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Hi Everyone,

So I have seen about a gajillion posts from pals who need suggestions for Protein Drinks, and the responses are always so helpful with suggestions of specific brands and sometimes websites where to find them. But many times we just say, I like this one or this is one I can tolerate. As I have read them I was thinking about all of these different drinks/broths that I have never tried, so I decided to give some of them a try for myself, not only in preparation of the dreaded pre-op diet but also for post-op . Here is my list (which includes ones I have tried so far ;-D):

Now - when I was on a medically supervised diet two years ago I got hooked on Syntrax Nectar powder mixes that my Doctor sold - I always stuck with chocolate Truffle and vanilla Bean Torte. I like them both, but my favorite is the Chocolate Truffle. I use it as both a quick Breakfast and a dessert. The Chocolate Truffle is a rich chocolate flavor without being too cloying. The powder mixes well with a spoon and perfectly with a mixer tumbler. The vanilla is great too and worked great as a mix in with plain greek yogurt. The vanilla bean is also a mellow not overpowering flavor which I like. I have never detected an aftertaste with either of these flavors, from the sweeteners or the Protein base. Although I always like to drink Water immediately after but that may just be a me and milk thing, I have done that.

I have also tried Syntrax Mint Cookie - I had it my head that it would be like my favorite ice cream, Chocolate Mint Chip, if I blended it with extra ice. And, well, no. But it was good, not too sweet and had a reasonable amount of mint chip flavor - I think I just built it up in my head. I need to get over the ice cream thing I guess...

Premiere Protein Chocolate RTD (single serve tetrapac from Costco) - I just tried this one, chilled ice cold, an it was delish, thick and rich, it reminded me of drinking liquid pudding. I could see that someone could get tired of it if it was consumed three or four times a day for several days - or if you're like me and chocolate pudding is heaven in a cup - you may love it...

So my thought is this - whatever Protein drinks you have tried - please post a tasting review of them here. Give a recent review which mentions why you like or dislike the product. How is the flavor - is this your go-to drink? If you didn't like it, why not? If you hate it - what drink do you like?

In support of this effort, I went to a few different websites (all recommended by fellow pals - thanks!) and ordered several sample packs of different brands and types, I have even ordered samples of the water based protein drinks from lemonade to chicken broth, as I receive them and try them I will post here and I invite you to do the same.

Thanks everyone!

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After 11 months of trying different Protein Shakes I have settled on Muscle Milk Light. I get it from costco. Its a bit expensive, but is easy to get down and doesn't have that nauseating Protein after taste.

I think we must be neighbors SnohoGal..Im in Everett! :-)

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I found that I prefer Premiere Protein shakes (both chocolate and vanilla) which I purchased from Sam's Club. They are 160 calories and have 30 grams of Protein.< /p>

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My fave (so far) has been Zero Carb Isopure Cookies & Cream. It comes in lots of the usual flavors, plus some fruit flavors like punch, etc. It also has water-based ready-to-drink bottles. But I used the powders. It, too, is a little pricey but definitely goes down well and doesn't smell like baby formula. lol

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If you find/know of any without Splenda/sucralose in them, please let me know. Splenda blocks my weight loss.

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For RTDs, I've settled on premier and EAS low carb. I usually go vanilla since they seem to be the thinnest. Thin and easy flowing are important factors to my gag reflex. When I mix my own, I do Syntrax cappucino and Cookies n cream. And I over dilute them a little bit, again to make them thin.

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When I was pre-op I did the Slim Fast low carb ready to drink bottles, which were good and creamy...but expensive. I just bought Isopure chocolate from Vitamin Shoppe (online is WAAAY cheaper, btw) and it's good, but not as chocolate-y as I would like...so I am still searching as I find I was not getting enough Protein, so 6oz in the morning seems to be helping me a lot! We shall see what the results are soon... but I am SO interested in what others have to say, since I know, now, I need to supplement my Protein :(

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If you find/know of any without Splenda/sucralose in them, please let me know. Splenda blocks my weight loss.

Try this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AZVQI46/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's a plant based Protein drink that is flavored with Stevia. I've tried it a few times and I don't hate it.

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After 11 months of trying different Protein shakes I have settled on Muscle Milk Light. I get it from costco. Its a bit expensive, but is easy to get down and doesn't have that nauseating Protein after taste.

