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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Designer Whey Goodness!

I found a new love in the world of protein! Designer Whey! I've been stalking them on Twitter, Facebook,  and Instagram for a few months and was so excited when this box of goodies arrived on my doorstep!

I could not wait to try all the products! Designer Whey offers protein powders, protein shakes, protein bars, protein 2GO, a protein powder called Aria that is designed for women, and weight control protein powder. They sent me powder, shakes, bars, and protein 2GO.

As a runner protein is important. I mainly use it after a run to help with muscle recovery. But protein is also good in general for giving your body the amino acids it needs to keep your immune system healthy and in muscle repair and growth. So I am always on the look out for a good protein shake for after my runs.

Designer Whey Protein Shakes
I loved these because they were ready to drink. I could carry them anywhere and they didn't have to be refrigerated or made. These are perfect to keep in your checked race bag so you can drink it for recovery as soon as you cross the finish line. I tried the Gourmet Chocolate and the French Vanilla. They were so good! They were super smooth and it didn't seem like I was drinking something healthy for me! The awesome thing...they have 18 grams of protein and are only 100 calories!!!

Designer Whey Protein 2GO
These ready to go packets are great for sprucing up your plain water! And the vitamins are an extra plus! With only 50 calories and 10 grams of protein it's perfect for that afternoon pick me up! I took a packet of this on days I was teaching to help me get through the day feeling refreshed and energized! The lemonade was my favorite flavor! Just add it to your water bottle and shake!

Or you can be like me and add it to a pretty cup! ;-)

Designer Whey Protein Bars
I'm not much of a protein bar person so I assumed I wouldn't like these. I was so wrong! These were delicious!!! They didn't leave that aftertaste in my mouth like most bars do. And I felt like I was eating a candy bar! They come in three flavors: Peanut Butter Crunch, Triple Chocolate Crunch, and Chocolate Caramel Crunch (my favorite)! They have 10 grams of protein and are 170 calories or less! I love the calorie count...most bars I've tried have a ton more calories in them.

Designer Whey Protein Powder
I am always worried about powders. A lot of the ones I've tried are gritty. And I can't get them to blend well. That was not the case with Designer Whey powders. There was no grit and it blended so smoothly! These come in several flavors...I tried the White Chocolate and French Vanilla. One scoop is only 100 calories and has 18 grams of protein in it! You can mix this with water, milk, almond milk, or juice. I am a milk girl so I mixed mine with fat free milk. 

The White Chocolate and fat free milk was delicious! It tasted like a milkshake! And it blended really easily in my blender bottle. I just shook it and it was ready! Easy!

The French Vanilla and fat free milk was just as yummy. I also made a smoothie with it that was super good!

Banilla Chia Protein Smoothie

1 cup fat free milk
1 banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop Designer Whey French Vanilla Protein Powder
I handful of ice

Mix all the ingredients together in the blender. Then pour it into a glass and ENJOY! 

Overall...I LOVED Designer Whey! I will definitely be buying the protein powder and ready to go shakes!

QOTD: Have you ever tried Designer Whey? What's your favorite protein shake?

Disclaimer: I received this product free to review through a FitFluential campaign. I received no other compensation. All opinions in the above post are mine and mine alone!



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