Tuesday, June 2, 2015

trimino protein infused water

I discovered something new yesterday:  Trimino Protein Infused Water.

This weekend I was at a little gourmet-to-go place near me, La Piastra.  They do catering and make to-go meals for two.  They have a pretty nice variety. I ended up buying broccoli rabe with garlic, chipotle chicken tacos (I cut the tortillas in half), and jerked chicken with pineapple salsa.  I also bought some food for Bob:  penne with meatballs, sausage ravioli, and beef lasagna.

Doesn't it all look delicious?  I have food for a week here!

I noticed they had a cold case of drinks. The typical stuff like bottled water and soda.  They also had something called Trimino. At first I didn't notice that it was actually water.  All I saw was "7G Protein" and "Strawberry Lemonade" and had to pick it up to check it out.  I love strawberry lemonade, but it's got a ton of sugar.  I figured after weight loss surgery it would be off limits forever (I haven't tried to make my own sugar free concoction yet).  Then I looked at the nutritional content - no sugar, no fat, no carbs, and only 28 calories!  That's when I figured out it wasn't actually strawberry lemonade.  I was intrigued so I bought a bottle.  I got the Coconut Pineapple, too.  They also had Mixed Berry and Peach.

I tried this today and I have to say, it's delicious.  The Strawberry Lemonade tastes just like it's supposed to, although it's a little "lighter" in taste than actual strawberry lemonade.  The Coconut Pineapple was good; it tasted like a pina colada.  I'm not a big pan of pina coladas, but I liked this water.  
Know what else I noticed about this water?  The protein is whey isolate, which is exactly what I'm supposed to have.   So, I got strawberry lemonade (and a "pina colada") without the sugar, calories, carbs, and fat.  AND I got high quality protein!

The caveat?  It cost me about $2.50 a bottle.  I wouldn't spend that on bottled water as a habit, but I'd definitely spend it on an occasional treat, especially in the summer.


  1. If you buy it online from the website it might be cheaper. I'm not sure what currency to compare - is $2.50 in the pounds or the euro? ;) Looks like a case of 12 is $16.81 in the pound.. not sure how much shipping is.

    1. US dollars. :) If I go to their website it's 24.99 for 12 bottles. I wouldn't mind buying a case, but I will have to make sure to drink it only occasionally. 2.50 for a bottle of water is a lot here. Typically it's about 1.19 to 1.69, depending where I go. But I realize it's protein-infused and it's whey isolate, which is exactly the protein I'm supposed to consume.