It’s time I confess my love of tomato juice, specifically V8. Even as a kid I loved it and still, to this day it’s my drink of choice on flights. So when V8 reached out to see if I was interested in reviewing their new protein line I was all ears.
They sent me 3 shakes: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chocolate Raspberry.
And 3 bars: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Pomegranate, and Oatmeal Raisin.
As someone who’s looking for a convenient post-workout option the shakes appealed to me most. I tried the chocolate first but the chocolate raspberry won me over for best flavor. There’s something about the added raspberry kick that helps mask that typical protein taste you get in a premade shake.
Each shake has 12 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, a quarter cup of vegetables, no high fructose corn syrup and as much calcium and Vitamin D as a glass of milk. The protein comes from a blend of dairy, soy, pea, brown rice and quinoa and is sweetened with honey and sugar. Speaking of, the sugar contents are pretty high (ranging from 24-29g in the shake) but as an after workout option, I don’t mind fast absorbing carbs much. Actually, I need them in the morning post-my-crazy-CrossFit-workouts.
The bars actually have a lot less sugar (13-16g) but funny enough I found the oatmeal raisin too sweet. The chocolate pomegranate one was by far my favorite but I only got a chance to eat a few bites before The-9-Year-Old stole it from me. He’s starting to enter that pre-teen-eat-everything-insight age. I can just feel it.
Each bar has 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, no high fructose corn syrup and a quarter cup of vegetables.
Click here to learn more about V8 Protein bars and shakes. Buy now! on Amazon or at a store near you. If you have any questions hit me up in the comments and I’ll try to get them answered or reach out to @V8 on Twitter and tag it #v8protein.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by V8. All opinions expressed are my own.