Anyone that follows me on the forums I post on, or is friends with me on Facebook probably already knows that I recently got the chance to meet a lot of the people from Core Nutritionals including the owner Doug Miller, his wife Stephanie, RC Williams, and two Core athletes Carl Frady III and Amy Schregardus!
Now I could talk all day about these people but I’ll limit this blog to one of the products I was able to try, Core MRP. Core MRP is the company’s meal replacement product that comes in several flavors: Rich Chocolate, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie and Banana Cream. Being a chocolate fiend I of course got a hold of the Rich Chocolate to try.
My first reaction when I tried the MRP was that it tasted absolutely amazing. All of Core’s products seriously taste exactly like the flavor listed on the label. I’ve never had any other company’s products be so true to the flavor name as their products have been. I got the Rich Chocolate and absolutely love it. I’ve had a lot of great flavored supplements, and I have had a lot of bad. I can say this takes first without a doubt.
The ingredient profile is unmatched by any other mrp I can think of. Like every product from Core Nutritionals, there are no propriety blends, no hidden ingredients and no unnecessary fillers. Every single ingredient is listed along with the exact amount used. You know exactly how many grams of each ingredient are in every serving you use.
The carbohydrates used are from actual food sources, not maltodextrin or other cheap alternatives. MRP uses oat and barely flour for the carbohydrates which I love. This means even when you don’t have time for a full meal, you can still get low glycemic, nutritious carbohydrates and not cheap fillers that spike insulin and lack micronutrients.
The protein included is a great quality protein blend. The blend includes egg albumin, whey protein and two forms of caseinate. I’m personally a big fan of protein blends so this was nice to see as well. Often times protein blends are fairly expensive so to get this quality of protein in a meal replacement without paying an arm and a leg is great.
Two scoops of Chocolate Core MRP has 3 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates and 27 grams of protein. That makes for a very solid meal replacement for times when you just don’t have the time to prepare your typical bodybuilding meals.
Another thing that makes the MRP very intriguing is that it can easily be used in countless recipes. The ingredients in the MRP cook easily without leaving a really tough texture like other protein powders can tend to do. Athletes like Amy Schregardus and Katie Wilson have created things like cakes, muffins, and more using MRP which is great for getting your sweet tooth fix in without messing up your macros!
Whether it’s from being a college student or just being stingy, I’m not one to buy any more supplements than are needed. I like sticking to the basics and bargain hunting. That being said each serving of Core MRP comes out to just under $2. If you’re on the go a lot you’ll be hard pressed to find a quality meal for $2. I’ve found this to be a great way to make sure I get in nutritious calories without breaking the bank.
As you can tell I’m a huge fan of the Core MRP and plan to use it throughout college and beyond as my go to meal replacement when my schedule is hectic. Heck I even find myself using it when I DO have time simply because it’s so versatile and tastes so good. If you’re having trouble getting all of your meals in and need a economical meal replacement I definitely recommend getting some Core MRP.
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