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I do better with “thin” shakes that don’t have thickeners. I’m able to sip much more often that way.

I’ve also had lots of success with Protein Jello from BariWise and mixing unflavored protein into jello pudding to get extra protein in.

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Have you tried Protein Water? I hit an absolute wall with Protein Shakes and could not stomach another mouthful, and switched to protein water which has been a lot easier. It's far from perfect, and I still feel it's the most punitive part of my daily intake, but I can easily get them down.

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I couldn't stomach the powdered ones, so I do premade GNC Lean shakes, 35 g Protein, 170 calories, Swiss chocolate flavor. There are also Protein Bars, protein chips, protein Cookies, protein Snacks . . . you name it, it's out there.

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Try Unjury chicken Soup Protein. It is 21 grams of protein in 10 ounces of Fluid. It is pretty tasty and goes down much beter for me than the sweet shakes that I liked at one time but and so far over them now. I have been using Unjury for a couple months to supplement my protein and it is working quite well.

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Bone Broth and Protein waters are my go-to's now. I am completely burned out on shakes and the unflavored stuff added to everything. Protein2o can be found at costco or Amazon. They also make single serve packs you just shake into your Water, which makes them super easy for on the go.

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Does anyone have any suggestions for Protein intake struggles? I have a very hard time getting Protein Shakes down. I know I need them and I find myself becoming super anxious when it’s time to drink them.
same here, i was taking Premier Protein and too rich. I switched to fairlife and am in love. Try the coffee flavored one, its like ice coffee all day long! good luck!

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I couldn't handle the shakes in the beginning until I learned the coffee trick. I use one scoop of unflavored GENEPRO, one bottle of the fairlife shakes (salted caramel or vanilla) and an ounce or two of black cold brew coffee or Decaf espresso. Mix it all up and it taste like a frappe but not as sweet and that's 60grams or Protein in one drink. I usually put it in the freezer for a little to be fancy!

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I never had a problem with the Premier Protein brand shakes or similar. I like them even better, though, when blended with ice. My favorite is chocolate, blended with ice, a serving of PB2 Peanut Butter powder, and a tablespoon of reduced sugar Hershey's Syrup. The PB powder adds another 8 grams of Protein and only 2 grams of fat. Blending with ice makes them more like a shake and less like medicine.

I also blend a strawberry or vanilla flavored one with frozen strawberries. No added protein, but it adds a fruit serving.

My favorite healthy snack is half a cup of pineapple tidbits (the juice-packed ones, of course), and half a cup of low-fat cottage cheese. I think the cottage cheese is 13 grams of protein.

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I really don’t care for most Protein Shakes, I’ve been using Vital Proteins collagen Peptides powder and putting it in a cup of tea in the afternoon…it dissolves better in something warm and the taste of the tea covers up what little smell it has. It’s unflavored so it agrees with me more…I felt like a lot of the Protein shakes were just cloyingly sweet and fake tasting.

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