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You likely know that one of my strongest nutritional beliefs is in bioindividuality, or the principle that not one specific thing works for every single person.  Whether we’re talking about exercise, nutrition, or lifestyle, there is no one perfect solution that will make everyone healthier.

That said, we often expect products that we use to support our health to be ‘everything for everyone.’  I share products with you that I personally love, and that help me reach my health goals because I think there’s lots of value in learning about what works for others, but of course – they may not work for you.  Today’s product, though, is different … a brand new company called myMix Nutrition is taking the principle of bioindividuality one step further and allowing you to customize your very own protein powder mix.  As soon as one of the company’s owners contacted me about trying out his product, I couldn’t wait to learn more about myMix, and I’ve been excited about the product ever since.  Today, I want to share 7 Reasons I’m Excited About myMix Nutrition … and give TWO of you a chance to try out your own custom blend

7 reasons i'm excited about my mix

  1. You get exactly what you want, and nothing else. With myMix, you’re able to choose exactly the ingredients that help you reach your health goals … and eliminate all the ones that you don’t want.  There are no hidden ingredients, no sneaky sugars, nothing that you don’t add to your mix.
  2. myMix’s options support a wide variety of dietary concerns.  For protein options, you can choose whey protein isolate or concentrate (I talked about why grass-fed is important if you’re choosing whey in this post, and many of you said you can’t consume whey anyway, so now you have more options!), casein, a mix of whey protein isolate and casein, egg white protein, a vegan blend of pea, rice, and hemp, hemp protein, or pea protein.  There are add-ins for everything from boosting your metabolism to supporting muscle repair and recovery to maintaining digestive health, so you can choose what works for your body and your concerns!
  3. myMix uses high quality ingredients.  All of the ingredients are domestically sourced from the US, non-GMO, and hormone free.  They offer mostly all-natural and organic ingredients, and offer NSF certification for competitive athletes.  They also have an automatic alert system that will not let you create a mix with more than 70% of your maximum daily intake, so many of your concerns about supplements are taken care of.
  4. myMix offers research to help you determine what’s right for your mix.  Each potential additive has a helpful article, research study, other resource linked right next to the ingredient, so you can investigate whether or not it is right for your body.  If you have a particular question about your mix, I’m happy to try to help!  In my mix, I chose:
    • Vegan protein blend
    • Branch Chain Amino Acids (for muscle repair and recovery)
    • Beta Alanine (delays muscle fatigue during exercise)
    • L-Citrulline (supports energy production during exercise)
    • L-Carnitine (helps burn fat as a fuel)
    • Digestive Enzyme Blend (helps you digest the mix more easily)
    • Probiotic (more digestive help)
    • Greens blend (you know I love my vegetables, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to have more kale, broccoli, spinach, and alfalfa in my life!)
    • Vanilla flavor (I went with the regular, but they also offer sugar-free)
  5. myMix is a small company with owners that are passionate about health and wellness.  Crutcher and Sarah are a husband-and-wife team that own and manage myMix together, and their passion for their company is amazing.  They were both college athletes (and Sarah was a pro volleyballer), and they also have an Australian Olympic medalist on their team!  They understand the need to offer products that support various nutritional goals, and are committed to helping consumers get what works for them.  It’s also been really fun interacting with them and sharing experiences of starting a new business.  I have no doubt that their determination and passion will carry them far!
  6. It tastes great (well, at least MY mix tasted great!).  I almost always use protein powder in something – like a smoothie, oatmeal, or some of my baked goods like Apple Zucchini Muffins, Peach Protein Microwave Cake, or Orange Almond Protein Muffins.  However, I wanted to be sure that the add-ins I chose did not mask the taste alone, so I tried myMix with plain water.  It was actually still really good!  I still prefer the smoothie, but would not shy away from drinking myMix with water in a pinch. mymix and water
  7. It’s just fun!  If you’re into nutrition like me, I bet you’ll have a good time playing around on the myMix website.  You get to choose your ingredients, name your own mix, and the package comes with a customized label with your own name! mymix The Lyons Share mix

I see only two potential downsides with myMix.

