Thursday, 10 September 2015

Whey to Go! - Team Sky Protein Smoothie Review

I want to seriously apologise for my lack of posts! I've been without my laptop for a good couple of weeks which has meant I couldn't post (bar my 3 month overview which I did via my brothers iPad).

However, I now have a laptop that doesn't give me second degree burns and the fan which actually works now - happy days! Back to a somewhat normal service... I have also started a new job, which I'll do a post in regards to settling into and how I've coincided with living healthy and transitioning into my new job.

Anywho, I thought I'd do a review of the Team Sky Protein Smoothie's which I've been having recently in regards to helping with building muscle and muscle recovery post-workout.

So far I've only tried the Pineapple & Coconut and the Raspberry & Blueberry smoothies.
Pineapple & Coconut
I did struggle more with the Pineapple & Coconut to drink it down quickly (having protein in the first half hour post workout helps with the muscles, according to a few friends who are gym junkies); I don't know if its because of the taste, or it could just be me. But it was drinkable and it actually was okay once you sort of got used to the taste... It was nice that I didn't get the chalkiness of the whey protein in the P&C smoothie, that it one of my hugest pet hates. I could taste the whey protein, but it wasn't the only thing I was tasting. (I'm not a huge fan of whey protein, but I have been told by my ex who is a rugby player and my personal trainer that I do need to use whey protein to help with my muscles now). After drinking the smoothie, I did go online and see some of the reviews and some said it tasted like a non-alcoholic Pina Colada - I wouldn't quite go that far, however it did have a hint of pina colada about it.
Raspberry & Blueberry
I then went on and purchased the raspberry and blueberry smoothie as I wanted to have a bit of variety - I managed to knock this one back pretty quickly which I was surprised with! This one was more chalkier then I expected, however the taste was super scrummy! I couldn't taste the whey protein as much, but as said before it felt more chalky in my mouth. I did enjoy this smoothie and would happily drink it regularly! Some people found this smoothie a hit/miss sort of one, some weren't keen on the taste. I found it a tad sweet, which suited me to the ground as the smoothie was my breakfast anyway!

Ingredients (info obtained via Google)
Pineapple & Coconut - 165 kcals

Water, Whey protein* (Milk), pineapple juice* (16%), Apple Juice* (3%), Coconut Water (0.5%), Stabilsers (Pectin, guar gum), Natural Colouring (Safflower concentrate, Lemon Concentrate), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Acidity regulators (Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid), Flavour.
*From concentrate
Raspberry & Blueberry - 142 kcals
Water, Whey Protein* (Milk), Apple Juice* (3%), Raspberry Juice* (3%), Blueberry Juice* (1%), Stabilizers (Pectin, Guar Gum), Natural Colourings (Carrot Concentrate, Hibiscus Concentrate), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Acidity Regulators (Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate), Flavour, 
*From Concentrate

Overall marks out of 10
Pineapple & Coconut - 7/10
Raspberry & Blueberry - 9/10

I'd totally recommend these for people starting out with protein shakes/smoothies like myself. I did try another make and it could of just been a bad bottle but it made me feel a bit quesy. Its always good to remember with these things, it depends on the individual; taste, what workouts your doing etc. Make sure you do plenty of research to see what works for you. 

*This post was not sponsored and the products featured were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own and are not paid for me to say.