Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Tasty Protein Shakes Made With NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tasty Protein Shakes Made With NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex

*Disclosure- I received a sample to help facilitate this post. No monetary compensation was provided. I am not making any health claims in this review, just simply sharing my experience with the product. Please consult your physician before starting any exercise or nutritional routine. Your results may vary from mine.

My dad was really tall and really thin. I remember he would make a shake every morning and dump some powder mix into it. He always said it was to help him build up his muscles. One day I decided to try some for myself, and blech! It was the grossest thing I had ever tasted! From that day forward, I didn’t have a good impression of powdered mixes and said I would never try one again. Fast forward 20 some odd years and I started a little ole blog. One of the companies that I was introduced to through blogging was NeoCell, which has been a tried and true favorite of mine for the past 3 years. Their skin care line, Beauty Bursts, and more recently, Keratin Hair Volumizer Supplements have been a part of my daily routine, and I can’t imagine going another day without using any NeoCell products. So when Jean, from NeoCell, was reading through my blog and discovered I have Ulcerative Colitis, she sent me some information and suggested that I might like to try NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex since some of NeoCell’s other fans have had a lot of success at keeping their Chrone’s and Colitis symptoms at bay with daily use of the Collagen Sport. Honestly, my first thought was “Oh, No! Not a powdered mix!” But since I have had nothing but amazing results from other NeoCell products in the past, I was open to giving it a try.

My Ulcerative Colitis has been under control for several years now, but even when I take the best care of my body that I can, I do have an occasional flare. As we were preparing to leave for our Florida vacation, I started to get really nervous. Travel is one thing that can set my symptoms off, and I did not want to be sick on our trip. A week before we left, I started taking the NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex. The flavor I am trying is French Vanilla. It said to mix a scoop with water, but I wasn’t sure how that was going to taste, so I mixed it with my almond milk. While it did alter the flavor on my milk slightly, it was nowhere near the awful flavor of the powder mix I tried years ago. After using NeoCell products for the past few years, I do find there is a distinct flavor of the collagen in their products, and I could taste it in this mix, but it is not a bad taste at all! I don’t really drink my almond milk straight from a cup, but I do use it in my cereal daily. So, what I do is mix 1 scoop into 6 ounces of my almond milk, pour what I want over my cereal, then drink the rest out of the cup. That way I am getting the recommended amount without forcing myself to down a glass of milk daily.

NeoCell Collagen Sport


Here is what I really like about NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex:

- It is made with Whey Protein, which is easier on the stomach than soy, rice, and plant based protein powders.
- It is the only protein on the market that does not contain gluten, added sugars, or lactose.
- It dissolves quickly.  
- It is easy to digest.
- It supports bone muscle and joint health.
- It has 30g of protein per serving (I need 70g a day, so I am almost 1/2 way through getting what I need daily by using it in the morning).
-It is rich in amino acids.



My results? I felt great after using NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex. I didn’t feel sick once on our trip, nor did I feel the fatigue that I normally do after full days packed with physical activity. My husband even noticed how well I was doing too!

Another long time user of NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex, Jessica Dumanch, has created 50 delicious protein shakes using NeoCell Collagen Sport, and wrote an e-book including her tasty recipes, titled Omega Method #5 Gourmet Protein Shakes. I received a copy as well so I could try some of the shakes for myself. There were many to choose from, but the Bad Habit Smoothie has been my favorite so far:

Protein Smoothie


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
8 oz unsweetened Coconut Milk
2 tablespoons coconut cream
a handful of silvered almonds
1 scoop NeoCell Collagen Sport Whey Protein Powder
1 stevia packet
 
 Place all ingredients in a blender and serve cold.

*Since I am more of an almond milk fan, I used that instead of coconut milk and it still tasted amazing!

Not only does the e-book contain great recipes, I found a lot of useful information on protein, amino acids, collagen and exercise, and she included extra links for even more information (like where to find your daily recommended protein intake. This is how I found that I need 70g daily.) Jessica’s e-book even made a feature on Huffington Post!  You can read more about it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/preetam-kaushik/proliferation-of-the-prot_b_6051796.html

I am very impressed with NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex, and will continue to use it daily. You can purchase it in French Vanilla or Belgian Chocolate flavors. 15 servings is $29.95 and 50 servings is $49.95. You can get it directly on the NeoCell website.

If you would like to learn more about NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex, or any of NeoCells’s amazing products, be sure to visit their website.

WIN IT!  

One lucky Theresa’s Mixed Nuts reader is going to win NeoCell Collagen Sport Ultimate Recovery Complex AND an e-book copy of Jessica Dumanch’s Omega Method #5 Gourmet Protein Shakes

The giveaway is open to legal residents of the U.S.A, 18+. No PO Boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 11/14. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or they forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected.

*Please make sure you are properly completing each task you claim an entry for. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  

46 comments:

  1. I definitely do not get enough protein in my diet, so I could totally use this. The shake sounds really good.

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  2. I've always had negative feelings about protein powders too. I'm glad this one is working out so well for you and helping alleviate symptoms.

