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LADYNIGHTSTORM Posts: 910
8/16/14 1:41 A

I LOVE them! I just started drinking French vanilla protein shakes with some fruit and spinach thrown in and they're fabulous. I want to mix it with chocolate almond milk and see if it kills my chocolate cravings :)

SUPERKARA36 SparkPoints: (51,760)
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8/15/14 5:24 P

Love protein shakes!

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
8/15/14 3:38 P

Yes

BANANNA38 Posts: 252
8/15/14 2:58 P

Yes! I am a big believer in them. You will want to try a variety of them if you choose to try them. I suggest going to a body building store/nutrition store and getting some single serve packets. That way you can find one you like. They all taste a bit different, so it is important to get one you like. I agree with a previous post that some are made better than others too.

You will also want to have a good blender that crushes ice. I use an expensive blend-tec blender -- but used to use a Magic Bullet blender (and that is a great personal-sized blender that is easy to clean up because you drink right out of the blending cup). We only switched to the Blend-tec because my husband is really into making big batches of green smoothies and you need something super powerful to break up frozen fruit like mango, strawberries, etc. He also makes enough to take to work for lunch and the blend-tec makes big batches more manageable. But, in my opinion, the Magic Bullet is a great little blender for protein shakes for around $50.

Personally, I use "Spirotein" powder. It is the best taking shake I have tried and it has a lot of vitamins and Spirolina. It is not frothy/foamy/gritty tasting like some powders and it is full of vitamins. You can get it at Mother's Market, Sprouts, or on-line through Amazon. The two flavors I love are "Nutty Berry Burst" and "Chocolate Peanut Butter." They taste amazing and make you feel great! I mix mine with ice and vanilla almond milk for a great tasting breakfast or post-workout nutrition in under 200 calories. I often will add some spinach in my blender too. You can't taste it and it adds an extra punch of nutrition.

You can also use protein powder to make protein pudding, protein pancakes, and many other recipes. Just check out bodybuilder.com or other sites on-line.

ANNIE1114 SparkPoints: (121,887)
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8/15/14 1:45 P

no

ALICE_TENNIS Posts: 398
8/15/14 1:38 P

yes, I use them to catch up on my protein some days.

STEELER71 Posts: 8,048
8/15/14 4:58 A



I use them sometimes when I just don't feel like eating. They come in handy for just such an occasion.

DPDAVIS Posts: 3,347
8/15/14 4:54 A

No

GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (233,477)
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8/14/14 10:19 P

Yes

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
8/14/14 3:07 P

Y

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
8/14/14 2:47 P

I never needed to use shakes to load up on anything. I problem is getting less of everything. emoticon emoticon emoticon m

SHERYLDS Posts: 16,122
8/14/14 2:36 P

When I am trying to lose weight .... protein shakes, diet formulas, and smoothies, never really satisfied me. I never had trouble with dealing with too few calories. If I am low one day, I know I'll make up for it the next. I would prefer real food....fruit, yogurt, cheese, nuts...to fill the gap.

Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 8/14/2014 (14:37)
JLAMING263 Posts: 4,705
8/14/14 10:11 A

expensive and taste too good to have regularly. My wife likes them... emoticon emoticon

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,119
8/14/14 9:21 A

I don't care for them. I find I get to much protein along with regular meals.

KFC222 SparkPoints: (85)
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8/14/14 9:16 A

Love them!! Can't do without

SUPERMODEL2BE SparkPoints: (14,116)
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8/13/14 5:43 P

I like chocolate flavored when I get a craving.

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,464
8/13/14 5:39 P

I like that combo Ms. Kitty20. Gonna try that.

KITTY20 Posts: 7,761
8/13/14 7:55 A

Yes, at least once a day. It also helps me met my Dairy as I use silk, yogurt in it.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
8/12/14 11:06 P

Y

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,427
8/12/14 7:39 P

Rarely I use them for breakfast

JWHITMAN75 Posts: 137
8/12/14 6:06 P

I'm not a huge breakfast eater...especially in the hot summer months. I like to make a chocolate or vanilla Shakeology shake with a powdered peanut butter. It's delicious and it keeps me full until lunch. Sometimes I even have one at night when I'm craving something sweet....tastes like a chocolate milkshake from the ice cream stand but is good for me : )
It is pricey but I figure 3.50 a day for a healthy breakfast isn't all that bad really.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (10,836)
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8/11/14 1:50 A

How low is your protein?

KATSHIA SparkPoints: (6,610)
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8/11/14 1:08 A

I use EAS Lean 15. $20 bucks for a months worth :)

SUGAR0814 Posts: 5,241
8/11/14 12:39 A

I add Pure Protein vanilla flavor to my shakes & smoothies.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (275,391)
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8/10/14 11:03 P

Yes make healthy shakes

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (270,959)
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8/10/14 10:27 P

I get the Cytomax brand at Costco. It is not the best whey protein out there but it is definitely the best price.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
8/10/14 10:17 P

yes I use whey protein.......I used one for supper to make a peach smoothie with a fresh peach....YUMMM

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
8/10/14 3:07 P

Yes

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (441,724)
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8/10/14 11:41 A

Make sure you do your homework on shakes. Many of them, including many name brands, contain heavy metals.

HMBROWN1 Posts: 10,187
8/10/14 10:37 A

sometimes

SFENNER Posts: 2,301
8/10/14 9:16 A

EAS for breakfast

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (414,680)
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8/10/14 3:45 A

I do use them sometimes.

SWAN47 Posts: 5,864
8/10/14 12:31 A

Yes - sometimes.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,601
8/10/14 12:20 A

I agree with you--it gives you the protein you need to meet your daily allowance

SANDICANE Posts: 3,394
8/9/14 10:29 P

Nope, no protein shakes for me...only real food.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
8/9/14 9:18 P

I like the Designer Whey™ brand. They have good flavors, but usually I just get the vanilla and flavor it how I like with DaVinci™ sugar free syrups.

TKOCHERA115 Posts: 162
8/9/14 8:58 P

Does anyone use protein shakes? I am usually low on calories and protein at the end of the day and one of these seems to help balance but I wonder if it would be better just to skip it. I like GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ 25... Thoughts? emoticon

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