Remember when you were in college or grad school and Thirsty Thursday meant keggers on the quad? Yeah, me too. Never in my life did I imagine Thirsty Thursday would be a blog post about protein shakes because I never thought I’d be someone who’d be into fitness, but here we are.
I’ve been in Mexico for two months now. I brought about 10 pounds of protein powder with me, even though I forgot my sun hat and spare contacts. Priorities!
Here’s what I packed:
I reviewed Impact Whey Protein here – it was a nice gift from a PR company to introduce me to the brand. I didn’t realize it when I received it, but this bag in a smaller size is really handy for travelling. I was drinking this in the morning after my workouts, but I ran out after a month.
I only started drinking this Optimum Nutrition casein protein powder when I ran out of whey. Casein is slow-releasing so it’s good at night. It’s not bad-tasting, but casein has a gritty texture. When I drink this at home, I usually add some peanut butter to it to smooth it out.
12-hour days in a foreign country with high altitude – I prepared by bringing two bags of Shakeology. I may or may not have had an extra screening while going through security at LAX (the Vegan Tropical Strawberry bag was already opened), but I guess that’s why I get to the airport early.
I’ve been trying not to eat past 7pm, so I was drinking my Shakeology for dinner. When I ran out of whey protein, I started drinking Shakeology after my morning workout and drinking the casein at night instead. I’m not eating too terribly well here, so I’m glad I have this because I really need the nutrition.
You can buy Shakeology (from me) here.
I also brought my old Hamilton Beach blender with me – it’s not powerful enough to blend in fruit but I do have nice frothy protein shakes.
Do you drink protein shakes? Any recommendations for me?