Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gotein Review and Giveaway (Closed)

I'm not a huge fan of drink mixes...they are usually chalky or watery or taste bad, but I am always trying to find something that will taste good to me so when asked if I would review Gotein I said yes.  They were kind enough to send me a couple flavors.  The first two I had were chocolate and then I had the strawberry today.  Let me tell you:  NO CHALKINESS!!  They actually taste like a smoothie (especially the strawberry flavor).  I was surprised, I actually liked these.
I used a clear (or disposable) bottle, so the pictures I tried to take of the mix were not appealing.  If you want to see what it looks like mixed, head to the Gotein website and look at their pretty pictures.  I used my trusty nalgene bottle for mixing mine:
The directions are so easy!

  1. Drink 1/3 of the bottle (it is formulated for a standard 16.9 oz water bottle).
  2. Open the stick pack, pour contents into the bottle.
  3. Swirl and shake!
That is it.  I did have a hard time with #2 a couple of times.  I don't have two left hands until I have to open a stick pack like this.  I just cannot figure it out so I used a scissors to open two of them after I was unable to open them according to directions.  (This happens to me if I try to open any drink mix made this way.)

Things I learned:  COLD is better.  Strawberry is my favorite.  It tastes really good after running to the pool (which means I skipped lunch and needed something to get me through playing with the kids in the pool). It tastes good after a long run, but doesn't have the carbs I need.

Gotein is a protein supplement and looking at the nutritional values proves it.  Gotein comes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.  They have (depending on the flavor):
  • 16-17 g protein
  • 5-6 g carbs
  • 24 vitamins and minerals
  • 100-110 calories
Why are you interested?  because I have two of these pretty envelopes with Gotein ready to give away:

To win:

  • When would you use Gotein?(+1)
  • Like Gotein on facebook (+1)
  • Follow Gotein on twitter (@Gotein) (+1)
  • Share on your blog, tweet (tag @runningonmytime), share on FB, send an e-mail (+1 for each)
  • Simply leave a comment letting me know you want to enter (+1)
You only need to leave one comment...just let me know how many entries to put you in for.  For example my comment might be:
3 entries for me...I'm commenting, I would use Gotein before a run, and I follow on FB.
*Giveaway will end at the end of July, 2011*

Disclaimer:  I was sent samples of Gotein to try in exchange for a review/testing of this product.  All opinions on this review are mine and mine alone.


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am commenting, I would use it after a run or workout, i follow on Fb and am posting on my blog in the sidebar. so four entries for me!

Penny said...

I am commenting, I would use it after it after my morning work outs. I like gotein on fb, I linking it to my blog sidebar and sharing on my fb page. 5 ENTRIES

Jenna Z said...

I'd use gotein after workouts, mainly in the AM! I like that it's fairly low-carb so I could mix some fruit in and make a balanced smoothie! I like gotein on facebook and follow them on twitter (corgipants)

That's 4 entries total!

ozone3 said...

3 entries for me...I'm commenting, I would use Gotein after my long run, and I follow on FB.