Hey friends! So if you follow us on Instagram , you already know that we have seriously been loving up on Designer Whey lately. I recently bought some DW protein powder at Fairway (remember this Grocery Finds post?) because I’d been hearing good things through fellow Fitfluential Ambassadors. I wasn’t making crazy shakes with the powder; just 1 scoop Vanilla protein, 1 tbsp almond butter and the rest almond milk – but I was pleasantly surprised! Not the usual protein stink, no chalky taste..I could get used to this!
And then, just when I decided I was a fan, this beautiful package arrived!
Designer Whey galore! I was particularly happy because this was the night I was catching a flight to LA. I had the Gourmet Chocolate shake in the cab, the Chocolate Caramel Crunch on the plane, and a packet of Protein 2 Go when I arrived. Perfection! I am going to dub this my preferred traveling protein.
Powder: 1 Scoop of Designer Whey protein has only 100 calories, 18g protein, and 2 sugars. I call this “Girly Protein”, and I mean that in the best sense possible. I’ve come across a ton of women that don’t like adding protein to shakes for the fear of adding bulk. This fear is understandable – if you’re going to add scoops of protein that have 30g each (Hello, we SO don’t need that much!). But fear no more, at 100 calories and a healthy amount of protein for our lean bodies, this can easily be incorporated into your day!
Bars: Designer Whey’s protein bars are the real deal. I’m not kidding. If you’re not one for protein powder and I have to sell you on one thing here, it’s gotta be the bars. With 160 calories and 10g protein, these guys are like heaven in a package. So delicious and perfect for those moments you’re having a sweet tooth and need something to hold you over until your next meal. If you see these, buy them! I promise you won’t regret it.
Protein 2 Go: 50 Calories, 10g protein, 1 sugar (Stevia!) Full of vitamins, I’ve used these small packets as a post-workout recovery drink, simply by tossing the powder in my water bottle and shaking it up a bit. But you don’t have to use them as a post-workout! Drink them before, during, or just when you need a little citrus-y boost.
Shakes: With the same nutrition facts as 1 scoop of the powder, these pre-packaged shakes are pretty darn tasty! If you’re a chocolate lover like myself, the Gourmet Chocolate Shake is for you. If you’re a vanilla fan, the French Vanilla reminded me of my childhood obsession with Tapioca pudding. Mmmm.
We had some fun last week making shakes with Designer Whey and celeb trainer Larysa Didio – can’t wait to share what we were up to!
Have you tried DW’s products yet? Let us know what you think!
Disclaimer: These products were received as part of a campaign with Fitfluential. All opinions expressed are my own.