Competition winners! GOOD Hemp with Stevia

March 17, 2012

Thanks to those of you who left a comment on this post and on GOOD Hemp’s Facebook page in a bid to win one of five tubs of GOOD Hemp’s chocolate protein powder – now sweetened with Stevia.

*drum roll*

The winners, chosen out of a metaphorical hat, are:

ZoeS, Alice, Ildiko, Olivia B and Tara.

Well done! šŸ™‚ Please email your postal addresses to me (nicola AT nicolajoyce.co.uk) and I’ll pass them on to GOOD Hemp who will ship your tubs of protein out to you directly. I really hope you enjoy them! šŸ˜€

If you weren’t one of the five winners, remember you can still use the 25% discount code GOOD Hemp have offered readers of this blog. Put the code GOODN1 in at the checkout and you’ll get a whopping 25% off the new Gym Shake with Stevia (one code per reader).

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Please cross your fingers for my husband who is currently having his shoulder operated on (it was misdiagnosed as a dislocation a few weeks ago….!)

Competition winners! GOOD Hemp with Stevia is a post from The Fit Writer blog.

Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.


Competition time and discount code: new GOOD Hemp with Stevia

March 12, 2012

Morning all! My sponsors, GOOD Hemp nutrition, have just reformulated their chocolate protein powder to use Stevia as a sweetener (previously Sucralose). Great news, as Stevia is far preferable (read why in this blog post).

There are all sorts of reasons why GOOD’s hemp protein powder is great for you: as well as helping you reach your protein requirements (regardless of whether or not you’re a bodybuilder, or even “sporty”), it’s full of really “GOOD” stuff (see what I did there?) including omega 3, dietary fibre and all the EAAs (essential amino acids) your body needs. It’s also much less likely (than dairy-based protein powders) to cause any digestive issues or bloating. Plus it’s reallyreallyreally chocolatey and great for baking as well as just in a shake! The new formulation tastes great and it’s good to know that GOOD have pioneered the way in using Stevia as a sweetener. Be gone, Sucralose!

GOOD Hemp giveaway competition and discount code

To celebrate the launch of the new formulation, GOOD have kindly given me five tubs to give away to five of you! And, on top of that, an exclusive discount code for readers of the blog.

Put the code GOODN1 in at the checkout and you’ll get a whopping 25% off the new Gym Shake with Stevia (one code per reader). It’s currently on an introductory offer of Ā£26.99 (1kg) so the code will make it….erm….*gets abacus out*…. Ā£20.25 (?) And you’ll get loyalty points too.

To win one of the five tubs of the new formulation Gym Shake, leave me a comment telling me why you want to try the product, and then head on over to GOOD Hemp’s Facebook page and pop a post on their wall saying you’ve entered thefitwriter blog competition to win one of the five tubs. That’s it! (Make sure you comment here, otherwise I won’t know you’ve entered).

Entries close this Friday night at 8pm UK time and I’ll pick the winners at random over the weekend. šŸ™‚

Enjoy!

– follow GOOD Hemp on Facebook (just click the link)
– follow GOOD Hemp on Twitter (click the link)

Competition time and discount code: new GOOD Hemp with Stevia is a post from The Fit Writer blog.

Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.


thefitwriter gets a sponsor! GOOD Hemp nutrition

September 3, 2011

How exciting! I’ve got a sponsor!

As anyone who’s trained for bodybuilding knows only too well, this can be an expensive sport. Well, quite honestly, any sport can be as expensive as you want to make it, but this one can be particularly hard on the wallet: protein isn’t cheap, whether you’re buying eggs, meat, fish or protein powders. Then there’s all the fresh veg and, if you choose to take them, the supplements. It all adds up.

Every little helps. I’m lucky to have been sent a lot of products to test.

But getting a sponsor is where it’s at. And I’m delighted to say that, this week, I was contacted by a sports nutrition company who want me to come on board as a sponsored athlete/ambassador. In return, they will keep me in as much product as I need for the duration of our relationship.

Thank you, GOOD Hemp Nutrition!

I urge you to go and check out their website. GOOD Hemp produce health and wellbeing as well as sport-specific nutrition products, all – funnily enough – made with hemp. Hemp is a fantastic source of protein, suitable for vegans and vegetarians, famously gentle on the digestive system and rarely causing any gastric problems like other protein powders can. Being hemp, there’s no lactose, no soy, none of the things which can often cause bloating and other nasties.

In addition, hemp is a bit of a wonder-food, and hemp protein powders pack a nutritional punch: not just protein but all the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) as well as good old omega 3 and dietary fibre.

What I really like about the GOOD Hemp products is that they’re really suitable for anyone who needs a convenient source of quality protein and omega 3 (and that’s most of us). The powders aren’t niche, sporty, muscle-monster products. They’re great for vegans, endurance athletes, gym-bunnies. I imagine they’d be a great “gateway” protein powder for anyone who’s never ventured down that route before.

I’ve been sent the GOOD Gym Shake with Hemp Protein (Chocolate), the GOOD Gym Shake with Hemp Protein (Strawberry), the GOOD Fit Shake with Hemp Protein (Strawberry) and the natural Hemp Protein Powder. I’m looking forward to trying them all! I’ve tried the Gym Shake in Chocolate flavour in the past and it’s fabulous for shakes, puddings, for baking and all sorts of kitchen adventures. It’s truly delicious and I love the fact that the nutritional stats and benefits are so great.

I can’t review the products until after my comp now as I’m too close to the shows and have cut protein powders out of my diet in favour of real foods.

But just as soon as I can, I’ll test all the products out and let you know what I think. In fact, I think I’m going to do a weekly blog post featuring a recipe incorporating one of my GOOD Hemp products. Can’t wait! If you have any requests for things you’d like me to try and make, or for types of recipes (shakes, smoothies, cakes, sweet breads, cookies, muffins…?), do let me know.

Until then, thank you GOOD Hemp for contacting me, I’m delighted to be one of your sponsored athletes.

GOOD Hemp’s products are all made from ingredients grown and produced in the UK. You can follow them on Twitter here and Facebook here (you’ll hear about lots of special offers!)

thefitwriter gets a sponsor! GOOD Hemp nutrition is a post from The Fit Writer blog.

Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.


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