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AndyLovesAtkins 12-31-2009 06:58 AM

Which is your preferred protein powder (brand)?
 
Hey everyone, I've been craving some Dobie muffins and realized I don't have any protein powder. Last I used was "protein whey isolate" by Designer Whey; however, I don't think Netrition carries this anymore.

Any brand/advice would be appreciated.:p

ncgirl 12-31-2009 07:03 AM

I like the Designer Whey Chocolate Peanut Caramel ( lots of flavors in one!) and the Optimum Nutrition Casein Chocolate Pudding. I seem to have better luck in cooking with the whey. Good luck!!

DEEDLYNN 12-31-2009 08:36 AM

Jay Robb...and Body Fortress.

Jay Robb for my shakes. Body Fortress to cook with.

LaurieKeren 12-31-2009 08:56 AM

Subbing because I'm curious, too.

Dreamchaser 12-31-2009 09:03 AM

JAY ROBB!! :kicking:

MsWoods 12-31-2009 09:51 AM

Jay Robb, but it's expensive so I got the cheapie kind from Walmart. It's not that bad.

sistertzu 12-31-2009 10:43 AM

I love syntrax nectar brand. I can eat it from a spoon.

Sis

AndyLovesAtkins 12-31-2009 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 12923105)
Jay Robb, but it's expensive so I got the cheapie kind from Walmart. It's not that bad.

Hey MsWoods, do you know the brand from walmart?

DEEDLYNN 12-31-2009 12:30 PM

I get the Body Fortress at Walmarts. I'd bet that is what she is referring to. Body Fortress is a good brand....but someone here....SPOILED me when they kept talking about the Jay Robb. :blush:

oneoftwo 01-01-2010 06:42 AM

I agree with Jay Robb but is it expensive !!

JoniBGoode 01-01-2010 01:18 PM

Usually just Designer Whey vanilla -- you can mix it with a variety of flavors.

jenna... 01-01-2010 01:21 PM

Trying to find one without MSG.

yorick 01-01-2010 02:08 PM

I like the cheap stuff from Wal-mart. I believe it is Body Fortress. I've researched protein powders a lot and came to my own conclusion that the cheap stuff is very good and effective for the money.

I'm not sure if you are looking for plain or flavored whey protein powder? I like the chocolate Body Fortress powder when drinking it mixed with water. I can hardly choke down the vanilla... :sick:

mlindie 01-01-2010 02:43 PM

Jay Robb?
 
I haven't heard of this one before. Normally I use the optimum protein powder. I always use it in a blender w/ other things mixed in. Right now my favorite morning drink is the Big Train iced mocha, mixed w/ Almond Joy unsweetened vanilla and a scoop of choc protein powder. I am VERY picky w/ taste and texture. So, is the Jay Robb very yummy on it's own? I would love a good Pina Colada or someone mentioned a fuzzy navel flavor from Syntrax that is just like a orange Julius. That would be GREAT!

ouizoid 01-01-2010 05:18 PM

I make protein powder pudding by mixing PP with a little unsweetened almond milk or with HC. I have noticed that the "fluffiness" of PP makes a better tasting pudding--the Syntrax nectar chocolate truffle is by far my favorite. I think if you are making smoothies or shakes it matters less.

skeopple 01-01-2010 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ouizoid (Post 12929371)
I make protein powder pudding by mixing PP with a little unsweetened almond milk or with HC. I have noticed that the "fluffiness" of PP makes a better tasting pudding--the Syntrax nectar chocolate truffle is by far my favorite. I think if you are making smoothies or shakes it matters less.

Do you just blend those two ingredients together and it thickens into pudding or do you need to add eggs and cook? or ice? thanks

ouizoid 01-02-2010 07:56 AM

one scoop PP and a dollop of unsweetened almond milk (maybe 1/4 cup--or a couple of Tbs of heavy cream-- you have to try and see) stir stir stir. At first it is like a ball and then smoothes out to a thin pudding like consistency. I add a couple of drops of mint extract to the chocolate (and sometimes a Tbs of Hersheys special dark cocoa which adds a carb)--mmmm. chocolatey minty goodness that FILLS you up for about 110 cals. You can try different extracts for different flavour combos.

