I received free BiPro protein water and powder samples. All opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, BiPro reached out about their new protein waters and I was able to check out their launch event last week at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. The building itself (to me), was kind of meh inside, but in the actual stadium, it’s gorgeous! ALL the natural light and the “newness” is pretty incredible.
The event was held in the Fire Club room, which had a nightclub-ish feel to it and the crowd was mostly fitness industry people.
After I arrived, I was greeted by the BiPro communications folks and they brought me into the stadium and introduced me to pro runner Jordan Hasay and former pro Minnesota Viking Ben Leber!
I had mentioned in my back and forth with Erin that I was a fan of Jordan’s and she must have mentioned that to her, because Jordan asked if I was the “runner with the blog!” The three of us took a quick photo and talked about everything from recovery (both are fans of the Normatec system), to how much they sleep (Ben can’t function on less than seven hours and Jordan sleeps 10+ a night, plus a nap when she can!), making the NIKE Oregon Project newbies drink Gatorade protein drinks (which, I gathered, taste pretty terrible), cross training (Jordan can dead lift 2x her body weight. No lie. And Ben talked about football players getting more into yoga and pilates), and of course, how BiPro has played a big role in their nutrition and recovery.
It’s no secret that as part of the Nike Oregon Project under the coaching of Alberto Salazar, Jordan’s training is intense. She talked about how after turning pro, she was struggling with recovery after workouts and that she was initially very against the idea of taking a protein supplement of any kind. But after a lot of research and trial and error, she came across BiPro, and it’s made a significant impact on her ability to recover and nail her workouts. (Fun fact: Jordan eats somewhere in the ballpark of 5,000 calories each day and runs 10-12 miles in the morning and another 5-6 in the afternoon — amazing!) Ben also talked about trying numerous protein powders and shakes that were readily available when he was playing in the NFL, but all of them would upset his stomach. He finally found BiPro and started using it regularly after being impressed by its short ingredient list and the fact that it was easy on his stomach. He also talked about cooking with BiPro (pancakes are a favorite) and that his kids like it, too.
Soon it was time for me to grab a seat and Ali Lucia from WCCO kicked off the panel discussion.
While I listened to the panel, I sipped on some protein water mocktails that were being passed around (see below for some protein water recipes), and a lemon protein water.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the waters! I like the peach flavor slightly more than the lemon and I love that one bottle has 20g of protein in it! The downside? They’re spendy. As part of the launch, I did notice that BiPro has introductory pricing and a free shipping/free cooler bag offer going on right now.
Quick notes about the other products I tried:
- LOVE the strawberry protein powder and I don’t normally like strawberry-flavored stuff
- Also love the chocolate. Because, well, chocolate.
- Vanilla was my least favorite flavor — the stevia taste really came through.
- I love that their protein has just a few ingredients and that it’s easy on my stomach
- Like most protein powders, shakes taste better with almond milk than with water, IMO.
Your turn to give it a try! Use my code BALANCEVIP for $10 off any order at BiPro!
ProTea = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, 1-2 tsp. instant tea, ice
Protein Refresher = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, sparkling water, ice
Berry Refresher = Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water, crushed or finely chopped berries, sparking water, ice
Protein Water Shaved Ice = Blend ice cubes made from Lemon Lift or Peach Power protein water