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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (138,147)
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9/27/13 7:24 P

Below is a link for loads of other protein sources if you want to include any of them in your diet.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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Kris

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9/27/13 12:52 P

I highly recommend using an unflavored, cold-processed whey protein isolate like Syntrax medical.

I'm not recommending the Syntrax brand specifically. It's the cold process, which keeps the proteins intact and makes a better tasting, better dissolving whey protein. It tastes more like milk than other proteins, and it dissolves MUCH more quickly and completely, even in juice or flavored waters.

The cold process has several names:

Undenatured
Microfiltered
Cold-filtered
Cold-processed

Some brands use their own terminology, such as referring to some secret, unique process that makes their product better tasting and better dissolving than the rest (the secret isn't really that big of a secret).

Some cheesemakers (especially medium sized, private dairies) sell it for a good price, but only in-store (their shipping costs usually are high enough to bring the cost up to other brands.

It's really worth the extra cost though, because you can add it to almost anything that isn't too hot (heat denatures the protein making it clump) without drastically altering the flavor and texture (you do have to experiment a little).

The versatility is amazing, because you can stir it into soups and hot drinks (as long as it's not too hot). I like it in hot cocoa or tomato soup.

It works great in sf jello too (just stir it in after you've added the cold water).

It works great in smoothies too, or stirred into yogurt.

The extra cost isn't as bad as it seems, because flavorings are the cheapest ingredient in flavored whey protein. When you buy flavored protein powders, you're paying for a lot of cheap filler ingredients. If you figure the price per gram of protein, cold-provessed whey protein isolate can often be cheaper than heat processed.

Personally though, for myself, the flavor and texture difference alone are worth the extra cost. I HATED most protein powder brands until I learned about the difference (the ones I did like were probably cold processed and I didn't know it).



SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (138,147)
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9/27/13 5:29 A

You might find it cheaper if you use milk powder added to the mix you already use, and/or egg white. Almond Meal also has a reasonable protein content and goes well added into a lot of things.

Kris

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9/27/13 1:34 A

I use nonGMO soy protein powder from PCC.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
9/26/13 9:29 P

I drink Atkins shakes and use Designer Whey powder. Both are tasty and come in flavors. I usually get plain vanilla though...because I add some sugar free DaVinci syrups in a wild array of flavors. I mix my Designer Whey in a combination of water with either almond or coconut milk. Both are good.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,561
9/26/13 8:38 P

I use Muscle Milk

MARYLIZ54120 Posts: 294
9/26/13 6:57 P

Isagenix protein powder is what I use. It's all natural, no soy. Tastes great too!

CUDA440 SparkPoints: (65,588)
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9/26/13 11:51 A

I use Designer Whey Protien. I don't use the full SCOOP that comes in the container, just about 2 TBSP at a time.

I have read some people using a pea protein, but I have not dared to try it.

Beckie

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9/26/13 11:34 A

I swear over Juice Plus COMPLETE Protein Powder . It tastes good and easy to prepare. I order my stuff from this guy at http://livingonnutrition.com/

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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9/26/13 11:11 A

Those protein shakes often have a list of ingredients a mile long. Be careful- might be worth trying to take in more natural foods thathave protein, like no fat plain Greek Yogurt, eggs, chicken, tuna, etc.....

DELLA81156 Posts: 201
9/26/13 10:45 A

I need to work nutrients I take in..calories are ok but need more nutritious food. emoticon

MELJONES3478 SparkPoints: (15,754)
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9/26/13 10:38 A

I like the Atkins protein shake & the Kelloggs protein shake.

CJGODESS101 SparkPoints: (30,669)
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9/26/13 10:23 A

I have been tracking my calories everyday, and noticed I'm a little low on protein. While I have a chocolate powder I like, and use if needed, I would like a suggestion on one to try in a vanilla or more plain flavor. I would like to add just a little extra protein to my breakfast smoothies and even my coffee in place of creamer. Any brands you would suggest?

I came back and updated my post to a protein powder not a premade shake.

Edited by: CJGODESS101 at: 9/26/2013 (11:37)
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