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Hello, I am struggling with Breakfast, I am not a breakfast person however I know I need to eat my small meals. I can't stand regular Protein Shakes due to sweetness. Has anyone used Herbalife Formula 1 as a Meal Replacement? I am looking for a shake type of replacement for breakfast on the go. Open to suggestions. Thanks. I am 7 weeks post op and cleared for all foods.

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I Water down all my Protein Shakes by half otherwise they are too sweet for me as well. At the moment, im drinking ensure cafe mocha and enjoying it.

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7 hours ago, Ready2slimdown said:

I am not a Breakfast person however I know I need to eat my small meals. I can't stand regular Protein Shakes due to sweetness.

If you in genreal don't mind a sweet breakfast try mixing a Protein Powder with an unsweetened one. There are either unsweetened plain Proteins out there but there are also unsweetened vanilla or chocolate proteins out there, e. g. nutri+ or alphafoods.

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I make Protein muffins with Almond Flour I have a base mix i use, i also add protein powder... and then it depends on what type of muffin, sf choco chip, mixed berry are the two i made so far... i would like to try a banana nut or maybe carrot... i have 3 days to decide and i have to make the next batch lol

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What stage are you at now? I see you had surgery on 1.14.20? Can you give us a little more information?

There are lots of ways to "cut" Protein Drinks to adjust their sweetness. My favorites are:

Cut RTD Protein drinks with decaff coffee or decaff tea. (Great both hot and on ice and blended into frappaccinos!)

Cut RTD protein drinks with fat free milk or nut milks. I like high protein Fairlife or Mootopia fat free.

Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain kefir.

Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt.

Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt + 2% cottage cheese to make a "protein soup". Add sf Walden Farms Blueberry or strawberry pancake Syrup (it's even better if you add 6g vitacost Peanut Butter Slim Powdered Peanut Butter--tastes like PB&J without the bread).

Make custards with RTD +

Add a scoop of favorite flavored Protein Powder to Greek yogurt and stir well--tastes like pudding. Love Isopure Bananas & Cream this way!

Add a half scoop of unflavored protein to a bit of cold broth to make a paste. Slowly add more cold broth until it's the thickness you prefer. Slowly heat but know protein clumps at temps over 145º. You can do this same thing to cream Soups like strained cream of chicken.

Add a tablespoon of unflavored protein to anything like refried Beans, smashed roasted cauliflower, alfredo sauces for zoodles or over well-cooked green beans.

Add a tablespoon of unflavored protein to a quick "Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole with Canned Chicken" for soft food stage. So dang good!

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2 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Add a scoop of favorite flavored Protein Powder to Greek yogurt and stir well--tastes like pudding. Love Isopure Bananas & Cream this way!

I do this with soy yoghurt and a nougat flavored Protein Powder. Also some additional cocoa. 🤤

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10 minutes ago, summerset said:

I do this with soy yoghurt and a nougat flavored Protein Powder. Also some additional cocoa. 🤤

Oh! Chia pudding too! With nougat pp, cocoa powder and also decaff coffee...but that's when y'all get to have seeds...

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24 minutes ago, summerset said:

Until next Wednesday. Though an apple and a piece of Pumpernickel with Peanut Butter is first on my list, ROFL.

Be very cautious about the Peanut Butter. It's literally taken me 2 years to handle it. I love it. But it still can make me so nauseated cuz of the fat in it I think? Any nut butter, I have to be careful with. But my work around is that I can do the "slim" peanut butter powders cuz I think it's partially de-fatted. Nuts and nut butters were really the only thing beyond super fatty foods I had to tread very carefully around. I think I figured out that it caused delayed emptying or delayed absorption and an insulin spike and that I got nauseated when my blood sugar dropped too low. And they made that happen?

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7 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Be very cautious about the Peanut Butter. It's literally taken me 2 years to handle it. I love it. But it still can make me so nauseated cuz of the fat in it I think?

I can already handle it. Peanut Butter, almond butter, coconut butter. Nuts are one of the fats I can eat that feel just fine. I wonder if there will really be any change in what I can tolerate or not though.

Interestingly enough nut butters are recommended now in the liquid phase to add to a Protein smoothie now and then as a fat source. Obviously good for digestion. Not heaps of course, but a little bit.

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A low carb Protein Bar is good for a meal on the run. If you nuke them about 20 seconds it really improves the taste and texture of them.

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What stage are you at now? I see you had surgery on 1.14.20? Can you give us a little more information?

There are lots of ways to "cut" Protein Drinks to adjust their sweetness. My favorites are:
Cut RTD Protein drinks with decaff coffee or decaff tea. (Great both hot and on ice and blended into frappaccinos!)
Cut RTD protein drinks with fat free milk or nut milks. I like high protein Fairlife or Mootopia fat free.
Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain kefir.
Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt.
Cut RTD protein drinks with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt + 2% cottage cheese to make a "protein soup". Add sf Walden Farms Blueberry or strawberry pancake Syrup (it's even better if you add 6g vitacost Peanut Butter Slim Powdered Peanut Butter--tastes like PB&J without the bread).
Make custards with RTD +
Add a scoop of favorite flavored Protein Powder to Greek yogurt and stir well--tastes like pudding. Love Isopure Bananas & Cream this way!
Add a half scoop of unflavored protein to a bit of cold broth to make a paste. Slowly add more cold broth until it's the thickness you prefer. Slowly heat but know protein clumps at temps over 145º. You can do this same thing to cream Soups like strained cream of chicken.< br> Add a tablespoon of unflavored protein to anything like refried Beans, smashed roasted cauliflower, alfredo sauces for zoodles or over well-cooked green beans.
Add a tablespoon of unflavored protein to a quick "Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole with Canned Chicken" for soft food stage. So dang good!


Thank you so much for the ideas! I am cleared for all foods.

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