So I figured I'd give it a shot!
But choosing a whey protein isn't quite as easy as it sounds. You don't just walk into the store, grab the first container of whey you see and walk out. There are choices. LOT of choices!
A quick search of Amazon.com pulls up over 3,000 different choices of proteins. That's a lot of whey!
I tried a few different whey protein products and had varying results with each. When I have any type of whey protein powder, I blend it with to cups of milk, five or six bananas and a couple of strawberries. Some of the products tasted like my fifth grade teacher had just clapped her erasers into my smoothie. Others tasted good, but left me still with that mid-run Jell-O feeling. Unfortunately in the protein world, you get what you pay for. Skimp out, your left with Mrs. Reddington's Chalk Smoothie Special. Go expensive, and your wallet is left kicking you while you're out kicking it in high gear on the race course.
Then I tried Designer Whey and found my perfect fit!
|That is a lot of protein options!|
The first thing I noticed when I received my Designer Whey was the Protein2Go mixes that came in lemonade, mixed berry and tropical orange.
|The variety of Designer Whey|
In the past, I've never had good experiences with fruit flavored whey protein. Once, I tried a watermelon flavored protein shot and it not only tasted nothing like watermelon, but whatever it tasted like stayed with me for the entire 26.2 miles I had to run that day.
Designer Whey's Protein2Go in fruit flavors is a much more pleasant experience. The flavors actually taste like what the package says! There's no second guessing what you just had, if it says mixed berry, it actually tastes like mixed berry! Just add a packet to 12-16 ounces of water, and 10 grams of protein are yours.
It's a perfect compliment to the Designer Whey protein bars that I was able to sample. Anyone who ever has tried any type of protein bar has undoubtedly had the experience where you take that first bite and you find yourself running for water to try and get the moisture back in your mouth that the concrete-like bar you've just consumed has completely absorbed. Not so with Designer Whey protein bars.
I was in a rush for work one day and didn't have time to stop for breakfast, so I grabbed a Designer Whey Chocolate Caramel Crunch bar and a bottle of water....just in case. The water went completely untouched, and my stomach went very happy to work! The Designer Whey protein bars are very light, so you don't feel like you're biting into a bar of concrete, and they taste fantastic. It's a great for when you're on the go or for a post run recovery snack. Each bar has 10 grams of protein and just 160 calories.
For me, the biggest test for Designer Whey was the protein powder and shakes.
As with all the other protein powders I've tried, I went for the same mix, 2 cups of almond milk, five bananas, and one scoops of Designer Whey White Chocolate protein powder. One of the things I noticed is that when I was blending it, the whey powder didn't stick to the sides of the blender as much as a lot of powders tend to do. It mixed very smoothly in just a few seconds.
The Taste Test
Like all the other Designer Whey products I tried, the White Chocolate protein powder tasted amazing. It mixed so well with the almond milk and bananas, and really did taste exactly like the flavor on the label. No guessing here. I also tried Designer Whey Vanilla and it too tasted great. The mixture of ingredients tasted like a banana shake and was absolutely perfect.
The Running Test
Each scoop of Designer Whey Protein Powder contains 18 grams of protein and 100 calories (not including the other ingredients added to this mix). What I found while running is that Designer Whey is effective in helping avoid the weariness I tended to experience while running without any type of supplement. Combined with the taste, it makes Designer Whey a product that stands out above the others since it has a great balance.
If you've been looking for a way to help improve your training and keep going that little extra distance, I highly recommend giving Designer Whey a try. Will it help you run faster and become the best in the world? Of course not. But it is a product that tastes amazing and does help give you a little extra boost, which can go a very long way in a run.
I received complimentary Designer Whey products to sample and review, however all opinions listed are always my own.