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paganrn 01-15-2013 12:09 PM

Recommendations for a protein powder
 
I'm looking for a good tasting low carb protein powder, one that I can cook with and use to make low carb protein shakes. I need something to take to work with me to help me get through that early morning slump! What are your favorites?

MargD 01-15-2013 12:55 PM

I like Jay Robb. There was recently a thread about it here in the main lobby.

metqa 01-15-2013 12:57 PM

I like Designer Whey Protein. It's Natural Flavor is just plain whey powder, No added flavors, sugars, colors, etc.

Mistizoom 01-15-2013 05:25 PM

I like Natural Factors Whey Factors. The flavored varieties are sweetened with stevia and it is rBGH free.

sports_mom 01-16-2013 03:47 AM

I've tried many and my absolute favorite tasting is Trutein. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Cinnabun are my favorites.

domesticbliss 01-16-2013 08:20 PM

I love love love Syntrax Nectar the Fuzzy Navel and the Chocolate Torte and Vanilla Bean... the mix great, taste great, and are thick and creamy when you use a blender some ice and some coconut milk

canadiangirl 01-17-2013 04:53 AM

We always use Kaizen 100% Whey Isolate. We buy it from costco and its $49 for 4.4 lbs! It is only 1g carb per scoop!

cfine 01-17-2013 06:49 AM

I use the Jarrow brand.

PianoAl 01-17-2013 07:54 AM

For flavor and cost, I've settled on Cytosport 100% Whey from Costco.

I like GNC Chocolate-Caramel, but it's too expensive.

CurveControl 01-17-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by metqa (Post 16197440)
I like Designer Whey Protein. It's Natural Flavor is just plain whey powder, No added flavors, sugars, colors, etc.

Where do you find that? The natural I mean. a quick look revealed that the natural isn't available from our sponsor.

Britt1975 01-17-2013 09:16 AM

I love the Syntrax Nectar - my favorite is the Caribbean Cooler - the coconut/pina colada flavor is so yummy and tastes great with a little coconut milk mixed in!

alonewithyou 01-17-2013 09:30 AM

In vanilla I have something called MRM Whey all Natural Rich vanilla. It's yum. I've baked with it and I've had no problems.

limetwist 01-17-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by PianoAl (Post 16201502)
For flavor and cost, I've settled on Cytosport 100% Whey from Costco.

I like GNC Chocolate-Caramel, but it's too expensive.

My mom gave me a bag of the Cytosport 100% Whey (after deciding she had no use for protein powder and bought it on a whim, after hearing me describe it, oh mom) and I can attest to its deliciousness. I'm currently using it. 3 carbs per scoop and great vanilla flavor!

spoiltmomof2 01-17-2013 02:51 PM

I like Jay Robb also. It costs more but it's worth it.

PianoAl 01-17-2013 05:43 PM

A trick: If you like some protein powder but find that it's too sweet, buy some unflavored whey (e.g. Jarrow) to mix it with.

Janknitz 01-17-2013 08:52 PM

Wow, opinions all over the board, but Jay Robb seems most popular.

I recently discovered 365 brand (whole foods) whey protein powder. What I like about it is the fact that it doesn't contain artificial sweeteners, it's sweetened with sweet dairy whey. Stevia is not listed on the ingredients, but I think it has a tiny bit in it anyway. I don't typically like stevia at all, but it's not enough to detect the bitterness. The sweet dairy whey is a natural sweetener from milk sugars, but it's not overly sweet (only 2 g carbs per serving) and there's no bitter aftertaste which bugs me with all the AS.

I don't use PP much because I'm trying to get away from manufactured foods, but occasionally I do need some from a recipe and this is the least objectionable one I've found. WF is trying to be competitive pricewise with the 365 brand, so the price isn't too terrible, either. It's competitive with Designer Whey and a little cheaper than Jay Robb.

metqa 01-17-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CurveControl (Post 16201523)
Where do you find that? The natural I mean. a quick look revealed that the natural isn't available from our sponsor.

I buy it at my local Kroger Supermarket in the Specialty/Health Food Section. They are actually on sale till February I think. Also Amazon should carry it, as well.

SugarFreeSheila 01-18-2013 06:12 AM

Big fan of Optimum Nutrition - both their whey & casein chocolate are excellent-tasting.

MSS726 01-18-2013 12:52 PM

I absolutely love Plant Fusion. It is so smooth. Was using Jay Robb egg white protein but switched to the Plant Fusion. Both are good though.


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