I received product from Moms Meet to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
For years, I’ve tried to incorporate running into my lunchtime routine. I’ve never been great about fueling before I run. I can run on an empty stomach, but then I tend to not eat lunch until 2 or later (sometimes forgetting completely.) I don’t suggest doing this and as the weather continues to get warmer, I REALLY don’t recommend running on an empty stomach. Recently I was sent Fuel For Fire smoothies to try, and I thought what better time to try this product out than just before my lunchtime run!
Fuel For Fire Smoothies are made with a 100% fruit puree and are 99.8% lactose free. There’s no added sugar, and they also contain no gluten, soy, nuts, GMOs or fat. They’re less than 125 calories, and pack a protein punch of 10 or more grams in each pouch!
I compared these to my kids fruit and vegetable pouches (I keep a few on hand for when we really need them.) While these don’t require refrigeration, I really liked them better cold. So far I’ve tried the Strawberry Banana and the Banana Cocoa flavors. I’ve been keeping them in the small refrigerator at work, and eating (drinking?) one around 30 minutes before my run.
The taste isn’t overpowering, though at first it was a little odd to take something like this in a pouch. (I used to take gels when I did marathon training, and these were VERY similar.) There isn’t an aftertaste, and unlike a gel, I like that I could take half of this and save the other half for later since it has the cap. It’s really handy.
Fuel For Fire was started in 2012 by a chef AND athlete, Rob Gilfeather, in order to have an option for fueling and recovering from workouts. I think it’s such a smart idea, and I really like how easy these are to have around, consume and in their ingredients. I don’t feel too full, and I can still have a decent workout in the middle of the day.
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Talk to me about exercise…do you work out before, after or during your work day?