Friday, June 28, 2013

Designer Whey Sustained Energy -- review and giveaway.

I wrote recently about Designer Whey when I tried the protein powder and bars for the first time. I enjoyed the protein powder for my shakes and for whipping up high-protein snacks (like those awesome pistachio white chocolate energy bites that I made).

This month, I was invited to try out Designer Whey's new product: Designer Whey Sustained Energy. I tried the Chocolate Velvet and Vanilla Bean and tried -- very, very hard -- to like them as much as I liked the regular, 100% whey powder.

Unfortunately, I couldn't. What I really liked about the regular Designer Whey powder was that it made my smoothies extra smooth, creamy and filling. The Sustained Energy powder definitely made my smoothies more filling, it just didn't make them any smoother or creamier. It is probably just a consistency thing with me, but I felt like the powder was a little bit gritty. This might not be an issue for anyone else but, for me, it was.

On the plus side, the protein powder delivers on its promise of sustained energy.  Designer Whey Sustained Energy is formulated to "provide balanaced, stimulant-free energy" and a smoothie or energy bite made with it kept me filled longer than expected. That's a good thing. One scoop of the powder provides 16 grams of protein and 19 essential vitamins and minerals.

Another plus is that the flavors -- vanilla bean and chocolate velvet -- were tasty and enjoyable.

Would you like to try out Designer Whey Sustained Energy for yourself?

Yes? Well, keep reading, friends!

The giveaway:

This giveaway will have SIX winners (open to US residents only) and the winners can choose to try out vanilla or chocolate. To enter, just leave me a comment letting me know that you'd like to try out this protein powder.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! And, yes, I'll check. (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count.) So, here's what to do:

  • Follow me on Pinterest, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
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This giveaway will run through Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:59pm EST and the winner -- chosen at random from all eligible entries -- will be announced on Wednesday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I'll choose another winner.

Good luck!
Review disclaimer: I was sent product for review through Fitfluential. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.