Thank you all so much for your congratulatory comments on my post last night! Like I said, I’ll be working on a race recap over the next few days and will post it ASAP. (I don’t want to rush and throw something together, so I’ll need to find a big chunk of time where I can sit and reflect on everything about the race!)
Now that we’ve got the “housekeeping” business out of the way, I’ve got a yummy, healthy product review for you… Designer Whey!
When I received a big box of Designer Whey products to sample, I was super excited and didn’t know where to start first!
So, before I sampled anything I decided to read up a bit on the benefits of whey protein:
- Protein in all forms helps to keep you full, recover from a workout, and build muscle.
- Whey is pure, which means it is absorbed quickly by the body.
- Whey is a “complete” lean protein; it has a high biological value, strong amino acids, and antioxidants.
From the Designer Whey website
You can read more about the “specifics” of Designer Whey on the company’s FAQ page.
Now, onto the products!
The first thing I tried was the peanut butter crunch protein bar.
Each bar has 160 calories and 10 grams of protein – the perfect afternoon snack. I really loved this flavor! It was very peanut buttery and didn’t taste “healthified” at all. I also really liked the chocolate and caramel bars, but the peanut butter was by far my favorite.
I also tried the Protein 2Go drink mix packets.
Like other single-served powdered drink mixes, this couldn’t have been easier to mix or more portable. What makes this product stand out, however, is the 10g of protein! I drank this is the morning before a long afternoon of errands one day and didn’t feel my usual hunger pains. These are great to keep on-hand in your purse or at work for a quick and easy protein fix.
Next up, the brand’s protein shakes!
I tried the chocolate shake last week after getting home from BodyPump. I drank about half of the shake as I was prepping dinner (to take the edge of my hunger and recover from my workout!) and had the rest after dinner. While the taste was great, these were a bit more watery than I was expecting. Again, not bad taste-wise, just not the consistency I had anticipated.
Finally, I tried the protein powder.
I started with the white chocolate protein powder, and followed the instructions on the container to make a white chocolate raspberry shake.
Oh my goodness; this was delicious! It tasted like dessert and not at all like a healthy shake (it clocks in at around 20 grams of protein and 220 calories).
I can’t wait to experiment with different mix-ins and the French vanilla powder! I’m already eyeing up a few recipes by my fellow Fitfluential Ambassadors (<— click the links for some protein powder recipes!)
Designer Whey protein products are available at various retailers; you can use the store locator to search for one near you! No retailers nearby? Not a problem. You can order products online in the Designer Whey online shop.
Do you make a conscious effort to get enough protein in your diet? Are you a fan of protein shakes? My gym makes seriously delicious protein shakes, but they are expensive! I’m so glad I found Designer Whey so I’m not stuck shilling out $6 every time I want my protein shake fix!
Any questions about the products? Feel free to ask in the comment section!
Disclaimer: I was provided the above products free of charge by Designer Whey through a partnership with Fitfluential, LLC. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.