I recently saw some buzz about Paleo Pro, actually fully paleo protein powder, and I was quite intrigued. I've tried a lot of protein powders over the years, as post-workout recovery and/or as a means to get more protein crammed in during a strength cycle. I never seemed to get as much out of it as my fellow athletes and even more frustratingly, some of the powders really ripped up my stomach. So I was definitely in the market for something which would a) actually work, and b) not work over my digestive system.
I reached out the the nice folks at Paleo Pro and they agreed to send over samples so I could give things a shot. I checked the mail pretty excitedly for a few days until this box turned up, containing samples and a new blender bottle! I lose blender bottles like it's my job so I was pretty pumped.
I was in love from the ingredients label alone-but wait, did it mix into liquids well? Did it taste at least ok? I was about to find out.
More important (to me), than the flavor was its effectiveness. I feel like this powder actually did its job in helping me recover, both post-run and then a few days later post-WOD. I found that I had a better and sustained level of energy and good spirits post-workout, and that was a great feeling.
The Ancient Cacao was also a standout. I feel like I could add it to some coconut milk or coffee as a fun treat, but it's also more than good on its own.
Finally was the plain naked powder. I combined it with my morning coffee and a ton of ice and it was a fantastic start to the day. It helped keep my blood sugar/hunger level at an even keel, and actually did a better job of it than my typical scrambled eggs and veggies breakfast.
Happy lifting and loving and living!!