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Best Tasting Energy Drink I Have Ever Tried

AdvoCare Spark Review

Blue Raspberry Spark is a permanent flavor!

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NEW Limeade Spark is here to STAY!! Love this flavor it’s amazing!

Limeade Spark

 

NEW Spark containers and slight change in formulation but Same Great taste and serving sizes!

If you haven’t tried Spark by AdvoCare you really are missing out!!  This is my daily go to drink when I wake up and again in the afternoon.

AdvoCare recently changed the packaging which I think was a smart move on their part.  Here is a picture of the differences.

advocare spark canister

The new canisters are much smaller and lighter. These are easier to ship and transport.  AdvoCare also changed the Spark box packets from a larger packet to a “go to” packet that is also easy to throw in your purse or bag.

The Spark sticks are Very convenient to pour into water bottles as well!

No More Clumps and Less Calories!

I will say that because of the formulation change, Spark now stirs into your water Much easier with no clumps!

This is a nice Bonus because I like Spark with Fizzy water-It’s hard to shake fizzy water spark :)

AdvoCare had recently changed their distributor kits to include Spark, Rehydrate, and Meal Replacement Shakes.  Not to mention only $59!!

Where to Buy Spark

AdvoCare Spark Review:

My personal Spark review.

1) It really does give me a great pick me up in the morning and has replaced my… wait for it…Morning Coffee…gasp!

I used to go straight to the coffee machine after waking up to make my morning coffee every day no matter what… I never thought I would give that up….

BUT after drinking Spark I just stopped drinking coffee mainly because of the way I felt.

Because Spark has caffeine in it, (in an 8oz glass with one pouch of Spark it has 120mg of Caffeine)

it does give you a boost in the morning for most people, which I always need with 4 kids.

I started to realize after drinking Spark that I personally felt much better

and had an even keeled energy throughout the day not like I did with coffee….I just felt better... period…. so I really don’t miss the coffee….

AdvoCare Spark is Good For You!

2) No Sugar! I love that Spark does not have sugar….if you compare that to almost any other energy drink…it’s great.

It really does taste sweet though see #4

3) You actually get Vitamins in this stuff and a lot of them….below is a link for a pdf print out of all the details of ingredients, but mainly it’s the vitamin B vitamins, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin C and more….

so again compared to most other energy drinks this is way better in the healthy department…

4)It tastes really good!  It reminds me of the taste of a drink I enjoyed as a child ….it really does have a great taste to it with no weird after taste….

I have an obsession with fizzy water/seltzer water etc… So I drink my Spark with bubbly water.

I have a carbonated drink maker and to me it’s the way to go with Spark….just my 2 cents :)

5)Long Lasting Energy….one of my biggest reasons for loving this drink is how I feel in the afternoon.

I’ve always been one of those people who just wants to crash by 3pm. If I could take a nap in the afternoon I would…With Spark,

I honestly feel a longer lasting energy throughout the day.

This is one of their claims and I do agree with it….

This is my personal opinion and in no way saying that these effects will be the same for you.

It’s not a fast caffeine fix and then slump…it’s more of an even, noticeable energy that just lasts if that makes sense…

Summer Spark 2016 Promo

6) Spark Cost-The retail cost the price would be $1.24 per serving (with the AdvoCare Spark Canister at 42 servings) which is not that bad compared to other energy drinks on the market that are not as healthy.

If you like Spark and want to keep getting it,  it’s best to pay the $59  (plus S/H) and you get 20% up to 40% off depending on your product discount level.  Find out more about that Here.

You do NOT have to sell anything if you don’t want to.

Many people get the distributorship for the product discount.

The pouches are a little more per pouch but are also so much more convenient when you are out and about or traveling and each box has 14 pouches.

The price for the boxes are: Retail $22.95,Distributor:$18.36, Advisor: $13.77

So the Retail price is $1.64 per drink which still is not that bad comparably but getting the discount is a better deal!

AdvoCare Spark Ingredients

You can check out the active Spark ingredients

What’s your favorite Spark Flavor?? Comment Below

Here are my favorite flavors in order :)

 Advocare Spark Flavors:

Blue Raspberry– Absolute FAVORITE!!! Right now!! If you like Cotton Candy or Snow Cones you’ll be in heaven!!

Limeade If you like Lime Sorbet dessert you’ll love this!

Green Apple– 2nd favorite at the moment!

Watermelon Spark  Great taste but you have to love watermelon :)

Grape Spark (with carbonated water tastes like grape soda no lie!)

Fruit Punch Spark-very good and a favorite with SO many people.

