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BRENNA84
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3/6/13 4:10 P

thanx for the clarification Kirsten. i will have to try it as soon as I can find some affordable fruit I'm NOT allergic to hehe



KRISTEN_SAYS
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3/6/13 11:30 A

To the PP - try plain greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt in your smoothies. Fewer calories, no added sugar and a cup of plain greek yogurt is around 22 grams of protein.



QUEENBEA77
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3/6/13 11:06 A

I have been drinking a protein shake in the mornings as a meal replacement to lose weight. At first I was using the whey protein with 2% milk and didn't see any results. A friend talked me into trying soy (Body by Vi shakes). I still wasn't seeing any results with the 2% so I started to use almond/coconut milk. I add 1 c milk and about 1/4 cup frozen fruit. I don't have problems with either whey or soy, both agree with me. My question is - which protein will give me the results I want? I tried an egg white sample packet the last time I was at my vitamin shop and I couldn't choke it down!! I've got a juicer and tried the "green drinks". Not bad but I am in a crunch for time in the mornings so it's easier for me to throw the shake ingredients in my blender while I'm making my salad - so I need to keep it simple. I've also tried the shake with some yogurt - okay but I don't want to overload it with a ton of calories and defeat the purpose. Any suggestions? I've always waited to drink my shake until after I workout as I'm driving to work but this week I started eating a string cheese before going to the gym in hopes that it would give me a bit more energy. Any advise will be greatly appreciated! No matter what I do I'm not getting the results I want.



BRENNA84
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3/2/13 9:13 P

well I'm still a bit new to shakes, i can't go too advanced too soon hehe. baby steps for me. right now, i think i'm good just to find one with limited sugar



MICHELLEXXXX
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3/2/13 7:48 A

I like green smoothies with egg whites for a natural protein shake.



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3/1/13 10:52 P

I make smoothies with various fresh and frozen fruits and veggies; for example kale, spinach, parsley (whichever I have - frozen spinach works if you don't have fresh), banana, apple, blue berries, marion berries, a little water if necessary to get things to move through the blender, about a quarter cup of yoghurt, and a tablespoon of protein powder. Greens + blue berries = an ugly colored beverage, but it tastes great and provides a lot of nutrition.



BRENNA84
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3/1/13 10:50 P

okay thanx. I'm just gonna experiment around for now. I can't have too much yoghurt because it gives TONS of mucus.

but anyways . . . we'll see.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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3/1/13 10:05 P

A cup of greek yogurt is around 22 grams of protein. I use it in my smoothies with a combination of fresh and frozen fruit, sometimes with kale or spinach if I have any. Unless you're able to find the powders the PP mentioned, I would avoid powders, especially the highly processed, chemically powders full of additives.



BRENNA84
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3/1/13 4:04 P

ah yeah. totally understand. thanx.



DIDS70
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3/1/13 3:55 P

I have a green smoothie everyday. I use one of two powders because I have done massive research on them and trust the company. One is the maximized living perfect protein and the other is designs for health. You may be able to use the Garden of life in the health food stores. They have a protein one so don't mistake it for the meal replacement. Garden of Life and the two that I mentioned are both cold pressed Whey Protein and the cows are 100% green fed. i refuse to touch the crap at GNC because a lot of those have additives that i refuse to eat.



BRENNA84
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3/1/13 3:52 P

I am wanting to start drinking one protein shake a day to supplement my food as I'm not hungry. lol. never thought I'd have that problem hehe

any ideas of good protein powders, or a balanced one or whatever?

I know they aren't perfect or ideal but its a good option for me with frozen fruit, y'know?



 
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