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11/7/13 10:46 A

Any time I need to add protein I make my own protein shake using egg beaters(no cholesterol in egg beaters). I use 1 cup of egg beaters(120 calories) and 1 cup of Silk Almond Milk(30 calories) and about 1 tsp of strawberry Crystal Light powder. It taste like a rich, creamy strawberry milk shake and has 25 grams of protein for only 150 calories and only 5 grams of carbs.

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11/7/13 10:01 A

I love Garden of Life products and just started using their Garden of Life RAW Fit, which is advertised as satisfying hunger, helps to fight cravings, high protein, low glycemic index; it is also raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and non-GMO verified. It contains Organic sprouted protein blend (Organic sprouted brown rice protein, Organic flax meal, High protein cracked-wall chlorella, Organic amaranth sprout, Organic quinoa sprout, Organic millet sprout, Organic buckwheat sprout, Organic garbanzo bean sprout, Organic lentil sprout, Organic adzuki bean sprout, Organic Flax seed sprout, Organic sunflower seed sprout, Organic pumpkin seed sprout, Organic chia seed sprout, Organic sesame seed sprout), RAW organic vanilla flavor, Organic stevia (leaf), sea salt - it has 28 grams of protein per scoop, less than 1 gm of sugars, 1 gm of fat; it also contains a raw probiotic and enzyme blend. I used it this morning for breakfast using almond milk and added 1/2 apple, some frozen sweet cherries, frozen mango, fresh organic spinach, and chia - it was very good and very filling.

The information on vitacost-com states"RAW Fit is a Certified Organic, RAW, Plant-Based Vegan high-protein powder that is an easy way to increase your protein intake. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor that mixes great with your favorite food or beverage and contains RAW, Organic and clinically studied ingredients to help you burn fat, maintain healthy blood sugar, boost your energy, lose weight and look great!

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11/6/13 8:33 P

You probably want just the protein powder, no flavoring, etc. It can then be used in smoothies, muffins, casseroles.

If you need a little boost---you may just want to use non-fat dry milk powder (very inexpensive).

Another option may be something like Beneprotein:

and if you are eating within your SP protein range, you are already getting enough protein.

your SP Registered Dietitian

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,765
11/6/13 6:46 P

Omega Nutrition Certified Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder. zero cholesterol and sugar. Ingredients (only one) Partially Defatted Certified Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder.

Nutritional Info per serving:
Calories 55
Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 2 mg
Carb l.5 g
Sugars 0
Protein 9.5 g

I put it in smoothies. I bought mine on Amazon but I'll bet its at health food stores.
Hope this helps.

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11/6/13 6:36 P

I am not getting enough protein in my diet. Every protein supplement I have seen has so much cholesterol and artificial sweeteners. Is there any out there that doesn't have cholesterol and artificial sweeteners? I don't care if it doesn't taste that good because I am just planning to drink with green smoothies. I wanted to mention that I am not looking at soy protein. My doctor said its better to avoid it due to family history with thyroid issues.

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