Monday, July 18, 2011

Gotein Review & Giveaway

Awhile back I received some complimentary samples from Gotein.   It's been popular around the running blogs for the past month, so I thought I'd wait and try all my samples to provide a thorough review for you.  If you haven't heard of Gotein yet... it's a protein supplement in the form of a powder that you add to water for a convenient drink on the go.

WHY PROTEIN??
Protein repairs body cells, builds and repairs muscles and bones
(think post-run recovery!)

Protein provides an excellent source of energy and helps in the process of the human body's metabolism (think weight loss!) 




THE PRODUCT
Gotein comes in convenient stick-like packages... packs 17g of protein with only 110 calories.  Mix the powder packet with your water bottle within 20-30 minutes after your workout (for muscle recovery) or 30-45 minutes before a meal (to curb hunger).  Both Strawberry and Vanilla flavors are gluten-free.

THE REVIEW
Gotta be honest, I'm not a big fan of the powder-mix drinks.  They always come across chalky-tasting to me.  The powder seems to only partially mix and the chunks gross me out.  Gotein was a pleasant surprise!  I tried the Chocolate first (duh!), and was so delighted that it went down smoothly and tasted good (no chalk here folks!).  The flavor is not as rich as say, chocolate milk, but enjoyable.  Strawberry was okay.  Vanilla I found boring, like watered-down creamer.

I love chocolate milk, but my tummy doesn't always agree with dairy products after a hard workout... All six times I tried Gotein after a long run, my tummy had zero issues, so that was an added plus for me.

Results?  This past month, my long run recovery has been very smooth considering the substantial increase in miles.  Not sure where to attribute the progress though, sicne I also started taking ice baths.  One thing is clear... I don't want to mess with the routine!

Gotein is offering an introductory special of 12 packets for $17.95 (one per household) on their website HERE.  Otherwise, the packets normally run 12 for $24.95 + shipping.  Unfortunately, a little pricey for my budget, and our local stores don't carry it yet.



Win a Gotein Sample Pack!
Enter this giveaway by completing any of the below options.  
Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post  for each to submit your entries.
Giveaway contest ends Monday, July 25 at 6:00 pm CST.

•  Tell me what you currently use for a post-run protein boost  (+1 entry)
•  Like Run with Jess on Facebook HERE (+1 entry)
•  Like Gotein on Facebook HERE... and tell them  Run with Jess sent me!  (+1 entry)
•  Follow Run with Jess on Twitter HERE (+1 entry)
•  Follow Gotein on Twitter HERE  (+1 entry)
•  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect... click button on the right side bar.  (+1 entry)
•  Spread the news about this giveaway by sharing on your blog, twitter or facebook.  (+1 entry for each)

GOOD LUCK!

51 comments:

  1. I'm an old fashioned chocolate milk gal.

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  2. Chocolate milk is my go to after workout drink.

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  3. I also follow gotein on twitter now

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  4. Please do not throw shoes at me BUT....
    I don't usually refuel with protein after a run or workout. Shameful, I know.

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  5. My current post workout protein boost is chocolate milk. I would love to try something with fewer calories, though!
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  6. I like you on Facebook
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  7. I follow you via GFC
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  8. I use a big ole scoop of peanut butter!

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  9. I like Gotein already but I told them you sent me back!

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  10. I cant say I really have a post fuel drink. I am a cappunico nut I have to have it after I work out. But I am trying not to drink any more caseys capp the sugar is killing me. I have gotten 4 days under my belt. YAHOO.

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  11. I like Gotein on fb and left comment

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  12. linked on my blog on my sidebar

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  13. I use chocolate milk or nothing at all.

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  14. I like Run with Jess on Facebook!

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  15. I like'd Gotein on Facebook and told them you sent me!

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  16. I usually will eat a greek yogurt after a long run for some protein. Either that or make a smoothie. :)

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  17. I posted the giveaway to my blog!

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  18. I love either a larabar or luna bar and plenty of water.

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  19. I am following you - since the Jelly Bean race.

    :)

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  20. Lately after my runs I have been having smoothies with Almond Breeze or some Genisoy protein powder.

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  21. I am going to link to this post on my blog sidebar - right now!

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  22. Right now I make myself a little shake with vanilla protein powder, water, Ice and a tube of gogurt. The gogurt seems to help with the chalky taste.

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  23. I follow you on google friend connect.

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  24. I like gotein on facebook.

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  25. I am trying to get into a eat better style, I haven't focused on post run protein yet

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  26. Liked Gotein on Fb ~ told em you sent me

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  27. I usually run after work so when I get back I have whatever my hubs has cooked for dinner. :)

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  28. Thanks,This blog is very nice and helpful for us.


    Protein Powder

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