I was extremely excited when Anna from Gotein contacted me to do a review and giveaway for this super convenient protein powder. If you are a current reader of my blog you know I have been eating 5-6 small meals per day in my effort to eat clean and obtain my six-pack abs. Although my six-pack abs goal is currently on hold due to a knee injury, I am still trying to eat clean plus since my knee is feeling better I will be resuming that goal by next week. Eating 5-6 small healthy meals a day can be difficult at times, especially when I am working which entails me to be in a car driving from home to home for 6-8 hours at a time. This is where Gotein comes in handy.
Gotein is a portable protein powder that you just open, pour into a water bottle, mix and drink……simple and easy. It is fantastic supplement for anyone that is on the go or just wants the convenience of a quick and healthy snack before or after a workout that is easily packed into a gym bag or purse.
“Gotein™ Protein to Go!
I will honestly tell you that I am not a big fan of flavored protein powder because it usually has an artificial taste that lingers in my mouth for way too long. With that being said I absolutely loved the chocolate flavored Gotein powder, it tasted exactly like chocolate milk and it did not have any of that nasty aftertaste that I usually get when I drink flavored protein powders. I drank it as a substitute to one of my snacks because I was on my way out to pick up my assignment for work and Gotein is easier and safer to enjoy while driving than an apple and peanut butter.
Thankfully I did mix the Gotein in my water bottle before I left the house because of course I opened the package way too fast and I ended up spilling some of the protein powder all over my counter. Then when I attempted to pour the protein powder into my water bottle the opening was so big I had to pour it in really slow so I wouldn’t lose any more of it and add to my mess.
Tip: Open the Gotein powder packet slowly and only about halfway for optimum pouring without a mess.
- Convenience (easy to use and carry around)
- Low calorie, high protein and low sugar
- No aftertaste
- No grittiness after mixing
- Price: 12 single servings/$24.95, $2.08/per packet
- Long ingredient list- the first ingredients are the protein matrix (Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Sodium Caseinate) but then there are a bunch of ingredients that I can’t pronounce or understand. Click here for full nutritional content and ingredients.
- Artificial sweetener ( I am not a big fan of these)
My favorite flavor by far was the chocolate, followed closely by the vanilla flavor. I didn’t care for the strawberry because although it did not leave an aftertaste it did taste a little too artificial for my liking. I would personally just purchase the chocolate and vanilla.
Overall I think this is a great product for athletes, parents or anyone that is busy and on the go looking to add extra protein into their diet in a convenient packet that can just be added to water. I won’t say I would use this product on a daily basis (but you certainly could), but I will be using it when I am out working or running errands as an easy and convenient way to get in a healthy snack. I would also use this product after working out when I don’t feel like eating but could use the protein to help repair and build my muscles.
Disclaimer: Gotein provided me with samples for my review and a sample pack for my giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way for my honest review. Giveaway prize can only be shipped in the United States.
Now for the giveaway that you have been waiting for:
I was also provided a sample pack of Gotein to give away to one lucky winner. The giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday June 12. I will pick and announce a winner on Monday June 13 via Rafflecopter. (Be sure to complete the requirements asked before clicking I did this)