Thursday, May 8, 2014

Core Power Review and Giveaway (Blog Hop)!

It is my birthday today (May 9th!) and I decided to review and giveaway some Core Power. Earlier this year Core Power sent me a fit kit and some Core Power to review!

 
 They sent me this wonderful duffel bag, a Core Power towel, yoga mat, stability ball, water bottle, and SAMPLES!! Core Power has original drinks and light drinks. The original Core Power drinks come in these flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Banana. 
Nutrition Facts for Core Power Banana Flavor
The light Core Power comes in these flavors:Chocolate and Strawberry. 
Nutrition Facts for Core Power Chocolate Light
Core Power is a post workout recovery drink that contains real, natural milk protein. It comes ready to drink, without needing to add powder, water, or any additives.


I got to try Chocolate, Chocolate - Light, Strawberry - Light, and Banana!

Pros
  • It comes ready to drink! I just put it in the fridge and drink it after my workout
  • It doesn't have to be refrigerated until it is opened (Though I like to drink mine cold)
  • The taste is AMAZING!
  • No powdery aftertaste
  • It is lactose-free, so I don't have any stomach problems after drinking it.
  • A GREAT source of protein, with a good carb/protein ratio to promote muscle recovery after workouts
Cons
  • They do tend to be on the more expensive side, but they are available on amazon (with free shipping for prime members) 
  • They don't have a light version for the banana flavor (which is my favorite)
Overall Core Power is great. They have a nice variety of flavors. The strawberry tastes like strawberry Quik (Nesquik), or the strawberry milk that you could get at lunchtime at school. The chocolate and the chocolate light taste like your average chocolate milk, but with the benefits of more protein! The banana flavor is by far my favorite (which is really odd for me, since I am not big into bananas). 

I love the fact that the Core Power come ready to drink. No mixer cups, or blenders necessary! Plus you never get that chalky taste that come with your average powder protein drinks.

Overall, Core Power gets my stamp of approval! Enter below to get a sample of Core Power and then hop on over to the other giveaways in the Linky below!

Disclosure : Core Power provided me with the samples free of charge for review. My opinions are my own.

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33 comments:

  1. I love Core Power..one of the few post workout drinks that doesn't upset my stomach.

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  2. I have never tried this brand, but I would love to. So far, I have only tried naturade.

    Amy
    Miss Adventures in Running

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    1. Amy I have never tried Naturade, I'll have to look into it!

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  3. I've never tried any kind of shake pre or post workout except one I have made my self.

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  4. I am a huge fan of Core Power. I use it before long runs and races as well as after. My favorite flavor is banana.

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    1. Banana is definitely my favorite flavor as well Theresa.

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! I had the vanilla Core Power after the Spartan Race! It was amazing! I was also starving, but it really hit the spot.

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes Katie!

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  6. happy happy birthday. I do love Core Power!

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  7. I havent tried these before but I'd be interested to try them for myself. Ready to drink is definitely a plus.

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    1. John I agree! It is hard to make fresh smoothies when you are short on time.

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  8. No I have not tried core or any other similar drinks

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  9. I haven't tried it yet, but I am lactose intolerant, so this would be great for me!

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  10. I haven't ever tried core power I hadn't heard about it until reading your blog. I tend to make my own smoothies or eat a protein bar.

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    1. Breanna I love making my own smoothies, but sometimes I just don't have the time or if I am at school, I don't have the resources to make a smoothie, that is when I use Core Power the most.

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  11. I have never used Core Power, but have considered trying it a few times. I used to make a fruit smoothie with protein powder for after workouts, but I haven't done that in quite a while.

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  12. I've never tried it before but would love to try the chocolate

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  13. I've never tried Core before, I usually will do a protein shake after a hard workout

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  14. I have that fit kit too but I've never tried core power! I need to get on it!

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    1. You should Lea they are really great! Good Luck, and remember that you can enter daily.

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  15. I have and I do! Core Power's new drinks are delicious!!!

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  16. I love the Banana flavor, and I would love for them to make a light version of it!

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  17. I haven't tried Core Power yet, but I love pre-workout drinks!

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  18. I haven't tried Core Power, but I've thought about giving them a try. I use pre- and post-workout drinks sometimes but not regularly.

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  19. I love core power, mix with frozen berries for a great smoothie

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  20. I have never tried core power drinks and I don't usually consume specialty drinks before or after a workout. Victoria Ess

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  21. I've actually never tried core power before, but if it's a long run I don't mind trying new drinks to see what works best:)

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  22. pretty sure I've never tried any kind of shake pre or post workout, ever!

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  23. I have never tried this brand. I've tried a few other but currently do not use any pre or post workout drink!

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  24. I have never tried any type of pre or post workout shake. Thank you for the opportunity.

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