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Protein Shake

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I watched Oprah about 2 months ago and Dr. Oz had a protein shake that he suggested for breakfast. I have tweaked it to fit me. I drink mine after I lift weights. Here is the recipe in case anyone is interested:

1 scoop 100% Whey Protein (I use EAS from Sam's) I use whey b/c it fills you up.
8 oz skim milk (Dr. Oz said to use ice/water)
1/2 Tbsp psyllium husk powder(fiber)
1 banana
1/2 frz blueberries,
4 to 5 frz strawberries

Dr. Oz suggested flaxseed oil too but I haven't added that yet.

I have really enjoyed it after lifting. Hope it helps someone out there.
P.S. Night Blossom, above is the protein powder that I use b/c it is convenient(Sam's is 5 minutes from house), it fits w/in our budget, & studies have show that whey fills you up more than soy.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KOSCATENA 4/10/2010 11:13PM

  Love the whey protein drinks. I use 1 scoop whey powder, 4 oz OJ, 1.2 C yogurt, 2 T wheat germ, flaxseed powder, and a small amt of fruit(blue berries are great) Then I grind up a calcium tab, B complex tab, vit C, and red rice tablet and add to the drink. Really filling and you can't drink this with a meal, it is a meal. After a while, drink water periodically because of all the fiber. Great stuff!

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ALL4HIM1 2/21/2008 9:39AM

    Thanks for the advice, since dr. oz suggested it as a brkfst meal, I sub it for my dinner meal, I couldn't imagine drinking it and eating i'm too full from the shake. The protein powder I suggested has 23 gm protein and 2 gms carbs.
Again thanks for the advice
Ps. got some agave like you suggested and it is good.

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TEXMEZ 2/21/2008 8:26AM

  Protein shakes have their place in a diet, but watch out! If you use it as a drink with a meal, you're going to pack on pounds.

You have to use it as a true meal replacement, and keep in mind not all protein powders are the same. I found one that packs 26 grams of protein into a scoop, which is tremendous, and only 2 grams of carbs.

What I often do to make a healthier shake and bring the carbs a little bit more in line is very clean and healthy: I throw a 1/3rd of a cup of old fashioned oat meal in a coffee/spice grinder, and then add that in with the protein powder. This adds in approximately 16 grams of good carbs, which seems like an oxymoron of a statement.

Carbs with fiber help to clean out excess cholesterol from your body, which is why you need "sticky" carbs like oats, barley, lentils, beans - they're your blood's "mop".

I think I need to post the good carbs, bad carbs thing in the general forum so people know not to fear them.

Anyway, enjoy your shakes! :)

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MISS_MACCHIATO 2/21/2008 1:28AM

    i just started drinking protein shakes myself, the stuff i got tastes amazing !

im definitely gonna give yours a try. always looking for variety ! thanks !

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