Maxitone Definitiy is a protein shake designed for women to help support our body toning goals. It is high in vitamin C, iron and magnesium, and is a great source of fibre. I have been using this rather scary looking tub of shake mix after exercising for the last few weeks, and while I’ve not been conducting any kind of scientific experiment, I am feeling good.
Protein, as I mentioned in my review of the Maxitone Definity Protein Bars, supports growth and recovery. A serving (30g mixed with 200ml water) of this shake contains 20 grams of whey protein that assists your muscles in recovery after exercise, which in turn helps you to tone up.
The shake also contains vitamin C, which helps to support the body’s immune system as well as help the absorption of iron (also included in the shake) which is needed for the production of healthy red blood cells.
One thing I like about this shake, regardless of the health benefits that are claimed, is the taste. This is the chocolate toffee version and it’s really nice. I was sceptical as I like a proper milky and full-of-ice-cream shake – this is watery for sure, but it’s got a good flavour. It’s best when made with properly cold water – I found that putting the 200ml cold water (from the fridge) into the shaker and leaving that in the fridge while I went and did my exercise, then mixing the shake up when I returned, worked best for me. With only 112 calories it’s a much better way to get that chocolate fix after a run or cycle ride than a snickers!!!
It’s also smooth, which was another worry of mine – powdery drinks are not pleasant to drink if they don’t dissolve properly! The grid top in the shaker helps to mix it all in well, and it doesn’t take too much shaking to create a smooth drink.
I’m still not 100% sure on the use of protein – it’s very hard core isn’t it! I’m afraid, even though I’ve been using this stuff myself, that it still gives me connotations of body building men and women, and I really don’t want to look like that! Having said that, it does taste good and I’ve found recovery much better – my body has felt “ready to go” in no time, and I’ve ached less the next day. As I said at the beginning, this has been no scientific experiment, of course, and I have been stretching and drinking plenty of water too.
Do any of you use protein shakes after exercising? Tell me your thoughts.