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.
Of course I tried them first in my favorite energy balls.
–> 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
–> 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
The highlights of Les Mills Good Protein
- 26 grams of protein and 120 calories per serving.
- There are only six simple ingredients, nothing artificial
- Milk protein concentrate (whey and casein proteins from the milk of grass-fed cows)
- Stevia leaf extract
- Natural flavors
- Guar gum
- 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.
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.
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