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 fullbeauty.com 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!
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.
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 🙂
- “Like” Big Train on Facebook
- “Like” the Double Chin Diary on Facebook
- “Follow” Big Train on Twitter
- Tweet about this giveaway, tagging @DoubleChinDiary and @BigTrain
- Post about this giveaway on Facebook with a link to it
- Leave a comment telling us why you should win
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!