Because I’m a bigger girl, when I workout, I burn A LOT of calories, therefore it’s very hard for me to replenish all of the calories that I’ve burned.
I’ve known for a while that I just need to break down and buy a protein supplement to help me recover from my workouts and to help with the additional calories I need to eat every day.
For a while, I was buying the Luna Bar Peanut Butter & Chocolate protein bars that had 180 calories per bar in them. They were delicious. I would eat one a day as a snack and I’d usually eat one right after a workout as well. I don’t know why, but I stopped buying them.
Well, this weekend, I was at the grocery store, and I finally just broke down and bought some protein powder. I bought EAS Soy Protein Powder. Why did I pick this powder? Because it was the smallest container. I didn’t want to buy one of the HUGE containers in case I didn’t like the powder. So, I bought a smaller container and it was chocolate flavored.
Today, after my 6 mile run, I decided to try out the protein powder. All I had to do was mix one scoop of the powder with 8 oz of milk. The only thing I’m not a fan of is mixing it with milk. I don’t like milk. I don’t like chocolate milk, nothing. I just don’t like the flavor of it or anything. Otherwise, I was very pleasantly surprised with this protein powder. I thought it might be a little gritty and not mix well, but it did. It tasted like chocolate milk. It’s a good thing if you like milk. 🙂
On the instructions it says you can mix the powder with any liquid. I think it might taste kind of gross mixing it with water, but I did have an ingenious idea of mixing it with my morning coffee! I would use it in place of my creamer, so I would basically have chocolate coffee. I’m going to try that in the morning. I had one friend suggest that I mix it with yogurt. Now that would be good. Get a big container of plain yogurt and then mix a scoop of powder with like a cup of yogurt, then I’d have chocolate yogurt. That would be very yummy. 🙂
Overall though, I was very pleased with the protein powder. I will definitely continue to buy it. Next time I will buy the bigger container.
Do you use any protein supplements? What do you mix your protein powder with?