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When you think of a protein supplement drink, do you think of 20 vitamins and minerals, 10 servings of fruits and veggies, zero saturated fat, and organic? Chances are, your answer is “no”. Well, over the last year I discovered a protein shake that does, in fact, supply all of the aforementioned benefits. In fact, I drink one every morning and it has replaced my morning coffee because of the energy I get from the fruits and veggies as well as the vitamins. I can tell a big difference in my energy levels between the mornings I do and don’t drink it. It doesn’t have the highest protein content (only 16g), but I love it for after a morning run or swim (I like to use my Collegiate Muscle Milk for lifting sessions). Plus, the RTD packaging makes it easy to throw in a backpack or gym bag, plus it is pretty tasty. Now, don’t expect the super-thick and creamy protein shake you might be used to: it is slightly watery because it doesn’t have all the fat in it. It is, however, pretty tasty for a protein shake, coming in Creamy Chocolate Fudge, Sweet Vanilla Bean, and Iced Cafe Mocha.

I have tried both the chocolate and mocha and I switch between them, but I have not tried the Vanilla Bean because I am just not a fan of vanilla flavored shakes so I can’t review that flavor. But try it for yourself! It can be somewhat expensive buying them individually or at GNC/Vitamin World, so I actually order through Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. This gets me a 15% discount just for subscribing to get automatic shipments on whatever time scale I want them, and who wouldn’t want to save money while not having to worry about re-ordering supplements?? And in case you’re wondering what happens if you go on vacation or have excess, you can easily cancel your next order because Amazon sends out an email before it actually places the order! So in summary, it’s a great doctor-developed product that’s a protein shake, multivitamin, and energizer all in one ready-to-drink package. Check out the links below!

Orgain Website

Orgain Nutrition Facts

Order on Amazon


I love the name of this brand, though I think they should have said “Healthy food should taste good”! Because that’s exactly what they have done with their line of chips. I love that you can buy these products on Amazon, because unless you have an EarthFare or a Whole Foods around, you probably won’t be able to find them. They do come in bulk, though, so if possible find a store that sells them so you can try them before you order! Though if you do get them online and don’t like them, you should be able to return them. Remember, ordering through this link helps to support Erin Simmons Fitness!

Tortilla Chips (jalapeno, multigrain, and sweet potato)

Tortilla Chips (chocolate, jalapeno, sweet potato, multigrain, and the works)

Tortilla Chips (olive)

Cheddar Chips