Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Davinci and Big Train

Protein, protein, protein. I need a certain amount of protein a day to keep my body healthy. I try to get around 80g or more. One of the ways I reach that mark is by drinking my protein. Lately I have been wanting to spruce my shakes up a little, get away from just chocolate. I contacted Davinci Gourmet about a review and they were very happy in sending out some samples of their syrups.

One thing I want to point out before I forget is that Big Train is a huge supporter of the WLS community and also help sponsor this years WLSFA meet and greet that happened this month. It is so nice seeing companies take such interest in foundations that change people's lives.

Being a WLS patient I really need to watch how much sugar I take in so the sugar free DaVinci syrups are a great option.  They are sweetened with Splenda so you still get that sweet taste. They sent me a great variety of syrups: Armaretto , Choloclate, Cherry, White chocolate, Kahlua, Carmel and vanilla. I was so excited to try them out with my shakes I could hardly wait. I had been hearing my friends talk about syrups and how awesome they were when adding to things.

DaVinci has a ton of recipes that you can make with their syrups both for sugar free and regular. I recommend checking them out.  Here is one that is super easy and delicious.

1oz DaVinci Gourmet Kahlua surgar free syrup
4oz non-fat milk
8oz low fat vanilla frozen yogurt
Add all ingredients into blender and blend for 30 seconds

Then enjoy- makes 16oz

They also sent a variety of protein shakes from Big Train to ty. They make both protein shakes and coffee protein shakes (we all know I love me some coffee). I was sent 2 variety packs with Mocha, vanilla Latte, Espresso, chocolate and Vanilla, along with a canister of their spiced Chai Latte.

Since I wanted to try out their syrups I make the Chocolate with milk in a blender ball tumbler and added a tablespoon of Cherry DaVinci syrup. It was so good. The chocolate and the syrup worked great together, neither over powered each other. I wanted to try the Mocha alone (with milk of course) to compare it to other protein coffee drinks I’ve had. I loved it. For those who don’t like a strong coffee taste, this is perfect. 

Here are a few stats for a 16oz serving:
  • 20-21g of protein
  • Up to 200mg caffeine
  • 5g net carbs
  • Less than 1 of sugar
  • 5-6g of fiber
  • Only 130 calories
  • 19 vitamins & minerals
  • Gluten free

Big train also has tons of recipes. Here is one for their Spiced Chai Frappe:
6 fl oz water or milk
2 scoops Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix
1.5 cups ice
Add water or milk to blender
Then add Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Mix
Add ice
Blend until smooth

If you are looking for new protein shakes and ways to spruce it up a bit I highly recommend Big Train and DaVinci. Both of their recipe pages are now in my favorites.

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  1. Love the Big Train Spice Chia Tea Latte and all things DaVinci, esp the mint.

  2. Kahlua is my fave DaVinci, and Mocha is my favorite Big Train!

  3. Kaulua would be my fave in DaVinci and Big Train is Mocha!!

  4. Your review is great. Now I'm craving an iced Big Train Chai tea latte with a DaVinci Gourmet vanilla shot.

  5. I think I would maybe pair the Chocolate Big Train with something fun like cookie dough davinci syrup! :

  6. I love the Big Train Spiced Chai tea latte. There are so mony great Davinci syrups it is hard to decide but I have made an awesome protein shake witht the Kahlua so I'm gonna go with that :)

  7. I love the Big Train Spiced Chai tea latte. There are so mony great Davinci syrups it is hard to decide but I have made an awesome protein shake witht the Kahlua so I'm gonna go with that :)

  8. Davinci's sugar free caramel syrup is really great. I'd love to try big trains low carb hot coco mix.

  9. I would love to try Davinci Kahlua & Big Train Spice Chia Tea Latte.

  10. I would pair a vanilla latte shake with DaVinci caramel syrup,

  11. I would like to try the DaVinci Cheesecake Classic Syrup. Chai Tea Latte would be my Big Train choice.

  12. I would love to try the kahula syrup and chairs latte protein they sound yummy.

  13. I like Kahlua Syrup and Mocha Protein

  14. Caramel syrup and chai latte mix sound like the two tastiest ones! :)

  15. I would like to try the Big Train Spiced Chai tea latte.
    Brittney House

  16. I would like to try the DaVinci Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. I'd also like to try the Big Train Fit Frappe Protein Drink Mix in the CHocolate Flavor.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Big Train Mocha & Carmel DaVinci, my blender is ready!

  18. I am an iced coffee/frappe addict! I would love to try these!

  19. I am an iced coffee/frappe addict! I would love to try these!

  20. I would like to try the caramel and the big train mocha.

  21. I'd like to try the White Chocolate Syrup.

  22. I would love the Huckleberry sugar free syrup and the sugar mocha big train. My two favorites/

  23. I would like to try the Chai Latte from Big Train and the Da Vinci Cake Batter syrup!

  24. i have to go with the chai latte from big train and the cookies and cream syrup from da vinci.

    danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. I think my favorite for DaVinci would be the Chai Tea Classic Concentrate. My favorite for Big Train is Fit Frappé Protein Drink Mix Vanilla.

  26. Chocolate Chai Tea Latte from Big Train and from DaVinci the Vanilla Sugar Free syrup

  27. I would love Kahlua i DaVinci, and Mocha from big train

  28. i would love the kahlua from davinci and the Mocha Protein

  29. I would love to try the Vanilla Latte Shake and the DaVinci Cheesecake Classic Syrup.

  30. I would love the Kahlua from davinci and mocha big train... :)

  31. My favorite flavor is the Kahlua in the DaVinci, and Mocha is my favorite Big Train.

  32. I want Caramel Syrup and Mocha protein :)

  33. I would choose the Cherry Syrup in DaVinci and the Mocha for the Big Train.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot co