E-hydrate Protein and Drink Mix Review

As a mom ambassador for momsmeet.com, I was sent protein-on-the-go and drink mixes by E-hydrate to try out and review.  All opinions and comments are my own.  I was sent the protein mixes and the drink mixes for both adults and kids.  

All E-hydrate's products are natural with no artificial sugars or artificial ingredients, so I felt great about giving these to my kiddos.  My kids love to go on runs with me and we do fun kid "boot camps" together so they are pretty active.  One day after one of our 1 mile runs, I gave them each a pouch of the protein-on-the-go.  We filled it with water, shook them, and tested them out.  Both kids liked the flavor, we had chocolate and cinnamon roll.  Each pouch has 10 grams of protein, electrolytes, and only 70 calories, so it's a nice, healthy snack after they've been running around all day!  I think they'd work great for after school or after a sporting event.  

I too had my protein on-the-go.  Filled it up with water and shook it.  I will say it was not super smooth and I still had some lumps of protein that didn't dissolve completely.  I guess I should have shaken it more...The flavor was ok for a protein shake.  I never expect them to be the most delicious thing ever, but they get the job done.  At 25g of protein + electrolytes it's great for recovery after a hard workout or a long run.  I think they'd be great to take hiking too! 

Next up to try were the drink mixes.  The kids mix is provides the electrolytes and immunity support, again without the added sugars or artificial ingredients.  It has 0 grams of sugar, 4 carbs and only 15 calories.  They're a great alternative to sports drinks and are small and convenient to keep on hand.  My kids really enjoyed all the flavors, especially the strawberry lemonade.  

The adult drink mix provides hydration + energy.  Which one of us busy moms couldn't do with a little more energy, right?  Again, they're way better for you than a sports drink with 0 sugar, 1 carb and 4 calories, and super convenient to carry in your bag.  I added a pouch to my water bottle and took it to the gym with me. The tastes great and kept me feeling strong throughout my entire workout.  

If you have an active family and want to keep quick and easy protein and hydration on hand, I would definitely recommend E-hydration.  The protein pouches and drink packets are easy to store and don't take up much room.  Check out their website where you can learn more about their products, read reviews, and order directly online.

Product Review | Nutrition53's Lean 1 Supplements

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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