A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from FitPro asking if I would be interested in sampling their ready to drink protein shakes. My initial thought was, “thanks, but no thanks.”
I am totally not into choking down some disgusting tasting drink just because it’s supposed to be good for me in some way for another. But, the second line of the e-mail caught my attention:
“Unlike chalky, artificial drinks that utilize protein powders, FitPro starts out as real, hormone-free milk from American farms – and it stays that way.”
Hmmm…may be worth a try, plus they offered to send a product sample to one of my readers as well! Win for both of us!
Here is how my sample arrived:
Cute, right? I received chocolate and vanilla samples of both FitPro & FitPro Lite.
Let me give you the quick nutritional rundown and then I’ll give you my thoughts on taste.
Why use FitPro:
- FitPro is made from real hormone-free milk (and has the REAL Dairy seal to prove it!)
- Made with all natural ingredients
- 3:1 protein/ carb ratio that’s ideal for athlete recovery
- choose between FitPro with 40grams of protein for workout recovery or FitPro Lite with 26grams for everyday use
- Lactose Free (yup, even though it’s real milk they filter out the lactose!)
- Gluten Free
- Proven increased protein digestibility and absorption vs. protein powder
Sounds pretty good, right?? But now for what really matters…the taste test!
I tried the chocolate first after my long run last weekend:
It was a bit thicker than I was expecting, for some reason I was expecting a chocolate milk consistency (although I’m not sure why I was surprised…they do call it a shake!). I’d say it’s sort of like a slightly melted milkshake and very chocolaty, but (as promised!) it did not have that horrible chalky “protein shake” taste!
Instead of having to force this down I really was sitting at my kitchen table thinking about milkshakes! Mmmm….milkshakes…my favorite is chocolate & peanut butter. Ohhh…idea!
Oh yes I did! Now I know this thing already has plenty of protein, but I couldn’t help myself and honestly if my ice cream place handed this to me in a cup I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference! (Chocolate / Peanut Butter, maybe a new FitPro flavor – hint hint!)
Next up, vanilla.
Now admittedly, I’m not really a “vanilla person” (I guess it’s sort of like being a cat person vs. a dog person), but I gave it a try for research sake. Same thickness as the chocolate and definitely didn’t have the weird chalky taste, so if you’re a vanilla person I bet you’d be happy with it! I started experimenting again and put some coffee in it (the pic above is without coffee), but I bet you can even throw it in a blender with fruit or something and it would probably be really good!
Ready to give it a try? Here’s how you can win your own sample pack of FitPro:
Mandatory to enter:
- Leave a comment letting me know are a you chocolate or vanilla person? dog or cat person?
Additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
- “Like” Fit Pro on Facebook (leave a comment letting me know you did!)
- Follow @DrinkFitPro on Twitter (leave a separate comment letting me know you did!)
- Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway, including a link to this page, and leave a comment letting me know you did (please include @dnardi710 or the link to your FB page so I can see it!)
This giveaway will be open until Friday, March 1st at midnight EST at which time a winner will be randomly selected and notified. **Giveaway is only open to US residents only. For more information on FitPro you can visit their website at www.FitProOnline.com.
Disclaimer: I was given a free sample of FitPro for this review. All opinions are 100% my own, I was under no obligation to give a positive review.
Wow, those sound great! I, too, have avoided fitness shakes because of the artificial flavors and chalky textures. I would love to try FitPro!
I definitely didn’t think it had the chalky artificial flavor, so may be worth a try! Good luck and thanks for entering!
i would like to try chocolate – so far I have not found a protein drink I like in vanilla. perhaps it is too close to a “milk” taste and i don’t drink plain milk
Hmmm…actually now that I think about it that may be why I don’t really like vanilla either…
i tweeted about the giveaway (https://mobile.twitter.com/pagirlontherun/status/306396553470431232)
I’m not usually into drinks like these, but mostly because they have soy in them, which I’m allergic to. This, however, does not, so I’d love to give it a try after my long training runs!
Yeah I’m usually not too into these drinks either, but I figured it was worth a try! Good Luck! : )
I am definitely a chocolate person! And a dog person too!
I am following @DrinkFitPro on Twitter (yay! Something I knew how to do on twitter)
I liked Fit Pro on Facebook.
And last but not least, I shared this contest on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121403&ref=tn_tnmn
Man…I’m bored lol
I’m a vanilla cat man!! I have my doubts about prepackaged dairy protein drinks, but this actually looks good. Any idea where they’re sold?
Here you go Vanilla Cat Man – you can try the store locator on their site: http://fitproprotein.com/store-locator/
I too think chocolate shakes/protein drinks are better than vanilla. Somehow Vanilla always tastes way to sweet and I need to dilute it in a fruit shake or something (which still works, just more labor involved!). P.S. I’m a dog person.
Love this giveaway! I am very much of a vanilla person (also a cat person haha)!
Thanks for entering and good luck! I’m a dog person by default since I’m allergic to cats : (
I like Fit Pro on fb!
I follow @DrinkFitPro on Twitter too! 🙂
I tweeted about this giveaway! @running50states
thanks for hosting this giveaway! Looks like such a great product that I can’t wait to try!
I like chocolate! Of course, I like vanilla too! I couldn’t find an ingredient list on the company site. Sounds like an innovative product.
Hi Rick, here’s a link to the ingredient list:
Thanks for entering and good luck!
I’m a swirl person – I like to mix my chocolate and vanilla!! I’m definitely a dog person (mainly because I’m allergic to cats).
Oh, good answer! My husband is a chocolate/ vanilla swirl person too!
I’m also allergic to cats : ( They look cute but I can never play with them without my eyes basically swelling shut!
Chocolate (and peanut butter) no questions asked. And dogs, my German is the best pup in the world!
Haha, I thought you would like the chocolate / peanut butter idea after I read your post yesterday!
i like both, but if i have to choose….chocolate and a dog person esp goldens!!!!
Chocolate and dog person for sure! 🙂
Sometimes I crave chocolate, sometimes I crave vanilla…and oddly enough I like dogs that are cat-like. Call me indecisive, but FitPro sounds great either way 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Haha, love your answer about “dogs that are cat-like”, too funny! Thanks for entering, good luck!
I like FitPro on facebook!
I follow FitPro on twitter, too!
I’m equally a chocolate and vanilla person, although with drinks I tend more toward vanilla. As for dogs vs. cats, I’m more of a cat person, but I adore dogs too!
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Thanks for the review. I’m a chocolate guy!
Thanks for the review! I’m a chocolate guy.
I followed FitPro on Twitter!
I liked FitPro on Facebook!
Def a choc person!! 🙂
And Followed them on twitter!
And tweeted! https://twitter.com/DisRunner/status/307587011613712385
Chocolate all the way!!
Tweeted about your giveaway and followed them of twitter – https://twitter.com/InIronsPL/status/307660334997590018
I am interested in trying the product How may i obtain a free sample package mentioned here ?