Sunday, April 21, 2013

BSN Review

I had the opportunity through Fitfluential to try two BSN products.   I had a pretty hard time deciding what to try. They have a pretty big array of products for "physique and performance products". I finally settled on the Cellmass 2.0 that is specially formulated for post training recovery and the Lean Dessert Protein shake.

The Cellmass 2.0 came in watermelon flavor and I was a little suspicious of the flavor. Watermelon doesn't tend to be my favorite flavor, but I do like watermelon Jolly Ranchers and that is exactly what it reminds me of.

It only takes a little scoop and mixes pretty easily although I did find there was always some left in the bottom of the glass.  Since I hate being a waster I always put a little more water in the cup to get the rest.  I never feel like I may gag after drinking this like the other two  recovery accelerators that I have tried.

It is supposed to be taken immediately after training to help support muscle recovery, strength, endurance, and performance.  Also comes in Artic Berry, Blue Raz and Grape flavors. 

In case you are curious like I was, here is how a post recovery workout supplement is supposed to help. (taken from their website)
CELLMASS® 2.0 is a state-of-the-art concentrated post-training recovery agent. After an intense training session, muscles are in a state of heightened stress and need the right support in order to recover, paving the way for strength and athletic performance. To facilitate this, CELLMASS® 2.0’s completely redesigned formula delivers three forms of creatine as well as glutamine, taurine and hydrolyzed whey protein to replenish fatigued muscles and kick-start the recovery process after a workout.
Taking CELLMASS® 2.0 promotes more efficient recovery, combats muscular fatigue and breakdown, and supports muscle strength, endurance and overall performance. Adequately recovered from an intense training session, athletes are better prepared to excel in the following day’s workout. For anyone who wants to ensure that their workouts don’t go to waste and their hard-earned muscle isn’t compromised, CELLMASS® 2.0 is where mass and recovery begin.™

This stuff is the bomb.  I was sent the Chocolate Fudge Pudding flavor.  The Lean Dessert Protein shake comes in five flavors also including Fresh Cinnamon Roll and Whipped Vanilla Cream

They aren't kidding when they call this a Dessert protein shake.  One of the best chocolate protein shakes I have had.  Mixed thick it is like a pudding.  Add some banana for some extra yum.
I have also made protein waffles with them

1 scoop Lean Dessert Protein
1 egg
1/4 cup milk

I put a little cashew butter on top and YUM!

I usually use a protein powder about 4 times a week for recovery or fueling purposes.  This one costs $33.49 for 18 servings, so not quite 2 dollars a serving.  I find the taste worth it on this one.  and that is pretty rare!  I am already planning to buy the Whipped Vanilla Cream when this runs out.

I was presented with the opportunity to review this through my affiliation with Fitfluential.  I was not compensated in any way other than free product and was not obligated to give a favorable review.


  1. about a year ago one of my co-workers recommended bsn to me for protein- i tried the dessert chocolate coconut and LOVED it. They also make scrumptious protein bars. Once I run out of what i'm currently using, I'll purchase some more!

  2. Mmm. Sounds healthy and tasty ;)
    Anything with Chocolate and Fudge in the name can't possibly go wrong. I think most of us runners could use more protein in our diets.

  3. Wondering if that is a whey protein powder? I am glad you found one you like so much.

  4. The dessert one with bananas in it is putting me in the mood for a snack ASAP. Yum!

  5. That dessert one looks awesome!! My hubby uses their products...looks like I'm going to have to steal some!

  6. That dessert does look A-MAZING!!! yumm!

  7. Okay dessert protein powder... sounds like the best invention ever!


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