  • First, it’s slightly more expensive than most protein powders you find on grocery store shelves.  However, often times, you get what you pay for, and if you care about fine-tuning the ingredients in your protein powder to maximize your personal results, then you may decide it’s worth it for you.  While you’re building your mix, there’s an automatic calculator that shows you the price per serving increasing with each supplement or ingredient you add, so you can manage to a price that works for you.  I personally choose to splurge on high-quality food more often than I splurge on anything else, and I’m very excited about purchasing more myMix blends (especially now that I am eliminating peas, rice, and vanilla based on my food intolerance results … looks like I’ll be trying out the hemp blend in a different flavor!).   I also have a discount code for you at the bottom of the post to make it a bit less expensive for you to try!
  • Second, the nutrition facts and ingredients don’t automatically populate on the website, so you can’t view the nutritional totals of what you have in your blend until you actually receive the package.  When you do receive the physical product, the ingredients label is incredibly detailed and precise, showing all ingredients included and many more nutritional stats than you’d see on a classic label.  The company is quickly working to get some of this information online, as well! mymix nutrition information

Simple Green Smoothie with myMix

The first way I tried myMix was this simple green smoothie, which was fresh, delicious, and perfect for spring.  I’ve actually repeated it a few times!

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Second was a dessert combination of about 1/4 of a frozen sweet potato, about 1/3 of a frozen banana, some almond milk, cinnamon, and myMix.  It was also delicious! sweet potato mymix dessert

Win Your Own myMix!

Overall, I was so happy with myMix, and I want to give you the opportunity to try some for yourself!  So now, here’s your chance to win your own customized blend!  TWO winners will be selected on Tuesday at 11:59pm CT and announced in Wednesday’s post.  Each winner will get the opportunity to create their own 10-serving mix for free!  US only, sorry.  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below – you may need to click through to the Rafflecopter site, and you must click the green +1 symbols to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you don’t want to wait to get your own mix, I have a great deal for EVERYONE … 15% off your entire order!  Use code LyonsMix15 for 15% off, good from now until Friday, April 4th at 11:59pm CT.

my mix discount code

So tell me in the comments … What are your main goals when you purchase a nutrition supplement or protein powder?  Have you ever purchased a customized food product like this?

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40 Comments

  1. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie on March 30, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’ve never heard of this but it is a great idea! I always look for lactose free powders because of my lactose intolerance.

    • Megan Lyons on March 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thanks, Brie! The egg white or vegan blends may work for you!

  2. Erin on March 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    My favorite protein powders are low in sugar, high in protein, gluten free and have probiotics in them. I have never heard of this brand before- I hope that I will get to try them out! Have a great day:-)

    • Megan Lyons on March 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thanks, Erin! I like your goals – I don’t have to worry about gluten-free, but I’m all about the low in sugar, high in protein, and probiotics and/ or digestive enzymes!

  3. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on March 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I love how you can customize to get exactly what you want it to contain! That is something that is very unique that you can’t find everywhere!
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    • Megan Lyons on March 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Totally agree, Sara! Hope you get to try them out!

  4. Michael Anderson on March 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I struggle with this … because we know that most people can get plenty of protein naturally, too many disordered people use supplements instead of actually eating, and the pact of regulation can mean that this ‘chem lab food’ can be pretty nasty and they can choose to only tell what they WANT to tell.

    But I also know that there are many people – such as you and my wife – who are dealing with food allergy and/or tolerance issues that make getting proper nutrition more of a challenge than it is for people like myself who can consume a full omnivore diet and therefore have loads of choices.

    So I will always start with my mantra that according to some studies at least 95% of supplements consumed end up wasted … but I also think that for the 5% consumed with a real need, why not get the best, highest quality possible stuff that is designed to work for the person taking it.
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    • Megan Lyons on March 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

      I agree that many supplements out there are full of junk, and that most people can get the protein they need from whole food. However, there are also times when people just need a quicker option than taking the time to bake a chicken breast or something like that, and when they don’t do food prep to have those things available (even though it’s a great and helpful idea). So many athletes rely on powders like this, and I say that moving from classically produced powders to a purer option like this is a step in the right direction! Plus, I just love my green smoothies :). One of the reasons I like this company is that you don’t get any of the extras you don’t need or want. Of course, I understand and respect your opinion!!

  5. lindsay on March 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    loooove this! i need to check them out. What a great idea! I also add in L-glutamine and probiotics.
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Hope you do try them out, Lindsay – they’re a great company and I think they’d fit well into the Cotter lifestyle 🙂

  6. Barbie on March 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I look for low carb and low sugar

    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Barbie! The sugar-free flavorings will be perfect for you, then.

