In lieu of Tough Love Tuesday today I offer up a review of a product I just recently discovered, but first the winner of the PB2 Combo Pack giveaway!
Congratulations, Lea! Be on the lookout for an email from me with details about how to claim your prize! Everyone else, don’t fret because I will have another giveaway very soon.
In the meantime I have to tell you about the protein drink I tried yesterday. My most recent Bulu Box contained a sample of Click Espresso Protein powder in Mocha flavor. I went for a run yesterday between my internship and class and knew I needed some extra protein to keep me from starving during class as well as a boost of energy to get me through the evening, so I decided to give it a try.
The single serve pouch was very convenient and had all the information I needed to make my drink either hot or cold. Given that I was a sweaty mess, I opted for cold. I poured around 12 oz of cold, filtered water into a glass, added the powder, and then capped another cup over top so I could shake it up (side note: does anyone want to buy me a shaker?). I shook it for about 25 seconds (the directions said to shake for 25-30) and then plopped in a few ice cubes.
It probably wouldn’t have hurt to have shaken it for just a few more seconds as there was still a bit of visible powder to the finished product, but once I started drinking it I couldn’t tell. It wasn’t one of those experiences where you are left feeling like you have sand in your mouth. It honestly just tasted like a super delicious iced coffee. Yum!
So what did I get in that glass of iced, mocha-flavored protein? For 120 calories there were 15 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fat, 12 carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 23 vitamins and minerals! Not to mention the two shots of espresso that kept me going all through my evening class.
Check out this great visual from the Click website for how that compares to other sources of protein and caffeine:
My one and only problem with Click is one that is unique to me (and other lactose intolerant individuals); Click contains dairy. While I was able to enjoy it by taking appropriate measures (i.e., taking Lactaid) beforehand, this wouldn’t be a feasible everyday protein source for me. By and large I just try to avoid lactose so this would require me to spend a great deal more in lactase supplements than I currently do, which was pretty heartbreaking to realize. I honestly think this product is delicious and a great one for those who can tolerate lactose. If you haven’t yet, give it a try! I’d love to hear what you all think.