As a runner and fitness fanatic, getting the right amounts of protein for my body is essential for optimal performance especially to maintain muscle mass.
I’m not new to protein powders. In the past, I’ve tried Perfect Fit protein from the creators of Tone It Up. Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz on twitter and Instagram about ABOUT TIME protein mix so I recently reached out to About Time. They were willing to send me some of their Vegan protein powder to try and give away to one of my blog readers.
I choose the About Time Vegan variety because I don’t like the taste of Whey protein. I’ve used About Time in many of my protein smoothies and I’ve loved it so far. The About Time vegan protein is NON GMO, GLUTEN FREE, SOY FREE and DAIRY FREE. Vegans and non-vegans can benefit from the nutritional content.
What I made with About Time protein?
First, If you know me, you know that I don’t like drinking a cup of milk by itself. In fact, I don’t really like milk. I can only drink it with a bowl of cereal (almond milk – I no longer drink dairy milk). Similarly, I can’t drink a protein powder shake that is mixed with just milk or water. It doesn’t taste good to me that way. So, what I end up doing is adding a few items to protein powders before I drink or use it. I guess my taste buds are different. So, here’s how I like to eat my protein powder:
1 – protein pancakes: this can be made in different ways. I generally like to mix a banana, egg whites, and protein powder together. The bodybuilding website has a ton of recipes so check it out. Taste – okay/good. Protein pancakes are still something I’m trying to get used to. The taste is definitely an acquired one.
2 – smoothies: you can’t go wrong here. For my recipe, I usually make green smoothies. To do so, I normally mix in a cup of spinach (or Kale), almond milk, protein powder, and fresh or frozen fruit. Again, there are a lot of varities when it comes to making a green drink. Sometimes I even add coconut water into the blender. I use a nutribullet to blend all the ingredients together. Taste – delicious.
Delicious Blueberry Smoothie
****I’m not very creative when it comes to cooking/baking although I can be if I plan ahead. I was hoping to bake a few items with About Time protein but time got the better of me. Good news: Chaarg has posted some great recipes using About Time so click on the link below***
What I’m giving away – 3 sample packets of Vegan About Time protein (2 chocolate, 1 vanilla flavour).
To enter, comment below and let me know if you have tried a protein powder before and which brand. I’ll pick a winner at random and then I will email the winner directly. Only use your name and one email to enter (do not use multiple emails or names). You have until Friday, January 16th at 11:59pm EST to enter. Open to U.S. residents only (sorry Canada).
Have a good weekend!