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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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I tasted my first protein shake today.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 04:46 PM by Critters2
How do people stomach that stuff? I'd rather die of protein-related malnutrition!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:47 PM
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1. Depends wildly upon the brand, to be honest.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 04:48 PM by flvegan
What brand/flavor?

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:49 PM
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3. Arbonne. Chocolate.
Really chalky. Seemed like it didn't completely dissolve in the water. Blecch!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:52 PM
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4. With those shakes, you really need a blender
and to be thorough with it. I've never heard of that brand. Is it a diet shake or a protein shake?

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:54 PM
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5. Arbonne is a company that sells vegan skincare stuff via small indididual distributors.
Think Avon only vegan.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:59 PM
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6. I think it's kind of both. A parishioner of mine sells Arbonne products.
This is a protein shake that's part of their diet line. It's supposed to have 170 calories and 20 grams of protein per shake. The whole company is vegan, so that's why this woman thought I'd be interested and got me a sample.


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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:48 PM
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2. I don't know how anyone eats any of the diet crap.
I find the meal-replacement bars/shakes the most ridiculous things. For the same amount of calories in a crappy candy-ish bar, you could have a tasty, filling sandwich.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 PM
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7. I use the bars as emergency food when I'm traveling.
A couple in my pockets can keep me tided over if I can't find anything worth eating at the airport. Sometimes on days where I know I have to work through lunch at school I bring a few because I can eat them while I'm doing something else without making a mess. But I wouldn't eat them in a situation where I had access to actual food, only when it's that or not eating. The ones that don't taste horrible tend to have quite a bit of sugar.
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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:50 PM
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8. try "Any Whey"
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:50 PM by Locrian
"Any Whey" brand is great - very little taste. Mix it in a blender with frozen berries, a few teaspoons of coconut milk. A little water. Awesome!

The longer you blend it - with the power and coconut milk it kinda whips up. Tastes like semi frozen berry flavored whipped cream!

http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Instantized-Pro...


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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:10 PM
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9. Locking.
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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:17 PM
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10. Ha. Was waiting for that. And you didn't disappoint.
Cheers!
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 PM
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11. I never disappoint

Blueberries my friend, blueberries. Give 'em a try. She'll thank you. You'll thank me. It's the circle of life. Er, no, I guess it's not, nevermind.

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Mike 03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:04 PM
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12. It depends a lot on WHICH kind you are using. I use protein shakes.
They are great for me, but I'm sure they are not for everyone.

There are all different kinds:

Whey
Whey with carbs
Whey without carbs
Super high protein Whey
Meal replacement
Soy
Almond


They affect people differently.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:30 PM
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13. This one is soy. It's vegan, so no whey.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:31 PM by Critters2
No whey!!!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:49 PM
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14. I use them occasionally
both shakes and bars as a replacement for supper. It's very easy to just eat those and not worry about dinner esp if I'm not going out and its a weeknight.

But I am fed up with the candy bar protein bars. I really would like a savory version, sort of like a pecan sandy except maybe sundried tomato flavored. Something like that. But I'm having trouble finding the right protein replacement for texture.
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midnight armadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:58 PM
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15. Make your own
www.proteinfactory.com

I've got a batch from there made with their "CFM whey" which dissolves instantly in water and has a mild chocolate flavor with the stevia sweetener. So many of the protein powders out there are bizarre mixtures of thickeners, flavorings, artificial sweeteners etc - if I'm going to do liquid nutrition I like to 1) keep it simple and 2) know what I'm consuming.
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Saboburns Donating Member (690 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:23 PM
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16. Wow
I drink at least three protein shakes daily, and have for the past 5 years. I' an amatuer bodybuilder.

But I got to tell you, I think thy taste great. Get some good whey and mix it in skim milk (Mmmmmmmm) or water.

I've tried dozens of brands and flavors. 99% I recommend heartily.
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