Golazo – All Natural Sports Drinks

Golazo sports drinks fuel your body with natural ingredients and keep you performing in peak condition. The Latin-inspired flavors are a fresh change from the sugary taste of the other big sports drink brands. Golazo makes refreshing gluten-free energy and hydration drinks.

I reached out to Golazo after reading an article in Men’s Health about their brand. I am a bit skeptical about the claims of sports drinks manufacturers. I am also aware that sports drinks are a cause of poor dental health among endurance athletes. So, I was glad to see that Golazo is made with natural ingredients and even offers a sugar-free Mango-Lime energy drink.

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I enlisted the help of my wife Tina, and my son Peyton. We sampled the energy drinks before our workouts last week. Peyton is 10, so he only had 1/4 cup.  Tina and I split the remaining amount. We all noticed a boost in energy levels minutes after enjoying our Golazo beverage. Being a soda-free family, the carbonated energy drink was a bit of a guilty pleasure.

We liked all the flavors, but agreed that Hibiscus and Mango-Lime were the best. The energy drinks didn’t have the same harsh, cough-syrupy taste of other energy drinks I’ve tried. And the hydration drinks had a smooth, understated sweetness with subtle flavors that reminded me of past vacations to warm places with sandy beaches.

As far as performance goes, we all hit our goals. I hydrated with Golazo’s Hibiscus hydration drink on my long run and felt very good later that day. The coconut water used in Golazo drinks is full of replenishing electrolytes.

The carbohydrate and sugar content of Golazo (33 grams of cane sugar per 20 oz bottle) is comparable to Gatorade. However, the taste is pleasantly mild by comparison. And, the coloring found in Golazo comes from vegetable juice extract, not chemical dyes.

The sugar-free Mango Lime energy drink has just ten calories. It’s made with 6 grams of Erythritol, a plant-based sugar alcohol found naturally in grapes, melons, and mushrooms. The sugar-free Mango Lime drink is pleasantly sweet and delivers an energy kick just as powerful as the other flavors. GOLAAAAAZOOO!!

Golazo Replenishing Electrolyte Drink, Hibiscus, 20 Ounce (Pack of 12)