Protein for me is energy. It powers me through tough workouts. Keeps me focused during long work days. And gives me the energy to take on my two little men in knee hockey battles every evening. It also helps me survive crashing computers, 2pm hunger pains, and bed time tantrums. Yes folks this is my glamorous life 😉 All kidding aside, I DO love my life, but maintaining my energy levels for the battle of life is often a challenge.
When Premier Protein asked me if I would be interested in trying out some of their products I didn’t hesitate to say yes! Some of you who follow me on twitter ( hint, hint) might remember me tweeting to Premier Protein earlier in the year as they held a contest to guess their new flavors. They tweeted clues and wanted you to guess the new flavors for prizes. Let’s just say I was horrible at the game. Here was the clue….
My guess, OBVIOUSLY was Green Tea…because the second you see lettuce you think of green tea. As I said I was REALLY bad at the game. But I was very excited to try their new flavor which I believe turned out to be Chocolate Mint!
Premier Protein is delicious! I received a box a few weeks back filled with these goodies. Sadly I couldn’t dig right in as I was finishing up my last days of Whole30 and since they contain whey and milk they were excluded from the program. But the day I was done, I added back in a delicious chocolate ready-made shake after my long run!
Packed with protein, they help me jump back and recover quickly!
So now your asking, what the heck is protein and how does it give you energy?
Protein is in EVERY cell of your body. It helps grow and maintain structures in the body like bones and muscles. Providing your body with healthy protein is imperative for sustaining energy levels and aiding in weight loss.
From Premier Protein’s website:
The ultimate energizers.
Get more energy from the right combo of protein, carbs and fats.
Simple carbohydrates are famous for giving you quick energy, but also for the subsequent crash. The right mix of protein, carbs and fats can give your body a longer-lasting source of energy. You see, each of these macronutrients takes a different amount of time for your body to break down. First you’ll absorb the carbs, then the protein, then the fat. By then, voila!, you’ll have enjoyed more energy over a longer period of time.
Some protein may even be good for your heart. Researchers have found that eating soy protein (which is found in our Premier Protein® bars) daily, as part of a diet low in fat and cholesterol, can help maintain a healthy heart.
With 30 grams of protein and just 160 calories the Prepared Chocolate and Vanilla Shakes are a great grab on their own for pre and post workouts. But they also make a fun breakfast smoothie as well!
(my favorite smoothie glass- Everything tastes better from the Boilermaker glass!)
Chocolate Nutter Butter Smoothie:
- 1 -11 oz Chocolate Premier Protein Smoothie (chilled)
- 1/2 a banana
- 2-3 tablespoons nut butter
Mix in a blender and enjoy chilled. This is one of my favorite morning smoothies.
I have a serious love for chocolate peanut butter, the combination can and should only be described as decadent. I sampled the other flavors of bars including the crisp chocolate mint, peanut butter caramel (a second favorite) as well as the double chocolate crunch. All of which are very good. I liked that some of the bars had 30 grams of protein as well. While some had 15g. The 15g bars had less calories so could be used as a snack rather than a full meal replacement.
Of course my favorite bar:
For this busy mom keeping my body strong and energy levels high for the battle of life is extremely important. My two little guys are like trying to keep up with a pack of cheetas! Premier Protein keeps me on top of my game and gives me energy for everyday. So even when my computers are crashing, my children fight brushing their teeth and my training calls for a 5 mile run, I have the energy to face the day and win one for my team!
Speaking of WINNING…..
Premier Protein has offered me some prizes for you!!
5 LUCKY winners (U.S. only, sorry to my Canadian fans) will receive:
– 4 Premier Protein shakes: 2 shakes in each flavor (chocolate and vanilla)
– 3 Premier Protein meal replacement bars: 1 bar in each flavor (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Crunch and Yogurt Peanut Butter Crunch)
– 3 Premier Protein Crisp bars: 1 bar in each flavor (Chocolate Mint, Honey Caramel and Peanut Butter Caramel)
– Premier Protein nylon bag
This contest will run through Saturday June 8th! Good Luck to all!