All aboard with Big Train! GIVEAWAY!

Since I started writing in this lovely and motivational  blog, my sister Alyssa has been awesome enough to let me do some product reviews.  I first got to try out a bra from as you may remember from this funny story…  More recently however I have been fortunate enough to try out a protein shake from the company Big Train!


I started drinking my yummy drink last Wednesday after I had two hours of tennis and before I went on to another two hours of Pilates and yoga.  Since I started this crazy routine of mass amounts of exercise, my body has been craving some sort of pick-me-up that could actually keep me full through my mornings when I wasn’t able to snack.

The chocolate frappe protein shake has provided me with just the boost I’ve needed!  After my first shake last week I made it through the next classes with no problem of  my grumbling tummy disturbing my neighbors during quiet pranayama breathing routine.  Over the past five days I have been rotating between having the shake for either breakfast or lunch.  With the addition of the calories from my milk and the calorie count of only 130 kcal per 1/2 cup of mix, the shakes turn out to be a nice little meal substitute.

I had some issues in  the beginning with being able to thoroughly blend the powder into my milk, but that was before I asked you, the readers, what you did about that issue.  So many of you suggested  the blender ball so I promptly went out an bought a bottle of my own.   Over the weekend I actually had time to make a blended frozen shake with half a banana and it was so good I’m suddenly inspired to go make another one… Even though I already had my shake after tennis today!

April’s frozen shake with banana

The thing I like best about these Big Train shakes is that they don’t taste grainy or chalky like so many I have had before.  Plus I *really* like how it lasts me a good three hours or so before I start to get hungry again.  I’ve tried probably about six or seven different protein shakes and I have yet to find one that I would continue to use.  I might actually consider maintaining my use of the chocolate frappe once my bottle runs out.  I tend to be somewhat of a cheap ass so the $45 price tag will be what I would call an “investment” but when I think about it, the whole jug is enough to last me for about a month and comes out to to be about $1.50 a meal.  That’s pretty cheap when I think of it that way.

April and her first Big Train shake!

April and her first Big Train shake before she invested in a blender ball.

One of the cool things about this company is that they don’t just do protein shakes either.  In fact, they have a whole array of a bunch of different kinds of tasty convenient beverages for people.  They’ve got gluten free products, kids products, low carb, low sugar, no caffeine, seasonal products… all sorts of stuff!  They even have baked goods!

The folks over at Big Train were awesome enough to send me some goodies along with my shake mix to give away for our readers to try.

So tell me readers… Why should you be the winner of the Big Trail shake giveaway?
It’s super easy to enter… Pick one or all of the things below for your chance to win! Leave a comment for each thing you do, or if you only do one, that’s fine too – just make sure you leave a comment on this post that you did it! We will pick one random winner on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:59 PM PST. US and ages 18+ only, please. If you win, we’ll verify that you did certain things, so please be honest 🙂


In the meantime, I’ll continue drinking my shake every day and will report back in a few weeks with whether or not I feel it had an impact on my weight loss!

Enjoy your week!



42 thoughts on “All aboard with Big Train! GIVEAWAY!

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  2. I should win because I’m also a cheap-ass and would also probably cry at paying that much for something I’m not sure I’d like! Oh, and I’m just attempting to start my own journey, so anything to help set up a routine for me would be awesome!

  3. I would love to win so i could have a healthy option for all the nights i work late without notice so i dont have a “dinner” of random snacks and can power thru the rest of my work!

  4. YAY for another awesome giveaway! I shared this on Facebook so my friends can get in on the action 🙂 I’d love to win because as a new mom it’s been pretty hard to maintain healthy eating habits when usually I only get to eat whatever I can manage to grab in two minutes while my baby boy is distracted! Now that I’m starting to take him out with me to get back into exercise again this would be perfect for a post-walk recovery! 🙂

  5. I liked Big Train on facebook! 🙂 I really enjoyed reading your review April! Winding down my day and just got home from my second workout at the gym today. I would really appreciate, and totally use the products! 🙂

  6. I hear Big Train makes a great protein powder, but I can’t justify buying something so pricy that I’ve never tried since I’m so picky lol. This giveaway is awesome, I’d love to win 🙂

  7. I’d love to win this prize, as I have been searching for a meal replacement shake that tastes good enough to actually stick with it, and it’s been really difficult! I’d love to see if these are as good as everyone says. Usually I end up having to mix other things with the shake, in a blender, which totally takes the convenience out of it, so if I could also get away with just using a special cup, that would be even better!! Thanks for the chance!!

  8. I already follow Big Train on facebook and twitter and I have liked the double chin on facebook. I love Big Train products.

  9. I want to win because as a vegetarian and a lifter (weights!) I am always looking for additional sources of protein and this would be great to try! Thanks

  10. Sweet I hope I win 🙂
    I Liked Big Train on Facebook.
    I Liked the Double Chin Diary on Facebook
    I Followed Big Train & Double Chin Diary on Twitter.
    I Tweeted about this giveaway, tagging @DoubleChinDiary and @BigTrain in my tweet.
    I Posted about this giveaway on Facebook with a link to it.
    And I think I should win because it would be a great exerience to try it out as its been hard for me not having the money to try anything really & having to little kids, I dont really have time to my self, I’m only 24 & I have been struggling for a while now to get back into a healthy routine & I’m over being over weight & unhealthy cause I can hardly keep up with the kids 🙁 so this would really help me advance ahead for a good start to a new me so thanks for the oppurtunity to try & win this product 🙂

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