Rulking It + a protein review and giveaway!

13 Jun

Welcome to a new week!

I got back home safe and sound yesterday from my college enrollment trip and am so relieved to have everything situated for the fall semester. Everything went really well and I got much more familiar with the town and campus. I’m a small town girl and it was awesome to see that this town has much more to offer in terms of shopping, grocery, and just things to do in general. It definitely has me excited to move up in just a few short months! Going there also made everything get very “real.” I can’t believe that this move that I’ve been planning and thinking about since Junior year of high school is actually going to be happening…soon. It’s scary but exciting at the same time and I know that many good things will come from it!

In the mean-time I have a lot to do to prepare. I have a giant list of things that I need to get for my dorm so I see a major shopping spree in the near future. 🙂

Back to this morning, I set out on a glorious trail rulk…aka a run/walk.

Had more ballz before I left. (obsessed!)

I did about 3 miles in total and it was such a great start to my day! The weather was perfect, not too hot yet but still nice and sunny, and a light breeze. Those miles flew by! I decided to skip the Ipod and just enjoy the peaceful outdoors…what a great way to clear your mind and relieve stress. Remember when I used to be really big on running? Well I haven’t really ran in a long time but it’s been fun to re-introduce it into my fitness routine. I definitely want to do more throughout this Summer! Nothing too crazy. I just like to keep it light and fun. 😀

And I’ve got the perfect of new pair of running shoes to do just that:

I bought these babies yesterday online at Sports Authority with a 10% off and free two day shipping plus return shipping if they don’t work out. Oh, how i LOVE online shopping! These are supposed to be super light-weight so I’m really stoked to try them out. I should have them by tomorrow or Wednesday!

Once I got home and showered, I had breakfast round two: Tropical Delight Oats!


overnight egg white chia oat bran (1/2 cup oatbran, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp chia seeds, cinnamon, frozen mangos, frozen blueberries) and topped it with blended silken tofu. So fresh tasting and amazing. Mangos always bring my mind to the tropics and beaches. 😀


I recently was given the opportunity to try out a new-to-me brand of protein powder, called Gotein.


Gotein was designed for the busy, on the go person, which I’m sure many of us can appreciate. Gotein comes in individual one-serving packets that can be tossed in your purse and used wherever, whenever. You can even just pour it into a water bottle and shake!

The packets look like this:

Vanilla stick


  • 110 calories
  • 16-17 grams protein
  • 5-6 grams carbs
  • enriched with 24 vitamins and minerals
  • whey protein blend
  • sweetened with sucralose (Splenda)

I decided to give the chocolate a try:


The Mix:

  • 1 Gotein chocolate packet
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • spinach leaves
  • extra scoop of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of guar and xanthan gum for thickening
  • ice


The verdict?

Not too shabby! I’ve never been one to just shake some protein powder with water. I like to make big creamy shakes in the blender! Using this protein powder, it provided the right amount of sweetness and made for a nice creamy shake. I noticed a slight artificial taste but overall it was pretty good. I would definitely use this protein powder in a pinch if I was out running around and needed something quick…or it would also be GREAT for traveling!

Interested in trying Gotein for yourself?

Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite protein shake recipe!

Bonus entry for subscribing to my blog!




32 Responses to “Rulking It + a protein review and giveaway!”

  1. kat June 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    What an awesome little packet! I usually dump some powder into a ziplock when I travel so these would be super handy!

    My favorite protein smoothie is my chocolate cherry smoothie
    1 naner
    1/2 c frozen cherries
    1 c spinach
    1/2 c milk
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    1 T cocoa powder

    So delicious!!

  2. Meg June 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I looove mango and summery fruits 🙂 mmm! I can’t wait to get some this week and add it to my oats too! Weee! 😀

    My fave?
    Peaches and cream!
    Frozen peaches, milk, protein powder (vanilla), cottage cheese, Greek yogurt and a stevia!!

  3. cucumbersincollege June 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I loooove a classic green monster protein smoothie.
    I usually pick a nonflavored protein powder and add it to about 1cup of frozen spinach, 7 ice cubes, 1 banana, 1/2cup of orange juice, and some xantham gum (1/2 teaspoon) to thicken!

