Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Designer Whey Sustained Energy Review + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Fitfluential.  I was given this product to review.  As always, all opinions are my own. 

Designer Whey Sustained Energy came at the perfect time, at the height of my marathon training and the beginning of school.  Recovery isn't my best but this makes it easy. I've only had the opportunity to make my smoothies a few times because I have been out of time or when I do my longer runs I haven't been home.  When I have had my protein smoothies I have noticed the taste is great.  Not chalky like other flavors.

Yes, I was pretty excited to see this special package come in the mail
This is my favorite recipe:

 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
 1/2 banana
 1 scoop or chocolate powder
 Once that is al blended I add 6 ice cubes.  Yup, exactly 6 because that gives it the consistency I like.

Here is exactly what Designer Whey Sustained Energy is and what it does.

“Designer Whey® Sustained Energy™ is specifically formulated with our proprietary Endurance Blend™. Designed to give you balanced, stimulant-free, sustained energy through fast absorbing whey protein and slower absorbing soy and casein proteins, giving you a steady supply of essential amino acids while helping you control hunger with fiber.  Packed with 16 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 19 Essential Vitamins & Minerals and naturally flavored and sweetened – all for only 100-good-for-you calories!”- From the Website

I also loved that there are 16g of protein.  So many protein powders have 25-30 grams of protein which is just too much for me to handle.  I have such a sensitive stomach.  I have also read that women do not need that much.

 Unfortunately, because I have a thyroid problem and stomach issues I can't eat for an hour and a half after a wake up because I have restrictions with my medication.  I loved that I was able to make this smoothie at 5:00 am right before I left for work and by the time I got to work at 6:30 I was able to enjoy it.  There was no separation of powder and liquid.  I have noticed that with other protein powders my drink would separate and I couldn't drink it.  This picture below shows is about two hours later, no separation!

Designer Whey would like to give 6 R is for Running readers  a chance to win a canister of the flavor of their choice, Chocolate Velvet or Vanilla Bean Sustained energy!
To Enter the Give Away:
Mandatory to enter:
  • Leave a comment here and let me know which flavor you would like to try!
I will leave this open for comments until September 2!

Hope everyone has a happy labor day!

Also, do you have any special labor day plans?  I am heading out of town for my Big's Bachelorette weekend!!! Woohoo


  1. I would like to try the chocolate!

  2. definitely chocolate!

  3. I would love to try either! Chocolate would be good mixed into smoothies like the recipe you gave above, but Vanilla would be good solo too. Decisions, decisions!

  4. Definitely chocolate!!

  5. I definintely want to try chocolate!


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