Product Review: Marquis Organic Energy

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I’ve been a fan of Marquis Organic Energy drinks for a while; I remember seeing and tasting them at last year’s Natural Products Expo West, and liking what I drank.

Since then, they’ve gone through a rebranding of their packaging, which I like. And the flavors remain quite good, for energy drinks! The quality of ingredients and the vitamin blend they add to the beverage is what I’m most impressed with, however. (Also, the fact that Marquis drinks are zero calories is a nice bonus.)

They are vegan certified, as well as organic, nonGMO verified, gluten free, and sweetened with organic stevia extract.

Flavor profile:

Super Berry: The is the sweetest flavor of the three; it was also my least favorite. I think it would be better as a cocktail mixer than a stand alone drink. Although I’d certainly down it in a pinch if I needed some energy!

Mango Ginger: Hands down my favorite flavor. Anything ginger I’m on board with; I could drink a case of these happily (and then probably run around in circles for an hour.)

Citrus Lime: I enjoyed this flavor too; the stevia is more pronounced in this flavor, however, so for those stevia haters (of which I know there are many), I would stick with the Mango Ginger! Ginger flavor tends to mellow out stevia, I have found. I personally don’t mind stevia. 🙂

I would definitely recommend snagging some of these drinks, especially if you need some organic energy to get you through your day! The caffeine content isn’t staggering, and they use organic yerba maté and green tea as the energy source. The B vitamin blend will help your mood as well.

Thumbs up from me!

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*Marquis Organic Energy drinks sent to me for review purposes. 

 

 

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The Plantbased Jetsetter

A little about me:

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I have always been a fan of fashion, good food, music, movies, fitness, and fun times.

Having dreamed of being a singer in Japan since I was a little girl, I went to UCLA to get my BA in English Literature, then trolled around in Downtown LA for a bit before selling my car to run away to Tokyo.

I got a rock band of Japanese/Chinese men together and collaborated with them to create the band ‘19 Mirrors’. Some of our performances are still on youtube, albeit accompanied by terrible sound quality. Whoops.

I was the lead singer of 19 Mirrors for almost 3 years; we played a ton of venues in Tokyo, and even booked a 10-day tour of Beijing, China. Then came the March 2011 tsunami/earthquake disaster. I stayed in Tokyo until November 2011, when I ultimately decided to make the move back to LA.

While still living in Tokyo, I was going through the process of becoming plant based. I kept happening across books and articles that described the inherent cruelty that comes with eating animal products, the complete lack of balance my body felt while consuming them, and found that I couldn’t reconcile my love of animals with eating them and wearing their skin.

Therefore, when I moved back to LA, I promptly became a whirlwind of plant based, cruelty free fervor, wanting to discover fashion, food, and cosmetics alike that aligned themselves with my newfound beliefs.

To my delight, anything I ever craved or wanted to wear was available in a plant based, cruelty free form! Joy! I was super happy to discover that I didn’t have to sacrifice style, appetite, or health to be plant based, balanced, healthy, and cruelty free. I now live in Las Vegas, and intend to blog full time about a compassionate, luxury, cruelty free lifestyle!

~Come fly with me~

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