  7. Lisa @ Running out of Wine on March 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    This sounds like a great product! I have stopped buying protein powder because I don’t always know what goes into it…but I think I would be much more likely to buy and use something like this! I also like that they provide information to help you decide what you should include in your mix!
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      I totally agree, Lisa – some protein powders out there can be pretty scary. Hope you try and enjoy myMix!

  8. Kate on March 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I’m not vegan, but have been liking Vega protein powders to refuel after long runs (I’m currently training for my second marathon). I love the idea of customizing my own post-run mix with plant-based protein sources!

    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Hey Kate! Congratulations on training for your second marathon – AWESOME!!! Glad you’re focusing on getting the protein and nutrition you need to recover. If I were to go into the store to pick a protein powder, I would definitely choose Vega, so I think you’re on the right track – their blends taste great, have clean ingredients that I feel good about, and work well! Of course, they don’t have the option to customize what you’re getting, which is why I now like myMix. I plan to continue using both of the two going forward!

  9. kmlrunner on March 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    thank you so much for posting this. I have been stalking the MyMix website ever since you posted about this on IG. LOVE IT. Sounds so cool. Would love to try it.
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Your comment made me laugh! I hope you go from stalking –> trying!! 🙂

  10. Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life on March 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Recovery!

    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Protein is key for recovery, Danielle – especially with all the Crossfit you’re rocking!

  11. wen budro on March 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    My main goal for protein supplements is to add high quality, nutritious protein to my diet without the harmful fats found in meat and dairy.

    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks for your feedback, Wen. It sounds like you’d be a candidate for the vegan protein options!

  12. sarah on March 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    i am looking for something that doesnt taste chalky

    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Great feedback, Sarah. I personally have tried way too many powders that taste chalky! Of course, I can’t vouch for every possible combination of myMix since I’ve only tried one, but I can tell you that my personal blend definitely did not taste chalky, and I’d have to imagine their flavor profiles are very similar across the board!

  13. Jordan on March 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I’ve never heard of myMix, but it sounds awesome for people with specific needs. I really look for a protein powder that’s low in sugar with natural ingredients. Thanks for the giveaway!
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      You’re right, Jordan – it’s great for those of us with intolerances or specific nutrition goals. I like your objectives of low sugar and natural ingredients!

  14. Cori @ she's going the distance on March 31, 2014 at 9:31 am

    i;ve been recently trying to find a vegan protein that is also great tasting.
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks, Cori! Like I said above, I can’t vouch for every single combination of myMix, but I know that my personal vegan blend was great tasting, so I’d have to imagine the rest would be as well! Hope you try it!

  15. Shannon on March 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I make sure it isn’t full of chemicals and is as natural as possible…well as far as protein powders go 🙂

  16. Ruthie @ She's Wicked Healthy on April 1, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I look for quality of ingredients, protein/carb ratio, and taste! I’ve done a customizable cereal one which is fun – but I ate it all up so quickly, woops! I’m on the hunt for a new protein powder, so this is perfect!
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Great feedback, Ruthie! Customized cereal sounds pretty fun too. I hope you give myMix a shot!

  17. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on April 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I look for a good combination of nutrients and no artificial sweeteners, but still a great taste!
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    • Megan Lyons on April 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Great feedback, Lauren! The sweeteners used in myMix are all-natural, so I guess it depends on what your definition of artificial sweeteners is. Like I discussed in my post on artificial sweeteners (https://www.thelyonsshare.org/2013/07/21/7-thoughts-on-artificial-sweeteners/), I do consume stevia, so I was on-board with myMix’s selection. The regular versions of myMix flavorings contain Organic Acacia gum and Dextrose, and the sugar-free versions contain organic and natural flavors and Organic Acacia gym, FYI.

  18. Amy on April 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    My goal is to help my body recover from my running workouts with natural ingredients!
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  20. Michael Anderson on April 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    “moving from classically produced powders to a purer option like this is a step in the right direction”

    That is SO true – I keep reading stuff about all of these supplements (so I can be an informed curmudgeon rather than just a curmudgeon), and it is amazing what happens with some of these processes: denaturing the proteins, MSG as by-products, and on and on … so anything that makes for a more natural product is definitely a step in the right direction!

    (yes I am catching up 😉 )
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