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Designer Whey Review and Smoothie Recipes

Thank you to Designer Whey for sending me these two samples to review.

Personally, I have found that I feel better overall when I keep my protein intake up. I am not famished all day long even while restricting calories. I also believe with all my running and strength training that my body needs more protein right now. I love my smoothies and always use whey protein in them. On Designer Whey's website I found a great overview of the benefits of whey protein, you can read it here. I think that pretty well sums it up!

I have tried Designer Whey Plain before and liked it, but I much prefer these flavored varieties. I tried the Weight Control French Vanilla and Original Chocolate Peanut Caramel. I absolutely love them both. 

The French Vanilla Weight Control I find more versatile in all the different smoothie recipes I make. It also has 5g of Fiber per serving, which I think is awesome for a protein powder. I am a chocoholic, but really love vanilla in smoothies or coffee.

The Chocolate Peanut Caramel is yummy with a capital Y. I am having it for my after workout recovery almost exclusively! I also like it for a quick afternoon snack.

I love the taste of both of these proteins. I especially love that the Weight Control has more fiber. I think fiber intake is also very important for me to not feel famished when watching my calories. Designer Whey is definitely a new favorite for me.

I have had people ask me for some of my smoothie recipes, I thought I would give you two using the Designer Whey Protein.

We have all heard that we need 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday. If you struggle with this, or simply want to up your nutrition my 5 a day smoothie has got your back. It has 3 veggie servings and 2 fruit servings in every smoothie! I have this for breakfast a lot. On busy or too hot days I'll even have it for lunch and feel satisfied.
You might not be able to tell by this pic, but this smoothie is very green!

Kat's 5 a Day Smoothie Recipe:

.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops Designer Whey Weight Control Protein Powder in French Vanilla (that is one serving for that kind)
3 cups raw spinach or raw baby spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
Blend thoroughly in your blender. Yum. You can also add a little ice if you want it a little thicker, it's pretty thick on it's own, so only if your blender can handle it ;). In my opinion the thicker the better with smoothies. I stay full longer with super thick smoothies. Mine often have the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

After a tough workout, especially running intervals, I know that I need to refuel my muscles/body, but my stomach never wants anything heavy. I find this smoothie perfect. Not as heavy on my stomach. 
This one is just yumtastic.

Kat's Workout Recovery Smoothie:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Designer Whey Protein Supplement in Chocolate Peanut Caramel
Handful of ice cubes
Blend well in your blender. I don't make this one as thick, I'm not using it as a meal. If you want to make it more filling you can add a tablespoon or two of natural peanut butter, yum!  I have also used Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt instead of the almond milk.

Designer Whey is going to give away a free month's supply of their product when they get to 1,000 fans on Facebook. If you're on Facebook go fan them! You could be the lucky winner.

FTC Disclaimer: Designer Whey provided me with these samples for review. I receive no compensation for doing this and the opinions are 100% my own.