I love my coffee drinks… lattes, mochas, etc…
Truthfully, when I finish a good workout, I will often ‘reward’ myself with a mocha or a latte rather than a protein shake that I know would be of greater benefit to me. And another truth… I’m not the only one who does this because every single time I’m standing in line at the Starbucks across from my gym waiting for my drink, I will run into at least a couple of people from my gym who are doing the same.
But like I said… I do know that a protein shake would be a better choice for me after a workout, so for the longest time I’ve been looking for a product that would combine the two… a product that would give me the caffeine boost and the great taste I love in a coffee drink as well as the protein benefits of a protein shake…
Enter CLICK® “the coffee lover’s protein drink”
CLICK was created by a couple who are fitness specialists and founders of a chain of women’s fitness centers. They were educating their gym members on the importance of protein, especially for breakfast, and found that many of their members were enjoying a gourmet coffee drink for breakfast, thus the idea for CLICK, combining espresso coffee and protein into a gourmet tasting healthy energy drink, just kinda CLICK-ed for them…
From the CLICK website:
“The idea behind CLICK® was to provide a 3 in 1 beverage for performance, energy and healthy nutrition, that combines protein, coffee, and essential vitamins all in one.”
The things that set CLICK apart from other protein drinks:
The protein source, calcium caseinate, is a slower release protein which keeps you full longer. It’s also a source of protein that can be heated, thus you can enjoy your CLICK beverage hot or cold.
With 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals, CLICK contains one-third of your daily nutrients needed per serving, so you can even enjoy it as a full meal replacement if you choose.
And last, but certainly not least… it contains a double shot of real (REAL) espresso coffee per serving. You can find other espresso flavored protein powders powders out there, but CLICK actually contains the coffee itself. This is the real deal!
* A serving of any of the caffeinated CLICK products is the same as a 12-14 ounce brewed coffee (about 150 mg of caffeine)
My Thoughts and Experience
CLICK comes in three flavors; Mocha, Caramel, and Vanilla Latte.
I selected Mocha for my review and CLICK also provided me with a packet each of the Caramel and Vanilla Latte to try.
I love my hot mochas from the coffee house so the first drink I tried with CLICK was the hot mocha.
It is suggested to mix CLICK cold, adding liquid first and then the powder, and then heat if desired.
You can use water, milk, or any of your favorite milk alternatives.
I’m not trying to cut calories right now, so I used half water and half milk for a richer taste and then added my CLICK powder.
I gave it all a 30 second shake in the Blender Bottle and… oh my goodness!!!!
I could have drank the whole thing down right there, it is delicious!
But I’m more of a hot gourmet coffee enthusiast so I wanted to try my CLICK as a hot drink. I poured it into a microwave safe cup (making sure to remove the metal whisk in the blender bottle), heated my drink in the microwave for two minutes…
and enjoyed my first cup of CLICK…
This is one of the best tasting protein drinks I have ever tasted. It even comes close to my gourmet coffee mocha (and that’s saying a lot because I LOVE my gourmet coffee mocha). I even added a bit of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon 🙂
There was this one thing however…
I drank my first hot CLICK Mocha drink at around 4 PM. This wasn’t such a great idea for me as the caffeine is the REAL DEAL and it really kept me up that night. My bad… I wouldn’t drink a cup of coffee at that time so I dont know why I didn’t think of that when I made my CLICK drink. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you’ll want to drink your CLICK drinks earlier in the day.
For my next CLICK drink, I blended ice, the liquid (1/2 water, 1/2 milk) and the CLICK powder in my bullet for a delicious frozen coffee drink… and I made this one earlier in the day, so the extra energy was really nice.
It tastes amazing. Really good.
Great source of long lasting protein – keeps you full longer
REAL espresso coffee and not just coffee flavoring
A protein drink that you can enjoy straight out of the blender bottle, blended like a frozen coffee drink AND heated like a warm coffee drink!
It contains sucralose. I don’t love sucralose and I do my best to avoid it. However, in doing my research, I found that the entire canister of CLICK (12 to 14 servings) contains only 1/5 of a teaspoon of sucralose which is less than a teaspoon for the entire canister. I will take that over the 6 tsp of sugar per serving it would take to get the same taste. I’d still like to see CLICK sweetened with Stevia if it were possible though.
While I love the drink for extra energy earlier in the day, I wouldn’t be able to drink this drink as a meal replacement for my dinner due to the caffeine content. I checked and they used to carry a decaf version but sales were low for that product so they discontined it. I think I would love it!
Wrapping it up:
I love it! I will absolutely purchase this again and again. If you’re looking for a delicious way to enjoy your protein and love a gourmet coffee drink, I believe you will love it too!
Where to find the product:
If you’d like to know more about CLICK, you can check out the website here.
*I received complimentary samples of this product for purposes of this review. My thoughts are 100% my own.
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