With George Greenhill from Protein Package
With the release of our new sustainable protein shakers, we’ve collaborated with Protein Package to come up with some of the best supplements to try out in your bottle.
We’ll leave the rest to George and the team…
Right, so supplements come in all forms, shapes and sizes, and we’ve compiled a list of five we’d highly recommend you try out. Even though they’re often referred to as “protein shakers”, there are actually plenty of other use-cases and supplements you can make with them.
So a pre-workout is simply a more concentrated powdered form of an energy drink that you mix with water and normally consume around 15 to 30 minutes before you hit the gym, go on that run or take on the field.
The product we’re recommending for you to try first is the Optimum Nutrition Pre-Workout from the Gold Standard range.
As the name suggests, being the “gold standard” in energy supplementation, servings hold 3-grams of creatine monohydrate, 175-milligrams of natural caffeine and are packed with amino acids to give you a strong boost when you need it most.
Not only is this pre-workout formula incredible at increasing endurance but it supports general health by coming fortified with b-vitamins and minerals too.
Now, this is our favourite product on the list and is quickly becoming one of the UK’s bestselling supplements.
Produced by PER4M Nutrition, their PER4M Whey, is a high-quality protein powder that offers brilliant value for money – perfect with the current increasing cost of living. Protein powders are best used to help with recovery, repair and muscle growth after you’ve exercised so that you’re ready to go again the next day.
Statistically speaking, many people are actually deficient in protein and don’t consume enough daily, but with servings of PER4M that contain 21-grams of whey (the same amount in a whole chicken breast), just 100 calories and 3-grams of sugar, you’re in safe (protein-packed) hands.
The Advanced Whey range is now available in a wide range of flavours from Double Chocolate to Banana Cream – there’s sure to be one you’ll love.
You can currently pick PER4M up in two sizes, the big tubs of 2.01kg which hold 67 full servings, or the 900g tubs that are ideal if you’re looking to try a new flavour out for the first time before committing to a larger one. PER4M mixes well with water, milk or milk alternative and with the OneGreenBottle cleaning brushes; that protein smell you used to get lingering around is no longer.
Everyone knows that hydration is key to staying fit and healthy – the GFUEL Hydration helps you achieve exactly that. Originally only available in America but now finally on the UK market for the first time, the brand has risen to fame with awesome flavour collaborations with the likes of KSI and PewDiePie.
The Hydration formula is completely free from caffeine so it’s ideal to drink in the evenings before sleep or to sip throughout the day. Simply add one scoop with between 350ml and 450ml of chilled water and shake it (like a Polaroid picture).
The special formula is loaded with electrolytes and vitamins, meaning you won’t get frustrating energy crashes.
Now, many people just associate Grenade with their protein bars but they also produce some brilliant supplements like the Grenade Defend BCAA.
Coming in three tasty flavours: Green Apple, Strawberry Mango and Tropical, Grenade’s BCAA formula includes 7-grams of BCAAs at a 2:1:1 ratio.
But what are BCAAs and how do they help?
The body requires nine essential amino acids which can only be found through your diet as your body is unable to produce them, three of these are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine which can be supplemented.
In various studies, BCAAs have been shown to increase muscle growth, reduce fatigue and help prevent muscle loss when you’re not working out for extended periods. The Defend BCAA is an economical starting point for those looking to try BCAAs for the first time.
So we know that this is the second pre-workout on the list but we couldn’t leave it out. Being the official bestselling energy-boosting formula in the UK and America that does most of the talking for us.
Exceeding any expectations, the original C4 Pre-Workout offers incredible muscle pumps, unbelievable energy and laser focus to help push you through the hardest workouts. You can’t beat a classic.
These awesome supplements will assist you along your journey and help you to reach goals that you once thought were impossible. Simply mix them in your onegreenbottle shaker and away you go!
Which one are you going to try first in your sustainable shaker? Let us know.
Don’t forget that you can always pair them with a tasty protein bar if you’re looking to dig your teeth into something a little more solid.