Improve Your Muscle AND Your Sleep
If you have been looking for a good recovery protein powder to help your muscles repair and rebuild while you sleep, AboutTime may have just what you need (and a whole lot more).
AboutTime is not your ordinary supplement company. They have a ton of unique products including Paleo-friendly bars, Vegan protein, lactose-free & gluten-free protein, healthy granola, pre-workout, creatine, meal replacement bars, vitamins, cleanses and all kinds of helpful supplements. Since I have been looking for a good recovery protein, I decided to order their recovery formula, plus a sampling of some other goodies, to see how I liked it. (Here’s a peek of my delivery!)
Beauty Sleep: Rest & Repair
If only I could sleep as hard as my dog (right) – and be as muscular with as little effort as he puts into it! But, since this isn’t an option, I have to actually work at it.
AboutTime’s Nighttime Recovery formula not only helps your muscles repair WHILE you sleep, but it helps you FALL asleep and STAY asleep (which is something I struggle with). AboutTime’s formula is designed to help the fitness enthusiast relax, recover and sleep better, with key ingredients like micellar casein, coconut oil powder, tryptophan, and melatonin for night time muscle and energy recovery.
Casein is a slow digesting protein, which makes it a good muscle recovery protein supplement since we do most of our muscle repair at night. The melatonin and tryptophan help to relax you and aid with sleep. These ingredients together kill two birds with one stone – help your muscle repair, and help your sleep.
I’ve tried other recovery protein drinks, and while I have had some better tasting, higher calorie whey protein powders, I have NOT had a better tasting casein recovery drink. For some reason, muscle recovery “bed-time” protein powders can be pretty nasty. I always know it’s nasty if Steve has a hard time choking it down, ’cause he’s like Mikey, he’ll eat anything for the sake of muscle. Me, not so much!
So, I honestly went in this expecting the worst. To be even more honest, I didn’t take it the first night because I was dreading going through the trial process. The next night, I broke the seal, put 1 scoop in a water bottle with a few ounces of water, shook it up and just took it like a man – and to my surprise, it wasn’t bad.
I got the peanut butter flavor, and I could have totally dressed it up and made it taste even better, but I wanted to try it plain. It had a slightly chalky texture to it, but it tasted pretty good. Anything that tastes like peanut butter has to be good right?! lol
I wish I could say I woke up with amazingly tone and fully-repaired muscle, but that is something that requires more time to be able to monitor. However, I fell right asleep and slept like a Chevy! (Get it? “Like a Rock”?! Sorry! Steve’s corny sense of humor has rubbed off on me over the years! ha). Anyway, I definitely slept well and woke up refreshed so I was stoked about that! I’m going to give it a good go and tonight I plan to make a fun yummy protein shake out of it instead of shooting it down like it’s medicine.
I also tried (and loved) their Paleo-friendly fruit and nut bar, which was very different and yummy. The coconut bar is super clean and healthy, has minimal ingredients (3-5 per bar depending on flavor – all of which you can pronounce! ha!), is gluten-free and naturally sweetened with dates.
I had half the bar before my workout this morning and it tasted SO good, it took everything out of me not to eat the other half. Good thing I didn’t eat it all because, evidently, Steve needed it. The next time I looked at the bar, there was only one bite left! ha! Steve found it and nibbled away! So, I guess it wins the taste test! 🙂
One thing I LOVE is that they offer sample size packets of protein so you can try different flavors. I sprinkled a little banana protein powder in with my plain yogurt. Then I added sliced fresh bananas and 1 tablespoon of granola (with a dash of cinnamon) and it was YUM! I would have NEVER tried banana protein powder if i had to buy the whole container, but this was a fun way to mix up my flavors without having to go all in for one flavor.
You have a choice of 7 fun flavors, including: Banana, Birthday Cake, Chocolate, Cinnamon Swirl, Mocha Mint, Strawberry and Vanilla.
About Time Whey Isolate Protein
- Sweetened with Stevia
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Made with No Artificial Sweeteners
- Made with Non-GMO Whey Protein Isolate
- 25gms protein
- 100 calories
Their vegan protein is available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Cinnamon Spice.)
CLICK HERE to learn more about About Time and see if any of the products are right for you.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of About Time.