Gold Standard 100% Whey [Review]

One piece of advice I wish I had been given sooner was to “eat more protein.” Twenty years ago, conversations about protein just didn’t happen the way they do today (even Cheerios talks about the grams of protein they have ON THE BOX!).

Of course, there are a lot of things that have protein in them but when you start really honing in your diet as a triathlete, the concept of protein powder inevitably comes up. For me, I like to add it as a shake, so that’s where my focus will be in this review.

I have tried many types of protein in shakes: from whey to casein, organic powder to pre-mixed bottles. And this is where I keep coming back to: Gold Standard 100% Vanilla. Why? Because it fits my needs and non of my hardcore bodybuilding buddies will give me a moment of flak for my choice! Blends easily, tastes great (no funky aftertaste) and generally has good nutrition stats (no one’s perfect).

protein shake recipe

Here’s my recipe:

  • 2 scoops vanilla whey
  • Handful of frozen blueberries
  • Fill until covering berries with 50% less sugar Orange Juice
  • Top off with Fat Free Milk

Bonus: at my wife’s suggestion, I’ve been adding collagen powder to my shakes because of the benefits for joints and skin. This is the brand I use: Natural Force Collagen Peptide

ps. if you notice in the picture that I show chocolate flavor, that’s because I flubbed my Amazon order this time around…sigh.

2 thoughts on “Gold Standard 100% Whey [Review]”

  1. I have learned though that too much powder protein can cause issues on long events, learned the hard way. Since May I have ingested very little powder protein and added egg whites from Costco, 2 cups per day, about 50 grams. Takes about 5-7 minutes on the stove top and it has been much better on my digestion.

    1. Great tip man! I’ll have to look into snagging some egg whites next time I’m at Costco and start working them in!

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