Supplement Review

TRIBOX Product Review: Veggie-Go’s

 Chewy Fruit & Veggie Snack by Veggie-Go’s

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I had planned to try the Veggie-Go before or after one of my workouts this past week, but never got around to it. The package was stuffed in my gym bag, left in my car one day (by the way, I live in South Georgia and I am sure that temps in the car get over 120°F), was put in my running belt during a long run one day, and then stuffed in my purse for a few days. Continue reading

TRIBOX Product Review: Honey Stinger Waffles

 Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle

Let me start by saying these are gooooooood! They are soft, sweet, thin, and delightful. It also did not survive being put in my bike bento box. While on my ride, I attempted to pull this out of my bento box with one hand, tear open with one hand and my teeth, and I petty much crushed the entire waffle. However, they are sweet and tasty and are way easier to eat than a protein bar while riding. Not being a fan of gels, the waffle is a great alternative and is more durable that attempting to put a banana in my pocket.

The waffles are sold in individual packets for $1.50 per packet, which I think is pretty reasonable.

Pros:

  • Taste amazing (definitely could have inhaled another one)
  • Moist and easy to eat while cycling
  • Organic

Cons:

  • Fragile… I mean f-r-a-g-i-l-e,  like a Christmas story leg lamp in a box
  • Contains no protein, high in fat and sugars

 

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Give it a try…. Tribox by Runnerbox

 TRIBOX by RUNNERBOX

 Super excited to get my first TRIBOX delivery. What is Runnerbox? It is a “box full of products and discounts which have been hand-picked to enhance your active lifestyle.” – Runnerbox

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So what goodies are in my box:

-Runnerbox Towel
-Lock Laces by LockLaces
-Generation UCAN Tropical Orange by UCAN
-Mud Energy Gel by MudEnergy
-Purefit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar by Purefit
-Pure Clean Powder by PureCleanPowder
-Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites by Electro-Bites
-EBOOST Pink Lemonade Energy Powder by EBOOST
-Veggie-Go’s Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks by NakedEdgeSnacks
-Lenny & Larry’s Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie by Lenny & Larry’s
-Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

I am looking forward to incorporating these goodies into my training regimen and to providing some reviews. At the time of writing this post, I am surprised that I have not inhaled the Lenny & Larry’s Brownie already!

Are you currently using any of these in your training regimen?

EAS Soy Protein… still have a jug of it if you want it….

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EAS – Energy. Athletics. Strength.

EAS started in 1992 and their products can be found in just about every big box retailer, drugstore, grocery store, and vitamin/supplement specialty store.  I have even seen coupons for EAS products in the Sunday paper, which is probably why I have tried it out.

HEalth Supplement Choices website provides an excellent recap on EAS overall. According to their website, “EAS is a science based company with some of their products being certified by the NSF. The NSF is an organization that approves consumer goods. Only a small percentage of supplement companies are certified by the NSF…. EAS Soy Protein Powder is a great source of protein with very low amounts of fat and no cholesterol.

 Each serving of 44 g (1 scoop) contains:

  • 170 calories
  • 1.5 grams of fat
  • 19 grams of carbs
  • 17 grams of sugar
  • 20 grams of protein

When compared to whey protein, soy comes up a bit short for athletes and bodybuilders. Overall it’s not as effective as whey protein. However, there are some benefits of soy protein worth mentioning. Vegetarians are usually the main consumers of soy protein powder because it’s a great alternative to animal protein. It contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. Essential amino acids are referred to as “essential” because your body cannot produce them… You must get them from your diet. Other notable benefits of soy protein are it’s ability to lower cholesterol, and it’s ability to reduce certain forms of cancer.” Read full article:  EAS Soy Protein Powder Review

My personal experience…..

I’ve tried several different types of protein powders and this one ranks the lowest on the totem pole with respect to flavor and texture. I bought a jug of the vanilla, mixed one shake worth and am sure I made the bitter beer face when I took my first sip. The texture was a bit clumpy and it had an aftertaste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Like a serving of Nyquil, I pinched my nose and downed the sucker. The jug is still sitting on my counter top if you want it.

I was quite surprised that the EAS protein powder would taste this gross (sorry for lack of better wording). I have drunk the EAS Myoplex ready-made drinks and have eaten the EAS nutrition bars. Both of these other products were quite good and would recommend them to anyone, but the EAS Soy Protein… yuck. I can feel myself tasting it even as I type this review.