September 19, 2012

Core Power review and giveaway

How many times have you guzzled chocolate milk after a workout? Too many to count? Yup, me too. Basically, Core Power is chocolate milk on crack. You have the deliciousness of flavored milk plus a load of natural protein. 


Here's some info from the company:
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 optimum protein to carb ratio and nutrient-rich profile make for the perfect last stage of every workout. From endurance sports and bodybuilding to pilates and yoga, 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.
Why Protein?
  • Milk protein contributes to muscle development while the natural carbohydrates of honey provide the energy to rebuild muscle and glycogen stores. Consumption of carbs with protein after a workout optimizes muscle recovery and growth.
  • Made from fresh milk and real honey, one great-tasting, lactose-free serving of Core Power provides athletes and fitness enthusiasts with 26 grams of high quality fresh milk proteins, consisting of 21 grams of casein proteins and 5 grams of whey proteins. The light versions still pack a heck of a punch, serving up 20 grams of the same high quality fresh milk proteins.
  • The unique nutritional profile of Core Power uses the best proteins and delivers calories that your body can actually use.
  • Milk’s unique ratio of whey and casein proteins builds lean muscle while its vitamins and minerals keep the body healthy.
  • Honey boosts athletic performance and endurance while reducing muscle fatigue.
I tried the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry banana flavors. The only other flavor available is honey.

Chocolate: It gets one thumb up for taste. They say that it doesn't taste chalky like other protein drinks. It wasn't chalky, but it also wasn't quite as tasty as a glass of regular chocolate milk. But then you are getting a lot more protein! So still thumbs up.


Here's the nutritional info. 

Vanilla: This one actually tasted like a melted vanilla milkshake to me. So if you like that, you're good. I enjoyed the taste. So one thumb up.



Strawberry Banana: This one was my favorite. The strawberry banana flavor wasn't too strong or fake tasting. I actually didn't realize this one was light until I started taking pictures of it. Looking at the ingredients, this one is sweetened with honey and stevia instead of honey and cane sugar like the two above. So two thumbs up for this one! They also have a light chocolate, but I only tried the full-calorie version of chocolate.



When to use: to recover after a hard workout. I sometimes drank the whole container at once, but sometimes I drank half and then drank the other half after my next workout.

After a weekday run.

During my post-20-miler ice bath.

You can find Core Power on Amazon for $41.52/case of 12. Or check here for locations that sell it near you.

Or better, just win some! Core Power is going to give one of you a free case in the flavor of your choice.


To enter: Just leave a comment telling me your favorite way to recover from a run.

For bonus entries (make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all!):

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs via Google Friend connect. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow Core Power on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like Core Power on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share!

I'll pick a winner on Monday, September 24th, with a random number generator and my post-half-marathon high

105 comments:

  1. Lately I've been recovering from long runs with a DnD medium iced coffee with cream (instead of the usual skim--I'm living on the edge here) and 1 splenda :) And then I head straight for the ice bath.

    I definitely haven't been as good about getting my protein in post-run so I would love to try this.

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  2. For shorter runs that I do with my weekly running group, we recover with a nice cold beer! On longer runs though, I usually either do a protein powder shake or more recently a glass of cold chocolate milk! I forgot how good it was!

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  3. Already follow Yo Momma Runs via Google Friend connect.

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  4. Following Core Power on Twitter.

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  5. Already following Yo Momma Runs on Twitter.

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  6. Already like Yo Momma runs on Facebook.

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  7. How fun! I didn't know you had a facebook page. I just "liked" it :)

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  8. My favorite way to recover from a run depends on the length of the run. If it is a long run then ice bath for sure with my runner's world magazine in hand.

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  9. I tried to follow on google friend but it wouldn't let me. Maybe it's something I don't have?

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  10. This is crazy. I am now a twitter person. Never signed up before but now I'm there and following you.

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  11. I'm so excited about your half marathon (and this giveaway). I'm optimistic that all your marathon-training miles will pay off and this race will feel like a BREEZE!
    I'm also excited about this giveaway...

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  12. ...thought I already followed you. Guess not. But I do, now!!