Pink Lemonade Sparkmy kids love this one. Tastes just like pink lemonade

Mango Strawberry Spark-I thought this would be my ultimate favorite because I have an obsession with mangos!  Very good and a lot of people love it but I keep going back to the flavors above :)

Mandarin Orange Spark-pretty good but not my fave. BUT if you like Tang…This is for you!

So there you have it a full and complete Advocare Spark Review!

If interested, you can order Advocare Spark Energy Drink through my Shop….

Where to Buy Spark

 

AdvoCare Spark Discount

Sign up for the Discount on Spark between 20%-40% off!

Click below for more info:

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AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

AdvoCare Spark is also part of the 24 Day Challenge, Click below to order:

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Does the 24 Day Challenge Work?

The 24 Day Challenge

There has been an increase in the number of people who want to be more active in health and fitness. These individuals are those who have a high regard for their health and wellness. Some of them exercise to help them combat their illnesses while for others, the reason is simply for their own well-being. It is more of a prevention than a cure. Whether you fall in the first or second category, the important thing is that you have made a good choice — to work for a healthier you!

Does the 24 Day Challenge Work?

Do you ever wonder what is the best exercise for you? Do you feel like you have wasted your time, energy and efforts in doing various activities that do not meet your goal of losing weight? Are you tired of trying different diet programs that do not seem to work? Well, maybe it is time for you to consider an effective and efficient diet method known as the 24 Day Challenge. With this program, there is a high guarantee that you will get the best results that you have always wanted. It is designed perfectly to suit the needs of every person you does it. The best part of all is that it is not a diet but a lifestyle, a way of living. You can easily follow through with the program and achieve the goals you have set for a long time. In fact, you can keep on doing the basis of the challenge for months in order to maintain your current weight and healthy lifestyle.

does the 24 day challenge work

There is an AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan that you have to observe for a twenty four days. The meal plan for the first ten days is designed to remove waste in your body and prepare you to get optimal nutrients for the next two weeks. For the eleventh day to the twenty fourth, the meal plan will enable you to achieve your weight goal. By following the meal plan, you can get a balanced diet and meet your nutritional meals. With the meal plans, you can now skip the trouble of deciding what to prepare for breakfast or what to cook for lunch or dinner. Since there is already a list of the recommended nutrients (protein, complex carbohydrates, etc.) needed for a single day, all that needs to be done is to pick the right grocery items. There are also days when you can replace your meals with AdvoCare’s meal replacement shake. With this meal plan, you are guaranteed to have the right set of healthy dishes and snacks that allow you to get the calories you need in a particular day.

When it comes to losing weight, food intake is one of the biggest considerations to look into. This is the reason why AdvoCare carefully suggests a meal plan that is suitable for most people and compliments the supplements perfectly. The program has a list of food suggestions for challengers that is recommended. It is not a definitive list but a guideline which makes it easier for clients to achieve optimal health goals. Included in the complex carbohydrates list are beans, lentils, oatmeal, quinoa, potatoes and whole grains. If you aim for great results, limit or avoid certain beverages and foods such as white flour, sugar, candies, fried dishes, alcohol, soda, processed food items and partially hydrogenated oils. Of course, fruits and vegetables are in the list of the recommended foods for those taking the program.

As long as you know how to follow the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Instructions, you will surely have no problems with it. Since everything is already provided, the primary thing needed from you is cooperation. Make sure that you are in constant communication with your private coach to get the best results as soon as possible. You will undergo the Cleanse and Max phases which have been proven to offer great results. In each phase, there are different sets of meals that you can take. Also, you have the option to record the physical activities that you perform while taking the program. Since the challenge requires the use of companion products, it is important that you religiously take these items on time and with the right dosage. Do not cheat on yourself by recording the wrong items on your diary.

Before enrolling in the AdvoCare challenge, you must prepare yourself for it. One of the things that you can do is to drink plenty of water. According to research, the right amount of water is six to eight glasses per day. You can also read articles about the challenge in order to orient yourself about the two important phases in this challenge. The good news is that you can already see the list of food suggestions under this challenge before you begin. Thus, you can already mentally create what you will prepare as you take the challenge for twenty four days. Another thing that you can do as a preparation is to read about the companion products for the 24 Day Challenge.

Some individuals who have tried this program said that it is the perfect solution to all their worries. It is proven to have a high success rate as compared to other programs available in the market. As already mentioned, this challenge formulated by AdvoCare is a way of living. At the end of the program, you will transform from having a sedentary life to an active, healthy lifestyle with the energy you never knew you had! The number of people sharing about their AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results has increased over the years. This only means that there is a large population of users who are very satisfied with the results of the program. However, as already mentioned above, it is important that it requires cooperation to stay on the program and follow the guidelines. You can achieve what you aim for if you will follow the meal plans, get in touch with your personal coach, and continue on products.