I think we must be neighbors SnohoGal..Im in Everett! :-)

I work in Everett! There are a lot of Seattle area folks here, and definitely a group of Snohomish folk! Sno - homies unite! LOL

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If you find/know of any without Splenda/sucralose in them, please let me know. Splenda blocks my weight loss.

I just found this one...

http://www.julianbakery.com/paleo-product/paleo-protein-egg-whites-1-75lbs-chocolate-1-carb/

Paelo Protein with Egg White Protein and sweetened by Stevia, so far I have only seen the 1.75 jug though...$49.99

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So far:

Pure Protein--chocolate is...odd tasting with a weird lingering aftertaste-got a 4 pack and dumped the other 3 (23 g)

EAS Myoplex light--thick, creamy, almost like fudge. Brief odd after-taste but will keep some in the refrigerator (20 g)

6 Star Pro Nutrition--vanilla, creamy, not overpowering in flavor, no aftertaste, thinner than Myoplex-waiting to try the chocolate (20 g)

Lean Body on the Go--14 ish ounces so pretty big, decent taste, chocolate thinner consistency than Myoplex, lingering aftertaste (25 g protein)

Muscle Milk reg single serving carton--chocolate tastes different than the powder mix, aftertaste present (not with powder), almost as thick as Myoplex. Decent, will keep some in the Fridge post-op (20 g)

powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury powders---tried chocolate, strawberry and vanilla (bariatric sample pack)-this will be my "go to" drink, it was awesome, no aftertaste, great flavor, 20 grams Protein

Muscle Milk light powder--chocolate ok but the Cake Batter flavor is TODIEFOR. Will be another "go to drink" to change things up.

Sorry, but I have been on a mission to find what I will be able to tolerate for several weeks. I still plan on trying the Premiere Protein Drink that everyone raves about but the above is what I have tried thus far...

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So far:

Pure Protein--chocolate is...odd tasting with a weird lingering aftertaste-got a 4 pack and dumped the other 3 (23 g)

EAS Myoplex light--thick, creamy, almost like fudge. Brief odd after-taste but will keep some in the refrigerator (20 g)

6 Star Pro Nutrition--vanilla, creamy, not overpowering in flavor, no aftertaste, thinner than Myoplex-waiting to try the chocolate (20 g)

Lean Body on the Go--14 ish ounces so pretty big, decent taste, chocolate thinner consistency than Myoplex, lingering aftertaste (25 g protein)

Muscle Milk reg single serving carton--chocolate tastes different than the powder mix, aftertaste present (not with powder), almost as thick as Myoplex. Decent, will keep some in the Fridge post-op (20 g)

unjury powders---tried chocolate, strawberry and vanilla (bariatric sample pack)-this will be my "go to" drink, it was awesome, no aftertaste, great flavor, 20 grams Protein

Muscle Milk light powder--chocolate ok but the Cake Batter flavor is TODIEFOR. Will be another "go to drink" to change things up.

Sorry, but I have been on a mission to find what I will be able to tolerate for several weeks. I still plan on trying the Premiere Protein Drink that everyone raves about but the above is what I have tried thus far...

Don't be sorry, this is exactly what was on my mind and what I was hoping we could share! Excellent post!

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Katie Keane

I've been using unjury.com Protein powder for 2 years. I use the vanilla and plain with different additives or juicing. Sometimes fat-free Inti'l Delight coffee flavors. 2 Tsp. Tastes like a milkshake. Been very satisfied

with being able to MIX THINGS UP a bit.

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Love this post! I'm just starting out on my weight loss journey and this is one of the main things I worry about. I am so picky, and I'm afraid I won't be able to find many things I can choke down. Does anyone know of Protein Drinks that are fruit flavored like orange, grape, or punch?

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Love this post! I'm just starting out on my weight loss journey and this is one of the main things I worry about. I am so picky, and I'm afraid I won't be able to find many things I can choke down. Does anyone know of Protein drinks that are fruit flavored like orange, grape, or punch?

There are several flavors from Syntrax Nectrasweet powders that are fruity, like fruit punch, lemonade, peach, etc. I really like the Syntrax line and it is available on Amazon. This line mixes easily and doesn't have an aftertaste or a gritty texture.

There are also some RTDs by Isopure that are punch type too, even grape. But I haven't tried them yet, the Isopures are on my list though!

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