Monday, July 18, 2011

Gotien Product Review and Giveaway

There are a variety of protein powders out there and honestly I am a person who has to try them know if I like them. When I was contacted to see if I would like to try Gotien I was excited - I like free things. Plus I hate buying stuff and not liking it, I hate things going to waste.

I also like things simple and easy to use - so Gotien seemed like a product I would like. I was sent 3 samples. Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate -  I was actually pretty leery of trying it because I don't like to mix my protein powder with just water.

About the Gotien:
Gotein™Protein to Go, helps refuel the body, and improves lean muscle mass while burning fat*. Perfect for the sports minded person that needs to perform at their best while exercising or playing a high energy sport.*

Drink approximately 1/3 of a 16.9 fl. oz water. Add complete packet of Gotein™ to your water bottle, swirl and shake well until completely dissolved and enjoy a tasty, low carb shake!

Best to use between 20 to 30 minutes before and after exercise or active sport. Can also be used 30 to 45 minutes before meals to help curb your hunger.

That all sounds good and the protien to calorie ratio was also good to me:
  • Gotein™ Vanilla packet contains 17 grams of our special protein matrix, 5 grams of carbs, 24 essential vitamins and minerals, and is only 100 calories.
  • Gotein™ Chocolate packet contains 16 grams of our special protein matrix, 6 grams of carbs, 24 essential vitamins and minerals, and is only 110 calories.
  • Gotein™ Strawberry packet contains 17 grams of our special protein matrix, 6 grams of carbs, 24 essential vitamins and minerals, and is only 110 calories.
If I have intrigued you and you want to skip over my review and don't want to try to enter my giveaway you can get a free 3 pack sample from their website - Gotein Sample Pack  all you pay is S&H.

Gotien Trial Day #1 - First off I don't use disposable water bottles often, even on the go. I typically have this cup, a sigg bottle or another one of my many reusable water bottles with me. I mentally tried to figure out how much water to put in my cup and guessed with about 12oz. I mixed in the Strawberry flavor and added some ice.

I decided to try it as a snack along with a piece of fruit at work. I find that around 2PM I start to get the munchies and often have a hard time resisting going to the vending machine. I try to no keep any change on me and bring healthy snacks - so Gotien looked like it might be a good option.

The taste of strawberry for me was - ok. I will admit though I am not a fan of fake strawberry taste, I am more of a vanilla girl for protein shakes. With that said it was easy to make at work and did give me a 'full' feeling.

Gotien Trial Day #2 - I signed up for a new member orientation at a local kickboxing studio. I figured the chocolate flavor would be perfect post workout. A couple of hours before the schedule class I prepped the drink about 11oz of water and chocolate packet was put into the bottle, shaken well and tossed in the freezer.  Post workout the drink was AMAZING! It was still a little frozen so it was like having slushy chocolate milk.

Gotien Trial Day #3 - As part of my morning smoothie. I saved the vanilla flavor to try out in my morning smoothie. This morning it was blueberry Greek yogurt, banana, coconut milk and Gotien Vanilla Protein Powder and it was delish! One last photo of it mixed in a smoothie for breakfast.

I think its a toss up between chocolate and vanilla as my favorite. I loved it as a slushy frozen drink post workout, but this morning a smoothie is such a good way for me to start my day.

The only con for this product is the price at $24.95 for 12 that works out to $2.07. Since I often just make my protein shake and take them with me the ease of single serving is not as appealing to me. However I think for travelling this product would be wonderful as I often don't take protein powder for fear of it spilling. I also think it would be great to have a few in my work bag for those times when I need a snack and I was not prepared.

With all of that you have the chance to try it out. I hae 2 - sample packets to giveaway. Each sample packet has vanilla, chocolate and strawberry in a single serving packet. To enter all you have to do is:
  • Tell me how you think you would use this product
  • As a bonus entry, tell me what your favorite go to protein powder is as I love trying new things.
Two winners will be picked on Friday July 22nd.


  1. Yum! I love vanilla gotein, I would drink it plain with ice water!

  2. I don't have a favorite protein powder, actually--I like chocolate usually, but I often buy whatever is cheapest!

  3. I don't have a favorite protein powder right now - I'm actually on the hunt for a good one, so timing of this giveaway is perfect. I generally stick with a big glass of chocolate milk post run as my recovery drink of choice.

  4. I would be looking to use the protein powder as my post-run drink. I usually do chocolate milk, so the chocolate protein powder would be a good way to give it a try. I'd also probably drink one on the way to work in the mornings as a way to get some additional protein in my diet. Yum!

  5. hmmmm...I think the chocolate might be my favorite to try. That idea of a slushy post-workout drink sounds great!

  6. Honestly, I'm with Amy, I'm trying to find a protein powder that I like. Right now I have a huge bottle of whatever was the cheapest at my local store since so far they all taste the same to me.

  7. I have become a fan of the Syntrax Nectar Sweets Vanilla or Chocolate protein powders. I use them both in my Green Monsters and in the amazing protein cakes I make (its a combo of several of the recipes around the blog world) I like this brand in the protein cakes the best - each is a little different when it's microwaved and this one, to me, is the best for baking with.

    I also have been enjoying Olympian Labs Pea Protein (Vanilla) in my shakes/Green Monsters - great light vanilla flavor.

    Hands down though, for a straight up protein shake, I turn to Tera's Whey - Organic Whey Protein in the Bourbon Vanilla flavor - YUM.

    I had to try a bunch of brands, as I have gastorparesis and lots of proteins don't sit well with me. I'd love to try the sample pack to see how they did in shakes (post run, can't handle much in the belly before a run personally) as well as in a protein cake :)

    Thanks for the chance to win, and the review too - always good to hear real world opinions :)

  8. I know for sure I would use this in smoothies!

    I don't really have a favourite protein powder.

  9. I would put it in the freezer like you to have it just at a slushie state. Sounds so good and refreshing after a run.

  10. I dont have a favorite protein shake yet. The ones I have tried I dont like with water because they are to watery so I have to drink them with milk. That ok but want less calories.

  11. I would be using it for my post run recovery.

  12. I don't really have a favorite protein powder...whatever tastes good I guess. Im currently using AMP vanilla flavor from GNC right now because my husband brought it home for's not too bad honestly.

  13. I would drink it after a run or morning workout.

  14. My husband (who makes my protein shakes, thank you very much) likes 100% Whey Protein, chocolate flavor, found at Costco.

  15. I would use this post-run to refuel!

  16. I use chocolate and vanilla whey protein powder. The brand I get is called Body Fortress or's whatever they sell at Walmart that is the cheapest ;)