By now most all of blog land has heard of Gotein, the protein supplement that you simply add to a water bottle, shake, and enjoy. I tried to win some multiple times on various blogs with no luck, so I was psyched when I was contacted by Gotein to do a review.
I was a little disappointed when I opened the package and saw that all three flavors of Gotein that were sent to me contained “natural and artificial flavors.” I am not big on anything artificial in my food, but I looked past that for the sake of trying it out. The nutritionals are great. Each packet has 100-110 calories, 16-17 grams of protein, and 5-6 grams of carbs.
I decided to try my first packet after Steve and I came home from a long run in the heat. I was in a time crunch to get to an appointment, and this is where Gotein is very convenient. The directions say to drink 1/3 of a 16.9 oz bottle of water, add the Gotein, and shake it up. I am not a fan of disposable water bottles, so I used a bike bottle.
The flavor I tried first was chocolate (obviously), and it was actually really tasty. It reminded me of the little Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets. I think it would have been better with a little less water than I used, but it was still good.
For another unbiased opinion, I has Steve try the strawberry flavor. He will never think I am normal for photo-documenting every moment.
His verdict? He really liked the flavor. I didn’t care for the strawberry as much, it was just ok.
I also used some of the Gotein packets in smoothies, which I think was my favorite way to enjoy them.
Both the vanilla and strawberry flavors were delicious this way.
Pros: Convenient way to add some protein to your diet, could keep it in the car, your purse, or gym bag in case of snacking emergency, tasty, not chalky, great in smoothies
Cons: Artificial flavors, whey protein (I normally prefer plant-based proteins if I am adding them in powder form, but not a big deal if you don’t care about that)
Want to win some Gotein?
Here’s how to enter, do one of them or all of them:
1. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite protein smoothie, or your favorite way to get protein.
2. Like Gotein on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you did
3. Spread the word! Link back to this giveaway and tell me in a separate comment
That’s it! I will pick a winner at random on Wednesday 7/20
Disclaimer: I was provided with Gotein in exchange for an honest review and was not compensated in any other way.