I’m happy to review and recommend MyProtein’s Impact Whey Protein product – I have used this for years in my own bars, shakes and breakfast meals.
Firstly, back to basics though – most people’s diet does not include enough protein.
Modern sports science tells us that taking protein 30-60 minutes after exercise will greatly improve your muscle recovery and hence the ‘gains’ you will get from training.
But in everyday life, protein is lacking in our diets. For a period, nutritional advice and trends shifted the balance towards carbohydrates and away from fats, with ‘low fat’ being the mantra.
I recommend ‘Impact Whey Protein‘ from MyProtein.com, as it is good value but is unsweetened and unflavoured. (Use code OWEN-R7B for a 30% discount if you spend over £35)
The fact it is unsweetened and unflavoured is key, so I can use it in various things such as:
- breakfast mixture of muesli/oatmeal, yoghurt and fruit with dessert spoon of protein
- brunch or post-training smoothie of banana, yoghurt and orange juice with scoop of protein
The website is well designed and easy to use. For me these are important points when buying a product.
I’ve never had a problem with delivery, and the protein bags always come with a measuring scoop.
The bags are thick plastic and do not rip. I found the 2.5kg one to be great value and lasted me for ages but was a bit big for my cupboard so I am going back to the 1kg bag.
The bag comes with an inbuilt ziploc which allows you to reseal it. The downsides of this is that the ‘zips’ can get flakes of protein powder in them and be hard to shut sometimes. You have to take care to shut it properly. If you knock over a bag of protein that isn’t zipped shut, it can be a kitchen disaster!
If you use protein, it would help me out if you use the following referral link!
Browse the MyProtein.com site with the link above and get 30% off your first order automatically added to your basket when you spend £35.
I first used protein powder in a flapjack recipe that my brother Chris developed, which I posted on my cycling website, The Drum-Up. But as well as powders there are bars and all sorts of things, including (non-protein) energy gels.
Please use my referral link – I’d really appreciate it.