When I train for a marathon or half marathon, it is important to make sure that I am properly refueling. This can sometimes be difficult, as the longer I run, the less hungry I am when I am finished. Sometimes the easiest way for me to initially begin to refuel is by drinking a protein shake. A few months back I received some samples of Plant Fusion protein powder. Plant Fusion is a unique protein powder that is free of dairy, soy, gluten & animal protein.
Are you wondering where the protein comes from? I sure was! The protein in Plant Fusion comes from peas, brown rice & artichokes! Who knew? Take a look at the nutritional stats:
What I liked best about the Plant Fusion protein powder was how the unflavored powder could be added to pancakes, oatmeal, etc for an extra protein boost. The flavored varieties, vanilla bean, chocolate & strawberry berry, all taste good and aren’t chalky. They can be mixed with water, but I choose to mix with almond milk. Just 1 scoop gets my body started on repairing my muscles. I usually try to drink a shake on the way home from my run or while I am soaking in an ice bath (yes, it is as bad as it sounds).
I have noticed that taking in protein via protein shakes within an hour of finishing my run helps my legs feel much better the day after my long run. There are even days that I can’t tell that I have run long the day before. If I forget my protein shake, I have been able to tell the difference.
In addition to my using these after my runs (or even when I lift weights), I will make shakes for Jon. Jon isn’t a big breakfast eater on school days, so often times I will send him off with a protein shake. It is much easier to force a drink down him than to fight over what he does or does not want to eat for breakfast. He is Mr. Picky when it comes to protein powder and he really enjoyed these shakes.
Plant Fusion can be purchased online at Amazon.com. You may also be able to find it in select health food stores around the country.
**This product was provided to me free of charge for review purposes. The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.