Anyone interested in nutrition and fitness will know the importance of protein. It's essential for building, maintaining and repairing muscles, skin, hair and bones – and the more active you are, the more protein you'll need. Our bodies don't store protein so we need to make sure we're getting enough on a daily basis. It's better to spread our intake throughout the day so our bodies can use it as they need it.
You may have heard of SCI-MX Nutrition - they sell a range of products including whey protein powders, cookies, oat bars, milkshakes and even coffee. I was excited to be given the chance to try out their new PRO 2 GO range and receiving this box of goodies from the postman was like getting an early birthday present!
As the name suggests, the products are designed to be eaten on the go - whether for a quick breakfast or a post-workout protein hit. Here's what I thought of each item:
Original Protein Coffee
Two of my favourite words - protein and coffee. Put them together and you have my idea of heaven. I drank this in the morning in place of my usual coffee and it did a great job of waking me up and giving me loads of energy. It has a whopping 30g protein and less than 1.9g sugar per 330ml bottle.
Strawberry & White Choc Chip Protein Cookie
As I'm not a fan of white chocolate, I knew I wouldn't really like this one. However, my husband had no problem polishing it off and I think anyone else who likes white choc will love this too. It has 15g protein and just 2.3g sugar per 50g cookie.
Cookies & Cream Oat Bake
YUM is all I can say about this one. It's a bit like a flapjack as it's made with oats and therefore provides slow-release energy which kept me going for a few hours. It has 15g protein and 2.5g sugar per 50g bake.
Choc Chip Protein Brownie
Just as I knew I wouldn't be keen on a white chocolate cookie, I knew that a chocolate chip brownie was going to be my favourite product of the bunch! It's really chocolaty without being sickly and provides 20g protein and 3.3g sugar per 65g brownie.
Caramel Crisp Protein Bar
I really enjoyed this one. It was kind of chewy and crunchy at the same time and tasted more like a normal chocolate bar than a protein bar. It has 21g protein and 7.4g sugar per 65g bar.
Chocolate Protein Milkshake
I love chocolate and I love milkshakes, so a chocolate milkshake was destined to go down well - and this didn't disappoint. I also love how it can be drunk either chilled or at room temperature so you can carry it around all day with you to drink when you need it. It has 22g protein and 11.2g sugar per 310ml bottle.
I am really impressed with this range by SCI-MX and will definitely be purchasing their products in the future to eat after my workouts and for a quick on-the-go snack.
Thanks to Nely for sending me some SCI-MX protein products to review. If you have a health, fitness or nutrition related product you'd like me to review, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will aim to post my review within a week of receiving and testing your product and will always give my honest opinion.
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