Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIAW: All Pro Science Inspired + (giveaway)

As a blogger, I occasionally get asked to review product. I don't accept every offer, just the ones that I have a genuine interest in trying. A couple of weeks ago All Pro Science sent me some 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein to try.  

The first thing that appealed to me about APS was the "free" list: gluten-free, high-fructose corn syrup free, soy free, dairy-free. I was impressed with the all-natural approach. Secondly, APS offers more flavors than I've seen in other protein powders. Complete 100% Grass Fed Whey is offered in six flavors: French Vanilla, Bavarian Chocolate, Strawberry Creme, Banana Creme, Cinnamon Roll, and Mocha Latte. APS sent me Banana Creme.


Now, you might be shocked to learn that I am not a banana fan. I can eat a banana after a race if there aren't other options, but at home I usually leave them in the fruit bowl for mr.C and the kids. Having said that, I wasn't about to let that stop me from trying the protein my friends at APS were nice enough to send me.

First I used it in my morning smoothie. Honestly, I could not taste the banana flavor at all. My wild berry smoothie tasted the same as always.


After that I had to search for recipes because banana is not a flavor I use in the kitchen at all often. The first recipe I found was for homemade protein bars. I modified the original recipe to make it gluten-free.


They were really good! I had them with my lunch and took them to a soccer game for my snack. I even grabbed one for a quick bite before a run. It was perfect.


Feeling a little more confident, I tried another recipe that I found here for some protein bites. The only thing I changed was the protein flavor.


The banana flavor was a little too noticeable for me in this recipe, but they made an excellent post-workout and after dinner snack.


APS also sent me some Natural Blue Berry Ice PreCharge single packets to try. These are suggested for pre-workout use, but I wanted to try it in a smoothie, so I added it to my morning wild berry mix. I absolutely loved this flavor!


I'm not an expert on protein, and honestly, I couldn't tell a difference between this brand and others that I have used, but knowing that APS focuses on offering all-natural products and has gluten-free ingredients makes this a winner for me.

Do you use protein powder? Or would you like to try it? All Pro Science is generously giving one lucky reader 1 tub of protein (your choice) + a $25 gift certificate.

To enter
- Leave a comment telling me which fitness activity you like most.
- For extra entries share/tweet/blog/Instagram/Pinterest this giveaway. Be sure to leave a link to what you did in the comments so I'll know! The more you share, the more chances to win!
- Earn more entries for following APS on Twitter and liking their Facebook page. Leave a comment for each letting me know that you did.

Giveaway details:
- Winners must be US residents
- Ends Sunday November 3 at 10 PM EST. Comments after that time will not be included in the drawing.
- One name will be selected randomly from the valid entries. 

Can't wait? Use this exclusive promo code RUN40 for 40% off your order of All Pro Science products.

Updated: Congratulations to NEW giveaway winner Electra!
Please email me with your protein flavor choice and mailing address.


Disclaimer: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.



24 comments:

  1. Ive never ever used BUCKWHEAT flour. (((adds to the grocery list)))

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  2. I like running and crossfit . . . . and use a ton of protein powder ;-)

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  3. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/RJBassett06/status/395539401259745280

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  4. Weight training is my favorite form of exercise

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  5. I love bananas, although I'm not always huge on banana flavours either. Lovin' the recipes!

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  6. I LOVE circuits - weights & plyos together! SO much fun!

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  7. I love my yoga fusion class. Nothing better than lifting weights to build muscle while holding yoga poses for flexibility and balance.

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  8. Okay, so my fridge is stocked right now with all the protein bars/bites it can handle, but I HAVE to try those peanut butter protein bars. Those look fabulous. Thanks for sharing that recipe!


    Favorite fitness activity has got to be running, although that's pretty boring. I try to make it interesting by changing up the pace/scenery/distance each time. Running with friends is the best!

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  9. My favorite fitness activity would be running!!!!!

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  10. I've always been curious about banana protein! Those recipes you created look soooo good!! Making me hungry girl! My favorite fitness activity is CrossFit, with running a close 2nd!

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  11. I tweeted about the giveaway! Their cinnamon roll protein sounds delish too!

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  12. Congratulations! You are the winner! Please email me your All Pro Science protein choice and mailing address! runningescapades(at)hotmail.com

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  13. My favorite fitness activity is DANCE BLAST! :)

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  14. I tweeted! @christiantq07

    https://twitter.com/Christianqt07/status/397432848350584832

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  15. I follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook! :)

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