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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Things I Love Thursday: Protein (a giveaway)

Note: I wrote this post yesterday, right before my Bean broke her arm and I spent the rest of the day at the doctor's office and hospital. So the workout I mention...that never happened. And now you have one less day to enter the giveaway, so don't wait!!

Why is it that the days I have no motivation or desire to do anything are the days I have the most to do?

Sadly my lack of motivation coincided with my rest from running day. Running always helps move my day in the right direction and gets me moving, but instead of running, while my girls were both at school, I spent the morning at the doctor only to deal with insurance issues that made the appointment pointless in the first place.

Eventually I will get off my booty and work out. Until then, at least blogging from my iPad while my little Bean hangs out on the couch next to me makes me feel a little like I'm getting something done.

I've been meaning to blog for a while about a new product I recently tried. I am not normally a huge fan of supplements. I've thrown away tons of protein and energy bars that ended up expiring before I got around to eating them, and I have a giant tub of protein powder that has been open for months and only scooped from once. I would rather have a glass of chocolate milk than a protein shake and an apple or some other "real" food than an energy bar.

But I was recently sent some samples of Frog Fuel to try. Frog Fuel is a liquid protein designed to increase strength, prolong endurance and accelerate recovery. The little packets remind me of energy gels, which we all know are not my favorite thing in the world. So those little packets of Frog Fuel sat on my desk for several weeks. Then one day after I went for a run, I was feeling a little sluggish and trying to get some work done. I decided to down one of the berry flavored protein shots. 

It was yummy. Just tart enough that I didn't gag at the sweetness like I do with gels. And the texture...NOTHING like a gel. It is very much LIQUID protein. And in one 60-calorie swallow, I had ingested 15 grams of rapidly absorbed medical-grade liquid collagen protein. You can find out even more about what makes Frog Fuel great HERE.

I was going to add the other pack to a smoothie but ended up downing it in one quick gulp after another run when I didn't have time for my usual recovery chocolate milk. 

Frog Fuel is a great way to get some extra protein in your day and really is a product I feel good recommending. So I'm also excited to be able to give some away. You can win a Frog Fuel tasting pack! All you have to do is leave a comment here or on my Frog Fuel Instagram post letting me know your favorite way to get some extra protein in your day.
The winner will be announced and/or notified on Monday, August 26 so get your comments in!


  1. I like making protein smoothies or eating jerky is always super quick.

  2. I have used smoothies but when I have run or biked to work I grab a clif bar for a quick protein breakfast.

  3. Protein shakes. Make them before heading out on my run and stick it in the frig, so it's nice and cold when I get home. :)

  4. Cheese sticks. Probably not the best way, but SO easy to grab while I'm running around.

  5. I'm always on the search for something I like as well. My favorite way is with peanut butter but I have resorted to protein shakes because I can take with me anywhere.

  6. My favorite way to get extra protein is protein shakes and/or special K Protein bars. LOVE those!

  7. I'm also a huge chocolate milk fan for protein, another favorite for me is eggs. I'm starting training for my first half marathon this week and need to begin experimenting with different fuel options so I'd love to try this out.

  8. Greek yogurt! I'll eat it plain, on cereal, in smoothies, in baked goods, you name it!

  9. This would be great for my boyfriend. He rides 25 miles and runs 5 miles almost everyday.


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