Coffee and Protein – an All-in-One Healthy Beverage for the Troops

Entrepreneur Couple Donates CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® to Operation Gratitude

FRESNO, CA October 12, 2011 –   One of the top requested items from the U.S. Troops is protein drinks and bars, a convenient way of getting sustenance for our active military. Of course, a cup of joe has long been a popular staple for soldiers.  With CLICK Espresso Protein Drink®, soldiers can now get their protein and coffee all-in-one.  CLICKco LLC has donated over 35,000 servings of CLICK Espresso Protein Drink®.  Each serving of CLICK Espresso Protein Drink®  contains 15 grams of protein, 23 essential vitamins and minerals; a double-shot of real gourmet espresso coffee that is low in calories, sugar and fat. With hundreds of 5 star reviews posted on from consumers, the troops can get that delicious coffee-house taste with added protein and vitamins to keep them CLICK’n!.

“I was thrilled when Greg Smith, Co-Founder of CLICKco, LLC, contacted us to donate such a fabulous product,” said Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude.  “With limited space in our packages, and minimal room in the troops’ living quarters, we are always looking for products that combine delicious taste with healthy nutrition.  CLICK Espresso Protein Drink is a perfect addition to the Operation Gratitude Care Packages.”

CLICK by definition means to connect, make a success.  “We are so honored be making this positive connection with the troops”, shares co-founder, Greg Smith.   “From the 15 grams of high quality protein, the gourmet espresso coffee and the 23 essential vitamins and minerals packed into each serving, we are very proud of what goes into CLICK”, states Greg Smith. “Combining coffee for energy and protein to stabilize blood sugar, we believe this 1-2 combination CLICKs as it helps to provide essential energy and nutrition support that the troops need with a decadent taste they will certainly enjoy.  It’s hard not to be proud of that and I am confident that troops will appreciate the benefits of CLICK.”


About Operation Gratitude ( )

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way, to their Children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors recovering in transition units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people.

Operation Gratitude receives the names of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from commanders in the field who see the positive impact of care packages on their troops’ morale. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 700,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.

About CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® (

CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is the brainchild of life-long fitness buffs and entrepreneur couple, Greg and Beth Smith, who owned a small chain of women’s fitness centers in California. The Smiths were seeking a delicious, healthy beverage for their members in response to the growing wall of fat and sugar based energy and coffee house drinks on the market. Their simple solution – a protein based, espresso coffee, all-in-one nutritious drink – that helps you lose weight one cup at a time.

The innovative idea for CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® started just a couple of years ago. The healthier beverage solution has clearly “CLICKed” with consumers; now CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is available nationwide in over 350 The Vitamin Shoppe stores and is a top rated nutrition drink at  CLICK Espresso Protein Drink® is also available at a variety of online retailers including,,  and .

CLICKco, LLC is located in Clovis, CA and strives to be an ethical company providing better-for-you premium all-in-one beverages to enhance those seeking healthier lifestyles. For more information, log on to