Posts Tagged ‘St. Albert triathlon

She’s got Vegan protein powder powerrr!

- August 19th, 2010

Nicole for Blog

(Note: Nicole Bergot, the Edmonton Sun’s uber-fit city editor, writes today’s post. Fresh off the St. Albert triathlon earlier this month, Bergot reviews Genuine Health’s Vegan proteins+.)

Forgive me this tasteless review.

It is harsh out the gate, but at the end of race-day, Vegan proteins+ proved to be a winning product.

I have no point of reference when it comes to protein drinks so it may be unfair to say the mix from Genuine Health tastes lousy.

Maybe lined up next to competitors, the ‘double chocolate flavour’ does a gold-medal job of masking the healthiest of blends in yellow pea kernel, brown rice, alfalfa, cranberry and hemp.

Cast your mind back to relive consuming some foul-powdered concoction. Like camp rations; licking vegetable soup from the bag. That sort of tells a story of the flavour — a tepid mix of chick pea-ish dust and sugarless Quik. Bleh!

That said, that conch-horn blown clean, I do believe adding the mix to my morning supplement regime paid dividends on the field.

I took the vegan blend for a month prior to the Aug. 8 St. Albert triathlon. I have not consumed meat products since I was 20 years old. That was 20 years ago!

So adding the blend to my diet clearly could only do a body good.

Race morning – which took an unnecessary 3:30 a.m. start due to pre-race jitters – the confluence of training and nutrition aligned. I was ready, powered in part by the gawd-awful powder.

Fueled during the race two gels, I sailed along, with only a niggle of IT pain the last km. No sweat!

For a first-timer with zero road-bike experience, proteins+ helped me place eighth out of 30 ladies in the 40-49 age group.

Nine more years to protein-powder my way to first!

Vegan protiens+, four scoops out of five.