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MLEHTO Posts: 734
11/18/13 12:18 A

Having had weight loss surgery and been on a liquid diet for a couple of weeks both before and after surgery, I can tell you that when it comes to protein supplements a lot of it is trial and error. My personal preference is Unjury which is a medical quality protein and available online. They have an unflavored that disappears into just about everything I've put it in, sweet and savory.

Some of the bariatric surgery sites have recommendations as well. Good luck!

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
11/17/13 10:52 P

I would also look into meal replacement bars. I use them some in the summer when I am on the go more and super busy. they run 400 calories a bar.

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11/17/13 1:37 P

Any flavor of the GNC Total Lean shakes are good but I make my own protein shake. I use 1 cup of egg beaters, 1 cup of Silk Vanilla Almond Milk, and about 3/4 teaspoon of strawberry Crystal Light powder. Taste yummy, thick and creamy, and only has 150 calories for 25 grams of protein and only a few carbs.

MARYLIZ54120 Posts: 370
11/17/13 12:32 P

I use Isagenix meal replacement protein shakes. Really like the taste. They are all natural, high quality whey protein, with no fillers. The cheaper you go, the more fillers and artificial ingredients you'll have. So you have to weigh those options. I've tried going the cheaper route, but they drinks did nothing for me. I'm finally losing weight with these shakes, with exercise and clean eating, I might add---very important.

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11/17/13 9:47 A

Here is a few that I think you might like. I buy the Equate Diet Shakes at Walmart. They are like 10 bucks for 12 cans. The milk chocolate is my favorite, and I think they taste pretty good. I also buy the vanilla. I use the vanilla shake in my MagicBullet and add banana & black chia seeds & crushed ice to make a banana smoothie. Its quite delicious.

Also you can buy, Breeze unsweetened almond milk and mix one cup, 2 packets of splenda 1/2 cup of strawberries & 1/2 banana & chia seeds to make a great meal replacement. You can also mix in other vitamins.

I hate having breakfast, so the shakes makes it easy for me to get something into my system so I wont binge at lunch.
Take care!

ALHOOVER81 Posts: 364
11/15/13 9:35 A

Meal replacements drinks are most of the time full of sugar. I put a scoop of Vega all natural vegetable protein in my smoothies, can't taste a thing

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11/15/13 7:48 A

I thought those were not a good thing to drink. for a meal replacement , that is.

11/15/13 7:35 A

I imagine you are looking for a meal replacement shake. Are you in a rush and needing to take something to replace a breakfast or lunch? So you are wanting a shake that has a blend of protein, fat and carbs??

If this is the case,, checkout Ensure, Boost, Glucerna, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or a similar store brand.

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ANARIE Posts: 13,137
11/14/13 10:46 P

If you don't like veggies, it's a good thing to go looking for some that you do like. If you don't like dairy, it's good to go looking for another source of calcium and protein. But if you don't like protein shakes, there's really no point in going to the effort of finding one you can tolerate. There are many, many better sources of protein. One of the easiest is yogurt or milk with fruit. If you make your own yogurt (which takes two minutes if you have a microwave, 10 if you don't), you can make it thin so it's drinkable, which means it's far faster than a powdered protein drink that you have to mix until it's right.

If you glance through this forum, you'll find a metric ton of threads about protein foods, including fast & easy ones. They'll all be less expensive and healthier than a shake; most will taste much, much better; and a lot will be more convenient. No need to go looking for a different shake.

JUSTIMEEM Posts: 137
11/14/13 6:11 P

Healthiest and tastiest is a homemade protein shake.

Here you go:

"Common ingredients in protein shakes include skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, nut butter, your protein shake.

1 Select a base for the shake. The most common base for any shake is skim milk. You can also use almond or soy milks. An option for a thicker shake is to use 4 oz. (118 ml) of milk and 4 oz. (118 ml) of plain yogurt.

2 Choose a protein-rich ingredient. Cottage cheese is one of the most popular ingredients because it contains the casein protein, which is a long-lasting protein. Another popular ingredient in protein shakes is a raw egg. Raw eggs carry some risk of salmonella, so it is a good idea to wash the egg shells thoroughly before breaking the egg. Another commonly used high-protein ingredient is nut butter.

3 Chop up 1 cup (150 to 250 g) of fruit for consistency and nutritional value. Although it contains between 1 and 2 g of protein, a banana is the most common ingredient because it adds a thick consistency to the shake. Add your favorite fruit, such as apricots, berries or oranges. Most fruits are fairly low in protein, but watermelon contains approximately 1.77 g per large slice. Canned pumpkin also contains about 2.7 g of protein per cup (180 g).

4 Measure 3 tbsp. (15 g) of oatmeal for extra protein. Although this is not an essential step, it will add 3 extra g of protein. You can also add 1 tbsp. of powdered bran for the same effect.

5 Drink the shake immediately. The nutrient content is higher when the ingredients are fresh. Your shake should contain between 30 and 50 g of protein."
(Courtesy of Wiki)

There are many options and recipes out there.
Just do an instant search on the internet and you'll find so many suggestions.
Just try to do it yourself and find the one which you like best.

Edited by: JUSTIMEEM at: 11/14/2013 (18:12)
MICHELLESALO SparkPoints: (2,023)
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11/14/13 3:21 P

I am looking for a decent tasting replacement or protein shake. I have tried Shakeology and had to cut it in half (too chocolately) plus the cost is a little much. Does anyone have any suggestions about one that actually tastes good and is not super expensive? Thanks!


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