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  13. I'm now following Core Power on Twitter.

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  14. aaannnddd...no Facebook or Twitter, but I did add a note about your giveaway to my blog. :)

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  15. Holy cow this is a lot of following I'm doing. I just followed Core Power on Facebook. I think I have about followed everything possible for this giveaway:)

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  16. Water is my favorite workout recovery! So cold and refreshing!

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  17. I like Core Power on Facebook

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  18. Am I going to get to see/meet you this race weekend?!?! please say YES! Message me or something!

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  19. Drinking beer is my favorite way. It takes the pain away.

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  20. I recover by sitting in gomukhasana, right leg on top, for as long as it takes!

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  21. I recover with a good stretch, protien smoothie and knee ice!

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  22. After I run I like to have oat bran and a protein shake. I'd love to try the Core Power protein!!

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  23. I follow you via GFC!

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  24. I like Core Power on facebook!

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  25. I like your facebook page too!

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  26. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/pace_of_laurel/status/248562748580036608

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  27. I follow you on twitter!

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  28. I follow Core Power on twitter too!

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  29. I'm not good at remembering but I try to drink chocolate milk.

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  30. Following you on twitter! (@irunthere4iam)

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  31. I follow Core Power on Twitter.....@VickieAlford1

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  32. I follow you on Twitter...@VickieAlford1

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  33. My favorite way to recover from a run is to put my butt as close to the wall as possible and stick my legs straight up against the wall...sounds weird, but feels great!

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  34. I shared the giveaway on Facebook

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  35. My favorite recovery snack is frozen fruit, water, and protein powder blended up!

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  36. I love Core Power! My favorite way to recover after a run is to put on some comfy clothes and catch up on the DVR for a few hours!

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  37. I like to recover with a refreshing shower and cool myself off too! Lot of water of course!

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  38. I follow Core Power on Twitter!

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  39. I follow you on Twitter serene_streams

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  40. I also like Core Power on Facebook! Thank you for this great review and giveaway - The light Strawberry Banana sounds delicious too!

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  41. I'm increasingly fond of milk at the end of a long run, but not chocolate milk - I think it's basically just sugar. So I'd be excited by the low-sugar options!!

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  42. I follow you on FB :)

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  43. Aaaand on Twitter

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  44. I follow you on Twitter, of course ;)

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  45. I love making a banana/chocolate milk shake to recover after a long run :)

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  46. thats strawberry one. #needit

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  47. Follow on twitter! (@gemruns)

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  48. I like to recover by laying on the floor with minimal movement for at least twenty minutes or until my husband demands I get in the shower. Icing and stretching are good too.

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  49. Hydration! Definitely how I recover from a hard workout! Core Power would be a wonderful recovery tool in providing protein as well!
    -Georgiana

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  50. Following on GFC via - G
    Thanks so much! -Georgiana

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  51. I like Core Power on Facebook! -Georgiana

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  52. Also shared this with my friends on Facebook!
    Thank you so much as Core Power sounds delicious especially the fruit Strawberry Banana!
    -Georgiana

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  53. my fave way to recover from a run is on the couch atfer a long shower with A LOT of food!!!! Great giveaway!

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  54. I am a new followerr of core power on twitter

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  55. I am a new follower of core power on facebook:)

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  56. My favorite is a post run smoothy of protein powder, banana, mile, and strawberries...core power would do well too!

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  57. I like having bananas and pb! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  58. Lately my favorite way to recover is a protein shake with frozen bananas, peanut butter & protein powder and a date with my foam roller & an ice pack. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I recover with compression socks, and stretching. Works for me.

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  60. My favorite way to recover is with some ice cold Gatorade and some kisses from my pup! Haha

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  61. I already follow Yo Momma Runs on Google Connect

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  62. I love chocolate milk or hot chocolate depending on the weather

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  64. My favorite way to recover is a date with a cold smoothie and my foam roller.

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  65. sitting on my butt in front of the TV...does that count :)

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    1. Dang, you just missed the giveaway! I picked a winner last night. But, yes, TV watching is the best recovery because it requires zero movement. Perfect!

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