Aptos Gal 01-02-2010 09:27 AM

I love the Designer Whey PP. I'm able to buy it locally so I don't need to order online.

skeopple 01-02-2010 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ouizoid (Post 12931049)
one scoop PP and a dollop of unsweetened almond milk (maybe 1/4 cup--or a couple of Tbs of heavy cream-- you have to try and see) stir stir stir. At first it is like a ball and then smoothes out to a thin pudding like consistency. I add a couple of drops of mint extract to the chocolate (and sometimes a Tbs of Hersheys special dark cocoa which adds a carb)--mmmm. chocolatey minty goodness that FILLS you up for about 110 cals. You can try different extracts for different flavour combos.

Thanks ouizoid! I'm going to try that at 5 p.m. Sounds awesome.:cool: And legal for me. I.am.not.straying.:up:

I'll let you know if we like it. I have no doubt that I will!

Midnight 01-02-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sistertzu (Post 12923318)
I love syntrax nectar brand. I can eat it from a spoon.

Sis

Which flavors are you using?
Is anyone using the cappachino? Can you mix it in hot water without clumping to make a hot cappachino?
I bought the cherry, but am not real excited about it. reminds me of koolaid. If anyone has any ideas of how to use it, let me know.

mikegws 01-02-2010 11:49 PM

My favorite is the Optimum Nutrition brand with casein in it. After drinking whey proteins for a few months the protein stopped filling me up like it used to. Casein does fill me up and it tastes better IMO.

From what I've read - casein is also a protein that releases more slowly into the blood stream (helping even more with appetite).

-Mike

sistertzu 01-03-2010 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midnight (Post 12933615)
Which flavors are you using?
Is anyone using the cappachino? Can you mix it in hot water without clumping to make a hot cappachino?
I bought the cherry, but am not real excited about it. reminds me of koolaid. If anyone has any ideas of how to use it, let me know.

I have been using vanilla bean torte it is the most versatile for me. I like all I have tried. I use them for cold drinks I don't know about hot.

Sis

AmberRose 01-03-2010 07:17 PM

I like Designer Whey...but something about it really upsets my stomach... :dunno:
I've switched to EAS 100% Whey Protein in Chocolate...never upset my stomach!

otaku30 01-07-2010 07:58 AM

Syntrax Nectar flavors are really hard to beat if you want fruit flavors - haven't been overly thrilled with anything other then their fruit flavors though. Fuzzy Navel and Crystal Sky being my favorites from them.

4EverFit makes two excellent fruit flavored proteins. CranRazz and Tropical Mango are awfully good.

For non-fruit flavors I prefer the Ultra Peptide products from Xtreme Formulations. Especially since I can buy them in 5 pound tubs. Their Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mochachino flavors are permanently in my rotation. Their Lemonade flavor is also pretty darn spectacular.

Xtreme Formlations also makes a slow digesting casein protein power called Ultra Peptide 2.0 - I generally use their Strawberry, Cookies-n-Creme or Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor for a night time snack.

cabrioluvr 01-07-2010 09:42 AM

Jay Robb vanilla is my favorite - add some pumpkin, cinnamon and a little cream - heavenly shake

Jennifer Eloff 01-07-2010 10:00 AM

Netrition sells Pro Blend 55
 
You can get Pro Blend 55 in various flavors. I bought alpine vanilla (3) and chocolate (1) in 2 lb containers.

Here's what I like about it:

1) Tastes great
2) Not too expensive
3) Uses only sucarlose (Splenda) and no Ace-K or aspartame. I'm wary of Ace-K and I don't believe one should bake with aspartame as it is not heat stable.
4) It is combination of concentrates, isolates and hydrolyzed whey protein. I once bought something that was just made from whey concentrates - ugh, what a horrible mistake!

JoniBGoode 01-07-2010 11:21 AM

I like vanilla designer whey, which I then flavor however I want...chocolate, coffee, mocha, strawberry, lemon, cherry, orange, pineapple... to me, it makes more sense than having 5 different protein powders in 5 different flavors. No matter how good a flavor is, after about 3 shakes I get tired of it...and still have a huge container left.

Jennifer Eloff 01-07-2010 12:40 PM

Joni, I only use my protein powders in baking and in confections and protein bars, etc. I have rarely used them in shakes, but what a good idea. That makes sense.

ncgirl 01-07-2010 12:46 PM

I agree, Joni - great idea - thanks!!

missymagoo12 01-08-2010 11:00 PM

i am trying to get back with low carbing. i see a lot of recipes call for a protein powder for some recipes . most i have tried - i all most gag on the powders taste in the recipes.

the pro blend 55 - have after tastes to it? sue


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