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LOVELYLANA9
Posts: 1,907
9/23/12 9:44 P

I started to drink Champion Nutrition Whey for breakfast rather than eating cereal. It keeps me full until lunch time. I make it with soy milk and it's just the whey protein, I don't add anything else. My waist line is definitely smaller since I replaced the carb cereal with the protein.



EX-PRESSO
Posts: 478
9/23/12 5:26 A

fruits
soyayoghurt
soyamilk or almondmilk
hemp protein powder and some spelt flakes

in a blender ... not too often, but sometimes.
I prefer solid food ;)



DAJODU
Posts: 46
9/23/12 4:47 A

jabomb, no offense but I think if I put what you put into your protein shakes... I would probably find it in the toilet a few minutes later lol! Maybe if I was strictly making a juice-type drink, but with a protein shake and milk? ICK! hah



MIZMAC4
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9/22/12 10:18 A

I us unsweetened almond milk, protein powder, ground flaxseed, brewer's yeast, cocoa powder, lecithin and cinnamon.
I also sometimes add frozen berries instead of the cocoa powder.



KJONESANTH
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9/21/12 6:05 P

I love my herbalife shakes! Cookies and cream and orange cream are my new favorites. I make the orange cream with 4oz of milk and 4oz of OJ. If I feel like a need something sweet I add in sugar free jello. I also add frozen cut up bananas and cinnamon (one of my favs) to the basic vanilla. I add berries, sometimes chia as well. This really helps me stay on track, especially in the am when I don't really like to eat much.



JADOMB
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9/21/12 6:00 P

I put in whatever I feel like putting in. LOL But my main things are spinach, banana, Flaxseed, and usually one of my 8 oz juiced drinks that are usually made of carrot, apple, beet and/or cucumber. I also add things like broccoli, brussel sprouts, peppers, or whatever else I have on hand that I know is good for me. I'm not fussy about textures and such, so sometimes it can be almost like a heavy drink and other times like a heavy milkshake. I just know when I look at my tracker after I put it in, it's ALL good.



DAJODU
Posts: 46
9/21/12 5:00 P

@RURU

Easy things I toss in with protein shakes;

Banana
Strawberries
Organic Peanut Butter
Unflavored Greek Yogurt

I also use soy milk instead of dairy.



GAYEPB
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9/21/12 3:58 P

I have a Ensure protein shake, I blend a Chobani yogurt & fresh fruit with a little ice to thicken it up.



SLEE14
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9/21/12 3:20 P

For the most part I have a protein shake for breakfast each and everyday! I love them. 8-12 oz milk and scoop of protein powder and your good to go. I like to add some instant coffee and some sf sweetener to it sometimes.
I try not to have protein shakes where I add "food" to often because I don't really like drinking my calories. I have friends who add peanut butter, bananas, and oatmeal to their protein shakes however and they love it.




RURUFIT72
Posts: 65
9/21/12 2:57 P

I'm interested to learn what kinds of foods people put into their protein shake. Please share.



MIZMAC4
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9/21/12 10:58 A

I do protein shakes almost every morning for breakfast. I make them in a blender and add all kinds of healthy things to it.



STDWYNWEN
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9/21/12 10:52 A

Hi

I think you might want to aim for a Meal Replacement Shake based on your goals.


www.livestrong.com/article/86260-compare-m
eal-replacement-shakes/


Good Luck!!



JADOMB
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9/20/12 11:40 P

I like having Liquid lunches myself. But I tend to put in lots of good foods along with the protein powder. So it is truly packed with good foods. I totally don't see any problems with them as long as you are also making sure that ALL your foods for the day are balancing out. Like today, I not only ended up with plenty of room for more calories, but since I was good on protein and had room for fats and carbs, I had 2 servings of BBQ potato chips. I still have room for some other stuff, but it will probably be in the line of Yogurt.



MRSNEHL
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9/20/12 10:47 P

Yup, it's a pkg one. 2g sugar per serving ans 30g protein. Should stay full till lunch :)



ASTERYA
Posts: 41
9/20/12 10:21 P

I've honestly been doing this for a few months. It's helped me a lot, considering that before I'd wake up and simply not eat til I made dinner for my parents. The only problem with that, was that I'd continue to eat right up til bedtime, lol.

The only advice I could really give is to make sure you're not drinking one that's mostly sugar, and if its a prepackaged one, make sure you're getting 1 serving. The first ones I tried, came in a bottle that was 2 servings... took me a week before my brother pointed that out! Changed to one that I mix myself, so I know exactly how much I'm getting every morning.



MRSNEHL
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9/20/12 9:52 P

I was wondering if it was ok to substitute a protein shake for breakfast? I dont normally like breakfast.....The one I currently use for after my workouts is "Six Star Pro Nutrition Elite Series Whey Protein Plus Dietary Supplement."

Thanks,
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