Orgain protein shakes

Here lately I’ve been looking for protein shakes after my mid-day run. Breakfast is always easy: gym then cereal with yogurt and fruit; however lunch is different. I’m ALWAYS on the run. I received a sample of Orgain and I’m in love.

Created by a M.D. and cancer survivor I became interested. Below are a few of my thoughts.

It’s organic-OK…I buy something’s organic, but not all. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy an organic shake.

Free from preservatives, artificial sweeteners/colors/flavors-this one is a biggie for me. I consume way too much artificially sweetened beverages and need to cut back. This is tasty without adding all the extra stuff I don’t want.

Soy free-I’m not opposed but I know some are. Plus, soy creates stinky (and I know…I live with 4 boys) flatulence. Seriously…STINKY!

Gluten free- I don’t have celiacs disease and am not gluten intolerant so it doesn’t sway me one way or the other.

Bottles are BPA free-yeah! There are plenty of negative side effects of consuming products in BPA containers so I’m pleased this isn’t impacted.

Easy to store- they don’t need to be refrigerated until after opening, but it does improve the flavor.

Availability-online and plenty of stores.

Variety-comes in a variety of flavors (strawberries and cream is my favorite), some are vegan (hemp free) so our military can safely consume, and comes in premade or powder form. I’m not a fan of the chocolate, but I don’t like chocolate shakes anyway.

All in one nutritional shake: Per 11 oz-250 calories, 7 g fat, 32 g carbs, 16 g protein, moderate amounts of vitamins and minerals (ranging from 2-40%).

Not bad for a meal replacement, but it could be higher in carbs for a post exercise drink where a 4:1 ratio of carbs:protein is preferred.

Tasty! This shake doesn’t taste gritty or artificial and even the chocolate isn’t chalky like many others. I wish they had more fancy flavors, but then they might have to put some artificial junk in there. So I’m happy!

What do you think? Do you want to try some? If so, let me know and I’ll send you a few coupons. You won’t be disappointed. If not, what’s your favorite protein shake?

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About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of three who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I have my bachelors and masters in nutrition, am a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Sports Science Dietitian. My kids are into sports and all things ‘boy’. I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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