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  3. Neocell has so many great products. This is one protein powder I would actually be willing to try.

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  4. I'd like to try so much on their site. The thing that popped out at me at this moment is: Beauty Bursts Soft Chews - Chocolate Mint

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  5. Does it replace a whole meal, or is it just an addition to regular food?

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    1. I actually replace my normal cereal or lunch when I have a protein smoothie because that is filling to me. If I am eating cereal, I just mix it in with my almond milk. There's only 123 calories per serving, so you could eat other foods with it if you like, I suppose.

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    2. 123 calories is about one third of my daily intake LOL.... I'm a mouse, did I tell you that....

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    3. Just don't end up in my garage or you'll get stepped on ;)

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  6. Sounds like a good one, never tried whey protein. Everything i found has gluten or some dairy crap in it, besides hemp and hemp makes me itchy lol

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  7. My husband really likes protein shakes after he works out. I'll have to share this with him.

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  8. I would love to win the vanilla sport protein powder. The beauty bursts also sound like a great product. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. The shake sounds really good. I could use more protein after my workouts. I like that it is gluten free.

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  10. That's awesome that it helped keep you running at full speed while you were traveling! My two grown boys have powdered protein that they use in their drinks.

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  11. I'd love to try their Berry Biotin Burst Chews to strengthen my hair and nails and they sound delicious too!

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  12. Yum sounds good! I've yet to find a protein shake that I can stomach! Wonder if this would be ok for me!

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  13. I use to take protein powders and all that jazz when I worked out but it just didn't work for me (or I wasn't using it properly - one of the two). I need to re try and see if I was just using them wrong.

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  14. I definitely need to get more protein in my diet. The shake looks really good. This would be great after a workout.

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  15. I'll be honest made with neocell doesn't sound very tasty. lol Though it sounds like it would be good for a energy boost.

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  16. These sound great. I have a protein shake everyday for breakfast.

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  17. I've heard of Neocell before but have yet to try. The shake look tasty!

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  18. I have never heard of this brand before. That is a great amount of protein. I love smoothies. I am a bit of a junkie.

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  19. I hadn't heard of this product before but I would give it a go. Anything to give me energy!

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  20. Wow, that is interesting. I just have a sec so wanted to let you know I am sooooo remembering how you loved the Trunk or Treat two years ago when we met. I love ya, gal and I am so glad we are still blog buddies and sharing our hearts and illnesses and children experiences still to this day. Yay YOU!!! ♥

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  21. These sound and look yummy! I used to be really into protein bars. I'd love to try a shake.

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  22. I would like to try the 16 oz Super Collagen Liquid since it's easy to get down.

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  23. I'm glad this is working out for you. This is something I'd be willing to give a try. My husband drinks protein shakes a few times a week and his farts stink something terrible. Not sure why I shared that bit of info but it's true more protein makes for some rank farts. Changing the subject, I'll have to go enter your generous giveaway. Thanks!

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  24. Protein shakes have definitely come a long way from how bad it tasted. I started taking as a kid when I was swimming competitively... my hubby takes it because he does weight-training and is always on the lookout for yummy shake recipes. Will show him yours!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  25. I am a huge fan of smoothies and this one sounds SO good! I can't wait to try it! My dad has been weight training and I think he would love this!

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  26. I'd enjoy the Chocolate Mint Collagen Chews!

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  27. I would like to try the Collagen Pomegranate Liquid.

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  28. I really could use more protein in my diet. I also don't drink milk so I would use the almond milk as well. I'd love to see what kind of recipes are in the book too.

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  29. I always have a protein shake for breakfast and love it. It's fun to experiment with different shake recipes but I always come back to my favorite (peanut butter, banana and almond milk).

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  30. I have heard a lot of great things about Neocell products. This shake sounds pretty yummy.

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  31. So glad this stuff works for you Theresa! Happy Halloween!

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  32. I would love to try this and see how it works for my health issues. I see they also have Super Collagen +C 1&3

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  33. My husband is all about drinking protein shakes, but I've found that it's really hard to find one that I like the taste of. I'm glad this worked so well for you. I'll have to tell my hubby about it!

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  34. I make my own smoothies every morning for breakfast, but I would love to try this to add a little boost to my morning smoothies. With running, I am in need of something to help muscle recovery.

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  35. I am definitely hooked on NeoCell products-especially the Beauty Bursts! I am still not sure about the protein drinks--maybe one of these days I will try one.

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  36. I've never tried sports shakes, although a couple of my fitness-freak friends swear by them. Since this is chocolate, I may have to finally try one.

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  37. I would really like to try Neocell's Super Collagen Powder.

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  38. I am trying to eat healthier and I love this idea. I will have to try the protein shakes as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I need this as I am getting old and my joints are letting me know. HYALURONIC ACID

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  40. i would like to try the Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid

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  41. The Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid sounds good, thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I would like to try the Pomegranate from the seed. I like that it is a strong anti-oxidant agent as well as anti-inflammatory one as well
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway… we would like to try the RESVERATROL - 100MG - 150 CAPSULES.

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