Running has taught me that it is critical to take care of your body. I used to think that after working out, a bottle of water is all that I needed. I did not realize that your body needs additional nutrients, such as protein to restore muscles for example.
Recently, I was provided with some Designer Whey products to try and sample. I have tried a number of products including but not limited to the Premium Whey Protein Powder, Protein2Go packets, and Protein bars. I am a fan of all three products and I will explain why.
Premium Whey Protein Powder
Favorite flavor: French Vanilla (100 calories!)
Favorite smoothie recipe: 1 small can of crushed pineapple, 2 bananas, 1 scoop of French Vanilla Designer Whey Protein, ice cubes, and a splash of coconut water. Throw it all together in a blender and blend into a smoothie. *sometimes I switched it up by adding strawberries, coconut shavings, or oatmeal.
|smoothies after a hard workout|
Favorite flavor: Mixed Berry
Protein 2Go comes in easily transportable packets. They are a bit bigger than a typical Crystal Light packet and fits nicely into a gym bag, purse, or in your pocket. I love that these are so easy to grab and go and the flavors are delicious. Easy enough to add to a water bottle and enjoy on your way home from a workout.
|Designer Whey generously sent me a box of products to try.|
Favorite flavor: Triple Chocolate Crunch
These bars taste like dessert. I am a sweets addict and I was skeptical that I would not like these bars as I am not typically a fan of the like. These bars are delicious and they help me get through an intense sugar craving. I like to throw one of these in my bag and have it for a mid-day snack after lunch or for breakfast on the way to yoga on Saturday mornings.
|Yummy protein bars are great way to curb your sweet tooth!|
Do you use protein after a work out? What is your favorite product? Or smoothie recipe?