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Sportsister tests Neat Nutrition

September 13, 2016
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There’s a lot of talk about protein meals and shakes to help repair muscles after hard sessions, so Sportsister’s Stephanie Tait tried Neat Nutrition and see if the hype is justified.
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I first tried Neat Nutrition protein while I was training for the London Marathon – a protein shake after a three-hour run was perfect and provided essential recovery food for worn out muscles. Having only tried a couple of shakes before (and never having liked them) I was surprised at how delicious Neat protein was!

I was keen to try all of the four types of protein that Neat offer – Whey, Lean, Vegan and Slow Release – to see if there were differences in taste or texture between types and if I could feel a difference. All of Neat’s protein powders are made with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients (reassuring to know for something I once thought seemed quite artificial), with both dairy and vegan alternatives.
The types also come in four flavours – chocolate (my favourite), vanilla, berry and naked and are all £34 for a 1kg bag (28-33 servings).

These are great for a quick protein-packed breakfast or for post-workout recovery. Protein is essential for muscle repair and helps to boost your mood and shakes are an easy way to ensure you get enough!

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You can simply mix a scoop with water or milk and mix in a shaker, but I much preferred blending these with ice and water to make a thick, cold, milkshake-like shake. I also tried blending with other nutritious ingredients for added goodness. Check out some of the combinations I tried below – they all tasted amazing!

Lean protein – berry flavour
One scoop + handful of frozen blueberries, spinach, squeeze fresh lemon juice, ice and water

Slow-release protein – vanilla flavour
One scoop + banana, ice and water

Whey protein – chocolate flavour
One scoop + tbsp peanut butter, ice and water

Having tried all of four types of Neat Protein on offer, I didn’t notice a discernible difference in taste or texture, but there are a few key differences to consider depending on what you’re looking for.

WHEY PROTEIN – Key benefits:

  • Contributes to lean muscle development
  • Packed full of essential amino acids
  • Nutrient rich to improve overall well-being
  • Fast absorption to aid quick recovery
  • Gluten free | GMO free | Hormone free

LEAN PROTEIN – Key benefits:

  • Low in fat and carbohydrates
  • Contains a bespoke mix of effective weight loss ingredients (including Neat high grade Organic Matcha Green Tea)
  • Promote fat loss whilst maintaining lean muscle
  • Gluten free | GMO free | Hormone free

SLOW RELEASE PROTEIN (Casein) – Key benefits:

  • Slow release to feed the body over an extended period
  • Great to curb hunger between meals
  • Perfect before bed to help slowly feed muscles while you sleep
  • Gluten free | Soya free | GMO free | Hormone free

VEGAN PROTEIN (Hemp & Pea) – Key benefits:

  • Ideal protein source for allergen sufferers
  • Gluten and lactose free
  • Nutrient rich to improve overall well-being
  • Fast absorption to aid quick recovery
  • Gluten free | Soya free | Lactose free | GMO free | Hormone free

Stephanie Tait, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Find out more: Neat Nutrition  www.neat-nutrition.com

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