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Protein/healthy shakes

Friday, June 14, 2013

A long time ago I joined a different free weight loss site. I re-visited the site this week. A friend on that site is now a Beachbody coach!! Awesome!! So this week we have been posting back and forth. He is really pushing for me to buy Shakeology from Beachbody. It's over $100. I told him my husband would kill me if I spent that much on shakes!! Is there something in the store I can buy? He said if I break down the price it comes to $4 a shake. Still, $4 a shake!! emoticon and the nutrition is awesome he says. Well, I have not been back to that site since this conversation.

I would like to drink some kind of protein/healthy shake. Do any of you have suggestions? I I have bought protein powder to make shakes from Schnucks and they weren't too bad.

What do you drink?

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SARIANEC 7/22/2013 3:56PM

    I make smoothies with protein powder, frozen fruit, almond milk & yogurt or cottage cheese and a handful of spinach. A friend adds chia seeds. There a ton of great recipes. I'm looking forward to trying a peanut butter chocolate one.

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AMYJEAN911 7/22/2013 1:17PM

    I do the Shakeology. I've tried a gazillion store brands too. I know it's expensive as hell, but ITS WORTH IT. I've never felt better. Its not a big ole sugar buzz or chemical cure-all, but I feel healthy, energized, regular (sorry, tmi, but totally true), my sugar cravings are all but gone, and that was pretty much an obsession of mine before. I can tell if I haven't had it yet, or I missed a day. My 16 year old daughter is using it too, and I didn't even clue her in on the ingredients/benefits, and she told me the other day she feels so much better if she has it every day. I just made no-bakes with it, there's a thousand recipes for wicked smoothies.. Try ONE BAG. 30 days. Its spendy, but I doubt you will regret it.

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JMEPAYNE 7/22/2013 1:02PM

    i make my own smoothies with fage greek yogurt, fruit (often strawberries since i buy them frozen to make life easy in a pinch) and greens (spinach or kale)

I need the fage in there because 1 cup is 20+g protein. i can't do just fruits and juice... way too high in carbs and it doesn't keep me full!

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LIVEDAILY 7/14/2013 10:39AM

    My sister told me about this product: MyoFusion Protein Powder. That's what I have, and it's a very good product, but I also like Pure Protein's products, too. I make a concoction in the mornings when I've either slept in, or am pressed for time. I use a Rubbermaid drink container (no blender needed). It's 4 oz. of Tropicana 50 red orange juice, 8 oz of cold water, 1 heaping teaspoon of Metamucil Sugar Free Orange, and 1/2 a scoop of vanilla protein powder. I put it all together and shake it up, and it's like drinking a creamsicle!! SO yummy!! I bought the powder at a GNC store, and it was under $50, and it's lasted months and months, so I consider it worth the cost. Hope this helps! Oh, and congrats for placing on the Leader Board for this week!!
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LNSYLVSDOGS 7/10/2013 11:11AM

    Sorry, I am not much help there. My son got into drinking high calorie protein shakes, b/c he needed to beef up. He did. I don't think he drinks them anymore. But, they were expensive & about 600+ calories per shake. I've lost weight with diet shakes before. But, gained the weight back once I quit drinking them. SO, when starting with SP, I was glad that I could eat what I considered "normal" foods....just to make sure I stayed within my calorie limits. This has really worked for me the best. As I tracked my foods, what I ate changed & became the healthier choices. I like the idea others have suggested about making your own shakes. Perhaps, then, it would be something you incorporated into your regular routine & not something that only worked for you temporarily (as in an expensive shake that you prob wouldn't want to continue purchasing the rest of your life.) I had one friend tell me that she likes to make herself smoothies that are twice as many veggies then fruit (made from fresh & frozen). That has worked for her,in helping her to get enough veggies everyday. Good luck in your discoveries. emoticon

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SUNSHINE084 6/26/2013 2:56PM

    Yes make your own! Knowing that real protein goes into your drink! Not so etching manufactured!

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JSALERNO 6/21/2013 7:21PM

    make my own with greek yogurt fruit and honey.

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WETPTARMIGAN 6/21/2013 5:58PM

    To heck with $4 stuff. Real food is so much better in so many ways! Real fruit, real veggies, Greek yoghurt is full of protein, as are nuts, nut butters and seeds. Be creative!

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TASOGAREBAN 6/21/2013 1:17PM

    I will have a shake and an egg most mornings. I have some BSN protein powder product that my guy had bought but never used, vanilla flavored. So I will use 1% milk or fat free milk, depending what I keep in the house, one small frozen banana and like half a cup of blue or black berries, plus like a quarter scoop of the protein powder (for a whole scoop it's like 200 calories so I cut it down). I mix that up, cook up an egg and maybe a slice of whole wheat bread and if I'm REALLY hungry also a greek yogurt. That's usually my breakfast. The shake alone will not keep me going till lunch.

