For Goodness Shakes Protein Water is a new ready-to-drink, low calorie, high protein soft drink, containing 20g of Whey Protein Isolate per bottle.
I don’t know about you, but when anyone talks about protein drinks, a gloopy, milky and usually chocolatey milkshake type drink is what springs to mind. Often thick, loaded with sugar and dairy and certainly not something I’d ever consider drinking whilst working out.
When I was asked to sample a new protein water, designed to drink before, during and after exercise, I’ll admit I was a little sceptical, but what I experienced was a really refreshing soft drink, with a light, fruity flavour.
I found For Goodness Shakes Protein Water much more like an electrolyte drink, than a traditional protein drink, for it’s taste, palatability and consistency. Available in two natural flavours; Blackcurrant or Orange and Mango, it contains 20g of protein, 4,050mg BCAAs and amino acids, no fat, no sugar, no salt and is only 86 calories per 500ml drink.
I sampled both flavours, and for me the Blackcurrant is my favourite. I tried it during a spinning class, and then separately, immediately after a weights workout. On both occasions, I found the drink refreshing, and because it is water based, very palatable during exercise. It is convenient, as it is ready mixed, and I felt it did aid my recovery.
At £2.75 a bottle, I initially felt that was quite a lot, but you get what you pay for, and in this case it’s a purer form of Whey Protein Isolate, which means it is absorbed by the body more quickly.
Refueling within a 30-60 minute window after exercise is ideal to promote recovery and support the growth and maintenance of lean, functional muscles. I found this new protein water a really refreshing drink both during and after working out. It has a pleasant natural flavour, it’s not too sweet, and I felt it did enhance my recovery after training. At only 86 calories a bottle, it’s a great supplement to your nutrition plan, and a product I will certainly use again.*
Who’s it for: Vegetarians, Gluten Free & Celiacs. This product is NOT suitable for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan
How much: £2.75
Where to buy: Currently exclusively available at Sainsbury’s
More information: www.forgoodnessshakes.com
*consume as part of a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle