Through many stages of my life I’ve found nutrition, healthy lifestyle and exercise to be vital. As I’m getting older it’s even more important since I want to enjoy life and keep up with my young children. I want to be the type of parent, spouse and one day grandparent (way down the road) that will not just be sitting by while life is happening but to be actively living and participating in life. In order to do this I must take care of my body.
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When the opportunity came up for me to try out Everlast Vegan Protein Mix I was quite a bit leery. I honestly haven’t had the best experiences with protein shakes and mixes. I’m picky about taste and what goes into my body. Since I’ve grown up around the Everlast brand and have looked to them for many fitness needs; I was hoping they’d be the game changer for me.
What Everlast Says:
Plant Protein Powder
Studies have proven you ne ed complete protein, or protein that contains all nine essential amino acids, for optimal weight loss and muscle growth. But you don‘t need the problems associated with animal-based protein sources like whey.
Everlast VP is blended from plant sources to provide all nine amino acids essential to life, plus nine more!
Increases lean muscle mass and strength. Increases post workout recovery. Everlast VP is blended to promote lean muscle growth and recovery using the highest grade yellow pea, rice and hemp proteins available. Many individuals have considered switching to or augmenting their diet with plant protein. After all, it is easier to digest and avoids any concerns associated with animal proteins like whey. The problem, plant-based proteins have been considered to provide a less effective amino acid profile. Also their taste is typically harder to take than a high altitude workout. Everlast VP is the solution. Finally, a vegan protein that rivals the muscle-building effects of whey. Finally, a vegan protein that is quickly digested and delivered to muscles reducing the catabolic effect of training. Finally, a vegan protein that is easy to mix and easy to drink with a mild vanilla flavor. 22 grams of muscle-building protein Only 110 calories per serving High levels of BCAA and Glutamine.
Our Package of Everlast Vegan Protein Mix arrived quite quickly. I was stunned at how much we got for the price of this protein mix. When ordering I saw that it was 2 pounds of Everlast VP but I didn’t realize that you get 31 full servings. With my son lifting weights and being part of a very competitive football program (he attends Saint Louis High School – home of Marcus Mariota) we’ve been going through many different types and brands of protein.
I am also getting back into increasing my lean protein intake. Although, my son and I are both wanting to drink protein drinks and shakes we are looking for different outcomes. He’s wanting to increase his muscle mass where I am looking to lose some weight while at the same get a little bit of lean muscle going on.
The first thing I did before even thinking about using Everlast Vegan Protein was to research what was in it ~ this is the nurse in me 🙂 I loved it when I noticed there are very few ingredients (compared to other brands), all the ingredients are actual things I can say and have heard of! WOW! Just what I was looking for. In the past I’ve noticed 2 variants on protein drinks and mixes. You’ll find the ones that taste good but are high in calories, carbohydrates and cholesterol. Or there are the ones with fewer calories and carbs but they have aspartame in them. I just can’t swallow anything with aspartame in it, the after taste and the thought of putting that stuff in my body is just a no go. Everlast’s mix is made with stevia! I love stevia and use it in my coffee and baking!
Since my son’s father passed away due to a heart-attack caused by a hereditary heart blockage what my son puts into him is of the utmost importance. The need for plant-based, non-gmo, no hormone, lower cholesterol and gluten-free products is my main goal. Until finding Everlast Vegan Protein all these needs were not met. Sadly, all drinks and mixes I had found in the past have fallen short. Everything we’ve been looking for has been found with Everlast Vegan Protein.
With Everlast VP mix we’ve got all the must haves and the don’t wants; the REAL TEST would be on the taste and performance. This Vanilla Vegan Protein mix from Everlast tastes amazingly well. Both my son and myself enjoy drinking it and we don’t have to force ourselves to chug it down. I love that you just need a small scoop per serving and it gives a very nice vanilla taste with NO aftertaste at all. It’s not thick or clumpy and dissolves very well with water or whatever you want to mix it with. We’ve been using the mix in our ball shakers but if you’re in a hurry or you don’t have a shaker you can just stir it up with a spoon, there will be no floating powder or stuck powder at the bottom of your glass.
How is the performance factor with Everlast VP? I’ve noticed I bit more energy and I’ve been able to increase my workout routine since starting the Everlast mix. I’m just getting back into my exercise regimen so the effects have been steady for me, I’ve noticed my post workout cramping or sore muscle pain is much shorter. As for my son that has a much stricter routine he’s noticed a HUGE difference he said his stamina is increasing and he’s able to recover much faster for the next workout. He enjoys taking this vegan protein since he knows it’s helping him to build his muscle mass and he’s maintaining his goals of living a heart healthy lifestyle.
I can’t wait to continue to work on building up some lean muscle and look forward to my son achieving his fitness goals with the help of Everlast Vegan Protein Mix.
Are you looking for some yummy ways to use the Everlast Vegan Protein Mix? You’re in luck they’ve got some terrific ideas and recipes to share with you.
Everlast Protein Mix can be used many different ways; shakes and yummy goodies. Here’s a few: Knockout Pancakes, Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie, Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes, Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie 🙂 the options are endless!
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