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Plant based? As in you don't do meat? And no eggs? Hmmmm. Tofu is Protein, right? Bone Broth too meaty/non-vegan? You've stumped me. Nothing comes to mind. For the weight loss phase post-op or the soft foods phase post-op? I found a helpful article for you. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321474#15-best-vegan-proteins

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For me, phase 1 was basically shakes. There are tons of vegan shake options, if you look on either this site or Amazon.com. I really like Orgain, Ripple, VegaSport, OWYN, and Topbit brands, but folks’ tastebuds vary.

If your program permits yogurts in phase !, there are tons on nondairy yogurts, just keep an eye out for sugar levels.

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10 hours ago, HAPPYTRACE said:

You can make a smoothie (or just add into soups) with PEA Protein Powder. I haven't found an UNflavored one yet, but the vanilla is pretty good

I found unflavored Pea Protein Powder at Puritan's Pride.

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My dietician recommends Vega One for vegetarian/vegans.

I always have trouble with whey Protein so I'm switching over to Vega today. I had it before surgery too. It's a pea protein and is a little odd in terms of taste but there are plenty of flavors so you can find one you like. My go to is the chocolate. You can get them on Amazon and they're in retail stores too. I've seen it at Target, Kroger, and Whole foods.

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Oh my goodness - so many options out there. There are lots of plant based Protein powders, both flavored and unflavored. For shakes, I use the Orgain brand. Beans are super foods - just smoosh them up and thin with vegetable broth. Refried beans were my go-to in the soft stage. There are plant based yogurts (Silk is made from soy, and there is a great one made from oat milk that is high in protein - Nancy's is the brand.) Tofu is also a go-to. You can scramble it, put it in smoothies, make dips and sauces from it - lots of options. For "milk" I use the unflavored, unsweetened Silk soy milk and also unsweetened Ripple which is pea protein based. These have the highest protein content.

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On a similar vein, I found a vegan high Protein broth made with tofu/soy. I haven’t had any yet, but I got it at Walmart.

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On 12/31/2020 at 11:23, AZhiker said:



Oh my goodness - so many options out there. There are lots of plant based Protein powders, both flavored and unflavored. For shakes, I use the Orgain brand. Beans are super foods - just smoosh them up and thin with vegetable broth. Refried Beans were my go-to in the soft stage. There are plant based yogurts (Silk is made from soy, and there is a great one made from oat milk that is high in Protein - Nancy's is the brand.) Tofu is also a go-to. You can scramble it, put it in smoothies, make dips and sauces from it - lots of options. For "milk" I use the unflavored, unsweetened Silk soy milk and also unsweetened Ripple which is pea protein based. These have the highest protein content.


Wow! I thought I had to literally be on actual liquids. This is a lot of good info. Thank you

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On 12/31/2020 at 17:45, mil_unloaded said:



On a similar vein, I found a vegan high Protein broth made with tofu/soy. I haven’t had any yet, but I got it at Walmart.


I’d be interested in trying it. I’m not vegan but I’m lactose intolerant so I tend to go planet based on a lot of things. Thanks for the info.

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4 hours ago, Midearsweetheart said:

I’d be interested in trying it. I’m not vegan but I’m lactose intolerant so I tend to go planet based on a lot of things. Thanks for the info.

I am a vegetarian. I had my surgery on 12/30, so the jury is still out on whether or not I’’m lactose intolerant now... but regardless, if I stumble upon some dairy free Protein sources that are awesome I’ll let you know. I already had issues drinking straight milk before my surgery. I could eat cheese, yogurt, and ice cream (on occasion) with little difficulty though. I think their processing makes it easier on my stomach. Anyway, like I said I’ll keep you posted if I find something awesome!

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On 01/01/2021 at 04:49, mil_unloaded said:






I am a vegetarian. I had my surgery on 12/30, so the jury is still out on whether or not I’’m lactose intolerant now... but regardless, if I stumble upon some dairy free Protein sources that are awesome I’ll let you know. I already had issues drinking straight milk before my surgery. I could eat cheese, yogurt, and ice cream (on occasion) with little difficulty though. I think their processing makes it easier on my stomach. Anyway, like I said I’ll keep you posted if I find something awesome!


Congratulations. I hope your recovery goes well. Thanks for your help!

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