  4. Meg June 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I’ve been subbed 😀

  5. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Those sneakers were such a great deal! Thats awesome! I love online shopping too!

  6. Jess June 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I’ve actually NEVER had a protein shake, so I’ll tell you what it MUST have in it when i FINALLY try one..
    –protein powder (chocolate!!)

    Haha. I don’t have too many ideas 😉

  7. sarah June 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I like:
    Vanilla yoghurt,
    Vanilla protein powder,
    Soy milk.

    Quite simple but yummy!

  8. Elise F June 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    I’m kind of a throw a little bit of everything into a blender and hope it tastes good, protein maker.

  9. kayleigh June 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    i love protein powder in any sort of smoothie, especially green monsters!

  10. april June 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    My favorite was always chocolate peppermint which is made w/ almond milk, peppermint tea, chocolate protein powder, stevia, and peppermint extract!

  11. ilovefetacheese June 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    ahhhhhhhh LOVE THOSE SHOES!!

  12. Maria June 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    I’m a fan of the classic green monster, but my fave protein shake has to be:
    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup yoghurt
    1 large banana
    ICE 🙂
    Few tbsp chocolate protein powder (I like Sunwarrior)
    So So good… I even add in some ice cream occasionally if I’m feeling decadent 🙂

  13. Andrea June 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    No measurements (ever!)
    Spinach, frozen strawberries, protein powder, almond milk and xantham gum! and splenda

  14. Tiff June 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    I bet it feels great to have it all worked out for fall. You’ll have so much fun at school!

    My fav protein recipe is just protein in oats. Simple and easy to make at the office.

  15. lifttorun June 14, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Everyone in the blog world makes the best oats. I need to get on this. Hah.

    And I totally want to give Gotein a try! My favorite protein shake recipe includes oats, peanut butter, an apple, almond milk, and protein powder.

  16. karinacocina17 June 14, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    i dont have a fav protein powder/shake recipe! i’ve never bought it b4 bc im afraid i wont like it and its super expensive

  17. katie June 14, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    i loveeeeeeee protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut extract, vanilla yogurt, and cottage cheese! stir in raw oats.. YUM

  18. katie June 14, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    already subscribed of course 🙂

  19. Sarah - feeedingbrainandbody June 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Those little packets would be so useful. My favorite protein smoothie uses my Pina colada protein powder, spinach, almond breeze,frozen pineapple & strawberries, ice, and sprinkkled with shredded coconut!

  20. Alexandra June 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Oh my word I love your new shoes, sooo cute and comfy looking!! Glad your college preview went well too, I bet you’re just gonna love it girly 🙂
    I’ve never heard of that protein before, it looks really cool though!

  21. Tiffany June 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I make smoothies all the time but have never included protein powder.
    I usually add greek yogurt or cottage cheese for added protein.
    Would love to try those. I am trying to increase my protein intake.

  22. Emilie June 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    i love vanilla protein powder, almond milk, stevia, vanilla extract, and almond butter! keeps me full forever, too.

  23. Gabrielle Elisabeth Rossi June 16, 2011 at 1:16 am #

    I combine peaches, vanilla powder, yogurt and a bit of vanilla extract. It takes just like a peach milkshake!

  24. teeneatlive June 16, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I love protein powder with almond milk and then fruit or whatever else to my hearts desire!

  25. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons June 16, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    ok so my abs fav is…

    frozen banana
    chia seeds
    ground flax
    coconut milk
    blueberries + pineapple and sometimes a pepper tossed in for fun! =) love love love!

  26. Cheryl June 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    My favorite P-shake recipe”
    1 scoop Vanilla P-powder
    1/2 cup orange juice or apple juice (reduced sugar)
    handful of strawberries
    couple sprinkles of cinnamon
    blend till mixed

  27. JW June 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    I like frozen banana, berries, almond milk, and spinach!

  28. Rachel June 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    I pretty much make a different mix each time I make a protein smoothie… but today i made a really good one. it was vanilla chai flavored.
    vanilla protein powder, cottage cheese, vanilla extract, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, lots of ice and chilled chai tea. it was a major experiment but it turned out really good.


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