Monday, January 13, 2014

Core Power Review + Giveaway!

After a tough workout or long run, one of the best things you can do for yourself is eat a post-workout recovery snack. Doing so will help you recover better and faster so you're ready to go when it's time for your next run.

In my opinion, a protein shake is a perfect snack. It's so convenient and it's an especially good choice if you're the type of runner who does not stomach solid food well immediately after a run. Plus, a recovery shake will also help you rehydrate while also feeding your muscles!

Naturally, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review Core Power - a high-protein muscle recovery drink that is the official protein drink of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The shakes are made from fresh, low-fat, lactose-free milk and real honey. 


Core Power sent me a few shakes to try: Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana. All three were delicious - none of that chalky, chemical-like taste that plagues some recovery shakes!

I really love how easy it is to pack one of these shakes into my gym bag and then having it ready to go after my workout. All I had to do was open the bottle and voila - nutrition within the optimal post-run recovery window.

 Enjoying a Core Power shake after last weekend's long run!

So here's the fun part: Core Power is offering one Eat. Host. Run. Style. reader a Fit Kit to help them recover right and achieve their fitness goals this year. The Fit Kit contains Core Power shakes, a gym bag, fitness ball, water bottle, yoga mat and towel. 


Want to win? Enter the giveaway below! I'll pick a winner on Sunday, January 19 and contact the winner* on Monday, January 20. 

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Happy Monday!

- ST

*The winner will have 48 hours to claim his or her prize. 

30 comments:

  1. The chocolate shake looks great!

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  3. I'm always partial to chocolate post-workout!

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    1. I love the idea of baking with the banana shake to make protein bars - it's on my list of things to do :)

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  5. I would like to try the vanilla shake. Question..what's the sugar content on these?

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    1. You can find nutritional info here: http://www.corepower.com/vanilla-26g-products-1.php

      Hope it helps!

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    1. Chocolate seems to be everyone's favorite!

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  7. Banana sounds amazing! Def would be my first choice to try!

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  8. I want to try the vanilla shake the most.

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  9. That looks yummy. I'd be partial to chocolate, I think. I recently started running and haven't really gotten into the habit of fueling post-run. I'm currently just doing 2-4 mile runs, but in February I'll start my half marathon training...I should probably start thinking about being more purposeful with my food.

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    1. These shakes are the perfect post-run nutrition following a longer speed session or after a long run. Definitely good for half marathon training :)

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  10. Chocolate is always a winnter of a protein shake!

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  11. Yay, this sounds like a great giveaway! the shakes look pretty good. I'd like to give them a taste.

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck!

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  12. Chocolate all the way :)

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  13. Strawberry! Can never go wrong with that flavor :)

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