Friday, January 24, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Core Power Protein Drink

This past month, I've had a chance to try a new-to-me protein drink... Core Power. There's a ton of these drinks on the market - some pre-mixed, some powders.  I'm always a bit leary because of the chalkiness taste that overpowers many of them. I'm happy to report that these Core Power protein drinks taste great and I happily consumed all my free samples!

You may see a lot of Core Power these days in the media. They are the official protein drink of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In fact, they sponsor a whole realm of everyday athletes throughout the country.

Core Power is a natural high protein milkshake - in an easy portable bottle... the perfect post-workout recovery drink for active peeps. Made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey, Core Power has the optimum protein-to-carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile to be the perfect ending of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to pilates and yoga, Core Power helps you recover faster, build lean muscle and stay at the top of your game.

Currently, there are 5 selections to pick from...
Banana, Chocolate and Vanilla are the FULL PUNCH options. These three offer 26g of protein and 700mg of calcium in each bottle, which also includes 240 calories. They are also gluten-free. Find full label information here:  Banana | Chocolate | Vanilla

My personal favorites were the LIGHT versions in Chocolate and Strawberry Banana. These two are slightly less on the numbers: 20g of protein, 500mg calcium and only 150 calories. Still gluten-free, the Light flavors offer a protein punch right after your workout without the extra pile of calories. Find full label information here: Chocolate  |  Strawberry Banana

If I'm heading the store, my purchase selection would be... Light Strawberry Banana. It was light and refreshing in taste, yet gave me the perfect amount of protein and substance that I was able to make it home after a tough gym workout before chewing my arm off! The easiest place to purchase Core Power is off Amazon, where there is a one-time $5 off coupon on a case of 12, averaging the bottle price to be under $3 each. What would you pay for a healthy delicious milkshake?



Your turn to try CORE POWER!!
Enter the giveaway contest via the Rafflecopter app below.
One winner will take home this Core Power Prize Pack:
• gym bag
• stability balance ball
• sweat towel
• yoga mat & carrying case
• Camelbak water bottle
• and some Core Power samples of course!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

70 comments:

  1. I am not a big protein drink "drinker" I usually just have chocolate milk.

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  2. I always try to keep a protein drink with me for after a long run. Keeps the hunger at bey so I'm not trying to devour a small city after a run.

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  3. I like protein drinks but you just have to find the right one that tastes good and does good for your body!

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  4. I've tried lots of protein drinks, I really dont have a favorite, most are like meal replacements or something to hold me over till I can have a meal. I really like the ones from Advocare but they can get a little high on the calories so I mostly just stick with the Weight Watcher meal replacement shakes.

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  5. Not Fan Of Chalk Texture On Some Drinks

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  6. I have not been a protein drink-er but...there is always a first time :)

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  7. I occasionally will have one either post workout or for a snack on the go

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  8. I have a love/hate relationship with them --- I love the convenience factor when I really need to get some nutrition ASAP but am not hungry post-run. I hate that I can never seem to find good ones that aren't full of fake sugars or chemicals!

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  9. I've just started trying different protein drinks. Still looking for the 'right' one!

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  10. I'm sure I have tried one at some point, probably muscle milk, which I didn't love. So, I'm always up for free samples!

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  11. I drink Muscle Milk or chocolate milk. It's hard to find a great tasting protein drink. Would love to try this brand out!

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  12. I currently have Muscle Milk Light coming out of my ears! But I'm hoping to switch soon!

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  13. I've tried so many different protein shake and finally found one I like at GNC, cookie and crème flavor so good. Great taste.

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  14. Chocolate milk, sometimes muscle milk, but has that vitamin aftertaste :/ More often I will rehydrate w water and have a banana, yogurt/cottage cheese/eggs or a protein bar

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  15. Usually I have dinner after a workout so I don't eat anything specifically to refuel. Sometimes I'll have a protein bar. I've tried Muscle Milk before and maybe some other products, but only when I get them as free samples.

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  16. I have tried protein drinks. I love chocolate milk to refuel.

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  17. I use protein drinks for after LONG runs! :) normally double digits! :)

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  18. I usually recover with real food not shakes

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  19. I just started using the AdvoCare Recovery drink after super hard workouts.

