Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WIAW: All Pro Science Inspired + (giveaway)

As a blogger, I occasionally get asked to review product. I don't accept every offer, just the ones that I have a genuine interest in trying. A couple of weeks ago All Pro Science sent me some 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein to try.  

The first thing that appealed to me about APS was the "free" list: gluten-free, high-fructose corn syrup free, soy free, dairy-free. I was impressed with the all-natural approach. Secondly, APS offers more flavors than I've seen in other protein powders. Complete 100% Grass Fed Whey is offered in six flavors: French Vanilla, Bavarian Chocolate, Strawberry Creme, Banana Creme, Cinnamon Roll, and Mocha Latte. APS sent me Banana Creme.

Now, you might be shocked to learn that I am not a banana fan. I can eat a banana after a race if there aren't other options, but at home I usually leave them in the fruit bowl for mr.C and the kids. Having said that, I wasn't about to let that stop me from trying the protein my friends at APS were nice enough to send me.

First I used it in my morning smoothie. Honestly, I could not taste the banana flavor at all. My wild berry smoothie tasted the same as always.

After that I had to search for recipes because banana is not a flavor I use in the kitchen at all often. The first recipe I found was for homemade protein bars. I modified the original recipe to make it gluten-free.

They were really good! I had them with my lunch and took them to a soccer game for my snack. I even grabbed one for a quick bite before a run. It was perfect.

Feeling a little more confident, I tried another recipe that I found here for some protein bites. The only thing I changed was the protein flavor.

The banana flavor was a little too noticeable for me in this recipe, but they made an excellent post-workout and after dinner snack.

APS also sent me some Natural Blue Berry Ice PreCharge single packets to try. These are suggested for pre-workout use, but I wanted to try it in a smoothie, so I added it to my morning wild berry mix. I absolutely loved this flavor!

I'm not an expert on protein, and honestly, I couldn't tell a difference between this brand and others that I have used, but knowing that APS focuses on offering all-natural products and has gluten-free ingredients makes this a winner for me.

Do you use protein powder? Or would you like to try it? All Pro Science is generously giving one lucky reader 1 tub of protein (your choice) + a $25 gift certificate.

To enter
- Leave a comment telling me which fitness activity you like most.
- For extra entries share/tweet/blog/Instagram/Pinterest this giveaway. Be sure to leave a link to what you did in the comments so I'll know! The more you share, the more chances to win!
- Earn more entries for following APS on Twitter and liking their Facebook page. Leave a comment for each letting me know that you did.

Giveaway details:
- Winners must be US residents
- Ends Sunday November 3 at 10 PM EST. Comments after that time will not be included in the drawing.
- One name will be selected randomly from the valid entries. 

Can't wait? Use this exclusive promo code RUN40 for 40% off your order of All Pro Science products.

Updated: Congratulations to NEW giveaway winner Electra!
Please email me with your protein flavor choice and mailing address.

Disclaimer: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


  1. Ive never ever used BUCKWHEAT flour. (((adds to the grocery list)))

  2. I like running and crossfit . . . . and use a ton of protein powder ;-)

  3. I tweeted!

  4. Weight training is my favorite form of exercise

  5. I love bananas, although I'm not always huge on banana flavours either. Lovin' the recipes!

  6. I LOVE circuits - weights & plyos together! SO much fun!

  7. I love my yoga fusion class. Nothing better than lifting weights to build muscle while holding yoga poses for flexibility and balance.

  8. I follow on twitter, too!

  9. Okay, so my fridge is stocked right now with all the protein bars/bites it can handle, but I HAVE to try those peanut butter protein bars. Those look fabulous. Thanks for sharing that recipe!

    Favorite fitness activity has got to be running, although that's pretty boring. I try to make it interesting by changing up the pace/scenery/distance each time. Running with friends is the best!

  10. My favorite fitness activity would be running!!!!!

  11. I've always been curious about banana protein! Those recipes you created look soooo good!! Making me hungry girl! My favorite fitness activity is CrossFit, with running a close 2nd!

  12. I tweeted about the giveaway! Their cinnamon roll protein sounds delish too!

  13. Congratulations! You are the winner! Please email me your All Pro Science protein choice and mailing address! runningescapades(at)

  14. My favorite fitness activity is DANCE BLAST! :)

  15. I tweeted! @christiantq07

  16. I follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook! :)


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