When I eat a healthy serving of protein at meal time, I rarely need to snack between meals. I stay satified for much longer. If I don't, I get hangry between meals... no one wants to see that! And I have read that protein helps repair muscles after a workout, and can help boost our energy levels, too.
I get most of my protein in by eating lean meats, and I very occasionally indulge in low fat cheeses, Greek yogurt, black bean spaghetti, hummus, and raw nuts. But I am also a big fan of protein powders and shakes... they are not only convenient and portable, but also versatile and quite tasty. I use a variety of dry powders and also stock up on premixed Premier Protein shakes when I can find them. I first learned about them a few years ago after winning a giveaway.
I find the premade shakes really handy to take along in the car, and are especially great on busy days when I am not really interested in cooking or meal prep. Over the past month that we were moving moving, I used them a lot!
Premier Protein Vanilla 30g shakes are available in Canadian Costco stores for a limited time - from February 1st through March 28th.
I find the Vanilla shakes to be particularly versatile as they can be blended with fruit or veggies to make great-tasting, healthy smoothies.
But honestly, these Vanilla shakes are very tasty right out of the package! I like to chill them in the fridge and then give them a good shaking before opening and drinking... yum. If I do have a bit of time I will blend in some fruit... here is my version of that Blueberry Smoothie...
I poured it into 2 glasses and shared it with The Captain while we stretched after our Sunday morning run. Delicious! And I know that it was doing something good for our bodies, too.
Would you like to try them for yourself?
Premier Protein is offering to give away an 18-pack of Vanilla 30g shakes to 5 different Canadian winners! The prize packs will be shipped to the winners by the folks at Premier Protein. The only requirement is that you have a Canadian address. I will keep the contest open till 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday February 13th. One entry per person will be allowed.
In order to enter, please leave me a comment and tell me something fun about the part of Canada where you live. Do make sure I have your email address to contact you after the contest is over.
For example.... I live in Victoria and we have just been named the most Romantic City 4 years in a row!
Update... this giveaway is now closed and the winners are being notified.... thanks for your entries.
Premier Protein did provide me with product to review through my association with FitFluential.