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Old 09-13-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Protein shakes

I am going to try protein shakes but I know nothing about them. Can anyone tell me where to start. I was thinking of using whey protein and adding ice and hwc.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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Are you bother by sugar alcohols or splenda?
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Nope they seem to be fine for me...
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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That sounds like a start....I like to add the following:

Ground flax seed
A few berries
1-2 TB CO
A few ice cubes

I start with a base of unsweetened vanilla hemp milk, 1 gm carbs, and 5gms fat. Then add a little stevia, but have used DV syrup to change up the flavor.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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Then you will have lots of options. Lol. I've read that the Jay Robb is the "cleanest" I purchased a sample pack. It came with five different flavors. I've tried 3 of them and so far all good. I mix 1/2 HWC and 1/2 ice water. I am full for HOURS after.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
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I use a recipe by Sugar Free Sheila for my dinner protein shake.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:35 PM   #7
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:49 PM   #8
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I use About Time whey isolate... it was suggested to me by someone in the forums... it is reasonably priced and sweetened with stevia. I y has very few ingredients and is nice and thick. I also add hwc for fat balance.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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EAS is inexpensive and 3 grams of carbs per scoop.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:56 PM   #10
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It's very YMMV per your tastes. I don't like EAS, Isopure or Body Fortress. I do like the Syntrax Nectars, Click, Dymatize, Jay Robb and for a basic standby the Designer Whey brand. Try buying samples before buying a tub as they can be pricey. Netrition has sample packs and so do Vitamin Shoppe and health food stores.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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jay robb is good, lowest carb ive seen, stevia sweetened
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #12
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I use Phd diet whey its low in carbs and the belgium chocolate one tastes lovely, I just mix it will water and dont add anything.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #13
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i do almond milk, coffee, CO, cream cheese, fage, cocoa, etc....some variation...xantham gum a must for thick/creamy...keep ice out of suspension
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #14
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Here's my basic recipe and I just make it with different berries for a different flavor. Strawberry Protein Milkshake « Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes
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I have what I call a "protein basic" and I add whatever flavorings I'm in the mood for to that--lately it's been berries of different kinds (fresh or frozen) and a little lemon juice--I'm craving sour for some reason. But I also like some cocoa powder and a little decaf instant coffee powder for a "mocha" flavor--I add some cacao nibs to that for texture. I also make chocolate (cocoa powder) and nutbutter smoothies. Yum!

I don't add any sweeteners beyond what already comes in the whey powder itself and I find it just on the verge of too sweet. Currently I'm using Muscle Milk Vanilla from Costco--a 6 lb bag is very economical. My budget doesn't allow me to be too picky, but that tastes pretty good!

Here's my "Basic" formula:
2 Scoops of vanilla whey protein powder
8 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup homemade yogurt

To that I add whatever flavories sound good at the time. I'm thinking of throwing a little spinach in just to up the nutrients--a small amount won't affect taste or texture.

I was taking this with my lunch every day, until I realized that it's plenty satisfying to BE my lunch. So I will usually just eat a late afternoon snack--cheese, vegies and dip, a HB egg, or some nuts and I'm very happy.

As my weight decreases, I'll decrease the amount of protein powder and other ingredients accordingly. But right now, it helps me get ENOUGH protein and calories to keep the weight coming off. Otherwise I don't get enough of either and my weightloss stalls.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #16
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I've heard that casein is actually slower to digest than whey. I use whey if I'm about to/just finished working out, but if I need something before a long outing or bed, I drink casein. Gold Standard is delicious, and I like the About Time whey.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #17
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For liquid, I use 25% water, 25% HWC, 50% almond milk.

I use Jay Robb or Muscle Milk. Muscle milk is definitely the tastiest (to me), but higher in carbs. For me, I am willing to spend some carbs on my protein shake in exchange for yumminess. I use shakes for breakfast, then it is easy to stay LC for the rest of the day.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #18
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I like Vital Whey and purchase it thru US Wellness Meats. It is stevia sweetened. It is made from the milk of grass-fed cows and processed at the lowest possible temperate. It's twice as expensive as the stuff I get at my local store, but I do like it more. I try to avoid confinement dairy as much as I can and your regular garden variety whey protein is from big dairy. I've bought both the chocolate and the vanilla Vital Whey. They are both good.