To learn more about its benefits and advantages, you can read the available AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Reviews online. These reviews will show you that with AdvoCare, the products are exceptional and they work! Are you ready to start the challenge?

One of the bonuses of purchasing the 24 Day Challenge from me is that you will get daily coaching emails with instructions, tips, meal prep ideas, and recipes!  I want you to be successful with the challenge so any personalized attention you need, I am here to help. Just purchase below.

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Joanna Bostwick
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Best Foods for Before and After Workout

Pre and Post Workout Food and Drinks

AdvoCare Post Workout Recovery Drink

After looking online at recipes that complement the 24 Day Challenge I ran across an article that I thought was very good for pre and post workout foods.  The article was by Ridz Buk on a site called, Fitness Republic.  It was more of an infographic than article.  Here was the info graphic.

pre and post workout revocery infographic

See full post here…

I thought the infographic had some great points about different ideas for pre and post workout foods.  I also agree with the water part.  So to recap…

Pre workout: 

  • So before workout make sure and give yourself some time and don’t eat right before you workout.
  • Don’t eat too much fiber.  This can be hard during “Cleanse Phase” but remember we are also moving the toxins through our system.
  • Don’t eat the bad carbs that will make you crash after your workout.

Post workout it’s important to

  • eat a meal right after working out
  • Don’t reward yourself with a high calorie or high fat treat
  • Keep your metabolism high and running with 3 small meals and 2 snacks
  • Don’t skip the post workout meal.

In terms of eating right after workout, Brad Sly a nutritionist and certified personal trainer who writes for breakingmuscle.com

Ingesting carbohydrates after training is critical in replenishing glycogen stores and initiating muscle glycogen synthesis. If we don’t replenish these stores an athlete’s training performance can be compromised in future sessions.

Muscle protein is broken down due to high intensity or prolonged exercise. This makes recovery nutrition important in helping to rebuild. Once the recovery phase begins the catabolic processes reduce while anabolic processes increase and continue on for at least 24 hours after training. The ingestion of essential amino acids from quality protein sources has been shown to help with the muscle-building process.

post workout recovery drink

More often than not, we don’t have the time or available foods to get that critical post workout recovery meal that we need.  Fortunately AdvoCare has a perfectly formulated post workout recovery sports drink.

According to the AdvoCare site:

Post-Workout Recovery Sports Drink contains more than 30 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that support the muscles’ metabolic processes in recovery and helps minimize occasional soreness after workouts. Post-Workout Recovery combines the muscle-supporting nutrition used by hundreds of professional and world-class athletes across the United States. Post-Workout Recovery helps enhance physical performance and endurance while supplying essential components for muscle repair and gain during and after physical activity. The unique blend of high-quality protein combined with glucose polymers and other carbohydrates, gives the body energy and structural support.

Post-Workout Recovery also contains branched-chain amino acids to support muscle recovery, growth and endurance. Finally, the antioxidants present in this advanced sports drink help the body ward off free radicals that are commonly produced as a result of exercise.

The Post Workout Recovery Drink is key for people who want to:

  • minimize the soreness experienced after exercising
  • looking for better muscle recovery
  • enhance their current exercise or weight lifting program
  • gain lean muscle mass

Directions:

  • For ages 12 and older.
  • Blend, shake or briskly stir contents of one pouch into 10 fluid ounces of water or the beverage of your choice.
  • For short-term recovery, consume within one hour following a workout.
  • For long-term recovery, consume in the evening.
  • For additional benefit, consume Post-Workout Recovery Sports Drink within one hour before a workout.

Key Ingredients:

Soy protein powder, branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), chromium, casein (modified), medium-chain triglycerides, creatine, gamma-oryzanol, vanadium (vanadyl sulfate), calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium, eleuthero root, carbohydrates

If the Pros use Post Workout Recovery It’s good enough for us!

Use it the Pros do post workout

This isn’t to say that food is not a great option post workout.  If your prepared and are able to get the right foods together, go for it, just make sure you eat during that optimal 30-40 min post workout time and your getting the correct carb to protein ratio!

Another great perk of the Post Workout Recovery Drink is that it is third party tested by Informed Choice and this drink is tested for all banned substances so you or your athlete can be assured you are getting quality non harmful ingredients that will boost your sports performance recovery.

I personally love the chocolate but it also comes in vanilla.  Although they no longer sell the pouches, a canister is fine and I just put the powder in the bottom of my shaker bottle which you can find pretty easy.  Or just put a scoop of powder in a small baggie, add water, and your set!

I also love this drink on crushed ice!  Yum!!

Joanna Bostwick

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