Fitness

Fitness On Trial: Weetabix Protein

I am a firm believer that breakfast helps to set you up for the day. I think I’m the only person I know who is obsessed with porridge (not even flavoured, plain, I add my own flavourings) so when I was asked if I would like to review the new Weetabix Protein*, I got far too excited. New breakfast cereal that’s also high in protein for after gym sessions!? Amazing.

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Why does the body need protein?

You can find protein in every cell of your body. It literally helps to build you. Protein has a ridiculous number of uses in the body including, breaking down food, removal of waste products and carrying oxygen around the body. It also helps to rebuild muscle fibres, helping to aid recovery, which is why many gym-goers will have a protein shake pre and post workout.

What the website says

Made with high quality wheat protein and wheat crispies, Weetabix Protein is a deliciously nutritious breakfast that helps power you through the morning *

High in fibre, low in sugar, salt and fat and fortified with vitamins and minerals, New Weetabix Protein contains all the nutritional goodness from a Weetabix cereal, and with HIGH PROTEIN.

*Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle

Nutritional information includes (Pre 40g serving):

Energy (KJ/kcal): 610/144

Fat: 0.8g

Of which saturates: 0.2g

Carbohydrates: 25g

Of which sugars: 1.9g

Fibre: 3.8g

Protein: 7.6g

First Impressions

It’s low in sugar, salt, high in protein and high in carbs, so it’s ideal for breakfast before, or just after a workout. The biscuits are a decent size when you take them out of the packet (suggested serving is two biscuits). When added to liquid, the biscuits absorb a lot of what is added to it and expand, resulting in a good portion considering how low the product is in calories. It’s high in fibre too, so it’ll keep you regular for all that have stomach issues (yay!)

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Putting it to the taste test

As mentioned above, when you add any liquid to the biscuits, they absorb it and expand. I added about 200ml of almond milk and waited until the milk had absorbed the majority, then I added a touch more so I could mix it all up. As I find Weetabix quite bland on their own, I added some chopped banana, pear and a teaspoon of cinnamon. I mixed it all together and it tasted amazing (this might sound like an exaggeration, but I genuinely really love breakfast food).

Overall

I would 100% recommend this. It tastes good, fills you up and the added benefits of being low in sugar, salt and calories and high in fibre, protein and (good) carbs make it so much better. This is my weekend cereal as a treat, as I top it with all different kinds of fruit so my post-gym breakfast is a decent one.  My other suggested toppings are cinnamon and a handful or raisins, greek yoghurt instead of milk with berries and almond milk with a sprinkling of dark chocolate as a treat (don’t go overboard on this one).

It retails at £2.99 in most supermarkets and considering you get 24 biscuits, which results in 12 servings, that’s 25p per serving. Not too shabby at all.

Thanks for reading,

S x

Products marked with an * have been sent to me for review, however any views or opinions are 100% my own

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