Last month I was contacted by Nutrition53, a California-based health and fitness company, and they offered me a Lean1 Fat-Burning Meal Replacement special care package, which is part of their line of healthy supplements, for you to try out and provide a review of on my blog.
Bill Romanowski, a former NFL player, is Nutrition53's founder and CEO. After his career in the NFL, and with his interest in nutrition, he brought together leading doctors, scientists, and nutritionists to come up with unique formulations for premium nutritional products for a fit and healthier lifestyle.
I received individual 6 packets of each, Lean1 & Lean 1 Pro, in chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, and chai flavors. They also threw in a handy shaker, which I love and use often ;)
Lean1 primarily functions as a meal replacement because it fulfills daily dietary requirements. It is a healthy and complete meal in a drink. One serving is 200 calories, this is of course with just water. It also packs 20g of lactose-free protein. Lean1 also contains 17 fruits and vegetables, 7g of dietary fiber, carbohydrates, and 27 vitamins & minerals. Other key ingredients such as Green Coffee Bean extract will aid in triggering your metabolism to speed up and burn more fats.
Lean1 Pro is a fat burning protein shake and is not intended as a meal replacement, but rather to be used either before or after your workout. It has 230 calories per serving and provides you with 30g of lactose-free protein. It also has green coffee bean extract to help burn more fats and branched-chained aminos for lean muscle definition, and leucine peptides for muscle growth.
So, now that you know what's in them, the next question is: How do they taste? Well, they're not bad. They're protein shakes and taste like protein shakes. No, it's not a delicious Haggen-Daz chocolate shake but it's still pretty tasty. Normally, I mix my protein shakes with almond milk and half a banana or a few frozen strawberries, but I had these with just water and I didn't gag! This is a plus, since I've tasted some protein shakes that I can't finish due to the chalky taste. I'll be honest and say I am not a huge fan of drinking my meals, so I don't frequently have meal-replacement shakes. I do have a protein shake almost daily after my workout though. For product tasting purposes, I did have the Lean1 meal replacement shake to replace my breakfast one morning and I was surprised that it did actually fill me up until lunch. I won't be trading my egg white, turkey bacon, and spinach omelets for a shake every morning, but now I know that I can have a healthy and filling shake on mornings where I just don't have time to cook or when I'm looking for something a different.
Bottom line: I would totally recommend the Lean1 and Lean1 Pro shakes. If you're like me and enjoy a protein shake before or after a nice workout at the gym, I think you'll find these to be tasty and filling. Here's their website for more info: Nutrition53! They also offer various other protein powders, including a vegan version, and multi-vitamins.
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