Last night, I mixed up strawberry Greek yogurt, oats, almond milk, and chia seeds and let it chill in the fridge overnight. This morning, I added another splash of almond milk and topped it with fresh blueberries. Yum!
When Danny and I completed the Muddy Buddy a few weeks ago, we stopped at the Core Power protein drink booth afterwards and tried out some samples. Core Power is a high protein recovery drink. I was very impressed by the taste of the protein drink and the amount of protein in them (I’m always looking for ways to get extra protein in!) I reached out to Core Power, and they sent me some samples to try out.
Before I even tasted the drinks, two things stood out to me. First, the packaging. I love that these were shipped in a fun tube instead of a boring old box. I’m a sucker for fun packaging. And I love that it says “first class protein” on the tube. Fun!
Second, the shipping was very fast. I can be pretty impatient at times, and loved that these shipped super fast.
CorePower sent me the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry banana flavors to try out. They also have a honey flavor.
When we tasted these at the Muddy Buddy, I first noticed the taste – they didn’t have the thick, chalky taste that some protein drinks have, which the back of the bottle points out.
Milk protein contributes to muscle development while the natural carbohydrates of honey provide the energy to rebuild muscle and glycogen stores. Consumption of carbs with protein after a workout optimizes muscle recovery and growth.
Made from fresh milk and real honey, one great-tasting, lactose-free serving of Core Power provides athletes and fitness enthusiasts with 26 grams of high quality fresh milk proteins, consisting of 21 grams of casein proteins and 5 grams of whey proteins. The light versions still pack a heck of a punch, serving up 20 grams of the same high quality fresh milk proteins.
The unique nutritional profile of Core Power uses the best proteins and delivers calories that your body can actually use.
Milk’s unique ratio of whey and casein proteins builds lean muscle while its vitamins and minerals keep the body healthy.
Honey boosts athletic performance and endurance while reducing muscle fatigue.
I was most intrigued by the strawberry banana flavor because it’s “light” – only 150 calories for the whole bottle and 20 grams of protein. I normally am not a banana fan, but I decided to try this flavor first.
Over the weekend, I did my Biggest Loser workout and then went back to the gym to take a fitness class. I thought that in between the two workouts would be a perfect time to try the Core Power strawberry banana protein drink. I surprised myself and actually really liked this flavor. The banana wasn’t overpowering, and with the strawberry it had a nice light flavor. I would definitely drink this flavor again.
Core Power Giveaway
Core Power is donating a case of product to this giveaway that I’m having, so that one lucky person has their own Core Power protein drinks to try out!
Tell me what flavor you’re most excited about trying – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry-banana, or honey?
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