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OTTOLOVE Posts: 247
1/2/13 10:13 A

I agree with you; the majority of protein powder shakes just taste like chalk. I found that pea protein tastes much better, and all you add is water. It also has about 25 grams of protein. It wouldn't be what I would order out for a special teat, but I have found it is the easiest way to get extra protein in.

12/19/12 10:47 A

I use Jay Robb stevia sweetened protein powder in my low carb gluten free baked goods. Adds bulk and tons of protein.

REDELAINE1990 SparkPoints: (26,178)
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12/19/12 5:36 A

There are loads of recipes on Sparkpeople you can use protein powder in. I love chocolate protein powder with frozen fruits, a frozen banana gives it an icecreamy milkshake feel and also I use Soya Milk. I love them and feel I'm having the best treat ever.

COXBETH SparkPoints: (8,276)
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12/7/12 12:14 A

My husband bought a ton of crazy protein powder flavors after reading a bunch of reviews on He's got a very popular protein powder cheesecake that he makes, but I have no idea what the recipe is. Bodybuilders are a great source of information about which protein powders to use - and different brands and flavors work better for baking than for making a shake.

You might also check out some neat recipe ideas here:
(I haven't tried flavorless protein powder yet, but you can bet I will!)

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11/15/12 10:57 P

There are some interesting Protein drink recipes on the Egg White cartons that we buy. They are pasteurized so there should be minimal to no risk of illness.
Dymatize has a great "Pina Colada" protein shake. It is expensive but well worth it. Try using an "Isolate" protein, they seem to be tastier at least to me.

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11/13/12 3:25 P

I have a chocolate milkshake every morning at breakfast. It is made with chocolate protein powder and nonfat milk. It gives me plenty of protein so that I am not starving before lunch. To make the milkshake thick and more nutritious, I put it in a blender and add cubes of frozen vegetables (like zucchini which has no flavor) and frozen fruit to the drink. I also add a little Splenda because I like it sweet. It makes me think I am having a dessert and is sure a nice way to get my vegetables.

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11/13/12 10:03 A

Thanks! Sounds awesome, I will try it!

CSJ522 SparkPoints: (22,402)
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11/12/12 9:55 P

This is the best recipe given to me by my extremely healthy sister and I love it!

Taste like Reese's.

Skim milk, vanilla protein powder, ice, natural peanut butter, chocolate powder (like the kind you use for baking), and some honey to sweeten.

Experiment with the amount of peanut butter and choco powder to your taste but you don't need much!!!

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11/12/12 4:37 P

Thanks for your input - I think you have a good point.

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MAMAG43 SparkPoints: (21)
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11/12/12 4:36 P

Sounds yummy!! Thanks

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11/10/12 7:38 A

That is interesting. I will have to have a look at the non-fat powdered milk. I'm lactose intolerant but my husband might like it. We hate spending big money each month for protein powder but it's a great recovery "snack" after a workout.
Thanks for sharing!

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11/7/12 9:02 P

You are welcome; protein powder is very expensive and I'm doing carb recycling so I googled about substituting protein powder and a lady who had researched said that the powdered milk has as much protein and it is MUCH cheaper; so I just add cocoa for chocolate flavor or use strawberry flavoring, or vanilla flavoring, etc. and its working great!

CHYNNA81 Posts: 1,161
11/7/12 7:40 P

That last comment was a emoticon moment. I have read where people were substituting powdered milk for protein powder. I am going to look into to that because it would help me out a lot.
Thanks it helps me.

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11/6/12 10:52 A

I just read where a girl did not like protein powder and after researching, she found that non fat powdered milk had as much protein as protein powder and that she could add cocoa to make chocolate, strawberry flavoring, etc. Hope this helps - that's what I am using too!

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
10/15/12 11:00 A

I would look for protein in other sources....I do not like Smoothies at all! and decided if I could find another way to up the protein, I would! I eat a boiled egg about every AM for my breakfast on the go. Nuts, beans and greek yogurt are other good protein rich foods.

7/8/12 2:26 P

I like adding protein powder to my lowfat bran pancake recipe. They're delicious, high in fiber (my little girl calls them "magic poo poo pancakes"), and taste great as a snack straight out of the fridge.

6/10/12 9:01 A

I use HyVee Chocolate whey protein powder
It works well with hot chocolate - Instead of putting my usual 2 scoops of hot cocoa powder, I put one scoop hot cocoa and one scoop of the protein powder.
If you wanted to, you could try adding a little soy milk so that the warm soy milk will mask the smell of the protein powder.

4/14/12 9:36 A

You can put it in lots of things. Add it to your morning oatmeal before cooking. Get a fruity flavor and mix some in with your greek yogurt. Things like that. You definitely have to think outside the box.
I have a recipe on SparkRecipes for little protein bites. They are really good!

Hope that helps!

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4/13/12 6:32 P

I use Nature's Plus Energy Shake. Low carb, gluten free. No sugar and it thickens whatever liquid it is in. I use mine with orange juice and the label says ANY liquid.

CMARCH50 Posts: 126
4/13/12 1:40 P

I like hot beverages while I am at work. Trying to find a protien powder that works with hot water is hard to find. Any help please. Since my surgery I am cold all the time. emoticon

Edited by: CMARCH50 at: 4/13/2012 (13:41)
MANTY526 SparkPoints: (17,257)
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3/16/12 7:54 P

I use protein powder, one greek yogurt & fruit & ice for a morning smoothie. It's my favorite also after I workout.

USEDTOBETHIN216 Posts: 190
3/16/12 9:52 A

I use Pure Protein Chocolate -1 scoop, with 1 cup of decaf coffee (cooled), 1/4 cup of skim or 1%milk, some ice...blend....mocha goodness!

MRSJOCCO SparkPoints: (29,721)
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3/7/12 11:58 A

Another idea is to write/e-mail companies that make protein powders and ask for free samples. You may also be able to get samples at nutrition stores and hospital pharmacies (esp. those with a bariatric surgery center).

Everyone has his/her own preferences and reaction to protein powders and drinks. Did you know that you can get a sports drink-like protein drink (like Gatorade)? Also, Pure Protein makes a 35 g canned shake.

Do your research on protein, though. I think the USDA/FDA guidelines are way too high in protein (meat and dairy industry) and carbs (Monsanto...), Too much protein can cause kidney problems among other things.


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3/7/12 11:38 A

I put in the blender a little lowfat milk, greek yougurt, frozen fruit, ice, and a scoop of protien powder. It's really good and you don't even taste the powder.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
3/5/12 1:58 P

Personally, I'd look at finding more lean protein sources as a regular thing and save the powders/shakes/bars for just some days. But, that's just me. My husband drinks at least 2 protein shakes a day and has at least 1 bar!

You can add it to your oatmeal or to pretty much any smoothie recipe. You could probably blend it in with some Greek yogurt as well.

REK713 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/5/12 12:02 P

I have a hard time drinking the protein powder shakes. I need them because I don't get enough protein in my diet regularly. Is there any recipes out there that I can incorporate the powder into?

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