Let talk about healthy snacks and shakes.
I have been representing Skinnygirl this past year and I was so excited to hear about the launch of their new protein shakes and bars.
Protein is absolutely essential to your daily diet.
With my busy lifestyle, I often find it hard to get enough protein at breakfast, lunch, or during my snacks and often find myself compensating for my lack of protein by trying to consume it all at dinner.
Luckily these new Skinnygirl protein shakes and bars have arrived to help us reap some of the benefits of added protein:
Metabolism: Protein speeds up your metabolism because the body uses more calories to break down protein compared to fat or carbohydrates.
Oxygen: Protein carries oxygen throughout our bodies.
Immunity: Protein provides antibodies to protect us from infections.
Maintain Healthy Weight: Protein helps you feel full and satisfied. Research suggests getting 30% of calories from protein may help curb appetite.
Muscle Health: Getting protein in our bodies within 30 minutes after exercise supports lean muscle growth and recovery.
So, how much protein do we really need.
To calculate your protein needs use this formula:
Weight (lb.) x .38 = Grams of protein needed/day
The recommended dietary allowance for protein is 46 grams/day for the average woman.
We can achieve this by getting at least 25-30 grams of protein from a total of 3 meals and 10-15 grams of protein from 1-2 snacks daily.
The truth is: We all snack A LOT, and we should, but let’s all make an effort to snack wisely. This allows us to avoid consuming our energy from sugary snacks or not even snacking at all which can make us feel tired in the middle of the day.
This is not fun.
WE NEED ENERGY. Good energy and good protein.
Enter the Newest product from the Skinnygirl line…Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Shakes.
Each 11.5 oz. has 80 calories, 0g sugar, and 12 grams of protein. Plus, they are gluten-free and low fat.
With these amazing nutritional facts, my first thought was…this has to taste like cardboard.
The Rich Chocolate Brownie flavor was ultra creamy, with the perfect chocolate flavor, not too intense and the perfect cold snack after a hot, humid run here in Texas. It literally tasted like I was drinking dessert…only healthy dessert 🙂
The Vanilla Bean Sundae held true to it’s name…it tastes just like vanilla bean ice cream. All you need is a cherry on top.
I was absolutely wowed by how good these protein shakes were.
Very impressive Skinnygirl.
Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Bars are the same flavors you’ve come to love, but reformulated to pack in more protein for less calories. Each bar contains 150 calories, 10g of protein, 5-7g of fiber and are gluten-free and kosher.
The flavors are Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Almond with Coconut, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, and Lemon Swirl.
These New Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Shakes and reinvented Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Bars will be available in Walmart stores this November.
The shakes come in a 4 pack for $5.78 and the bars are $4.88.
I’m about to give you a chance to win both!
To Enter the Giveaway please do one or all of the following (leave a separate comment for entry):
Follow Skinnygirl Daily on Facebook.
Follow Mangia on Facebook
Leave a comment telling me how you get protein in your daily diet!
I will announce the giveaway winner on
November 15th. Happy entering!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Lauren Ayumi who responded that she loves to get her protein by eating nuts. I will be contacting you shortly.