Friday, April 17, 2015

Purely Inspired Protein Powder for great smoothies!

Spring is finally here! The air is warmer, the sun is shining and best of all, the snow has melted! That means I can continue my weight loss routine outside! Walking is one of the easiest ways for me to get cardio exercise, and it's also free! I try to walk 30 minutes, rest and walk 30 back.

While I'm resting, I like to have a little healthy snack or drink. I usually pack frozen grapes or homemade granola. It gives me a healthy boost and my 30 minutes home has the same stamina as the first 30 minutes!

I was contacted through one of my favorite review sites to give Purely Inspired protein mixes a try! They were very generous in sending me some Chocolate and Vanilla protein mixes!  I must say, I was excited to learn PURELY INSPIRED is backed by one of my very favorite NASCAR drivers, Danica Patrick! Check it out!  She said “This is the best tasting plant-based protein I’ve ever tasted.”  My daughter Leah especially loves to root her on during races!

Anywho, I looked into the company and products to see what I was getting myself into, and I was pleasantly surprised!!

  1. Purely Inspired is 100% plant based! That means it's also Dairy, Soy and Gluten free! Sutiable for anyone on a vegetarian or vegan diet!
  2. FREE FROM artificial dyes, flavors and sweeteners! Also doesn't contain aspartame, lactose or cholesterol. 
  3. One serving of Purely Inspired packs more of the antioxidant vitamin C than you'd find in a serving of apples, broccoli, oranges, spinach, and blueberries combined!
  4. 20 vitamins and minerals!
  5. Contains Omega-3 (from flaxseed!) and digestive enzymes!

The protein powder comes in 3 delicious flavors, so delicious they have won a Gold Medal for superior taste compared to other plant proteins from The American Masters of Taste! How awesome is that??!!

When made into a tasty shake, these bad boys pack 16g of plant-based protein, at least 6g of fiber and no more than 2.5g of fat per serving! That's pretty perfect for someone like me!

I tried whipping up my traditional "smoothie" recipe using vanilla. Greek yogurt (blueberry) and a variety of fruits. Strawberries, bananas and silk vanilla soy milk was used. I really enjoyed this first shake, however the vanilla was very strong! I added some honey to the next batch and it balanced it right out!

As for the chocolate protein mix, I went with a bit of a different approach. Since Purely Inspired shakes are safe for kids, I thought I would make my girls a yummy chocolate peanut butter shake! Let me just say, they were very well received and I ended up making another batch right away! I used vanilla soy milk, peanut butter and bananas along with my scoop of chocolate protein powder. Yum!

Since the kids wanted to try the vanilla variety, and I was thinking the potency of the shake might make them less likely to try my future concoctions, I made vanilla pancakes! I added a scoop of protein powder to pancake mix and added additional water to make it "batter" I also used colored sprinkles! The result was fluffy, vanilla, protein pancakes! :) My kids wondered why they tasted so great so I informed them they were finally trying the vanilla protein powder! :) It was a fun morning!

I highly suggest giving Purely Inspired a try if you're seeking the greatest in protein powders! Only one scoop per shake, and it's recommended to drink 1-2 per day, before, or after working out. Or whenever you'd like one!

 I like my shakes first thing in the morning, as it gives me a boost of energy without having to rely on caffeine.

When do you like to drink protein shakes? Leave me a comment in the section below! Thanks for reading!

Check out Purely Inspired at the links below for even more infomation!

I received product free in return for my honest review. I only review products I think would be beneficial to my readers and myself.