When Gotein first approached me to try out there product, my initial reaction was “no thanks!” I don’t like to drink my calories. I also have “issues” with liquid that has any thickness to it. (Seriously – my milkshakes need to be completely melted if I’m going to drink them. Otherwise, I have to use a spoon. Like I said, I have issues.) But, I started hearing good things about them around the web and hey, they were free, so I figured if I hated them I could just throw them away…
Here’s what Gotein has to say:
Whether you are an athlete with a hectic training regimen or someone with a busy day to day schedule, Gotein is a perfect protein supplement for you. Designed to mix in a standard 16.9 oz water bottle, Gotein is a portable source of protein for any individual. Simply add a stick of Gotein to a standard 16.9 oz bottle of water, shake and then enjoy. Containing only 100 lean calories, Gotein provides 17 grams of protein and is the only protein drink mix that offers 24 of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to fuel the body. Gotein is truly the perfect low carbohydrate, low calorie protein supplement for those individuals looking to maintain a healthy diet balance throughout the day.
So, the other day, I was in a hurry to go pick up kids and hadn’t eaten and was starving. I normally would have grabbed a handful of almonds, but I knew I was going to be eating lunch in a few minutes, so I didn’t want that many calories (I can never eat just a few). I decided to give the chocolate a try. I tossed it in my handheld with some undetermined amount of water, shook it up, and headed out the door. And it was pretty good. The flavor was decent, the consistency didn’t bother me, and I found it refreshing. The best part was that 110 calories allowed me to pick up the kids and get home and make a healthy lunch without my usual “shovel food in as fast as I can” that happens when I get too hungry.
Would I buy it? I know it’s expensive, but I may actually buy some to have for those kind of occasions. I’ve used the other two flavors recently as a mid afternoon snack and found that they really help me not nibble mindlessly while hanging out in the dining room helping Jones with homework. It’s certainly not going to be an every day thing and I still prefer to eat my calories, but I know there will be times when it will come in handy. (One recommendation? Use the right amount of water. I tend to use way more water than things call for because I use any excuse I can to get more water in. When I did that with the chocolate, it was kind of gross…)
Want to try it out? I have one of each flavor to send to a lucky winner. Here’s how to enter:
1. Become a follower of MCM Mama and leave a comment.
2. Become a facebook follower of MCM Mama and leave a comment.
3. Become a facebook follower of Gotein and leave a comment.
4. Mention it on your blog, facebook, twitter. Wear it on a t-sthirt in a race. Skywrite it. Leave a comment. ;o) (If you wear a t-shirt or skywrite, I SO want a picture LOL).
Giveaway ends July 8th at midnight.
Disclaimer: Gotein sent me samples to try and also to giveaway free of charge. Opinions are my own. Trust me, if it had made me gag, I would have totally shared that with you. Probably with pictures…