Working an 8-hour workday can be exhausting. Now, add in your workout routine and that spells trouble for your energy level. Team BPI Athlete, Ainsley Rodriguez shares a tasty mock sangria recipe that’ll wake you up and give you a quick refresher. “It gives me a quick pick-me-up [to cancel out] that afternoon slump,” Rodriguez says. Below, Rodriguez gives steps to making a sweet, fruity beverage that benefits your wellness and training.


  • Best BCAA™ with Energy
  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 1 quart of Publix Seltzer Water
  • 2 cups of chopped apples
  • 1 quart of water


  1. Mix a quart of water and a quart of Publix Seltzer Water in a container.
  2. Add two scoops of Best BCAA™ with Energy to the liquid mix. Rodriguez recommends the Watermelon Ice flavor. Best BCAA™ with Energy comes in four fruity flavors that’ll enhance any drink.
  3. Use a whisk to thoroughly mix the concoction.
  4. Add as many apples and watermelon to your drink as you want.
  5. Continue stirring your drink with a wooden spoon.
  6. Chill the sangria in your refrigerator so the fruits can absorb the Best BCAA™ with Energy.

Serve this mock sangria in a large wine glass and enjoy! It’s the perfect replacement for other sugary beverages that could derail your goals this Thanksgiving.