For Goodness Shakes Powder

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For Goodness Shakes Powder

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After two years in development, For Goodness Shakes have launched a unique recovery powder with an identical nutrition profile to their ready-to-drink bottles. Each sachet delivers the optimum ratio for recovery (3:1 carbohydrate to protein) to help replenish glycogen stores after exercise. The formula also includes a mix of fast-release protein ...  Continue reading

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16 user reviews of For Goodness Shakes Powder See all

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Like the ready-made drink this is just SUGAR in milk... felt a bit sick after it as well. Natural milk and a bit of fruit is much better for you. Continue reading...
I really like the product (both pre-mixed and powdered) I used to buy them all the time, but am I the only one who thinks the makers are taking the general buying public for granted. Why are the costs the same Continue reading...
An excellent product, since I've been having one after exercise (football, running or cycling) I no longer have the evening or morning after stiffness and aches and pains that normally follow exercise. Continue reading...
I love the convenience of FGS products but the taste puts me off. I've tried a dozen other protein powders (my favourite is Reflex) and FGS powders rank near the bottom for taste (although they are not strictly Continue reading...
Great benefits and enjoyable to drink. Continue reading...

Discussions

But what is the actual content? The carbrotein ratio is 3:1, but how much carb, how much protein? What are the amino acids, vits? How much fat? Is the review an ad or a review?

Posted: 29/04/2010 at 00:43

Hi Tom

Apologies - I'd thought we'd uploaded the nutritional spec alongside the more general info. Here it is - hope it's useful,

Thanks

Catherine

Posted: 29/04/2010 at 10:25

Are there any benefits to using these powders over the usual FG shakes? Other than the weight of carrying with you of course.

Posted: 04/05/2010 at 16:04

The Shakes are cheaper than the powder, taste nicer and there's no faffing.

The powders could be useful for taking abroad, or just generally to save space. My experience is that the powder doesn't dissolve perfectly and they don't taste as good as the shakes.

I'll be sticking to the shakes.

Posted: 10/05/2010 at 12:42

Is it more beneficial to use milk with the powder rather than water?

Posted: 29/06/2010 at 11:32

The powders mix better than anything else I've seen or tried - no lumps at all with only 4 shakes needed.

And they taste almost as good as the bottles.

Richard - prpbably not - you'll be messingwith the 'ideal' carb protein ratio then plus I should think it would be too heavy...

Posted: 29/06/2010 at 19:06

taste great, but the price is excessive imho the premade shakes are simply cheaper, unless you have space constraints such as for traveling the powder is not great value for money

Posted: 30/06/2010 at 11:15

Used the powders at a mountain marathon at the weekend and they're spot on for that kind of thing. Just what we needed when we arrived at the overnight camp as we were putting the tent up - a couple of bottles of shake would have weighed us down a lot more!

Posted: 28/07/2010 at 13:59

I took these with me for Al Andalus 5 day Mountain Ultra and had one as soon as I finished each day and another one before bed.  They're simply fantastic - easily portable, easy to mix, very happy with all flavours bar the Berry one but even that is ok and, most importantly, really seem to work well for recovery purposes.  Fantastic   5 out of 5 in my opinion

Posted: 10/08/2010 at 17:07

 Used the shakes in bottles for marathon training earlier this year

We made the mistake of buying a batch of the bottles on the website then had to throw them away as they reached the sell by date within 6 months and went off  Horrible !really gloopy . I think the powders will last much longer .

Posted: 29/08/2010 at 15:36

I have tried both the bottles and the powders and have to say that I like the taste of the powdered version better.  They are expensive if you buy them from shops but, if you purchase in bulk online, (which is very easy to do) they work out far cheaper.  The wiggle site is reliable and fast.  I didn't like chocolate when I tried the pre-mixed bottles although haven't given this a go in the powdered variety.  I find that they are easy to mix, taste fine and seem to work well in terms of recovery.  So far, the berry flavour is my favourite.  I certainly recommend giving them a go.

Posted: 23/09/2010 at 14:10

Do they have artificial sweeteners in them? If not, they sound like a good idea. I usually use Nesquik, but you have to use milk with it, so it's not so handy for travelling.

Posted: 06/10/2010 at 14:02

What ever happened to eating real food!!??

Wholegrain Cereal! proven best recovery meal!

Posted: 07/10/2010 at 09:13

I think these are brilliant shakes..  my hydration strategy on a recent 32 hour event was to alternate 500ml maltodextrin one hour with a 500ml FGS the next hour.   It worked a treat.   Very easy to drink quickly in one, no digestion issues and it does actually work!

Posted: 12/10/2010 at 17:40

Ive just baught some of these for training.   Looking at the ingredients its just milk powder and sugar with a few vitamins thrown in.  Surely a cup of milk would be better? no?

Posted: 08/03/2012 at 12:48


WiB
xman xman - Totally agree. Just a glass of milk would do exactly the same and you shoudl be getting vitamins etc from real food anyway. Some people just like to blow their money on magic recovery powders though

Posted: 08/03/2012 at 12:55



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  • Price: £1.99
  • Year: from 2010