I recently got back into working out and forging a fitness routine. And by “recently”, I mean “in the past few hours.”
I used to routinely work out 3 times a week with high-intensity interval training workouts, Krav Maga self-defense classes and even the occasional MURPH challenge.
However I have taken the past 6 months or so off due to a back injury and our second baby being born. (Unfortunately, I may have put on more weight in the recent pregnancy than my wife did.)
My motivations for getting back into fitness are to lose the weight, increase my cardio so that I can keep up with the toddler and improve my health overall.
Another bit of inspiration was seeing this new beauty on the shelf at the convenience store!
So I just finished a mini-junior sized-Minnie-Mouse version of the MURPH workout (10 minute jog, 100 squats, 100 pushups & 20 pull ups, 10 minute jog…hey..I’m just getting back in the groove) and am about to slam my first Snickers Chocolate Lowfat Milk Shake!
And my initial thoughts are…..ehhh, it’s ok. I was underwhelmed. It did not taste as Snickers-y as I hoped.
It definitely has some Snickers-esque flavor to it, but mostly I just taste the over-powering caramel after taste. The caramel taste is strong, I mean really strong. And since I am not a huge caramel fan, it turns me off a little more than it might other people.
For comparison sake, my previous post workout cocktail was the Chocolate Premier Protein shake with a little bit of PB Fit Peanut Powder tossed in to give it more of a chocolate peanut butter cup taste.
What most shocked me about the Snickers Chocolate milkshake was the calorie and carbohydrate content.
Holy Diabetic Coma Batman! 270 calories and 42 grams of sugar! Wow!
Granted the Snickers Chocolate milkshake is not directly marketed as a post work-out shake, but having the “14 G Protein per Bottle” in bold on the front of the bottle does imply that it is meant, or at least can be used, as a post work-out protein shake.
In the end, I assumed the Premier Protein was going to be the healthier of the two shakes. I didn’t purchase the Snickers Chocolate shake for the health benefits, I purchased it for a Snickers taste…which I felt the shake fell short of.
Have you tried the Snickers Chocolate milkshake? If so, what did you think of it?
What is your favorite post workout snack? Let me know in the comments below.