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3 hours ago, James Marusek said:

You do not have to like Protein Shakes only tolerate them. There are many varieties of Protein shakes available today. Experiment until you can find one you can tolerate.

You don't have to like it, just tolerate it. I used Muscle Milk Light (Vanilla Creme) powder blended with Water and a half a banana. That worked for me.

Very similar to what I advised in this thread yesterday, James.

My words were, as I recall:

"The shakes may not be perfect but they are a way of doing a job."

"They are there for your greater good."

"I just psyche myself up and take it."

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I hated all the protien shakes I've tried. They all smell and taste like baby vomit and chemicals to me. I purchased unflavored Bulksupplements Pure Grass-Fed whey Protein Isolate powder. I mix it with almond or skim milk, frozen fruit and stevia to taste, also use the sugar free surups like Torani. The powder doesn't really have any taste or smell. Finally I found one I can drink.

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I drink the Isopure green tea Protein Drink it has 40 grams of Protein. But you need a lot of ice to cut through it. It is pricey: $44 for a case of 12 drinks. I wasn't able to keep down any other Protein Powder, mix or drink except muscle milk

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I really like the Chike High Protein coffee Mocha flavor. I use two scoops with 12oz of unsweetned chocolate almond milk and 3-4 ice cubes. Throw it is the blender and It is not bad at all. I drink one everyday for breakfast.

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Me and my husband drink Allmax Isoflex whey isolate Protein powder . Sooo good! We drink the banana cream supreme. Taste like a wonderful shake. I get on Amazon. They have 3 other flavors.

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Hello,

So, since I can't tolerate Carnation Instant Breakfast, my surgeon's office recommended that I try a water-based Protein supplement like Isopure from GNC. So, I bought a bag of "Strawberries & Creme" protein powder from GNC the other day. Put simply, I'd rather drink Pepto Bismol straight from the bottle than try that Isopure garbage ever again. I specifically asked the cashier lady at GNC "which one isn't the worst?" and she recommended this flavour of Isopure.

Does anyone else have any recommendations about protein drinks?

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I like the nectar brand it's not too bad. The Vanilla bean is good and they have a lot of different flavors. I mix them with Water. You can by individual packets for 3.00 to try the flavor.

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I don't mind Premier Protein drinks. As far as powders are concerned, there's Protein isolates, which will always have a bitter flavor, and then there's just the Proteins (usually a bit less expensive), eg plain old whey protein, which is pretty good. There's also egg white protein (bulksupplements.com sells it) which is fairly flavor neutral. The best tasting traditional whey protein I've found it in the bulk foods section of WinCo.

If you mix your own shakes in a base of almond or coconut milk (almost water), add a little vanilla, sweeten with sucralose or Monk Fruit, it's actually pretty good. It just takes a little effort. Once you can use skim milk, they're even better. I don't even mind the protein isolates, if I can use skim.

Good luck!

FYI Lono for Life instant bone broths also have 10 mg protein per serving. Immediately post-op, those were a lifesaver for us.

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You have to keep experimenting till you find one you can tolerate even though you may never "like" one. And by tolerate I literally mean it doesn't make you actually throw up. That's tolerate, not it tastes gross or smells bad.

This is one of those suck it up and do it things.

That said, I like chike, Quest and Syntrax matrix. Can't stand Isopure or premier, so everyone is different.

Nashua Nutrition will sell you a sample of any brand and flavor they carry for $1 each.


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