Disclosure: This post is sponsored by True Athlete. Thank you for supporting He and She Eat Clean.
As you know, our lives are insane right now. We are currently living in my cousin's basement until we close on our house. It seems like every free moment has been spent looking at houses (either online or in person) or filling out paperwork for those houses (big news coming soon!). While we do have access to a kitchen and I have been preparing some of our food, we have been relying on protein shakes a lot to get us through. In a perfect world, we try to get our food from whole sources but sometimes life is just too busy. We don't beat ourselves up nor do we rely on unhealthy fast food, we simply use supplements to fill in the gaps sometimes.
The package we received from Vitamin Shoppe® couldn't have come at a better time! They sent us two boxes of their True Athlete whey protein packets, BCAA powder, and energized training formula. True Athlete was created for fitness enthusiasts and is free of banned substances, and formulated with care by the Vitamin Shoppe® to contain no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
The whey protein packets are super convenient because of how they are packaged. I've been throwing one in my purse each morning. We've tried the vanilla and the chocolate and they are both delicious! They are great just mixed with water and don't have that chalky taste that some powders have. Best of all, there are no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, they are hormone-free and contain 20 grams of protein!
As I mentioned, they taste great just mixed with water but I made a great shake for lunch the other day using only a few additional ingredients. I'm going to call it a Double Chocolate Protein Shake.
Double Chocolate Protein Shake
- 1 packet True Athlete chocolate whey protein (you can use vanilla but then it wouldn't be double chocolate!)
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 oz liquid egg whites
- 6 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or water)
- Stevia, to taste
- Blend together and enjoy!
As far as the energized training formula speaks for itself when the flavor is fruit punch and it has caffeine! It's hard to find a "pre-workout" or caffeine source that doesn't have artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It also tastes great! The BCAA powder is great to have on hand to support muscle growth and recovery. As with the other products mentioned, it also contains no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. You simply just mix one scoop with water or add it to your shake!
True Athlete is NSF certified for sport and used by multiple professional baseball teams as well as international soccer teams. These three products are not the only ones in their product line. I think next time we will have to try the strawberry protein powder and watermelon energized training formula! YUM!
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