Saturday, April 20, 2019

Reviewing the Green Ogre Drink

The Green Ogre Drink - a healthy alternative to your morning coffee
The Green Ogre, photo via LouannesNation
I came across a variation of this drink towards the end of 2018 beginning of 2019.  I adapted the recipe using products I was able to get here in Australia (where I live) and so was 'born' the Green Ogre Drink.   I should also mention that these products are also available in the US, Canada, UK, NZ & Poland as well.

If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me regularly post about this drink as I have it every day.

I would like to have everybody in the world replace their morning coffee with this drink for 30 days.  I think everyone would benefit from it.

Why Should I The Drink Green Ogre Drink?


I should mention here that I am not a doctor or a medical professional, but I believe it can do a lot of things for you such as -

What's the three ingredients in the Green Ogre Drink
  • increased energy
  • increased focus and concentration
  • improved skin
  • and it could even lead you to both time and financial freedom!
Let me break it down for you ...

The Green Ogre drink uses 3 different Arbonne products (this means it's cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, kosher & non-GMO), the products are - Greens Balance, Mind Health & Fizz Sticks.

We've talked about Greens Balance before as a good way to get more fruit and veg into your diet.   Imagine being able to get 2 servings of your fruit & veg in place of your morning coffee!   Last year I was following a couple of people on Instagram as they did a shot of Greens Balance every day for their skin health and they were really happy with the results.  This was obviously not a controlled scientific experiment, but it does make sense that taking a supplement that includes 37 different fruit and vegetables would help make your skin clearer doesn't it?

Mind Health includes phosphatidylserine & vitamin B12 both of which helps improve your focus and concentration which is the reason so many people feel the need for a coffee in the morning.

Fizz Sticks are the third ingredient and they contain caffeine to give you a boost of energy along with B vitamins which also helps boost your energy levels.

Fizz Sticks also contain chromium which helps to balance your blood sugar levels.  If your blood sugars are balanced then it's easier to keep your energy levels balanced.

Not All Caffeine is Equal


Now some people say, but hang on why take another caffeine drink to replace one that I know I like?  This seems like a fair question, but not all caffeine is created equal.

Let me explain the differences and why you should be substituting the Green Ogre drink for your first coffee of the day (note I'm not saying give up coffee completely, it tastes delicious after all!)

When you drink coffee the caffeine you're ingesting is acidic which can lead to inflammation in your body (not a good thing), the caffeine also causes you to crash after a while which is often when you grab for another coffee or a hit of sugar, or both!

The caffeine in the fizz sticks is derived from both green tea and guarana and the difference is that it is a more alkalized version of caffeine aka it won't cause inflammation in your body.   I've also noticed that it sustains your energy levels much more effectively so that you don't get that 'crash' that has you reaching for another caffeine hit.

I can't speak for you personally, but I've found that I don't need a drink mid-morning to keep me going when I have a green ogre drink.   I do take a fizz stick in water in the afternoon however, usually between 2.30 & 3.30pm which is a long time after my 8.30 - 9.00 am Green Ogre fix!

Are You Up for the Green Ogre Drink Challenge?


I'd love to hear from anyone who's up for swapping out their morning coffee for a Green Ogre Drink for 30 days - I would love to cheer you on and listen to your thoughts.

I do have to close with a warning though - after 30 days you may find you don't want to go back to your morning coffee, I've found I just don't want to live without my Green Ogre drink in the morning!



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8 comments:

  1. It would be amazing to have beneficial results of increased energy, as well as improved focus and concentration just from an energy drink. It obviously has been working well for you, Louanne.

    BTW, I'm curious, where did the name 'Green Ogre' come from for this drink? At first the name sounds strange, and then I realized it's a catchy name that gets your attention. LOL. Thanks for reviewing this health drink by Arbonne.

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    1. I can't believe I didn't mention where the name came from LOL! The drink that was similar was called the Green Monster so when I adapted it I wanted a similar type of name and so I went with Green Ogre!

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  2. It does sound like the perfect breakfast drink! I could use the extra energy for sure. However, I suspect I would still cheat and drink my coffee first. The hot drink in the morning appeals to me more than the caffeine of the coffee, but I'm sure you wouldn't mind my little deviation from the plan. (The coffee sitting next to me now applauds my idea)

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    1. If it's the hot drink you crave I would suggest a caffeine free herbal tea first up and then the Green Ogre, but if you really feel the need to 'cheat' then just replace your mid-morning coffee instead of your first coffee!

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  3. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'm certainly impressed by the range of potential benefits you describe!

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    1. It doesn't look very appealing, but it actually tastes really nice and I do love how I feel when I'm drinking it. I must admit I used to be more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker - 10 mugs of tea a day on average to 1 coffee, but these days I rarely drink either and feel fantastic for it.

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  4. I have enjoyed watching your experience with Arbonne products. It's clear how much you love them and how well they work for you. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks, I can honestly say that being introduced to Arbonne has totally changed my life, I'm very grateful to my cousin for sharing the products with me.

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