The lovely folks at Upbeat sent me some products to try and review- thoughts are all my own. There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post so keep reading!
I’m a big fan of protein shakes- as a vegetarian I see them as my insurance policy, in case I haven’t had enough protein from other sources. I relied on shakes heavily when I was trying to gain weight in a healthy manner over the course of the summer.
So I’m already sold on protein shakes; they’re like a guilt-free milkshake. The only problem is they’re usually packed with a shit ton of added ingredients. Whilst I’m not one to police my diet strictly for “nasties”, it’s nice when an alternative is presented.
In comes Upbeat. Their protein smoothies are just that, more of a smoothie than a shake. Every bottle has under 150 calories but contains 20g of protein, and they’re flavoured with real fruit. They have a yoghurt-y texture which I really like, and taste like fruit. They’re like a yoghurt-based fruit smoothie, except the ton of added sugar of added sugar. I also gave one to a fellow runner who was feeling particularly knackered after a training session, and she commented that it was much less heavy than a traditional protein shake. I keep them with me for when I’m on the go- they help stave off the afternoon munchies!
So yeah, I’m converted. The only thing I’d add is that the texture is quite thick, so I usually dilute with water. That’s just personal preference, and something I do with all ready-made protein shakes.
Aaaand I’m off to the fridge for one right now!
So: the competition. Upbeat have given me a little goody bag to give away. It includes a t-shirt, Bobble water bottle, and of course some vouchers for free smoothies!
- Be a follower of this blog
- Leave me a comment telling me your favourite way to fit protein into your day
Sadly this is only open to UK residents- winner will be picked at random by next Monday. Good luck!
Lots of love,