No matter how “great-tasting” they’re said to be, most liquid vitamins are kinda ‘bleh’.
Yeah some may have a decent base flavor, but there’s always that underlying ‘vitaminy’ aftertaste that makes you not wanna take ’em.
But here’s the thing…
There’s zero benefit in having a great product lonesomely sitting there in your fridge or cupboard because you refuse to take it.
Which is why I’ve put together…
Tips to help you take liquid vitamins when you’re picky
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Now, let me give a sort of disclaimer by stating the suggestions below are, for the most part, based on the liquid vitamin I take. I have, however, tried these tips with one other liquid supplement and they worked just fine with that as well, so you should be fine – but if in doubt, just try mine! 😊
1. Make It Juicy!
Mix your liquid supplement into a juice that tastes similar to the base flavor of the vitamin.
For example: If it has a citrusy flavor, choose orange or pineapple juice, or a combination of the two. If the supplement is grape-flavored, mix it with grape or cranberry juice.
But whichever juice you choose, I recommend also adding to that mixture a little lemon or lime juice to cut the vitaminy taste ’cause it’s still gonna be there a little.
The liquid vitamin I take has an orange-pineapple flavor and I think I’ve got it somewhat down to a science where you can barely detect anything has been added:
– 1 ounce (or the recommended serving) of liquid vitamins
– 1 ounce of water (optional, but mainly if your supplement is concentrated like mine)
– 6-8 oz of orange and/or pineapple juice
– 1 TBS lemon juice
Stir it up and enjoy your power-punched juice!
Even my VERY picky son said, “It just tastes like orange juice“.
2. Shake It Up!
When someone told me I could mix liquid vitamins in with my favorite meal replacement shake, I thought to myself, “Yeah RIGHT! That’s gonna be nasty!”
But one day I got brave enough to try it and low and behold, it was great!
Couldn’t even tell the vitamin had been mixed in there.
So when blending up your favorite protein or meal replacement shake, add the recommended amount of your liquid vitamin in the blender (or shaker bottle) with the protein.
Here’s how I make mine:
- 1 serving (packet, scoop, etc) of shake powder
- 6-8 oz of water
- 1 HUGE scoop of peanut butter
- 1 banana
- a few dashes of Real Salt sea salt
- 1/2-1 oz of liquid vitamin
Blend well, then add ice and blend again until frosty-creamy
Disclaimer: The same company that makes my shakes, also makes my vitamins. So, I’m not sure whether or not that has any bearing on them complimenting each other so well. But try your favorite shake & vitamin together and see how it works out.
3. Knock It Back With a Twist!
Although mixing your liquid vitamin supplement into something is better than not taking it at all, I’ve found that biting the bullet and knocking it straight back packs more of a punch, and the results are felt much faster.
But what about that yucky ‘vitaminy’ taste?
Well, think about how people take shots of tequila and suck on a lime wedge right afterward. It’s kind of the same thing.
As I mentioned before, lime or lemon takes away some of the bite when I take my vitamin. And if you squeeze the juice directly into the vitamins and put a little lime juice on your tongue right before downing it… even BETTER!
And yes, you can use the bottled lemon or lime juice as well. Sure fresh is best, but use what you have on hand.
4. Make It Go Down Smoothly In A Smoothie!
Whip up your favorite fruit smoothie and blend the supplement into it.
This is my least favorite way, as I still taste a slight hint of the vitamin flavor and it kinda ruins the deliciousness of my smoothie.
So, if you prefer a liquid-based vitamin supplement over pills but have a hard time taking it, remember these tips!
Looking for a good quality liquid vitamin?
I’m not sure which vitamins you take, if any, but if you’re open to try it, I’d like to invite you to try the one I use.
Here are few of its benefits:
- Helps improve joint function
- Great source of the much-needed Vitamin D3
- Boosts & sustains energy levels throughout the day
- Has less than 1g of sugar so if you’re diabetic or bariatric, you’re good
- Provides a healthy dose of fruits & vegetables, possibly filling in gaps from a poor diet
Click here to learn more about how it can help you and try some for yourself, using the above tips.
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