When I’m shuffling between picking the kids up from school, taking them to practice, and all my other “Dad” duties, I need something to stay hydrated. Especially when I get a few moments where I can hit the gym or go for a run. But I also want it to taste yummy and be good for me. When BODYARMOR approached me about working together to review their BODYARMOR Sports Drink, I happily agreed.
Please note that this is a sponsored post with BODYARMOR. All opinions are 100% mine, and I wouldn’t recommend any products that I haven’t tried myself.
What is BODYARMOR Sports Drink?
BODYARMOR Sports Drink is a coconut water-based drink that is designed for athletes and people on the go. It comes in 16 and 28-ounce bottles to keep you refreshed during your workouts, when playing sports, or hiking with the family.
As I was doing my research on BODYARMOR, I came across this Fortune Magazine article from 2015. I was intrigued that one founder, Mike Repole, had started Vitaminwater and the other founder, Lance Collins, created Fuze Beverage.
The company doesn’t pay athletes to endorse their products. Instead, the athletes take an equity share in the company. Some of the athletes are the who’s who of professional sports:
- Kobe Bryant, retired Lakers superstar
- Rob Gronkowski, Patriots tight end
- Mike Trout, Angels center fielder
- Richard Sherman, 49ers cornerback (Seahawks at the time of the article)
- Andrew Luck, Colts quarterback
Athletes that excel at the professional level are looking for every edge that they can. Knowing that they won’t put anything harmful into their bodies gives me a bit of reassurance for me and my kids drinking BODYARMOR Sports Drink.
What’s inside BODYARMOR?
BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners, potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water, vitamins and no colors from artificial sources. There are no artificial colors, nuts, caffeine, or additives. And its also designed to be gluten-free.
There are 12 different flavors to choose from:
- Mixed Berry
- Knockout Punch (UFC branded)
- Octagon Orange (UFC branded)
- Fruit Punch
- Blackout Berry
- Pineapple Coconut
- Tropical Punch
- Orange Mango
- Watermelon Strawberry
- Strawberry Banana
BODYARMOR is now the official sports drink of the UFC. The drink is positioned as a replacement for the other sports drinks that we’re used to drinking when working out or playing sports.
BODYARMOR Sports Drink Review
AKA – Do my kids like it? And do I like it?
As part of my review, I received a 6-pack of the Strawberry Banana flavor. It’s almost like BODYARMOR was reading my mind because of the 12 flavors, this one would be my favorite choice.
As a Dad, I’m concerned about what I drink because I know the kiddos will want some too. We don’t drink soda and keep sugary juices to a minimum. I like that BODYARMOR Sports Drink has no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
But just because something is good for you, doesn’t mean that I’d want to drink it while working out or on a hot, sunny day. It has to taste great and be refreshing.
Save $1 off 2 BODYARMOR Sports Drinks
Starting in 2018, BODYARMOR Sports Drink is now available at all Walgreens locations nationwide. Click HERE to receive $1.00 off on TWO (2) Bottles of BODYARMOR Sports Drink or BODYARMOR LYTE Sports Drink (16oz Only).
Terms and conditions apply. See the link for details, but it basically boils down to being able to only use one coupon per product.
I stopped by my local Walgreens to check out the selection. Sure enough, BODYARMOR was there on sale for 2 for $3. With this coupon, you’ll get two of them for $1 each!
The Bald Thoughts
Before receiving this BODYARMOR Sports Drink sample, I had never tried coconut water before. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but all I could taste was the strawberry and banana. There was no coconut aftertaste. And that’s a good thing because I normally don’t like coconut.
We tried a few bottles while kicking the soccer ball in front of my house and also at my kids’ soccer practice in the blazing midday summer heat. The BODYARMOR Sports Drink was refreshing and helped keep up hydrated. Personally, I wouldn’t only drink these when working out or playing sports, but they are a good mix of flavor and electrolytes in between gulps of water.
With the variety of flavors and good taste, I can see bringing a few bottles of BODYARMOR on our next road trip or a hike in the local mountains. It has the flavor of smoothies that both my kids and I like.