Over the past couple of months I’ve really upped my exercise.. If you follow my vlogs and second “life” blog you will know this and that I’ve been trialling this Maxitone protein shake. First of all I’m not a milkshake fan so what was I thinking? I’ve always wanted to try a protein supplement to see what difference it made to my workouts but even when this was sent to me it sat unopened in my kitchen for two weeks before I plucked up the courage to try it. I think if you are that way inclined it’s really not all that bad taste-wise – to me it tasted like watered down chocolate icecream, not an offensive taste just not the best. After shaking it up in the bottle it dissolves easily and I’m very happy to report there were no lumpy bits – definitely my main fear. Another thing is you don’t need as much as you’d think.. I assumed I’d be filling the bottle but one of the two recommended daily portions only reached about 1/5th of the way up so even if you hate it it’s pretty easy to drink. Remember this is coming from a non-milkshake lover.. my husband drank it happily.. I’m just weird. So.. I decided to try it in different things, pancakes didn’t work but I haven’t given up on that one.. I just need to find the right recipe.. it was more like a chocolate omelette the way I did it. I’m enjoying it most in my porridge at the moment, I have a stash of instant porridge at work and a scoop of my Maxitone chocolate toffee powder adds is practically undetectable so I’ve started saving my breakfast for my post-work out snack. I’m lucky enough to have agym in my office so there’s really no excuse not to work out at least 3 times a week and I like the idea that this supplement is making that time more effective. I’m not sure I can see real results yet but I feel stronger than I did a month ago and my stamina has increased at a rate I don’t think can be attributed to exercise alone so I’m going to keep using it and I’ll report back when the tub is empty with my final thoughts. One final thing I would like to mention is that the first time I tried it I had stomach cramps.. it was only the first time and from what I’ve read online this is common so not to let it put you off but be aware that if you try it and this happens you don’t necessarily need to write it off!
Have any of you tried protein powders? If you have any great recipes I’d love to hear them!!