A few weeks ago, the awesome people over at Core Power asked me if I wanted to try their product. I had heard a lot of great things about it and am always looking for new ways to get protein into my diet, so I was definitely on board.

Soon, this creatively wrapped package showed up on my doorstep…

I love getting mail, but mail in really cool packaging? Even better!

I decided to save the drink until after a long run and fueled up after my 17 miler last weekend. One of my problems when I get done with a long run like that is I’m really hungry afterwards, but move a little slower since my body is still freaking out a bit about what just happened (you know, the whole we just ran the distance between my hometown and the nearest ‘city’ aka place with a stoplight). I’ve had some instances where I don’t fuel up soon enough after running and I pay for it the rest of the day.

Enter Core Power!

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.


Even though you don’t have to refrigerate before drinking, I did and I think was the perfect touch. I tried the vanilla and it was REALLY good. Like you couldn’t even tell it was a protein drink. It felt like I was drinking liquid vanilla pudding. While I know many people are concerned about liquid calories, in this case, I think Core Power has the right balance of calories to fit with your needs after a long and tough endurance workout — and it’s GOOD calories, not just empty sugar.

This weekend I have a 20 miler and can’t wait to try the next flavor… Strawberry Banana! The Honey also sounds really tasty…

And lastly, if you need a second opinion, you know this guy would never lie:

Now onto the important stuff… a giveaway! Core Power wants to hook one of you up with a case of a flavor of your choice!

To enter, tell me (mandatory)…

What’s your favorite food to eat to “recharge” after a tough workout?

And, there are other ways to enter! Leave a separate comment for each one of the below (please leave as separate comments; combined comments will only be counted once):

Visit Core Power’s website and tell me which flavor you would like to try

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  • Blog, tweet or Facebook about the contest… just tell me what you did and share the link


There you have it! Five chances to win — get on it! 🙂 The giveaway will come to a close on Sunday, September 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET and the winner will be announced on the blog on Monday, September 24! Good luck!!


These opinions are my own. Core Power provided me with the product to sample to share my thoughts with my readers. I was not compensated beyond product samples for this post.

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