I was recently contacted by Body Science and asked if I would trial some of their products that they have developed just for women. So a nice package arrived on my doorstep and I decided I’d try them all and review them over a couple of posts.
I always like to know a bit about the company whose products I am using so I did a bit of research and found out that Body Science is Australian owned and was formed in 1999 with the main aim of producing innovative and effective health and nutrition supplements. Their partner list is pretty impressive so I figured their products must be ok….
I decided to review their Body Shaping Protein for Women first. I normally use Scivation whey protein so this was a bit of a change, but I have to say a pleasant one.
The flavour that Body Science sent was Summer Berries so I was expecting a bit of an artificial flavour but found it really nice just as a milkshake. I normally have a scoop of my whey protein with a bit of milk, some frozen berries and maybe a banana as my breakfast but tried this as a milkshake and it was really yummy – and I’m not just saying that. I tried another shake a few weeks ago and it was horrid and really powdery so I’d recommend this one.
Nutrition wise per 25g serve it has 18.2g protein and is 334 kj (before you add any other ingredients) which protein wise is slightly less than my Scivation which is 22g but there isn’t much difference. The fat content is very low compared to my Scivation which is 2g whereas the Body Science is less than a gram! Carb wise there is 0.79g carbs per serving which again is less than my Scivation. But I think it is roughly the same as the serving size is slightly bigger for the Scivation.
But have a look for yourself and see what you think. Tip – I did see it at Woolworths today for $27!
Body Science have developed some recipes to use the product in. I made some muffins this morning as I didn’t think I could write about them without making them. You can see their original recipe here but you’ll notice as you go through that they failed to mention a few items so I made my own up – see my recipe below.
Raspberry and Apple Muffins
1.5 cups ground almonds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup body science vanilla creme powder – well I hadn’t been sent vanilla so I used my summer berries one
2 tsp baking powder
1tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chipped dried apple
1 peeled grated apple (oops i just realised I forgot to put this in!)
6 egg whites or 3 free range organic eggs
1/2 cup vanilla – I presumed that meant vanilla essence
2 tbsp sweetener or honey – I hate sweeteners so I used honey
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries – I only had raspberries in the freezer so used them
** they mention maple syrup and flour in the recipe but didn’t list them in ingredients so I added a cup of SR flour but didn’t add the maple syrup. See what I mean – a bit confusing!
1. preheat oven to 180
2. in a bowl, combine the ground almonds, coconut, flour (you can use soy flour if you want it to be gluten free), baking powder, cinnamon and dried apple
3. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, protein powder, (and maple syrup if you decide to use some- not too much though!) and mix well – fold in raspberries or whatever you are using last
4. spoon into muffin cups and bake for 35-40 mins until cooked through and golden – they should spring back when touched
5. Cool and enjoy
I’ll be reviewing another Body Science product in the next few days.