Les Mills good protein powder {review}

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Good Protein is low carbohydrate, dairy-based protein powder, sweetened with stevia leaf extract. It contains the same ratio and types of proteins found in real milk, whey and casein. Whey gives a fast release of amino acids, and casein provides a slower release over several hours. Together, they provide optimum muscle recovery. Les Mills Good Protein is protein as nature intended.

So, I am pretty much a protein powder newbie. Yup, you all know how much I love AdvoCare’s post-workout recovery – but honestly, I just usually use that for energy balls (either this recipe or this one.) And I have never really drank protein powder or used it in anything else. Also, as you guys know, protein powder is spendy! Unfortunately, this protein powder is too – each pouch costs $69, and there are 30 servings in each. . . but honestly, I am willing to spend the money for a great product. And this one only has 6 ingredients. How amazing is that?

Just opening the bag, you can tell this powder is GOOD. The smell is wonderful. The chocolate smells like a chocolate bar and the powder looks nice and fluffy. Same with vanilla. Pure vanilla flavor. No artificial or fake anything.

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Of course I tried them first in my favorite energy balls.

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–> OMG great flavor. The chocolate made the balls really chocolaty and helped when I was craving leftover Halloween candy. And the vanilla was the perfect complement to the peanut butter –  it almost made me think that I had made these with vanilla almond butter!

and then in my favorite smoothie  concoction –> almond milk + banana + chocolate protein powder

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–> LOVED this one. The chocolate was super yummy. The powder made my smoothie super thick so it was like drinking a chocolate banana milk shake.

I really want to try protein pancakes next. I have this recipe to check out:

3 eggs whites
scoop of powder
almond milk

The highlights of Les Mills Good Protein

  • 26 grams of protein and 120 calories per serving.

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  • There are only six simple ingredients, nothing artificial

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  • Milk protein concentrate (whey and casein proteins from the milk of grass-fed cows)
  • Stevia leaf extract
  • Natural flavors
  • Guar gum
  • Salt
  • and the last ingredient depends on your flavor of choice – chocolate protein contains cocoa powder and vanilla protein contains natural vanilla flavor with real vanilla.

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What’s your favorite protein powder? Favorite way to use protein powder??

*This post was sponsored by Les Mills. But as usual, all opinions are my own.

I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday this week!!

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9 Responses to Les Mills good protein powder {review}

  1. I actually just won this protein powder from Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch’s page. Can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂
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  2. I really like protein powders, but you’re right, they’re so pricey! I like to mix it in smoothies or pancakes, but if the flavor’s good enough I’ll just mix some up with almond milk and drink it straight.
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  3. It sounds really high quality– I don’t eat dairy, but I know so many people who do— will have to keep this one in mind, for my clients who ask for recommendations.
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  4. Kaylin

    Try adding a mashed banana to the protein pancakes too! I think it gives a better consistency! 🙂

  5. Sounds like a nice clean powder option! I’d love to try it someday. But really, anything chocolate has my vote. 🙂
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