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Does Your Protein Powder Suit Your Goals?

May 19th, 2014


It’s been well-noted that protein shake supplementation can be very confusing. With the summer fast (and finally) approaching, there is no better time to sort through the confusion. At Hive, we have four best-in-class protein shake mixes specifically designed to do one of the following: (1) help slim your waist (2) muscle recovery after an intense workout (3) blend perfectly with nutrient dense shake additives (4) take your young athlete’s training results to the next level.

The Slim Waist: LeanMR
Designed as the perfect blend for daily meal planning, LeanMR can help reduce your overall calorie intake while satisfying your appetite. Each serving contains 20 grams of whey protein that helps maintain and develop your body’s skeletal muscle. Also, each serving is supported with both quick and sustained-release carbohydrates to satisfy both immediate and long-lasting energy levels and cravings. To wrap things up, it is noteworthy that LeanMR contains a whopping 7 grams of fiber (over ¼ daily requirement) while yielding zero grams of sugar! The healthy composition of this mix produces only 190 calories and if shaken with one cup of unsweetened almond milk, this blend is developed into a very nutritional 220 calorie meal!

The Intense Competitor: Pre/Post-Workout Formula
As indicated, this product is designed to be consumed before and/or after your workout. The primary benefits are seen by utilizing this shake as a post-workout, recovery formula. This blend of fast-absorbing proteins (whey) and slow-absorbing proteins (casein) makes it ideal for muscle repair, growth, and development. Each serving consists of 20 grams of protein and 36 grams of carbohydrates (only 3 sugars) which equates to 240 calories. Consuming this shake within 30-minutes of your workout is ideal. The carbohydrates will refuel your energy stores and the protein will rebuild the muscle that you have just broken down leaving you feeling re-energized and strong after your workout.

For endurance/extreme competitors (marathons, triathlons, double-session workouts, etc.), try mixing AminoBoost XXL with your shake to amplify the recovery process. AminoBoost XXL supplies a high anabolic mix of each of the essential amino acids in order to provide maximum muscle revitalization after an intense workout. *Suggestion: mixing AminoBoost XXL and creamy vanilla Pre/Post with unsweetened almond milk makes your shake taste like homemade lemon wafer cookies!

The Health Conscious Mixologist: WheySmooth
WheySmooth is the best-mixing, high-protein, low-calorie powder you will find on the market. One scoop of this blend delivers 20 grams of high quality whey protein and only 7 grams of carbohydrates (only 2 sugars). This mix is ideal for blending with other nutrient-rich ingredients. Berries, kale, yogurt, peanut butter, bananas, seeds, oils, and many other choices combine perfectly with this product. With only 120 calories per scoop, WheySmooth allows room in the “calorie bank” to get creative with your healthy shakes and smoothies. Many of our shakes created at our nutrition bar utilize WheySmooth because of its great taste and mixing qualities.

The Athlete: FirstString
Literally, this is for the athletes in the family. FirstString is a performance based pre/post blend that is specifically designed for high school, collegiate, or professional athletes. It is NSF certified for sport and 100% compliant with NCAA supplement guidelines. If you have a young athlete in the house looking to maximize gains in the weight room, look no further. FirstString supplies 42 grams of both fast and slow absorbing proteins (whey and casein) and 580 calories for long-lasting energy.

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