I’m a creature of habit. I’m a person who loves routines, schedules, and regularity. While I can typically handle change, I am more comfortable when things are the same.
This is even true with my meals. I drink a smoothie every single day for breakfast. Literally. Seven days a week, I wake up to a delicious, healthy protein-packed smoothie. Not only do they taste delicious, they keep me full for hours and don’t hurt my tummy as (I have found out through experience) oatmeal does. Plus, I can make it the night before, blend it in the morning, and drink it in my car on the way to work. Have I also mentioned I’m a big fan of convenience?
Lately, my smoothies have been extra delicious, thanks to Designer Whey. As part of FitFluential, I was chosen to receive some samples of Designer Whey protein. I was expecting maybe a few little packets of protein powder to try out. Instead, this is the haul I received…
SCORE! I was able to try their protein powder, protein bars, Protein-To-Go, and 2 pre-made protein shakes. Some serious swag if you ask me!
Of course, the first thing I absolutely had to try was their protein powder. I received both French Vanilla and White Chocolate. I was excited to try the White Chocolate because I’ve been drinking vanilla for over a year now and really needed a change. It was slightly chocolatey, a tad bit sweet, and definitely delicious! A great change to my everyday vanilla.
Not only did it taste great, but it blended great too! I use a Ninja blender for my smoothies, but if you are more of a person who drinks protein powder straight up mixed in water, Designer Whey blends so easily. When preparing my smoothies, it blends great into the water – no chunks and that’s even before blending! So smooth and didn’t taste chalky at all like most protein powders.
I’ve also been looking for quick and easy snacks that I can eat in the car and that will keep in my desk at work. (Thank goodness we got rid of our ant problem – it’s really no fun having an office in a locker room, I tell ya!) The Designer Whey protein bars are so simple to grab and go and taste absolutely delicious! I absolutely LOVED the triple chocolate bar! Not only did I get a great dose of protein (10 grams), but I also was able to satisfy my chocolate cravings. Yummy!
And since I struggle with staying hydrated, having some to-go packs of flavored protein seemed like the perfect fix. I was a little nervous to try it because when you think of protein, you don’t usually stray from vanilla or chocolate. Orange, lemonade, and mixed berry just didn’t sound appealing. I tried the orange flavor first, and while it still had a little bit of a protein, chalky aftertaste, I really like it and it went down easily. However, the mixed berry flavor totally took the cake! It didn’t taste like protein at all and was so refreshing after a hot run. I will definitely be using this frequently!
I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to try the pre-made protein shakes but they are going to be awesome to grab out of the fridge when I’m in a pinch for time.
Overall, I was really impressed with Designer Whey and can’t wait to try some of their protein-packed recipes that they share frequently on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you’re interested in trying some Designer Whey products for yourself, they offer a Starter Kit for $20.13 – a $40 value. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me!
Are you a creature of habit? Do you tend to eat the same things day after day?
**Full Disclosure: I was chosen to participate in the review of Designer Whey through a FitFluential campaign. I received the products in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.**