Sometimes I like to switch things up a bit:
I’ll go crazy and wear my hair down.
I’ll take a walk on the wild side and actually paint my fingernails a color besides clear.
I’ll get really out of control and wear my sassy pants around town.
And sometimes, I’ll keep my co-workers on their toes by bringing in something besides the habitual cupcakes. Behold:
Last week, a company sent me a new drink to try out – and they weren’t messing around. A seriously huge cooler arrived on my doorstep containing 20 some odd bottles of früsh to distribute and enjoy with some colleagues – and enjoy we did. Actually, J got his hands on it first and guzzled a bottle of the blueberry flavor. He managed to take a few seconds between sips to express what a great on the go breakfast this was and ask if he could he have another.
I would also like to point out that he enjoys color coordinating his outfits with his drinks…
I tried one next, peach flavored, and the best way I think to describe it would be a more liquid-y yogurt: fruity, creamy, and surprisingly filling.
Actually, früsh is exactly that – yogurt blended with fruit. They also throw in some TruCal (a calcium extract) and HOWARU (a probiotic extract) for some extra added health benefits. Also, each bottle touts about 9 grams of protein – yay protein! Früsh comes in four flavors: The aforementioned blueberry and peach (my personal favorite), as well as strawberry and strawberry banana.
So there’s the first benefit of the drink – it’s a quick and tasty on-the-run breakfast. Onward to the office where my co-workers were happy to try out their cupcake alternative.
Now, please believe me that if someone said something even remotely negative about the stuff, I would tell you. But they didn’t. Maybe everyone forgot their breakfast and were grateful for provisions or maybe everyone was just in a really great mood – but not one person had anything but praise. In fact several went back for another bottle to try a different flavor (freeloaders).
The point is, früsh is legit good. The only problem I could find was that it was a bit higher in the calorie count than I would have liked. Each flavor came in at around 200 calories per 8 oz. bottle. Not too bad if the drink is enough to suffice for a breakfast or snack.
Feeling particularly creative, I decided to utilize some of my leftover früsh supply and whip up a protein shake. As it is the last day of national peach month (see previous peach recipe here), and I have a soft spot in my heart for the peach flavored früsh, I decided a peach cobbler shake was in order.
Peach Cobbler Protein Shake
- 1/2 cup peach flavored früsh
- 1/2 of a peach or equivalent amount of slices (frozen if possible)
- 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder (I used Designer Whey)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Directions: (not that I really need describe to you how to make a shake…)
- Add früsh, peach slices, protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and handful of ice to a blender.
- blend until ice is crushed
- Taste, add more ice if necessary
- Blend some more
- Drink up the goodness
Moral of the story? If you’re out moseying around the grocery store and staring slack-jawed at the plethora of possible drink options, definitely grab a früsh and give it a try.
Happy Friday everyone! Have a safe and happy weekend and Go Vols!