Wednesday, August 14, 2013

#DesignerWhey Sustained Energy Review & Giveaway!


Back in December, my running friend took me for a smoothie at a local cafe. It was a perfectly delicious way to celebrate our long run. After that, I really looked forward to those post-run smoothies.


This summer I started making my own smoothies. First I bought pre-made packets and just added milk, because I had no idea where to begin. Then after researching smoothie recipes, I began using my own ingredients. I found a really simple HOW TO graphic on Pinterest that was helpful.


When I found out that I was selected to participate in the FitFluential campaign for Designer Whey I was super excited because a boost was the only ingredient missing from my homemade smoothies. I learned a long time ago that consuming protein after a workout helps aid in the recovery process.

When I opened the box I discovered that Designer Whey sent me their new product, Sustained Energy, to try in two flavors: Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Velvet.

From the website: 
Designer Whey® Sustained Energy™ is specifically formulated with our proprietary Endurance Blend™. Designed to give you balanced, stimulant-free, sustained energy through fast absorbing whey protein and slower absorbing soy and casein proteins, giving you a steady supply of essential amino acids while helping you control hunger with fiber.  Packed with 16 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 19 Essential Vitamins & Minerals and naturally flavored and sweetened – all for only 100-good-for-you calories! 
I don't know about you, but after my long runs sometimes it's all I can do to stay awake. All I want to do is take a nice long nap! Designer Whey Sustained Energy turned out to be the perfect product for me to try.

Judging one's own energy level for changes is hard. I've made a couple of batches of smoothies and one treat, and here is what I can tell you:
  1. I did not take a nap or feel like taking a nap after my 9 mile long run.
  2. After dental work, I almost always take a nap. Instead I had a smoothie. No nap!
  3. Rainy days usually make me sleepy. Not the day I ate some of my frozen treats.
Before trying Designer Whey I knew I wanted to purchase protein to use at home, I just didn't know what brand to buy. I'm happy with the Sustained Energy product so far and would put it on my shopping list.

Here are some of my protein recipes. Feel free to pin :)





Designer Whey would like to give you a chance to try Sustained Energy for yourself. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment telling me which flavor you would like to try. I will randomly select 6 winners and announce in my blog post on Monday August 19th.




38 comments:

  1. Love your chocolate pb cups!!!! I've been making smoothies quite a bit as well! ;) Great post!

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  2. Those chocolate pb cups looks delicious!! I have been dying to try Designer Whey and would love to try the chocolate flavor :)

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  3. I am a chocolate fiend!!! So I would definitely try the chocolate flavor.

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  4. I would totally love to try the Vanilla Bean- I love a good protein smoothie after a long run

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  5. I want to try chocolate velvet. Sounds soooo good!

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  6. Absolutely trying those peanut butter cups!!!!!

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  7. Great recipes :) Chocolate anything is always good :) Thanks for the review!

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  8. Those smoothies all look good.


    I'm not midwestern, but I lived in the midwest and before that, the south, for my entire life before moving to New England. Talk about culture shock. I can't wait to read more of your blog!

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  9. I'm a plain ol' Vanilla girl myself so I'd like to try the Vanilla Bean

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  10. I'd love to try the vanilla bean! thanks & your recipes look & sound delish! xo

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  11. Vanilla Bean A good vanilla is so much better than a chocolate.

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  12. I absolutely love whey protein and I have been dying to try the chocolate
    flavor from Designer Whey!

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  13. I soooo want to try the Vanilla flavor!!! And I agree with everyone...those PB cups look scrumptious!!

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  14. Would love to try either flavor!!! I'm not picky ;)

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  15. I would like to try the, uh, chocolate flavor

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  16. Mmm... those pictures are making me drool! Think the chocolate would be great.

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  19. Congrats! You are a winner. Please email me your mailing address by 10AM Wednesday.

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  20. You are a winner. Please email me your mailing address by 10AM Wednesday. Congrats!

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  21. Congrats! You're a winner. Please email me your mailing address by 10AM Wednesday.

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  22. You're a winner. Please email me your mailing address by 10AM Wednesday. Congrats!!

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  23. I would love to try Vanilla Bean. Vanilla is good to mix with anything!!! :)

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