MacroFuel: A Primer
Not long ago I was contacted by a guy named Gus. He happens to be the CEO for a company called MacroFuel Food, which touts itself as a vegan meal replacement shake designed for your pre-workout meal.
I decided to try some and give you a list of pros and cons of MacroFuel.
The suggested MacroFuel serving size is one cup/96grams. This particular powder looks very thick, so when it said to mix it with a cup and a half of water, I said to myself “These dudes must be out of their damn minds. This will never mix well.”
As it happens, I was dead wrong. I poured my 12 ounces of water into my Wonder Woman shaker cup, followed by my 96 gram serving of MacroFuel and was surprised to see there were no god awful clumps floating around, nor were there any clumps sticking unceremoniously to the sides of the cup. It mixed well, and it came out smooth.
One serving also contains 25 grams of protein, 56 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fat. On days where I have to eat 400 plus carbs, getting them in this form helps. Not only that but a serving of MacroFuel has 8 grams of fiber. And we all know that fiber is super important for a laundry list of reasons, one of which is that it makes pooping more enjoyable and less of a strain.
As a pre-workout meal, it doesn’t weigh you down or make you feel sluggish. Most of the time, I opt not to eat before a workout, but with MacroFuel I can get away with eating before. And that is a plus, especially if you spend a lot of time in the gym and need the energy.
Lastly, if you are lactose intolerant, this is a good go-to for you.
The taste itself isn’t bad. I would prefer something a little sweeter. By itself, it tastes like blended up Cheerios. However, if I add a little bit of Walden Farms calorie free chocolate syrup it quickly takes care of the sweetness for me.
And the macros themselves can either be a pro or a con. If you are in a cutting phase, this is not a low-calorie product. So as you track your food—you are tracking your food since you are cutting, I assume—make sure you account for the higher carb count and don’t let it derail your progress.
All in all, I like MacroFuel. It’s a dense little shake packed with buttloads of micronutrients and fiber with a high protein count to get you through your workouts. It mixes well, and every bag comes with five servings. You can get your MacroFuel at www.macrofuelfood.com with a discount by entering code peterdbaker15 upon checkout. Lastly, as a note, these guys aren’t paying me for this. I told Gus my review would be honest, no matter what my opinion happened to be.
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