Friday, February 5, 2016

Premier Protein Review and Canadian Giveaway

Over the past many years that I have been learning more about nutrition, and experimenting with my own food and supplement intake, I have come to realize how important protein is. I know I need a good deal of protein to fuel my workouts and get me through the day.

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!

Good Luck!

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.


  1. I'm all about protein from whole foods, but sometimes you need something quick on the go. This sounds like a great option!

  2. I'm from Sudbury, home of the Big Nickel!

  3. I've not seen this brand before but great to see it's working so well for you. Smoothie looks yum

  4. I can't remember the last time I made a blueberry smoothie - and now I'm craving one from reading this post! Seems like a nice way to combine the protein drink with some healthy carbs :)

  5. This would be a good on the road protein snack option. Thanks!

  6. It looks a great option for breakfast on the run (my life!)

  7. I've been seeing this protein drink on a couple blogs lately! Looks really tasty.

  8. That smoothie looks so delicious!! I'll have to try this - I love blueberries!

  9. Yum! I have tried and liked Premier Protein! :)

  10. I've been told this stuff is CRAZY tasty! I would love to mix it with some avocado or something to make it thicker! I love eating protein with a spoon ;)

  11. Fun part of where I live is the easy access to the mountains (Calgary) which gives everyone the opportunity to try new things and the Chinooks! Mid-winter breaks are always nice. Looks really yummy, would love a chance to try.

  12. I've heard a lot of good things about these drinks.
    I live in Langley which is an hour outside of Vancouver and I love that i'm so close to everything - beach, forests, lakes, mountains. :)

  13. I too have been discovering the importance of protein. I've been a carb-queen my whole life! I live in Ontario and there are so many great spots around lake Ontario to be discovered. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

  14. I'm in Vancouver, something fun is our winters are pretty mild compared to the rest of Canada!


  15. I am in Calgary...we are so mild right now. OFten at this time is is SO COLD!! ANd i love to have easy proteing immediately after a important and helps me in rcovery! and makes me less RUNgry

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