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  20. I have never tried a protein drink. I usually eat cottage cheese with fruit or greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom.

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  21. Yes - I have a protein drink every morning. I work out, and my hubby makes me a protein drink an adds fresh fruits/veg and creatine. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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  22. I was traveling once and grabbed one of these drinks at a rest stop - It was chocolate (I think) and tasty!

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  23. I've tried protein drinks in the past but haven't really found one that I like enough to stick with them.

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  24. I am a huge protein drink person! Usually add vanilla extract for better flavor!

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  25. I am a huge protein drink person! Usually add vanilla extract for better flavor!

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  26. My protein is usually a powder added to milk in a smoothie!

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  27. I drink protein drinks all the time and I do love this brand as well.

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  28. I usually drink chocolate milk but I've been dying to try these!

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  29. I currently have some Atkins dark chocolate protein drinks in the fridge. I've been using some of it as coffee creamer, trying to cut back on the sugar and sweetener I'm hooked on!

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  30. I've tried them before and do like them. My favorite is the chocolate.

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  31. I've tried lots of different protein drinks but they all taste chalky so I'm excited to try this one. I usually do bars.

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  32. I will have to try these. I am new to protein drinks.

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  33. I wish you had included the carb counts in your article, although I know you included the links. As a diabetic, I have a tough time finding pre-packaged protein drinks that I can have due to the high carb counts.

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  34. These would be great for on the go!!

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  35. I love protein drinks! The Core Power is good!

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  36. This would be nice to win so I can use it to help train for my second marathon

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  37. I have tried Preimer Protein, but love chocolate milk after a tough run.

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  38. I'm not a big protein drink person, but wouldn't mind trying Core Power. I usually drink tons of water and eat a protein bar

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  40. Love your giveaways!! I haven't tried this drink before. I have heard of it though :) Pamela

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  41. I've tried all kinds of protein drinks in the past but nothing really in the past 9 months since I've been pregnant. I'm looking for something new to try when I'm back to exercising.
    I typically go with a big ole glass of chocolate milk after a long run and then an egg dish.

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  42. I have tried a few protein drinks, added protein powder to milk, and added protein to smoothies. I'm always looking for a smoother protein drink.

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  43. I have always been a muscle milk guy but sure would like to give these a try after reading your review

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  44. I can't wait to try these! I'm not a fan of the chalky flavors also, though Muscle Milk is ok.

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  45. LOVE Core Power...tastes much better than Muscle Milk...no chalky taste!

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  46. Hmm, this would be interesting to try out!

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  47. I definitely need to try this. I usually just have some chocolate milk!

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  48. I'm always looking for new drink options!

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  49. I like the pure protein shakes but these sound awesome, love the strawberry banana option!

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  50. I'm always trying to find a protein shake that I like. Doesn't happen often.

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  51. I've tried Odwalla Protein drinks and it was pretty good. After a hard workout I try to drink lots of water and eat whatever I'm craving :-)

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  52. I received two packets of protein shake in a race bag once. One of them was delicious, the other was gross.

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  53. I have never ever tried protein shakes, mainly because I know nothing about them. But am willing to try!

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  54. I've tried a few homemade protein shake recipes with some whey protein powder isolate and they taste great. But, they're not alway accessible and take time to make. I've tried protein bars, but have yet to find one I like the taste of. I'd love to find a way to refuel after a workout that I could keep in my bag for really busy days that tastes great!

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  55. I love banana muscle milk. It is my reward after a long run, but would love to try something different!

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  56. Could so use these for my marathon training!

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  57. I have meal replacement protein shakes but I have never tried Core Power before.

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  58. I have never tried this product. I usually eat a protein bar and drink some water

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  59. I don't refuel the best after a workout because I am usually rushed! I could really be better about it. I do however have a protein drink every morning. I love sipping on it throughout the morning while I am at work!

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  60. I usually always have chocolate milk after a long run, but I do drink Protein shakes as well!!

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  61. Been looking for a new drink. I will have to check this out.

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  62. Most protein drinks leave a chemical after taste in my mouth, but I am always up to try a new one!
    I usually make my own shake or drink chocolate milk!

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  63. I don't use protein drinks very often. I use protein bars more, or chocolate milk.

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