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MNOT2THICK 6/20/2013 10:17PM

    I do not have any insight as to the alternative but I agree $4.00 a shake is too expensive.

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IMEMINE1 6/20/2013 7:02AM

    I do spinach in the blender with almond or soy milk, a banana and some frozen fruits or berries,some flax seed or chia and a scoop or finess pro powder or some other protein powder. I like vanilla.
This is for me and my husband in the morning.

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MPETERSON2311 6/16/2013 8:01PM

    Shakes just dont do it for me, I feel way more mentally deprived than nutrionally fun. If I want a meal replacement type food I look into health bars, but then again, those are tricky too sometimes with too much sugar or carbs, so i just give up and eat fruit lol

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LOSINGLINNDY 6/15/2013 3:49PM

    I love protein shakes with a variety of freggies. I can use either whey or soy powder
along with crushed ice and either water or almond milk. I like to keep frozen fruit in the freezer so I don't have to shop so often. I also use fresh veggies like spinach, zucchini, kale, broccoli--anything you have available. I find the fruit flavors over ride the veggies so I don't taste them much at all. The color is often less than colorful but that does not affect the taste.

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TEXASFILLY 6/15/2013 3:28PM

    Hey girl~ *hugs* I've not found any success with protein shakes. I think it's the funky after~taste of the powder that's a turn off for me. Of course, it's been a while since I've tried any, so maybe technology has improved that~ but I don't want to waste my hard-earned money in case it has not. *LOL* BB~ emoticon

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DS9KIE 6/14/2013 11:52PM

    green smoothies are better and cheaper

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LOOSEIT57 6/14/2013 10:52PM

    I think real food is better. Have tried those shakes and they are not that good they make millions on pills and potions but at the end of the day it is healthy eating and excersise that work.

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LEANNAW4 6/14/2013 10:38PM

    I agree with most of the comments from others here and I'll add the kind of protein powder I love to this list. I have used several types but the one currently in the kitchen is Alive! Whole Food Energizer Ultra-Shake made with non-GMO soy protein (120 calories per serving, 16 g protein). I like it because it tastes great and contains tons of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It's essentially a vitamin powder with a protein kick. The only drawback is that because of all the plant stuff in it, it's GREEN! If you can get past that, though, it's great!

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ALEXSGIRL1 6/14/2013 8:25PM

    I do the whey protein added to whatever smoothie I am making at the time. buy the way my smoothies are made with yogurt or coconut milk not ice cream I add greens also and fruit.to bad you friend was not more of a friend and less of a sales man he could answer this question

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2HAMSDIET 6/14/2013 6:58PM

    Real food nutrition is always better then powdered stuff. Get a blender if drinking your food is what you want. I drink water and decafgreen tea. I am intolerant to soy and dairy so for extra protein so it is either egg white powder or hard boiled egg whites for me. emoticon

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NGCHILD 6/14/2013 2:25PM

    I haven't tried protein shakes. $4 a shake is wildly expensive. Good luck with your research!!

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SAINTBERNARD6 6/14/2013 1:08PM

    I buy protein powder at 2 places...in the pharmacy section of Walmart I get either Whey or Soy protein powder. It comes in different flavors.

At GNC, I like their Lean 25 chocolate protein powder. It has 25 grams of protein in each scoop. None of these have a bad taste.

Generally, I mix the protein powder with Greek yogurt, juice, and ice for a cold nourishing shake.

None of these are expensive.

Elsie

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SUPERTAM 6/14/2013 12:39PM

    Hi Lyn!! I don't blame u for not wanting to spend that much on protein!! emoticon I like to get my protein from GNC. Its called Giant Sports Delicious protein (its physician approved, tastes great, & its low in calories). I use a Blender/shaker cup & fill it halfway with ice water, then I add 1 scoop protein (chocolate is my preferred flavor), & then sometimes I add 1 or 2 tablespoons of PB2 (powdered peanut butter, half the calories of regular natural pb) & top with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of almond/coconut milk ( I always use the flavor: unsweetened vanilla, getting unsweetened is half of regular vanilla). Shake well & enjoy the flavor! Its like a liquid Reese's peanut butter cup!! emoticon emoticon

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TRINIITY1 6/14/2013 12:30PM

    Wow! That's crazy!!! I drink A LOT of protein shakes, and I would never consider buying those. That is way to much. Yes, just get some whey protein and unsweetened almond milk. I sometimes put 1 Tb of flax meal in it and blending it up with ice makes it even extra think and filling. I also buy casien protein and make a protein shake with 1/2 scoop whey and 1/2 scoop casien, as casien is more slow digesting and lasts a little longer than straight whey protein. Amazon is a good place for protein powder regarding price. If the shake is not sweet enough, put in a packet of stevia or something. I also get protein powder from Sams Club.

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