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Ensure and Boost are normally forbidden for us because of the carbs and sugar, but the new Ensure Max has 30 grams of Protein and only 1 gram of sugar. The flavors are limited, only chocolate and mocha, but I have tried the mocha and it is more palatable than a lot of other shakes I have tried. It does contain caffeine, so depending on your plan you might not be able to have that one. It is a little thinner and has less of an aftertaste to me than the other shakes, and I like that I don't have to order it online because they have it in the pharmacy. I have really struggled with protein, the shakes make me gag, so this has been a godsend. I don't like it, but I can handle it a lot better than the others I have tried (omg, Atkins tastes like sour milk and saccharine). I add a tiny bit of bitter unsweetened cocoa powder to further temper the sweetness. If you are struggling with shakes, maybe give this one a try. It also is low fat, so it only has 150 calories, which is really good for that much protein. Incidentally, I noticed that it has Calcium caseinate along with milk protein concentrate (a no-no for some surgeons but not mine), and I noticed that my Bariatric hot cocoa, which is also thin and palatable, has calcium caseinate as well. I have found casein protein, but I have heard it is thick and awful, but I can't find calcium caseinate as a powder, only as an ingredient in other products. If you hate thick drinks, you might like drinks with calcium caseinate as a main ingredient.

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I agree. I thought it was pretty good, relatively speaking. It is more expensive, though.

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So does it have that nasty evaporated milk taste to it? Many RTD do, you know.🍶

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8 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

So does it have that nasty evaporated milk taste to it? Many RTD do, you know.🍶

I never tasted evaporated milk but this was less nasty than Premier, Atkins or Muscle Milk, IMO.

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I have 2 cases of Premier left. I am at the point i drink them if i am on the go. I have started using pure protein.. 100% whey and making my own shakes. They are lighter, less sweet and more of a liquid than premier. I have a slew of Torani syrups and i just add a flavor i want for the day.. Changes every day !

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