My husband and I are both vegetarians and we use "Naturade" protein booster. They have Whey and Soy (I prefer the soy myself). Its a little difficult to find, we usually order off line. But after a long long search / trial and error period of different protein powders I found this one to be the best tasting with the best nutritional properties. I drink it with soy milk. Also, as a general note about protein powders, I would seriously advise getting a hand mixer. Its a lot easier to drink when it doesn't have all those little chunks in it (b/c its very difficult to stir up with a spoon) and the hand mixer is a lot easier (and less messy) than pulling out the blender every morning. Good luck!
As far as I know, all protein powders have calories, carbs, and fat. Some have significantly less than others, so you need to find one that suits your needs.
I use Aria Protein Powder. It's made especially for women and is comparatively low in calories and fat compared to other protein powders which are usually designed to help athletes build up muscle.
Aria comes in vanilla and chocolate, though I have never seen the chocolate in stores. Because of the flavor, you wouldn't want to mix it with chicken broth, but it goes well in milk or water. I actually use it in a fruit and yogurt smoothie for breakfast every day.
I can follow the Insulin Resistance Diet plan but need about 50 more grams of protein each day. But for what I'd "like" to eat, that adds too much fat. Sometimes I can add a boneless, skinless chicken breast but sometimes I am just sick of chicken. Just thought a protein powder might help. . .maybe add it to some chicken broth? Can you do that? Can you tell I know NOTHING about protein powder?
Do protein powders have carbs or fat? Is there one that's better than another?
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