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Hi,

I'm pre-op and have been using a whey-based Protein powder for my Breakfast in the a.m.'s.

Does anybody know of -- perhaps actually even used -- a brand of vegan Protein Powder for shakes that meets your surgeon's nutritional requirements? :thumbup:

I don't know if anything like this exists, but if it does I'd like to know about it.

Thanks,

corgiqueen

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I have problems with the lactose in whey-based Protein powders, so I went to my local health-food store and looked for a Protein Powder without whey in it. I found a Protein powder by NutriBiotic that says Vegan right on the front label. It's called Vegan Rice Protein. I buy it in chocolate and vanilla--I like it just fine. It's not as high in protein as whey-based protein powders, but here's what the nutritional label says for one heaping Tbsp:

Calories 55

Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8 mg

Carbohydrates 1.8 g

Protein 12 g

Adding it to soymilk would probably bring up the grams of protein enough to make it competitive with the whey-based protein powders.

My nutritionist was fine with me using this protein powder pre-op (especially because I was throwing up the whey-based protein drinks!), but wanted me to make extra sure that I take a Multivitamin along with this if I use it as a Meal Replacement now--because it isn't a significant source of Vitamins and minerals. Good luck!

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other options:

PB2, PeanutButter powder.

Bell Plantation - PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter and More!

Does not pack the Protein like whey but it is an option.

NOW Sports Pea Protein contains an impressive 28 grams of easily-digested Protein.< /p>

NOW Foods - Pea Protein - 2 lbs.

Are you Vegan or do you have allergies?

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I have problems with the lactose in whey-based Protein powders, so I went to my local health-food store and looked for a Protein powder without whey in it. I found a protein powder by NutriBiotic that says Vegan right on the front label. It's called Vegan Rice Protein. I buy it in chocolate and vanilla--I like it just fine. It's not as high in protein as whey-based protein powders, but here's what the nutritional label says for one heaping Tbsp:

Calories 55

Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8 mg

Carbohydrates 1.8 g

Protein 12 g

Adding it to soymilk would probably bring up the grams of protein enough to make it competitive with the whey-based protein powders.

My nutritionist was fine with me using this protein powder pre-op (especially because I was throwing up the whey-based protein drinks!), but wanted me to make extra sure that I take a Multivitamin along with this if I use it as a Meal Replacement now--because it isn't a significant source of Vitamins and minerals. Good luck!

Well, actually most protein powders have about 100-130 calories per scoop and 20ish grams of protein (at least the ones I've tried). So 2 scoops is still within that calorie range and then it has 24 grams of protein, which is a good amount.

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