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MOMMYOF2RN Posts: 579
1/10/13 7:34 P

I use Jarrow brand from our local whole foods store, Greenwise from publix is great too!

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1/10/13 4:30 P

I use the GNC Pro Performance AMP Extreme 60. It doesn't have a lot of calories, sugar or carbs compared to some other protein powders. I have had problems in the past with certain protein powders not working with my stomach, but this product has not given me one bit of trouble. It is formulated to be easier to digest. It calls for 3 scoops in 12oz. of water, but I just mix 1 scoop in 12oz. of milk and it tastes fine. I just use a blender ball cup to mix mine, but you could add some other things to it to make a smootie with it. I prefer the chocolate flavor in milk, but the strawberry in water or milk is also pretty good.

UGAKATE85 Posts: 2,630
1/10/13 4:06 P

I'm a vegetarian so don't always get enough protein. I like Publix Greenwise Vanilla Whey protein powder. I only ever mix it with milk so I can't comment on how it'd be in a smoothie but I like it!

1/10/13 3:49 P

Just as some side notes since there is a great deal of misinformation about protein powder supplements...
1. most people do not need protein powder. If you are eating within your SP protein range, you are meeting need. What is your typical intake and what is your SP protein range?
2. Do not use protein powder as a meal replacement. Protein powder is primarily protein. A meal replacement shake should have a balance of protein, fat, carbs, vitamins, minerals---to replace a typical meal.
3. Protein is also only 1 component of your needs following your workout...what is more important is getting carbohydrates to rebuild your energy stores. A protein shake alone, should not be used for this purpose.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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1/10/13 3:26 P

If you have a sunflower/sprouts near you their store brand whey protein is pretty good. It has 90 calories and I think around 20g of protein per scoop, and not a whole lot of sugar. It also mixes pretty well and isn't too expensive for protein powder.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/10/13 12:15 P

Biochem is one of the best i found in the stores but I can't attest that it is processed like the Garden of Life products. You may also want to look at Garden of Life products. I will never ever ever buy my protein powders from GNC. The whey protein is processed by heating and they can't assure me that the whey is coming from Grass Fed Cows. Garden of Life does. It is Jordin Rubens Company and though he doesn't work there anymore since he started another company (Beyond Organic) he still sits on the board. Jordin only uses 100% grass fed whey.

BERTNERNEE89 SparkPoints: (454)
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1/10/13 12:10 P

I am looking for a protien powder that has fairly good flavor that can be dressed up with fruit or other things and mixed in a shake ans used as a meal replacer or post workout. I dont want something that is loaded with sugar, i also would like to be able to buy this at GNC or a health food store as I am not big on buying off the internet.

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