Tribeca: Skinny Protein

Photo credit: Lianna Speers

From the creators of GreenTea X50, Tribeca has said they have the best tasting protein on the market, and they weren’t joking. Skinny protein has won my vote; it’s full of flavour and has a delicious creamy texture to it. If I did a blind taste test, I’d honestly believe it was a milkshake.

Josh Watkin, the owner of Mass Nutrition Kawana and Mooloolaba, says: “Skinny Protein is one of our bestselling fat burning proteins at Mass Nutrition.”

With three heavenly flavours to choose from:

  • Vanilla
  • Cookies and cream
  • Chocolate

Your taste buds will demand Skinny all the time. I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite flavour; they’re all equally yummy. In fact, I loved this product so much, that I’m going to stock up at Mass Nutrition.

This product has many benefits for your body; besides the satisfying taste, it’s low in carbs, GI, fat and for all you gluten sensitive people, this protein is also super-low in gluten. Bonus! It also has appetite control, fat burning and energy increasing agents. Making it the ultimate protein on the market.

“Skinny Protein has an impressive profile of fat burning ingredients to metabolize body fat and a full Vitamin listing to look after your general health,” he says.

For those of you, like myself, who have problems digesting lactose, this product has the lactase enzyme in it to help your body, along with lipase, protease 1 & 11 and analyse.

The recommended serving size is 28g, and each 1kg tub comes with 35 serves for $59.95 at Mass Nutrition, that’s $1.70 per serve. Josh says Skinny protein can be taken before and after workouts or as a meal replacement because of its WPI/WPC formula. It’s a protein that can be taken at all times of the day.

Each serving of Skinny has:

  • 98 Calories
  • 18g Protein
  • 7g Fat
  • 3g Sugar

Trust me, if you’re a calorie counter, then this is definitely worth your calories.

I have had the pleasure of trying chocolate and cookies and cream and on those occasions, I have created:

  • Chocolate Skinny protein and frozen banana shake for breakfast
  • Jasmine rice, chia seeds, honey and chocolate Skinny Protein for post workout snack
  • Cookies and cream protein and frozen banana shake for breakfast

Creativity is endless with a protein that mixes well and doesn’t leave any surprises at the bottom.

If I could recommend any protein, it would be this one. To get your sweet cravings under control, head to your nearest Mass Nutrition store for great prices and friendly advice. Once you taste Skinny, you won’t ever go back to your boring protein again.

If you’re a Sunny Coast local like me, Mass Nutrition Kawana and Mooloolaba has a sale: two 1kg tubs for $55 each.

Product rating:

Taste: 10/10
Performance: 9/10
Value: 8/10 ($1.70 per serve)
Overall: 9/10

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or an educated supplement advisor. This product review is strictly based on my opinion and experiences. 

Max’s Lab Series: INTRABOOST

Max's Lab SeriesMax’s was right when he said ‘life’s too short to be small’; with IntraBoost by your side during a workout you can say goodbye to muscle fatigue and look forward to that pump! Aim to be big with Max’s Lab Series IntraBoost

With two great flavours: grape and green apple, you can enjoy a tasty drink during your sweat session. Personally, I’ve tried the green apple, only because I like a bit of tang on my tongue; while the sweetness is great, I usually save it for the end of my session when my body begs for it.

What makes this product awesome? Besides the fact it boosts your energy and helps you charge through all your reps and sets; it also has no sugar in it and helps you recover faster after your workout. There’s nothing worse than waddling out of the gym because you’re crippled. IntraBoost helps you bounce out of the gym and right into your busy day!

IntraBoost claims to:

  • Enhance blood flow to working muscles
  • Preserve electrolyte balance
  • Prevent muscle fatigue
  • Ensure 100% mental focus

The products recommended dose is 1-2 scoops to 400-600mL of cold water. It’s discouraged to take more than the recommended dosage, as the product is eminently concentrated.

So what are the active ingredients?

  • BCAA’s: A 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine and Valin – the necessary amino acids for vital energy
  • Taurine: Amplifies energy
  • Caffeine: Depreciate’s fatigue
  • Beta Alanine: That tingly feeling – allowing your muscles to go harder and longer

If you’re looking for that extra boost during your workout, then IntraBoost is your supplement. To get your barbell hands on this product head to your local Mass Nutrition store and if you live on the Sunshine Coast head down to Mooloolaba or Kawana for all your Mass Nutrition needs. For $69.95 you will want to act fast because once this review becomes public everyone is going to want the supplement that guarantees a solid and focused workout.

Currently, Mass Nutrition has a Max’s Lab Stack for sale: Max’s Protein BetaPump and IntraBoost for $119.95, which includes 45 serves of IntraBoost and 450g of BetaPump. What a bargain!

Be quick to get your gain hungry hands on it.

Product rating:

Taste: 8/10
Value: 8.5/10 ($1.55 per serve)
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 8.5/10

 

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or an educated supplement advisor. This product review is strictly based on my opinion and experiences. 

 

Cellucor: Alpha Amino

IMG_6302I always get really excited when I find a product that tastes similar to something I limit myself to. Cellucor’s Alpha Amino mixture is a perfect example. I wasn’t too sure what to expect when drinking this during my gym session, but I was surprised at how similar it tastes to cordial. If you’re like me and enjoy watered down cordial and you are looking to add amino acids into your diet, then this is the product for you.

Cellucor offers five fantastic flavours to choose from:

  • Blue raspberry
  • Grape
  • Lemon Lime
  • Watermelon
  • Fruit Punch

Personally, the lemon lime flavour is my favourite, because it has a tangy taste, but also a hint of sweetness and it doesn’t leave a sugary leftover taste in your mouth. It glides down and revives your body and quenches your thirst.

You can choose from two serving sizes 30 servings valued at $45.99 and 50 servings valued at $59.99 direct from Cellucor’s website. If you’re impatient like me, Mass Nutrition also stocks this excellent product and if you’re a Sunshine Coast local head to Mass Nutrition Mooloolaba and Kawana to pick up a great deal and friendly advice.

In each scoop of amino’s, your body will receive:

  • Muscle recovery elements
  • Muscle growth help
  • Reduction in muscle pain
  • Increase in strength

I never truly considered drinking amino’s throughout my workout. However the benefits are endless, and the ingredients are mind-blowing.

With chia seed extract, raw coconut concentrate, and now HydraMax for increase concentration to muscle tissue, this makes Alpha Amino’s Alpha-Hydration Formula the ultimate sports drink for committed athletes.

In every serving, Cellucor has included 14 essential amino acids for recovery and endurance. The recommended daily dose depends on the individual, however, don’t exceed four servings per day.

You can take one scoop of powder to 250-350mLs of water to drink during your workout or after it. You can drink this sports drink at any time of the day, because it promotes recovery and hydration.

I used to drink BCAAs during my workout, but because Cellucor includes BCAAs in their Amino mixture, I believe the better option would be to drink this blend because it incorporates BCAAs and the essential amino’s your body needs.

Which do you think is the better product? Why spend double when you can buy one product that has all the necessary ingredients to recover your body after an intense gym session?

Product rating:

Taste:
Lemon lime flavour – 10/10
Watermelon – 8/10
Performance:
9/10
Value:
8/10
Overall Rating:
9/10