currently comes in two flavours – strawberry and mango & passionfruit in a 250ml size. Upbeat is a natural source of calcium, with no more than 150 calories and less than half the sugar of leading fruit juices. A new blueberry and raspberry flavour will be launched soon.
I received vouchers for 2 free bottles of Upbeat and a selection of goodies. According to their website, Upbeat is sold at Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, WH Smith, Holland & Barrett and Booths. However I found it quite difficult to locate the product. My local Waitrose didn’t stock it, so I nipped into nearby Holland & Barrett. They sold it but were out of stock, perhaps due to the cheaper promotional price I spotted there. So I waited until doing my big shop at Tesco, but even they only stocked the mango & passionfruit flavour. I had been hoping to review both flavours but never mind.
Son1 was disappointed, as he had been hoping to help review the strawberry flavour. He doesn’t usually like mango & passionfruit drinks, so he smelt it and then declined to taste. But that made it simpler, as it left a bottle each for son2 and me.
Son2 loved it and gave it the thumbs up. I found it perfectly acceptable, but there are other chilled drinks that I prefer more. The price at Tesco was £1.75 for a 250ml bottle which is quite expensive compared to most drinks. However this drink could also be considered as a supplement, in which case it would be much better value. In earlier stages of son1’s leukaemia, supplements were vital, as he was hardly eating. And don’t forget the promotional price of £1.29 which I spotted at Holland & Barrett.
You can also find some fun activities like the happiness barometer on the Upbeat website.
And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a goodie bag courtesy of Upbeat to one lucky winner, including vouchers for free bottles of Upbeat plus lots of other goodies.
If you can’t see the Rafflecopter box above, either click the Rafflecopter link or you may alternatively enter via my Facebook page.
Disclosure. This post is a review of products I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.