protein packed (giveaway!)

by Janetha on September 7, 2012

in giveaway,product review

*giveaway is now closed. thanks for entering!*

hey! sooo super stoked it’s friday!

it was a short week at work, thanks to labor day, so this week hasn’t been too bad. actually, i don’t work a full week of work until the last week of september—lucky me! i am heading to lake mead/lake las vegas next wednesday for my family vacation (ALL of my family—i cannot wait!) because momma b wants to wakeboard on her 60th birthday. she’s my hero. then the following wednesday i am heading to chicago because my friends, danny and derrick, are getting married! yay for birthdays and weddings.

i am getting ahead of myself, though, because i have a different birthday and wedding to celebrate THIS weekend. my friends, jaime and nick, are tying the knot tomorrow. i will be celebrating my friend michelle’s birthday with her this weekend. so, double yay for birthdays and weddings!

today’s post is coming at you thanks to premier protein.

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so, let’s talk about premier—specifically, their ready-to-drink protein shakes. we buy them like crazy. marshall drinks one or two, sometimes even three, each day. i drink the shakes, too.. maybe four a week, on average. we have a special spot on the shelf for our box of premier shakes. (right next to my husband’s several thousand CDs.)

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you can always find a few of the shakes in our fridge.

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my point is that we go through a lot of these shakes. lucky for us, they are sold at costco. bulk protein shake drinking paired with bulk protein shake buying is a real good thing! the shakes come in boxes of 18 (for around $25) and we go through many, many boxes. think i’m kidding?

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those five empty boxes were sitting in our recycle pile in the garage.. that’s less than a two-month supply. we have two people in our house. and two dogs… but they don’t get protein shakes. well, not if we can help it, that is. you never know what randy will get into when we aren’t looking, right?

so, when premier protein contacted me to see if i’d like to do a review, you KNOW my immediate answer was YES. i don’t always agree to product reviews, but i will do them if the product catches my attention. what i get REAL excited about, though, is when the brand of a product i already buy & use & LOVE contacts me. THAT is a product review i can get behind and do so with great passion. (i am in no way saying the reviews i do on new-to-me products aren’t passionate.. but i think you know what i mean!)

premier sent over a box of goodies—vanilla and chocolate ready-to-drink shakes and a few kinds of protein bars.

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they also sent a super sweet t-shirt—a perfect fit for marshall.

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the nutrition stats on the shakes are awesome—i love that they are lower in carbs so i can eat a piece of fruit or maybe some PB&J toast alongside the shake (i like to balance out my protein and carb macros.) they are also relatively low in calories, so they make a great snack or pair well with a meal. with 30 grams of high-quality protein, you will be sure to feel fueled and full of energy.

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the bars are also packed with 30 grams of protein. they contain NO hydrogenated oils, trans fat, or high fructose corn syrup. i was happy to see that! i tried the yogurt peanut crunch. it had great flavor and texture.

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here are the stats for the bars:

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as you can see, the bars are a little higher in calories than the shakes, so they are a great meal replacement or bigger snack option when you are on the go or on the job. marshall has been eating the protein bars to fuel him through his work day (he has a very labor-intensive job) and he said they are not only tasty, but also do a great job at keeping him full. three cheers for satiety! i think these bars would be awesome to take hiking—they have a great balance of protein, carbs, and fat and are perfectly portable.

giveaway time.. FIVE people will win a premier protein prize pack containing:

  • 6 Premier Protein bars: 2 bars in each flavor (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Crunch and Yogurt Peanut Butter Crunch)
  • 4 Premier Protein shakes: 2 shakes in each flavor (chocolate and vanilla)
  • Nylon bag

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this spectacular nylon bag is modeled by the fabulous randy pants. he’s got a few openings in his schedule if you want to hire him for a modeling gig. he’s got the “puppy dog eyes” look DOWN.

to enter:

  • leave a comment below telling me your favorite on-the-go protein option.

