Disclaimer: The views expressed are my own. I paid for this protein powder and was not compensated in any form for this review.
I’ve been on the lookout for a decent tasting protein powder for quite some time now. I’ve tried the chocolate kind from GNC…blech. I’ve also tried Whey Protein Powder in chocolate from Trader Joe’s. Also not a fan. I wanted so badly to find a protein powder that didn’t taste like, well, crap. Excuse my highly sophisticated vocabulary. 😉
You see, I recently bought a 3-month gym membership and have taken a liking to Body Pump. For muscle recovery reasons, I have become more aware of my protein-lacking diet.
Sure I eat cheese and greek yogurt (which by the way, is a great source of protein!). I have chicken about twice a week, so that’s good. But I know I could be doing better.
While in Trader Joe’s the other day, I noticed Aria Protein. an all-natural women’s protein. It’s from the makers of Designer Whey, which I’ve heard a lot about through various blogs.
I was intrigued that this protein was specifically designed for women, so I thought, “what the heck?” and grabbed the vanilla container.
I very excited to try it and after rushing home from Body Pump yesterday, I made myself a fabulous smoothie. It contained: skim milk (out of almond!), plain greek yogurt, strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana and 1 scoop of Aria.
Note: the serving size is 2 scoops – but I wanted to ease into the taste.
Friends, I have found my protein! I am very happy with the flavor, the nutritional stats and the benefits of Aria. The price isn’t too terrible either: $9.99. There are 17 servings per container, and I’ll probably only use half a serving at a time, so this will last a while!
Here are the facts:
Excellent source of folic acid (100% DV) & calcium (28% DV)/serving
50/50 Whey & Soy blend
I know many people have a protein powder that they enjoy, but if you’re still searching I suggest you try Aria Protein!
Do you use a protein powder? If so, what’s your favorite?!
You can order it online from vitamins.com for 10.00. I have used it for the last year to replace my breakfast and lunch meals. I love it! I mix it with brothers brand smoothies different varieties, berry is my favorite. You can find the smoothie drinks at walmart
I like to keep quite a few different protein powders on tap because I get bored easily! I actually purchased a new one today which I plan to test out tonight – I’ll post a review tomorrow! Some of my favourite brands are Whey Gourmet (peanut butter chocolate cup) and BSN Syntha6 (caramel latte). The BSN one is a slow-release protein, so it takes longer for the body to digest and keeps me feeling full for longer (I did a review on it a while ago… http://bit.ly/bung6M ). $9.99 is an awesome deal for protein! Good find! 🙂
I just may have to look into trying it!