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Core Power Review

Saturday, April 5, 2014
It is Saturday and I am now home from my day job. That means it is time for me to catch up on blog house keeping and, well, general house keeping...like laundry - meh! Of course, if I want something clean to wear to tomorrows race, I guess I better hop to it.

Enough with my rambling. Let's get on to the meat and potatoes of today's post - The Core Power Review.

I came home the other day after a very long grueling day at my day job to package on my door step. I was not expecting any packages, at least not of that size, so I thought it was my roommates. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was for me and it was from Core Power.

I had contacted Core Power a while ago because I was interested in their product and the possibility of a product review. They accepted and I was thrilled beyond belief. I am regularly looking for new options in terms of recovery nutrition, and everything I had heard about Core Power had my interest peaked.

First, let me get to the details of the product:

Core Power is described on their website as being "A delicious post workout recovery drink for your active lifestyle, Core Power is a real milk protein drink made from fresh, lowfat, lactose-free milk and real honey. Its balanced protein to carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile make for the perfect end of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to running, yoga and cross-fit, Core Power helps you recover faster, build lean muscle and stay at the top of your game. No matter which game you happen to play."

Did you see that...it is lactose-free milk and it contains honey. It also, per the ingredients, contains real fruit... i.e. the banana one contains actual banana puree not artificial flavor.

Nutritional highlights of the regular are as follows:
Serving Size 11.5 fl oz
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 30)
Potassium 400mg
Total Carbs 26g
Sugar 25g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 15%
Calcium 70%
Vitamin D 40%

Nutritional highlights of the the light are as follows:
Serving Size 11.5 fl oz
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 30)
Potassium 450mg
Total Carbs 14g
Sugar 11g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 15%
Calcium 50%
Vitamin D 40%

Core Power is available on Amazon for $43.08/case ($3.59/ea). I have also found it in some grocery stores. Price wise, they are within range of other brands such as Muscle Milk. 

So how about the flavor? 

Well, it is actually awesome. They sent me the regular chocolate and the light strawberry/banana and I gave them both a try. I also went out and picked up the regular vanilla and the banana. I like all of them. None of them halve the chalky taste that you find with other brands. 

The strawberry/banana does not have that, as previously noted, artificial flavor frequently found in other shake brands. I attribute this to the fact it contains real strawberry and banana. The chocolate is good and rich; especially in the regular. The vanilla reminds me of the vanilla milk my mom used to make for me as a child. 

That leaves the banana....OMG...it is my favorite. Served cold, it reminds me of a homemade fresh banana milk shake. It is my post long run go to and helps me bust through that last mile of my run because I know I have one hidden in the cooler in my car. 
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