two options for additional entries:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet the following: @janeeetha is giving away five @premierprotein prize packs http://wp.me/p1B7vY-cph (please leave a comment here stating you tweeted.)
  • check out premier protein’s blog and comment on one of their posts. (please leave a comment here, too, stating you did this.)

you can find premier protein on twitter, facebook, and youtube!

giveaway is open to US residents only. this post is sponsored by premier protein and they will supply the prizes to the five winners. winners will be selected on tuesday, september 11.

hope you all have a fun weekend! get outside, it’s still so nice out and it’s only a matter of time before it cools off and we all get to wear scarves, sweaters, slouchy boots, and leggings. (unless you are a dude.. then maybe you aren’t planning to wear slouchy boots and leggings. or maybe you are… i guess ya never know.)

xo. janetha g.

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Jentry Nielsen September 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

I have never tried these shakes before and am upset I haven’t I have never seen such high protein with that low of calories and carbs! That’s great!
I bring protein powder with some water and a piece of fruit to work EVERYDAY for my lunch!

jobo September 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

I really like Standard Process peanut butter protein bars, in a pinch. I also like Gotein as an option too! Great giveaway!!

jobo September 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

and I tweeted :)

Jentry Nielsen September 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

I tweeted as well!!! :)

Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

I like Luna bars.

Shaunna@mamas13minutemile September 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

I have been keeping simply bars in stock for on the go protein. :)

Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

Tweeted!

Athena S September 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

*tweet*tweet*

Megan (Braise The Roof) September 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I’m totally not fancy when it comes to my protein options- I usually just grab a handful of nuts or greek yogurt for snacks! These shakes and bars look great, though.

Megan (Braise The Roof) September 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

And I tweeted!

Madi September 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I gotta stick with the classic pb and pretzels or pb and graham cracker! If it’s the pretzel combo I usually bring a mini tupperware or just stick a tablespoon of pb (natural, creamy of course) in a plastic baggy and voila! Snack time.

candice s. September 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

almonds are easiest for me and so good!

Or just a trailmix of some sort.

Erin H September 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I’ve always kinda stuck with nuts or sometimes cheese, but I would love to have a quick go-to like this in my arsenal.

Carly September 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I like the classic peanutbutter and banana combo; and lately ive been loving the ssb too!

Carly September 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I also tweeted!

Sara B September 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I am in love with Detour Bars for my on the go protein.. I actually am on the hunt for a better bar though- as the detour bars are filled with way too many things I cannot pronounce :/

Heather September 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm

My favorite on the go protein source are homemade protein shakes and edamame packets!!!!

Heather September 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Hey! I sent a tweet about the giveaway! My handle name is @hnwhipple

Tamar September 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

My favorite on the go protein is a peanut flour paste sandwich on whole wheat! (sounds so unappetizing, but it’s basically a pb sandwich!)

Kelsey September 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I would love to win. If I’m on the go, I’ll grab a stick of string cheese or make a quick protein shake. Those are easy to eat/drink in the car.

Janetha September 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

Congratulations, you are winner #4! Please send your mailing information to me at mealsandmoves (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Kelsey September 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I followed you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway too

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Wow, I’ve seen the bars before, but this is the first I’ve seen of the shakes…those are some pretty ballin’ nutritionals! And holy hell what a massive music collection! How in the world does M know what all he has?!

My on-the-go protein snack of choice is definitely a solid protein bar…high protein, low sugar, and filling!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Just tweeted! :D

Marissa September 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

This is such a coincidence. I just saw the bars in Walmart over the weekend but couldn’t remember if they were the ones that you had mentioned on the blog before. I always get nervous with new products b/c I have tummy issues too but it’s good to know these don’t bother you. I have yet to see the shakes which is what i’d really like to try.

Currently, I keep a tub of Dymatize ISO-100 in car and a shaker bottle.. mainly for after the gym b/c I work out so late. I love protein bars tho but its sooo hard to find a quality bar without a ton of funky ingredients. I am really hoping to win!! Thanks mama

Brooke September 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You can’t beat the ease of protein bars. Those stats are great!!

Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating September 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

I LOOOOVE protein bars! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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