To make my shakes I use one or two scoops of powder, raw egg, and heavy cream. For a strawberry shake I use vanilla and throw in some frozen strawberries. Sometimes I use the chocolate for a chocolate covered strawberry shake. For a good chocolately shake I use the chocolate protein powder and add some cocoa powder and liquid chocolate stevia. For an eggnog shake I use vanilla powder and 1 whole egg plus 2 egg yolks. If I'm out of cream I'll use raw milk or open a can of coconut milk. Sometimes I'll thin my strawberry shake out with mineral water or seltzer. It gives it a little tingly fizz.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #19
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Jay robb all the way. Its all I use now.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:20 AM   #20
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For liquid, I use 25% water, 25% HWC, 50% almond milk.

I use Jay Robb or Muscle Milk. Muscle milk is definitely the tastiest (to me), but higher in carbs. For me, I am willing to spend some carbs on my protein shake in exchange for yumminess. I use shakes for breakfast, then it is easy to stay LC for the rest of the day.

Good luck!

The Muscle Milk from Costco is 3 carbs/scoop.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:13 AM   #21
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You could also, instead of making a liquid shake, stir whatever protein powder you end up going with into plain yoghurt to increase the protein content and to make yourself a lovely flavored sweet snack!
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:06 AM   #22
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i too add pp to cottage cheese/fage and cocoa....REALLLY good!
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:19 AM   #23
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I used Jay Robb, unsweetened almond milk as my base and build from there. Sometimes I'll add a whole egg, or some frozen fruit. Also yummy with cocout oil (must melt it down first though!)

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I use a recipe by Sugar Free Sheila for my dinner protein shake.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:49 AM   #24
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I have a shake every morning.

My favorite is Isopure Zero Carb French Vanilla and Isopure Dutch Chocolate which has 2 net carbs. I love it because it also contains a lot of Vitamins and Minerals which other powders don't have. I get it online at the Vitamin Shoppe, or buy it at the store when I'm on that side of town.

I have used the Jay Robb, which is good, but really expensive. I also tried the Walmart brand, but it was gritty, like it had sand in it.

I really enjoy my shakes and have them often. I like to have one as my evening snack, too, especially in the summer when the fruits are so good. You can use minimum fruit to flavor a shake and get maximum benefits.

I add 2 Tablespoons of flax meal (for fiber), one cup of Almond Breeze and 1 scoop of protein powder as the base for all my shakes. I flavor them with Torani and Davinci SF flavored syrups, too.
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The Muscle Milk from Costco is 3 carbs/scoop.
Hi Terry,

Do you know what costco's price is and how many servings?


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I like Jay Robb chocolate flavor. I mix one scoop with 1.5 oz of heavy cream and 6.5 oz of very cold water. When I gave up dairy for two months, I used almond milk, and I think I used half almond milk and half water.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:25 PM   #27
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I use Trader Joe's soy protein powder, the unflavored kind. It has 1 carb per serving and doesn't have a funny after taste. I sweeten it myself with either splenda or stevia and add in spices, cocoa powder, extracts, etc along with unsweetened almond milk.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #28
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I do jay robb mixed in warm coffee. I don't add hwc because it's a waste of calories for me since I'm at goal.

ETA I do a breakfast with a jay robb in coffee and then some coconut cream concentrate on the side. very quick and has enough protein and fat.

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Hi Terry,

Do you know what costco's price is and how many servings?


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It's a 6 lb. bag so I believe it's 80, 1 scoop servings (I saved 2 containers from previously to put it in so I don't have the bag). They (this location) just transitioned from the 3 lb containers (tub/jar) to the 6 lb. bag over the last 4-5 months or so. The 3 lb tubs were 40, 1 scoop servings. The 3 lb used to be 26.99. When the 6 lb was introduced it was 32.99, then went to 36.99 2 months later. It just went up to 39.99 I noticed this week when I was there. Wish I'd bought it at first but didn't need it then but I got it for the middle price. Call and ask, they'll let you know. It only comes in chocolate and vanilla there which is fine because I add berries and other things to the vanilla to change it up.
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I also use the vanilla Muscle Milk at Costco....I just posted it in another thread, but I use a Blender Bottle (can be bought at Bed Bath and Beyond) and its made my protein shake experience awesome!

For flavors, I will sometimes mix some lemonade Crystal Light in with my shake, or even a can of diet rootbeer for a rootbeer float. I LOVE smoothies so its been tough for me to make a low carb shake without all of the fruit.
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