There are quite a few new protein shots out there and today we’ll review the one that has quickly become our favorite, New Whey Protein Shots.
We picked up our shots at the local WalMart and paid less than $12 for a six pack. They are available in many flavors, including: acai berry, grape, orange, apple, raspberry, and fruit punch. You can purchase singles, and we highly recommend this as the flavor can be quite strong if undiluted.
Each shot contains 42g of protein, no fat, no carbs, and no sugar. Now, your DV for the average adult is only 50g of protein, so be careful with these.
We can imagine three ways to use these: first as a shot after a workout, second as the base for a protein smoothie, and finally mixed in your bottles for the run or bike portion of a race. If you use them as a shot, be careful to include some carbs for the optimal recovery drink. If you’re using them as the base of your smoothies, you may want to start with only half a shot, as the protein content is quite high. Finally, and our suggested use, is as part of your mix for bike and run bottles. This was our approach for the 2012 Great Floridian Iron Distance Race. In our NeverReach Pro, we combined a bottle of Gatorade and one shot of New Whey. Additionally, we carried two additional tubes at all times and included an extra in our special needs bags, just in case. The goal here was to provide a generous protein intake during the race without having to worry about digesting solids. Of course, we supplemented our liquid protein, but we were very accustomed to the New Whey, so it was a good fallback if we developed any stomach trouble. Thankfully, I didn’t and the New Whey performed great.
The taste is a little strong and the consistency of the shot is thicker than a regular drink. Not overly sweet or syrupy, but you’ll likely want some water after using the entire tube. The taste is much better if the shot is cool, but not bad when warm.
We highly recommend this product, but encourage you, as with all nutrition products, to test this yourself in training before implementing it in your race plan.