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MACABBEY SparkPoints: (4,434)
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3/13/13 4:56 P

I've only gotten protein powder once, so I don't know how mine compares to others, but I liked it. It was Trader Darwin's Chocolate Whey Protein Powder. It's sweetened with fructose instead of corn syrup and has tons of vitamins. Now I'm out and need to get more, but I'm not sure if I want to try something different or wait until I can get back to Trader Joe's (90 minutes away) to get this one.

HAWTLIKEME SparkPoints: (21,249)
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3/13/13 2:19 P

I have to work really hard to keep my sugar and/or sweetener and processed food consumption low, so I use a no flavour added Whey protein powder with isolates.. You can get a generic version at Bulk Barn. I put it in smoothies with banana which provides all the sweet flavour needed. I also add it to greek yogurt for a real protein bomb with some cocoa powder and fruit to sweeten it up.

ASHLING9 SparkPoints: (11,195)
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3/13/13 1:38 P

I like GNC's Total Lean 25 protein powders. The flavors are really good and I like to mix half a serving (1 scoop) in my oatmeal or pancake mix. I don't eat it every day as there are additives, but it's a nice change from egg whites sometimes!

LVELVETJ SparkPoints: (389)
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3/13/13 12:38 P

Want a vegan, almost tasteless option? Try MLO's brown rice protein. It is supposed to have a slightly sweet taste. I don't taste anything. It's fabulous.

DANAG22 Posts: 739
3/13/13 12:04 P

I like Jay Robb's Egg White Protein Powder (Chocolate) for snacks in between meals before lunch and after to lunch pre-workout.

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3/13/13 11:39 A

@sunny2313 you can try out truenutrion or novus life solutions , they both sell flavorless protein powder if you wish.
You can get 5% discount at true nutrition with discount code SES941

TRISHOUS SparkPoints: (10,477)
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3/13/13 11:34 A

I use EAS. It comes in all different flavors and is relatively cheap compared to some. I got mine at HEB. I usually use 1 scoop even though a serving is 2 scoops. (2 scoops is 150 calories and has 26g protein). I get the vanilla because I can make it any flavor I want. I can add fruit if I'm in a fruity mood or chocolate if I want something sweeter or just have regular vanilla. I also add some plain yogurt which adds additional protein and other health benefits.

SUNNY- I recommend getting vanilla since it is so versatile.

Edited by: TRISHOUS at: 3/13/2013 (11:43)
SUNNY2313 SparkPoints: (491)
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3/13/13 10:36 A

Does anybody know where I could find a relatively inexpensive protein powder without a flavor? I would want to use it for mixing in other things.

KAYEMM3 Posts: 1,576
2/25/13 3:45 A

Wow I really did not expect every single response to be different. I've heard syntha-6 is really good, however I use optimum nutrition gold standard. My favorite flavors are cake batter, rocky road and chocolate mint

SAKURABLOSSOM9 Posts: 524
2/24/13 8:03 P

taste wise I prefer muscle milk. I love the chocolate.

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2/24/13 1:21 P

I am currently using protein from novus life solutions,i found them on ebay and there protein powder is one of the purest.
Mixes well and has no fat .

BREEGOLD SparkPoints: (2,305)
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9/12/12 5:41 P

I invested in a PILE of protein bars, but that still isn't enough, which is why I'm thinking shakes as well.

CATHWREN SparkPoints: (55,019)
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9/12/12 5:19 P

I'm having trouble getting my protein levels up too. I don't do shakes though. I was thinking of getting some protein bars but I suspect they are high in calories and sugars. I've tried to add boiled eggs and cheese without significantly adding to my protein levels. Any other suggestions would be gratefully received.

WALKINGCHICK SparkPoints: (34,817)
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9/12/12 5:06 P

Thanks for all the information - some really useful tips!

LOVELYLANA9 Posts: 1,917
9/12/12 1:37 P

I started drinking Champion Nutrition vanilla protein powder after having oral surgery issues this past summer. I love it and it has replaced my morning cereal as my breakfast. My son is into weight lifting and he drinks it, too. I have lost weight since I drink the protein instead of all of the carbs in the cereal. There are not any artificial sweeteners in the Champion Nutrition. I buy it at vitacost online.

DROPCONE Posts: 1,532
9/10/12 12:01 P

I don't have a recommendation for protein powder, but while you are looking around for one, try adding a serving of egg whites to one of your meals, or an additional serving of fish to your week. Those two foods get me right up to where I need to be protein-wise when I'm having trouble getting all my protein.

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/10/12 11:34 A

Just another note... bear in mind that most protein powders are going to contain some fructose, "corn syrup solids" or high fructose corn syrup in their ingredient list... but it's just added sugar. These products aren't for weight loss.

GDBEAR65 SparkPoints: (2,095)
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9/10/12 11:33 A

Are you planning to drink protein shakes on their own or add it to smoothies? I like milk protein isolate from True Nutrition truenutrition.com/p-939-milk-protein-isola
te-1lb.aspx?
- same composition of micellar casein and whey as found in milk and you can buy it plain or make a custom mix.

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 703
9/10/12 11:26 A

I use Syntha 6 by BSN. You can get it at GNC, but I order it off Bodybuilding.com because it's way cheaper on there. They have delicious flavors (I get the vanilla ice cream), and it's low sugar and low carb which is important in a protein powder. Good luck!

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/10/12 11:23 A

Just an FYI... Jillian Micheals' protein gets pretty bad reviews from most bodybuilders. It has an artificial sweetener (or sometimes stevia) blended directly in, and doesn't taste very good compared to many other powders.

Edited by: RACKMYBRAINS at: 9/10/2012 (11:28)
CUDA440 SparkPoints: (64,383)
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9/10/12 11:19 A

I use Designer Whey protein. I can't take the whole "scoop" that comes with the container. So I mix only 2 TBSP with my shake. and do this twice a day.

Beckie

ELLIOTT311 SparkPoints: (2,599)
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9/10/12 11:12 A

I like using the Jillian Micheals' protein mix. You can use it as a snack or a meal replacement. I believe it comes in chocolate and vanilla( I like the chocolate one).

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/10/12 11:07 A

If you're not allergic to milk products... some people are... you can try a whey-based protein powder.

Personally, for bodybuilding and some high-protein recipes that I like, I buy a whey protein powder called "Elite 30"... comes in both chocolate and vanilla. That brand is more expensive, but it's higher quality IMO.

For the most part, I'd still try to get most of your protein from meats, beans, and grain sources if at all possible.

If you do decide to try a small amount of the whey protein powder, though, don't continue to use it if your GI system initially doesn't like it. Some people have mild allergies to milk that aren't triggered with a single glass of milk once in a while, but they do react to whey protein. Many other people (like me) have no problem at all with whey powder, and can use a variety of those products. I like the chocolate one best because I can make snacks and desserts with it that are high protein and low carb.



BREEGOLD SparkPoints: (2,305)
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9/10/12 10:24 A

Hello,

I can never seem to get enough protein in my diet, so I'm considering protein powders/shakes. However, I've never had them before, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I'm not a huge gym/exercise buff, I just do a half hour jog 2-3x a week, so I don't need anything hard core. Thanks!

Edited by: BREEGOLD at: 9/10/2012 (11:14)
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