Review: Aspire Energy Drinks

Daniel Wren

Aspire is a lightly sparkling drink in three tasty flavours: Cranberry, Apple and Acai, and Mango Lemonade. Aspire blends a bunch of healthy ingredients, such as ginger root, green tea and guarana, with B vitamins to support sustainable energy levels, and to boost your metabolism to aid in calorie burn and weight loss.


The juicy, tart Cranberry flavour is the original Aspire flavour, and is especially good this time of year, with its seasonal taste. However, if you want a refreshing beverage, it serves up a treat any season.


The Apple and Acai flavour is packed with superfood antioxidents and has a crisp, fresh taste.


Our personal favourite was the tropical Mango Lemonade – Aspire’s newest flavour.

Aspire also contains the compounds L-carnitine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the latter being the major catechin found in green tea. The potential health benefits of this substance include cancer chemoprevention, improving cardiovascular health and enhancing weight loss. According to some studies, it’s at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells.

It’s a great tasting drink, whichever flavour you get, and beats the taurine taste of most leading energy drinks (taurine being synthetic bull bile, hence the slight vomit whiff these drinks give off). It’s also far better for you, as these are all healthy ingredients – the drink doesn’t rely on overdosing you with caffeine and taurine, with the resultant crash that can lead to. We tried these in the office last week, and they were very popular – highly recommended by all!

You can pick up the Aspire range from Amazon, health food shops and supermarkets.

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.