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I'm "auditioning" Protein Shakes during my self-imposed pre-op diet.

So far I really like OWYN ("Only What You Need"), except the chocolate flavor is disgusting. And it's 35g plant Protein in 355 ml (12 oz), and it is still palatable at room temperature, given that I'm going to be sip-sip-sipping on it for an hour or two.

Premier Protein is... just okay. (I hear the cafe latte flavor is good but it's also caffeinated which makes it a no-go).

What else should I audition?

I'm not planning to buy a ton of any one thing, knowing (from y'all!) that my tastes are likely to change post-op.

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GNC lean shakes. I bought the Girl Scout cookie flavors and I use them in my coffee when I work. They’re great at room temp but might be a little sweet on their own or right after surgery.

Syntrax Nectar powders- they have an individual packet variety pack you can try. They mix well with Water or as part of a smoothie.

Bariatricpal beef bouillon packets- I take one with me every day I work. 70 calories and 15g of Protein plus it’s a savory option.

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I used Premier Protein right after surgery, various flavors. Now my go to is Fairlife Nutrition Plan. I'm almost 3 yrs out and still have a Protein Shake almost every day. I like them and it's a great way to get a healthy dose of Protein without having to worry about breakfast!

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Fairlife Protein Milk. They have them at Sam's Club. Best tasting Protein Shake, I've tasted. 30g of Protein, 150 Calories and 2g of sugar. Tastes just like chocolate Milk. It really is a game changer for me.

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The powdered form of the Premier latte is not caffeinated but...it does not taste like the premixed...it is way too sweet and has a strange after taste. The Premier chocolate is pretty damned good if you add just a tablespoon of powdered Peanut Butter which also gives it a Protein bump. Only a 30 calorie increase.

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I prefer Trimino (I love the coconut-pineapple flavor), it is a clear liquid so it isn't as heavy as Protein Shakes and it doesn't have the chalky texture that protein2o has.

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Oh yeah, some are disgusting. Many of us find our taste buds change temporarily after surgery & you may find the shakes you enjoyed pre surgery suddenly are just terrible. Or you may become lactose intolerant for a while. Have a couple of different brands, flavours & lactose free options available just in case.

Good luck with your surgery.

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Not sure how many of the premiere Protein you have tried but they have a variety pack on Amazon so you can try just one of each flavor. The caffe latte is delicious. They have a powder form (also on Amazon) that does not contain caffeine but for some reason it does not taste the same and I did not like it. The reviews are great though so many people do.

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Thanks ShoppGirl! I got the variety pack delivered. Also some Protein2O, which is WAY too sweet, bleah. I'm having to cut it 1:1 with Water even pre-op.

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I usually drink Premier. Lately it’s hard to find. Out everywhere so I tried a Core. Really good. Carbs are 7grams, calories 160, Protein 24. Tjere are some you can get that are 42. Anyways I’m sold on them. Love them.

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9 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

I usually drink Premier. Lately it’s hard to find. Out everywhere so I tried a Core. Really good. Carbs are 7grams, calories 160, Protein 24. Tjere are some you can get that are 42. Anyways I’m sold on them. Love them.

I have heard that our body can only absorb so much Protein at once so if you get the 42 ones it may be best to finish at two sittings.

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On 11/01/2021 at 19:19, ShoppGirl said:






I have heard that our body can only absorb so much Protein at once so if you get the 42 ones it may be best to finish at two sittings.


I haven’t heard that but I’ll tell you it takes me a few hours to even finish one so it’s fine. I sip on it all morning.😊

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I'm "auditioning" Protein Shakes during my self-imposed pre-op diet.
So far I really like OWYN ("Only What You Need"), except the chocolate flavor is disgusting. And it's 35g plant Protein in 355 ml (12 oz), and it is still palatable at room temperature, given that I'm going to be sip-sip-sipping on it for an hour or two.
Premier Protein is... just okay. (I hear the cafe latte flavor is good but it's also caffeinated which makes it a no-go).
What else should I audition?
I'm not planning to buy a ton of any one thing, knowing (from y'all!) that my tastes are likely to change post-op.

Please try Fairlife Core Power shakes. I love the strawberry/banana flavor. Tastes just like a milkshake. I am 8 days post op RNY and bought one battle to try and it was so good, i drank it in an hour. Yesterday i tried vanilla flavor, it was pretty good. I placed a order of 7 bottles for Walmart pick up today, for strawberry/banana. Let me know if you tried it.

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