Here we review 3 different flavours from Grenade's new Carb Killa high protein shake range.
'A smooth and creamy high protein drink with under 200 cal (per 330ml), with 24g of protein and 8.9g carbs'
Boasting some impressive stats we try a couple of flavours of the new protein shakes from Grenade, putting the hype to the test.
Each Grenade Carb Killa Shake contains around 25 grams of protein and low number of carbohydrates at 7.3gs. It contains under 200 calories which is perfect for anyone wanting something that hits the right high protein to low carb ratios, as well as being fairly 'guilt' free on the strict diets amongst us. The shakes also only 5g of sugar which is perfect for anyone following a regimented diet plan or low sugar structure.
At the moment the Grenade Carb Killa Shakes comes in a variety of different flavours: Chocolate Mint, Cookies & Cream and Fudge Brownie.
Taste and Texture
Value for Money
Dependant on where you shop, the price varies, but at the lower end you can get 8 x 330ml bottles for around the £15 mark. The leaves you at £2 a bottle (or there abouts) if you are buying 8 at a time, with individual bottles retailing at around £2.49. This is a fair reflection with the other similar products on the market currently, so no great suprises there, reasonable price for the product.
The Carb Killa shakes, as would suggest in the title, are aimed at the carb conscious gym go-ers out there. On the Grenade site they describe the shake as 'a convenient way to consume additional protein between meals' so not neccessarily marketed as a post-workout drink, more of a top-up of fuel between meals.
Carbohydrates can be important to some diets, functionally Carbs boost insulin levels. The extra insulin actually helps your body to more efficiently utilize the amino acids from the protein, so you rebuild and repair your muscles arguably more quickly.
That being said, people have their own ambitions, if you are looking at getting that lean look, along with keeping calories low this product would work very well between meals, and even post-workout if you are struggling for your usual protein shake or real food hit.
Affordable, easy to carry, simply consumed great tasting (2 of the 3 anyway). In the fast-paced era we live in these shakes could easy become a staple in your weekly shop. 9/10