Wednesday 19 March 2014

Upbeat Review

I am always on the quest to lose weight and get fit. Over the past year or so I have come across various tips and theories to help me with changing my body for the better. One thing that has always remained true is that you need a healthy balanced diet with the right amount of vitamins, nutrients etc. Protein plays a huge part in helping build your muscles and is something that I try and consume plenty of, I top this up by having a protein shake after I exercise so when I was asked to review a new protein shake from Upbeat, I was keen to try it..

I was sent a lovely goodie pack along with some vouchers to go and purchase a few bottles of Upbeat, they couldn't send me the bottles themselves as these drinks need to stay chilled.

upbeat merchandise

Upbeat is available in two flavours, strawberry and mango and passionfruit. I normally make up my own protein shakes using a flavoured protein powder and water, this can sometimes be rather bitty as the powder tends not to mix in so well with the water. Upbeat is more like a milkshake.

The good thing about these Upbeat protein drinks is that they are low in fat and made with real fruits. They are made using fresh whey protein from british milk and provide an amazing 20g of protein per bottle.

Each 250ml bottle contains just 150 calories and is suitable for vegetarians, your kids can drink it too.

My personal favourite was the mango and passionfruit, I found the strawberry a tad too sweet for my liking, this may be because they use artificial sweetners, although I have seen that they are looking into using natural sweetners which would be better!!

Overall I really enjoyed drinking the Upbeat drinks, very flavoursome, a great way to increase your protein intake as part of a balanced diet. The size of the bottle makes them handy to take out in your handbag or perhaps to the gym with you. The only negative that I would say is the price of the drink. Each bottle costs £1.75, which in my opinion is quite expensive considering the size of the drink, I personally would be more likely to purchase Upbeat regularly if it was nearer the £1 mark.

You can find Upbeat online at Tesco and Ocado as certain Boots, Waitrose, WHsmith, Holland and Barratt and Booths, you can check here for your most local stockist.


Disclaimer : I was sent vouchers to purchase these drinks however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I've never tried these but it sounds like a pre-mixed version would be a much more convenient option for when you are away from home #TriedTested

  2. I've never heard of these.......They do seem a bit expensive though x

  3. I can't stand the idea of a powdered mix drink so these sound much more appealing. I'm never a fan of strawberry stuff either really!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. strawberry is hard to make not taste artificial as such, thanks for hosting x

  4. I've not tried protein drinks but a ready made option sounds great x #triedtested

    1. I swear by protein drinks to help with weightloss x

  5. A tad expensive, but definitely better for when you are out and about! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested


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