Monday, August 24, 2009
Cover Up Your Shame: Naked Protein Zone Smoothie
What was that word I was going to use to describe the Naked Protein Zone juice smoothie?
Oh, yes. DISGUSTING.
Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. It's not quite to level of chugging the contents of the grease jar, for example. Not quite. But it isn't good.
It sounded good - pineapple, banana, orange. But it also has soy and whey isolates, which packs in 30 grams of protein (as much protein as a hamburger patty with a slice of bacon), but also seems to give those delicious fruit juices purees an awful grainy, powdery texture. Think undissolved granules in a fruit sludge thickly layering your thirsty tongue.
I'm not even sure why I decided that what I needed to drink today was a protein drink. Protein drinks are for the muscle-aspiring, the workout fiends, the athletes. Not the desk worker squeezing in lunch during a conference call. In other words, not me. I think I had the vague idea that more protein would fill me up until dinner since I had a long afternoon of work ahead of me.
Instead, I got a long afternoon of work ... with grainy mouthfeel.
I would have fixed it with a much more delicious and refreshing Naked Blue Machine juice smoothie, but did I feel like giving that company another $4? I did not.