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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy

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It's no secretly lately that I like my Mocha Latte. I've been having an afternoon treat to help keep the sugar cravings away (yes, I know the latte contains sugar ;) but it does help me from just eating sugar all afternoon and evening

But I wanted to share with you an alternative to that Mocha Latte. I haven't been making a daily swap, but I do occasionally swap out my coffee or mocha for an Amino Energy Drink from Optimum Nutrition 



I tried the iced cafe vanilla flavor. And no, it doesn't taste as good as my mocha latte, but... it does have some essential amino acids which I know my body can benefit from .... especially on hard workout days. And I did enjoy the taste.


I am sensitive to caffeine, so I only used 1 scoop which is 5 calories. The serving size is 2 scoops, but I knew that would possibly give me the jitters. Also, it suggests not drinking any other caffeine during the day. And I didn't want to overdo it since I usually have a cup of green tea or coffee. Two scoops contain 100g of caffeine and 5g of amino acids.

I have found that using amino acids can help with soreness after a workout. Like I said, I don't take them regularly, but I do use them from time to time. And instead of taking a pill (which I usually do) this was a nice way to get my amino acids plus a pick me up.

Overall, if you take supplements, this is worth looking into. It doesn't contain protein; so this isn't a protein supplement. Instead, this is amino acids with caffeine (mainly from green tea and green coffee).

I always feel that you should eat your nutrients, but for those times that you can't, I'm not opposed to supplements.

I am giving away a container for one of you to try. Simply enter the giveaway below.

You can check out Optimum Nutrition Essential Energy here.




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