July 9, 2013

Frog Fuel {Review and Giveaway}

Since I've started marathon training, trying out different types of fuels and energy snacks has been really important. You always have to try different things on your runs so that whatever you use on race day, you know your body agrees with it.  I've been loving Honey Stinger chews and fruit snacks lately! 

Of course when I was approached by Frog Fuel, I jumped at the chance to try their protein-packed energy gel supplement. I was also excited because it is a natural product with no added sugar and no banned or artificial substances which goes along with their slogan "Everything you need, nothing you don't"!  I only do reviews of products that I really like or think others would like to try so keep reading!


You know that Frog Fuel is serious about energy when you find out that it was created by two Navy SEALs, because SEALS are clearly hardcore (Zero Dark Thirty, anyone?) and go through rigorous training. Alex and Jeff, who created the product, created Frog Fuel after not finding any supplements out there that could properly fuel their workouts.  They advertise that the product is 15 g of super concentrated, medical grade protein and is broken down during production which allows it to be rapidly absorbed entirely by the user.

I love that it is made up of simply natural flavors, amino acids, water, collagen protein, and taurine. It also contains caffeine which makes it just as effective as a pre-workout fuel as it is for post-workout recovery. I sometimes try out pre-workout supplements but don't feel comfortable taking products with lots of additives, ingredients I can't pronounce, or high levels of stimulants. I've also started to use BCAAs after workouts to help with recovery so finding a product with both protein and amino acids is awesome. 

I tried a pack of Frog Fuel before my training group speedwork session last week because I was feeling tired and blah after a long day of work. The samples were berry flavored, but weren't very sweet and were more tangy than I was expecting. It wasn't too bad for a liquid protein product that wasn't loaded with sugar though. I would have to get used to the flavor more, but I did like the little energy boost I got and appreciate all the protein because I've been working on trying to up my protein intake lately. If you are interested in trying the product you can buy it online at  Frog Fuel Frog Performance or on Amazon.com. 

If you are like me and like free samples, Frog Performance wants to give away some a protein tasting pack to one lucky reader. To enter for a chance to win, the following are three separate ways that you can enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post! What's your favorite pre or post-workout supplement or snack?
2. Follow me, @BreatheBlog, on twitter here Leave a separate comment letting me know that you did so.
3. Follow me on Bloglovin hereLeave a separate comment letting me know that you did so.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US only (sorry!). You have until Midnight on Thursday July, 11th to enter (remember you have 3 chances!) I will randomly select a winner using random.org on Friday July 12th. If the winner fails to respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. Of course I'll be sure to announce the winner on my blog post Friday! Good luck!


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Disclosure: Frog Fuel Frog Performance provided me with 3 Frog Fuel Liquid Protein packets. I received no monetary or other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. I'll usually have a banana and an energy drink beforehand and some greek yogurt or milk after my workout. I like that this has natural ingredients. I would love to find a better alternative to the energy drinks!

  2. Follow on twitter! @kathuggs

  3. Follow on Bloglovin'! bloglovin.com/kathuggs

  4. Lately I've been drinking a Premier Protein shake after workouts.

  5. I followed you on Twitter!

  6. I followed you on Bloglovin'!

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  10. One of my favorite post workout snacks/fuel is chocolate milk mixed with protein powder. Serious protein and fuel there for ya, not just for kids!

  11. Looks like good stuff! Too bad I live in Canada. Good luck with the giveaway! Cheers!

  12. post-workout smoothies are the way to go!

  13. I also follow you on bloglovin