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Infuse your body daily with our potent, raw, organic lifeforce tonic; Blackcurrant Blast. You will be energized and illuminated!
Blackcurrant Blast is a vibrant blend of healthy premium organic ingredients, including antioxidant-rich blackcurrant.
Tangy apple cider vinegar, sweet honey, spicy ginger, sweet and sour blackcurrant, with maca root, and lime. Loaded with anthocyanins, vitamin C, electrolytes and minerals, this combination is a powerful immune booster and potent energy tonic.
Of all the varieties I have tried in this range, this one is my favourite. In comparison with the others, it has a milder, more mellow flavour, but its success lies in the balance of ingredients. There is just the right proportion of sweet to sour, and the blackcurrant flavour shines through without overwhelming everything else. I also discerned a hint of citrus, and sure enough, lime was listed as one of the ingredients.
I have been using the Granite Lifeforce Tonic drinks for a fortnight now, and so far have weathered two weeks of broken sleep, long hours at work, and a household full of people with colds. It may not be by chance that I have stayed perfectly healthy without so much as a sniffle, and have had the energy to carry out my work and leisure interests as well as all the extras that seem to have cropped up at home. I imagine that the tonic has certainly contributed to my ongoing fitness and ability to stay on top of everything.
I like the clean lines of the bottle - like the others in the range, the Blackcurrant Blast comes in a distinctive, rather classy bottle with a colour coded band on the top and bottom of the label. It is wine red in colour, in keeping with the colour of the crushed fruit. Blackcurrants are widely known for their high levels of Vitamin C, and because Granite uses only fresh, raw products, the full Vitamin C component is assured. In winter, this vitamin is a powerful weapon against viruses that thrive in damp conditions, but even in warmer weather, there are bugs around so anything that helps to combat them is beneficial.
The first time I tried this variety, I drank it at room temperature and really enjoyed it. In fact, I had to make sure I did not use it all in one go. After that, I stored the partly used bottle in the fridge as the instructions specified that it should be kept chilled so it maintained its freshness. However, because I did not like the chilled version quite so much (as there was some loss of flavour), I reverted to pouring it from the fridge and then leaving it at room temperature for a while before drinking it. This meant I was continuing to enjoy the drink each time I had some.
Will I buy it again? Yes, I think it has proved to be useful in maintaining health and at the same time it is an enjoyable drink with breakfast. I don't think it will replace my mandatory coffee at the start of the day, but it will happily accompany it.
How intriguing.....I don't think I ever tried a drink calling itself a tonic, but this is exactly what Granite Blackcurrant Blast says it is on the bottle. I keenly checked the ingredients and saw that the main one was apple cider vinegar, now that made me quite nervous; a few years ago I bought a big bottle of it with every intention of following some fad diet by drinking it daily but frankly I couldn't stomach it! But getting over myself I noticed the drink had so many other good points; organic, raw, naturally preserved and made in New Zealand, so I thought I'd better give it a try.
When I opened the bottle I was surprised to see that the drink wasn't carbonated, for some reason the liquid looked like it was but I was pleased it wasn't as it added to the organic raw feeling of the drink. I'm not going to lie the first taste has a little vinegary but as I continued to sip it (and I think you should sip it), the tastes of honey, ginger and blackcurrant really came through. I began to quite enjoy the tart taste and decided the recommendation of 100ml minimum daily for adults would be good for me, so over a course of three days I enjoyed drinking it in the morning. I think the tonic did give me a pick me up for the day and I loved the fact it was very low in sugar, a perfect way for me to start my working week.
I would recommend to anyone who is interested in improving their energy and is looking for a natural way to compliment their heath and body regime.
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