**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
We consume A LOT of protein powder in this house. Like A LOT.
In fact, I use some form of protein powder almost daily, whether it be in my morning oatmeal, in yogurt, or just mixed with water as a post workout shake.
Or sometimes, I’ll just add a scoop to my baked goods….
And by baked goods, I mean Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate brownies with Reese’s PB chips, under baked by at LEAST 10 minutes. I have it down to a science.
As you may have noticed in the earlier picture, currently, the only brand of protein powder that we’re using is Optimum Nutrition. It’s most certainly a favorite. I’ve never purchased a canister of O.N. protein powder that I didn’t like!
A quick overview of my O.N. arsenal:
Gold Standard 100% Whey (Chocolate and Natural Vanilla) – which contains no artificial sweeteners and flavors) – I typically use Whey as a post workout meal because it’s quickly digested, providing my muscles with the protein they need for repair.
Gold Standard 100% Casein (Chocolate PB) – Casein takes a bit longer to digest – it’s a time released amino acid profile, so it’s great for when I want to stay fuller longer (added to oats or yogurt). Many weightlifters use Casein to fuel their bodies through the night, decreasing the risk of going into a catabolic state and losing muscle tissue.
Nitro Core 24 (Vanilla Ice Cream) – Nitro Core 24 has TEN different types of protein! From ultra-fast acting, partially hydrolyzed whey proteins to much more slowly-digested micellar casein proteins, NitroCore 24 is a full-spectrum, sustained-release protein blend designed to be used any time of the day or night. Another one that I add to my oats or to baked goods brownies!
As you can see, I’m smitten with these products! The taste, the price and the quality are all excellent! I know for a fact that we’ve been using O.N. products since we’ve been married (so 6 years) and Travis loved them even before then! We use the Amazon Subscribe and Save feature and just have it shipped every three months to our doorstep (FREE SHIPPING and a discounted rate!!).
Lucky for you guys, Optimum Nutrition and I have teamed up to bring you a GIVEAWAY!! And I’m picking TWO winners: a Grand Prize winner and a runner up, increasing your chances of winning something!
Grand Prize: One 2lb canister of 100% Casein Protein Powder (Chocolate P.B.), one sample packet Essential Amino Energy (Blue Raspberry), and one 32 oz. Shaker Cup.
Runner Up Prize: Two sample packets of Gold Standard 100% Casein Protein Powder (Chocolate Cake Batter) and one sample packet Essential Amino Energy (Blue Raspberry), and one 32 oz. Shaker Cup.
- Leave a comment below stating one way you use protein powder. Or even what your favorite flavor of protein powder is.
Bonus Entries: (PLEASE leave separate comments for each one you do!!!)
- Follow Optimum Nutrition on Facebook and post on their wall that Lindsay’s List sent you. Leave a comment below telling me that you did.
- Tweet the following: “I just entered an awesome giveaway from @lindsays_list to win some @Team_Optimum protein powder: http://lindsayslist.co/2011/10/optimum-nutrition-giveaway”. Leave a comment below telling me that you tweeted.
- Like Lindsay’s List on Facebook. Leave a comment below telling me you like me. ;)
This giveaway will be open until THIS Thursday night, October 6th @ midnight EST. I will announce the winner when I post on Friday. Good luck friends!
*Items for review and giveaway were provided by Optimum Nutrition. All opinions are 100% mine and I was not paid for this post.