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3/16/13 9:08 A

both responders have given healthy recipes to turn the protein powder into a meal replacment with the other added ingredients. If you don't want to use the expensive powder you can use milk, yogurt, dry powdered milk,---for the protein.

Slim fast works well too as reported by another poster.

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3/15/13 10:16 P

Every morning I have a shake with 1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop no sugar added protein powder, 1 scoop greens powder, 2 cups spinach, 1 banana, and 1/2 cup raspberries. Keeps me full til snack time!

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3/15/13 7:46 P

I read what Dietician Becky shared.

Just wanted to add, I make my own protein shake. It's not only protein.

I mix 6-8 oz nonfat milk with about 3/4 cup frozen fruit (a variety that doesn't have annoying, tiny seeds), plus a squirt of flaxseed oil, a tiny squirt of liquid amino acids, and a scoop of a proprietary/ commercial protein powder. I prefer a powder with LOW sugar. (Currently, I use TRUTEIN protein powder.)

Then I blend with a blender stick, and drink! Tasty! Holds me till my next meal.

How does that sound, Dietician Becky?




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3/15/13 6:41 P

I use slimfast. I'm not sure how it compares to other meal replacement drinks but they are affordable and I like them. I buy the big can of powder, chocolate royale and strawberry are the best. I make one if I don't feel like cooking, if i wake up late and need to get breakfast in quick, or if it just sounds good that day. Somedays it fills me up and others it doesn't. For example, if I eat it for breakfast my stomache is growling within an hour, if I eat whole foods all day and then have slimfast for supper, it generally fills me up and my stomache won't be hungry until the next day. They come in handy. I usually have one a day.

I don't think (but i could be wrong) that slimfast should be drank as a snack. I heard this somewhere and I don't remember the logic behind it.

Edited by: LEOPARDSPOTS1 at: 3/15/2013 (18:45)
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3/15/13 5:59 P

That makes a lot of sense. Thanks Becky!

3/15/13 5:51 P

For what you describe, you do not need a protein shake. Protein shakes give basically "protein."

What you are wanting is a meal replacement shake. A shake that contains a blend of protein, carb, fat, some vitamins-minerals to replace a balanced meal. Not just the protein. This is also what you need following your workout too. It is very important to get a blend of protein and carbohydrates. The carbs will replinish your energy stores and the protein will repair any muscle damage.

A good post work out drink is chocolate milk, yogurt-fruit smoothies work well too.

Meal replacment drinks: slim fast, ensure, boost, glucerna, HMR shakes, carnation instant breakfast shakes, or similar store brands of these.

SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Becky

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3/15/13 4:08 P

Hi everyone! I've read a lot of posts where people mention drinking protein shakes as part of their diet plans. I think it would be a great idea to have a shake for a quick breakfast when I'm in a hurry or for an easy post-workout snack, but I'm not sure which brand or flavor to buy. The shakes I've tried in the past either had a lot of calories or an awful taste...any suggestions??

Edited by: L_DUBBS at: 3/15/2013 (16:08)
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