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I am a huge fan of prtein powders in my smoothies as I like to get a solid 20grams right at breakfast. My favorites are Garden of Life Raw Protein (their chocolate, spiced chai and vanilla are all great) I also do just one scoop of GNC's Pro Performance AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60 and then Proventive Harmonized Vegan Protein vanilla - all but the GNC one are vegan friendly but the GNC one is the only one I really do alone mixed with water (it is my post workout snack)
Sometimes I add yogurt to them as well with frozen fruit and then I typically use almond or coconut milk instead of cows milk to make it richer in taste but not calories! My smoothies typically come out to about 320calories and 23grams of protein for 20oz - which I drink on my way to work!
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There are some very tasty rice proteins on the market.
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I don't want the carbs that are in the protein powders. So I use powdered egg white ("Just Whites" found in the baking section of the grocery store.) It is pure egg white ... pure protein with nothing added to it.
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Raw eggs even from a Farmers Market are not safe either. You would have to find eggs that have been pasteurized.
I use Atkins shakes occasionally. I like the Dark Chocolate ones best.
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You could put raw egg in your smoothies. Just make sure you use farmers market eggs and not the ones from the grocery store so you don't have to worry about salmonella!
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My Favorite powder is Visalus Science...Excellent tasting and a huge variety of tastes to satisfy any craving you might have...I have a hard time inbetween meals I like to snack...
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What are your other protein sources throughout the day? If you make small changes in your diet, you won't even need to spend the money on protein powder. I'm a vegetarian and get at least 75g each day without any powder.
I use Designer Whey Protein Powder Vanilla. It is natural and doesn't have artificial sweetners. It is sweetened with Stevia. Me personally, I stay away from anything with aspartame etc.
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I'm not a big fan of protein powder. If I was going to use one I'd do like Becky said and go with a whey protein powder with the least additives possible. Another option in addition to greek yogurt is to add cottage cheese to protein shakes.
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If you are meeting the lower end of your protein range (60 grams), you really do not need a powder. You may want to use a greek yogurt in your smoothie, which has more protein than regular yogurt. You could also add "non fat dry powdered milk".
However, research is showing that whey protein is probably one of your best choices if you really do need more protein.
What's your favorite protein? I'm looking for a powder to mix in with my breakfast smoothies-which typically consist of strawberries or blueberries,yogurt, and spinach. Just want to add a little boost to my smoothie but no idea where to start
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