Friday, July 1, 2011

Protein in the form of GOTEIN: Giveaway

I mentioned earlier this week that there would be a giveaway on Friday and guessss what! It's Friday! What better way to kick off a holiday weekend then with a little giveaway, right?!

A couple weeks ago the lovely folks over at Gotein contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in doing a review and giveaway of their products. I'm not one to turn down free stuff, and I love you guys, so it's a win-win...

Enter: Gotein

What It Is:

Gotein is a portable protein supplement that comes in a powdered form that you can easily add to water for a post-workout protein drink or just for a to-go protein shake.

Why It's Good:

I don't know how you are about getting enough protein post-workouts, but I can tell you three things about me:

1. I used to be terrible about taking in protein after hard workouts (I'm much better now, by the way)

2. I prefer to eat my calories vs. drink them. I am a volume person and food really does it for me. That's not to say I can't be swayed though because...

3. I am obsessed with Honey Milk. Seriously, it's a problem. Their light coffee flavor is ah-mazing.

Which brings me to Gotein. I was 100% skeptical about this. I've used powdered drink mixes before with moderate success, but I'm really picky about that kind of stuff.

And I'll tell you right now, I've only tried 2 of the 3 flavors.

The Stats

Chocolate: 16g protein, 6g carbs, 24 vitamins and minerals, 110 calories

Vanilla: 17g protein, 5g carbs, 24 vitamins and minerals, 100 calories, gluten-free

Strawberry: 17g protein, 6g carbs, 24 vitamins and minerals, 110 caloriesgluten-free

Not too shabby, eh?

Day One: Chocolate

I added it to my water and I shoooooooook it up. Still a little grainy so I shoooooook some more.

It was OK. Not wonderful, not horrible.

I'm 100% sure that I should have taken more water out because it had a slightly watered down taste to it. I drank it all though, if that tells you anything.

Day Two: Strawberry

Now would be a good time to mention that I hate strawberry flavored things. I'm not even positive that I've ever had strawberry milk but the thought of it grosses me out. And I have convinced myself that this strawberry protein mix is going to turn into strawberry milk (don't try to make any sense out of it, it doesn't make any).

So I improvised.

And made a smoothie! And it was wonderful! And pretty! And honestly - I wasn't hungry again until lunch and if you know me at all, you know that I eat So not having my 11am snack is weird for me.


I saved the vanilla one because I adore vanilla flavored drinks and I want to try it after my long run.

What I Liked:

- I love anything portable because I am almost always on the go
- I always have a bottle of water with me, so being able to add in 100 calories worth of protein is a win
- There wasn't the chalky, powdery taste that some protein supplements have
- The stats on them are pretty good for a protein shake

What I Didn't Like:

- They're pretty pricey
- There's only 2 stores in Texas where you can buy them. You can find a list of locations to buy in store here and you can buy them online here

Where You Come In

Gotein gave me extras to give away to one lucky blog reader! You will get one of each flavor :) Cat not included. He just wouldn't get out of the way.

What Ya Gotta Do

There's always a catch, right? Of course. There's 6 different ways you can win. Leave me a separate comment for each one and will decide who wins. Easy-easy.

- Like Gotein on Facebook and tell them I sent you!
- Blog about the giveaway
- Tweet about the giveaway (You know... @HappyHealthyRun is giving away Gotein!... Or something lame like that. Be more creative than me)
- Be a follower of this blog
- Let me know if you're good, bad or indifferent when it comes to getting your protein
- Tell me your favorite way to get protein

I'll announce the winner next Friday so you have a good solid week to get in. Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I am doing Body for Life right now so I am VERY good about my protein intake! Every meal and snack, I am all about protein!

  2. I tweeted:!/corgipants/status/86908591155580928

  3. I LOVE fat free cottage cheese. I'll eat sweet, with applesauce or pineapple mixed in, or savory with pepper and cucumbers or tomatoes! Yum!

  4. I liked it on Facebook and told them you sent me!!

  5. I obviously follow your blog! and I love it! (:

  6. just tweeted!! cripple15 is my tweet handle! (:

    p.s. I linked you on the gotein fb and tweeter so other ppl can enter!

  7. just wanted to say that I love strawberry flavored! haha and I love strawberry milk.

    and I sometimes make smoothies after my workout to get my protein. my fav. since you're all hot and sweaty and smoothies are cold and icy! yum!

  8. I'm bad at getting my protein after a workout but I think I'm good at it for my other meals.

    sorry for all the comments! haha didn't know if I was to put it all in one or separate like the other commenter.

    hope you're having a good friday!!



  10. Rachael! Consider this my entry :).
    Also, I am way indifferent about all things dietary including and here's why: If I let myself obsess, I'll get super crazy. :). Although I try to have protein after races. I am totally with you on loving all things vanilla. Flavor gift of the taste gods.

  11. I have been experimenting with different ways to get my protein, because I know its something that I need now that I have upped my milage per week! I have never tried gotein, but I would LOVE to give it a whirl :)

  12. AND I'm gonna mention you in my blog!! Hope your having a great weekend girl!

  13. My favorite way to get protein is a smoothie wtih added protein powder. I'm also a huge cottage cheese fan!

  14. I'm a new follower.

  15. I'm working really hard to get enough protein and it's actually going really well! I've just started on my eating plan, though, so hopefully I can keep it up.

  16. I've learned that I love scrambled egg whites. I don't like scrambled eggs, but I love how fluffy and light the whites are and they've turned in to one of my favorite protein sources.

  17. I think I used to be bad about getting protein after working out, but now I am getting better. I think its common for most people to think,.. why am I eating when I just worked out?

  18. My new favorite ways to get protein are smoothies!, as well as mixing protein powder with greek yogurt or oatmeal!!

  19. I'm Ok about getting my protein and I prefer it in the form of peanut butter or greek yogurt.

  20. I liked gotein on Facebook!