New Caffeine Kicks


Do you like getting your caffeine from coffee? Just stick to the coffee. According to the Nutrition Action newsletter, a Starbucks Venti (20 ounce) Caffè Mocha with whole milk and whipped cream is loaded with 450 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat. Instead, order a tall (12 ounce) with nonfat milk and no whipped cream. That brings you down to 170 calories and no saturated fat.

Not getting enough kick from carbs and electrolytes? Several popular performance foods are now amped up with caffeine. Camelbak’s Orange Alert with Caffeine infuses its l0-calorie electrolyte-packed formula with 75 mg of caffeine. Each portable tablet, when mixed with 24 ounces of water, delivers plenty of vitamin B6, B12, riboflavin, niacin, taurine and guarana to keep you moving. Pack of 12 is $10.

Sport Beans by Jelly Belly are pushing the limits with Extreme Sports Beans. Available in cherry and watermelon, each 100-calorie pack of tasty jelly beans offers 50 mg of caffeine as well as thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. Pop a couple or a whole handful to keep the energy boost coming. Box of 24 is $22.50.


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Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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