For the past month, I have been drinking a glass of Morning Complete from Activated You each morning. While I was sent the product free to review, the timing couldn’t have been better because at the same time I started drinking it I was prescribed antibiotics for a surgery I had. Since Morning Complete contains pre-biotics and pro-biotics to counter those anti-biotics, it seemed an ideal time to begin drinking it.
This product comes in one flavor, Apple Cinnamon. So I hope you like apples and cinnamon! I think the flavor of this is fine, I wouldn’t say it’s an overly strong apple-cinnamon flavor like drinking a cider or something like that. It’s fairly light on the flavor, but that’s good. Because the flipside could be a greens drink that tastes super grassy or herby. And this doesn’t have that flavor profile to me. (I’ve tried some that do!)
The other thing that is great about it is the texture… or really more of the “lack of” texture. It dissolves into a glass of water pretty easily and doesn’t make for a gritty drink with a layer of stuff left behind at the bottom of the glass. I won’t lie, there is a tiny bit of residue left on the cup after I drink it, but not big thick clumps.
So, what’s in it?
One scoop contains 15 calories and 4 grams of fiber. The prebiotic aspect comes from tapioca fiber and cinnamon bark. For greens, it contains spinach, broccoli, kale, alfalfa leaf, barley grass as the most immediately recognizable items. But again… it’s not a strong grassy taste! There are other ingredients meant to enhance various functions that take place in the human body and the nutrition label breaks those out by where they help. (Antioxidants, cellular function, adaptogens, etc.)
The Activated You website says this is for anyone who “wants to boost their body’s performance and their overall sense of wellness each day.” I do not know if I have improved my performance in terms of athletic performance during this time, because as I mentioned… I had surgery and that always takes time to recover from! But I am loving this for the way it is impacting my gut.
Without getting into too much detail… I’ve had a finicky gut my whole life and ever since my child was born it’s been worse. So for nearly a decade, I’ve been dealing with troubles and the diagnosis from doctors is just 3 letters. Well, technically it’s 4 letters but the first three are the most well-known.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Diarrhea predominant. And no, it’s not fun.
But since I’ve been taking this, well… I’ll just say that things are a lot more normal. Would I say I’m “perfect”? No… but I’m immensely better and that makes me feel a lot better.
So am I going to keep taking this? Yeah… until it seems that it isn’t helping in that arena. (I’m honestly super curious about some of the other products offered by Activated You, specifically the GI Prime. There are some positive reviews on their site about people combining it with Morning Complete with really good results.
The biggest downside of this, from my perspective, is that it’s not super cheap. Morning Complete is $79.00 per canister. But like most things, the more you buy the cheaper it gets, they offer discounts on purchases of 3 or 6 canisters at a time.
Another way to bring the costs down just a little bit would be to sign up with Rakuten and then you can get 5% cashback on your purchase.
I have heard jokes (I think I’ve even reiterated those on here) that Americans have the most expensive urine in the world because we buy and use a lot of supplements. But in this case, so far the outcome has been positive for me and I think this particular product is worth it.