This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Isopure.
We all know protein is used to build up, keep up, and replace the tissues in your body. But it’s not just for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. Your muscles, your organs, and some of your hormones are mostly protein. We have been fans of whey protein for years. Considered better for muscle building and recovery than its soy counterpart, it makes a great pre- or post-workout drink. It also makes a quick-and-easy (and healthy) breakfast option when running late for work. Just ask my husband.
But whey protein contains lactose, so if you’re sensitive to milk proteins, this can make for some serious discomfort during your workout. That’s why many people, even those who aren’t lactose intolerant, prefer whey protein isolate. And if you’re doing the isolate thing, you’ll want to do Isopure. Their products use 100% whey protein isolate, which offers the highest absorption rate, is lactose-free, low calorie and has little or no fat, impurities or carbs.
Of course there’s your whey protein isolate powders and Isopure has a plethora of options in a variety of flavors. You’ve got your Zero Carb (11 flavors), Original (3 flavors), Endurance, Mass (for the bulker-uppers) and Unflavored. They even have a Portable (20-packet boxes).
We tested the Isopure Zero Carb in Creamy Vanilla and I will say this, for a whey protein isolate that mixes with water (not my first choice), it wasn’t too bad.
To be honest, it wasn’t my favorite whey protein powder (I’m more of a “peanut butter chocolate with a bit of carbs so it’s sweeter” kinda gal) but it wasn’t bad. For a gluten-, lactose- and aspartame-free powdered protein that boasts 50 grams of protein per serving, I’d say it’s fairly impressive.
We tried making a bit of a shake with the Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla. We took:
- 12 ounces of almond milk
- 2 scoops of the whey protein isolate
- 1 cup of frozen peaches
- A dollop of strawberry jam (for my sweet tooth)
If we’d thrown in in a handful of ice, it would have been perfect. And I think Isopure’s Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla would make the perfect addition to any vanilla-flavored smoothie.
But by far my favorite Isopure product is Cocotein. What is Cocotein? It’s coconut water + Isopure protein. And it’s delicious.
Isopure Cocotein Coconut Water Protein Drink has an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving, is made with 21% juice and that same 100% pure whey protein isolate and is gluten free, lactose free and sugar free. All that and just 100 calories per bottle.
Cocotein comes in Tropical, Fruit Punch and Original Flavors. While each flavor is refreshing, I’m a huge fan of the Tropical. Just make sure you drink ’em cold. They’re not bad room temperature, but they’re twice as refreshing when chilled.
Fridays are my double workout days (Pilates and Zumba) and soon I’ll be throwing some swimming into my weekly workouts. I don’t get nearly enough protein as it is, so I’ll for sure be adding Isopure Cocotein to my post workout recovery…along with a large Diet Coke around 2:00 p.m.
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