Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Pilar in the Pantry: Organic Valley Organic Balance Milk Protein Shake Review

Hello Everyone!

* Disclaimer: This is a PR Sample I received in my Fab Fit Fun Welcome Box. All opinions are 100% my own.

Last week I wrote a first impressions review on the welcome box I received from Fab Fit Fun. To read that post, CLICK HERE. I mentioned that I would review a few of the items, so today I wanted to do a health related review on the Organic Balance Milk Protein Shake I received in the box.


About Organic Balance:
http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/protein-shakes/organic-balance/

Balance is satisfying the delicious without sacrificing the nutritious.

Organic Balance is a delicious, organic milk protein shake perfectly portioned for a quick breakfast, a light snack, or anything in between. Made with a simple list of high-quality ingredients, it's the perfect shake to keep you energized while you're on the go.

Nutritious, wholesome ingredients to power you through your day.

At Organic Valley, we believe in keeping things simple. Use what you need, and leave out what you don't. That's how our family farmers have operated every day since 1988.

This belief is brought to life with Organic Balance, which consists of only 9 high-quality ingredients, 16g of organic milk protein and 50% of your recommended daily intake of calcium.

Like all Organic Valley products, Organic Balance is made without the use of GMOs, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or artificial sweeteners.



Why is Protein Good for Me?


Protein is a primary building block in muscle, bones, skin and blood. Consuming enough protein aids in post-workout recovery, satisfies your appetite more completely, and aids in post-workout recovery and supports muscle and tissue repair in general. The protein in Organic Balance is a combination of whey and casein, which occur naturally in milk. Whey is a “fast acting” protein that the body can break down and absorb quickly. Whey protein helps promote muscle growth and strength. Casein is a “slow-acting” protein because it takes longer to digest and is slowly released into the bloodstream. Casein inhibits the breakdown of protein and protects muscles. Both proteins are needed for proper nutrition and should be consumed in combination.

My Thoughts

This milk protein shake is pretty decent. The milk is really creamy, but it doesn't leave me feeling bloated like regular milk since this milk is lactose free. Another plus for all my health conscience people reading :) this milk is also gluten free. When I first tasted this milk protein shake I noticed it tasted a little chalky, but in tolerable way. I'm not a fan of dark chocolate since I think it tastes nasty, but I was pleasantly surprised how good this milk protein shake tasted! Honestly it really didn't taste like typical dark chocolate, it wasn't bland tasting at all. Even though you can store this milk protein shake on the shelf, personally I think I tastes better when it's cold. On the website it states  you should store this product between 33 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

I haven't seen this product in too many stores in my area except in Walmart and Bilo. I looked on the website, and it provides information of where you can purchase these products in your area. I really think this milk protein shake is worth giving a try due to its nutrients and health benefits.




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18 comments:

  1. I'm all for organic things! I always drink almond milk and tried the dark chocolate version on it and I found it didn't taste like typical dark chocolate either!

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    1. I really like organic foods and drinks! I feel so much healthier when I consume them! I'm thinking something about it being organic makes the dark chocolate taste better?!

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  2. My type of milk organic and delicious need to find and try out.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this organic milk if you decide to try it! If you go on the website, you can find locations that sell this product in your area.

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  3. Sounds like a pretty good protein shake!

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    1. It is! I think it's worth trying!

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  4. I have never tried protein shake before but my husband loves it back when he worked out a lot at the gym. I am not a fan of dark chocolate too, like you said, it taste nasty! LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I had to have an open mind when it came to trying this milk protein shake since I hate dark chocolate lol! I typically like organic foods and drinks so I gave it a chance. To me it didn't taste like regular dark chocolate, which was a good thing!

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  5. Sounds great.... i love organic things :) xx
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

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    1. Organic products can be so good for your health!

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  6. Thanks for noting that it is lactose free! I can drink that then!! yay :) I really need to get in the habit of having protein shakes when I can't get a meal in

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    1. You're welcome! I definitely wanted to mention about this milk protein shake being lactose free since so many people have issues with regular milk products.

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