After having metabolic testing done and having a better understanding of how many calories I burn, I had to start thinking about how I wanted to consume my calories. As a full contact football player there are days when my body just needs more. How I use my 1800 calories a day make a huge difference in how I feel and how I perform at practice.
I am still figuring things out but I know how great I feel when I consume more protein and vegetables. I need the protein in order to fuel myself for practice and to refuel myself after practice. Though I could carry around eggs, grilled chicken, and veggies, some days it’s just not realistic. I need and want something else.
Pure Protein sells a variety of protein products which are easy to grab and great additions to my diet. Now that we are wearing full pads, the number of calories I burn during practice has greatly increased. I exert lots of energy and often leave practice completely wiped. Being able to refuel myself with Pure Protein has helped me to recover a lot quicker.
This week I tried Pure Protein’s High Protein Bar with 20g of protein and the Vanilla Creme shake with 15g of protein. Both products were tasty and gave me an extra boost of protein on practice days. Though I won’t use the products on days I don’t workout, they are perfect for days when I burn an extra 600-1000 calories.
My favorite Pure Protein product so far is their Whey Protein. This week I made a delicious smoothie using their Frosty Chocolate Whey Protein Powder.
In a blender I combined 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of mixed frozen berries, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, and 1 scoop of Frosty Chocolate Protein Powder.
The oats bring a nuttiness to the smoothie and make it much more filling! If you need a little boost in your smoothies, I highly recommend adding in some oats.
I’m usually more of a vanilla fan, but the chocolate frosty flavor was delicious!
I have enjoyed trying out these Pure Protein products and seeing how they help me to recover after a tough workout!
Now it’s time for one of y’all to win this awesome Pure Protein Prize Pack!! One reader will win the following…
- 1 tub of Pure Protein Vanilla Cream powder
- 12 Pure Protein Vanilla Creme protein drinks
- 4 Pure Protein bars (2 Chocolate Peanut Butter and 2 Chocolate Deluxe bars)
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to comment number 83, Jana, on winning the Pure Protein Prize Pack!
Jana said “I love Green smoothie with spinach, almond or coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, strawberries, and half banana”.
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway!!
To enter the giveaway…
1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite smoothie recipe or flavor and the Pure Protein powder you’d use in that drink.
2. To earn a bonus entry, tweet the following:
” I want to win a @PureProteinPro prize pack from @coffeeckecardio! Eat Good. Look Great. #Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/al2shve ”
If you tweet, please be sure to leave a second comment on this post letting me know that you did! I will choose a winner on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.