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BETTYGOBETTY SparkPoints: (5,758)
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11/27/12 4:28 P

One of my favorite protein shake recipes is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Vanilla shake. I like to make my shakes in my Blender Bottle. I take my bottle and fill it with appx a cup of milk, add my protein powder (GNC Vanilla Whey protein powder), a spoonful of unsweetened dark cocoa and mix it all thoroughly. Add a spoonful of peanut butter and shake thoroughly again. Add some ice and shake again. I usually like to have this when I have done a lot of strength training or as a late-night snack.

MARIE1615 SparkPoints: (483)
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11/27/12 2:57 P

Yes it does! Thanks alot!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,654
11/27/12 1:32 P

What you are needing is not a protein shake; but rather a meal replacement shake.
Protein shakes are primarily "protein". You want a blend of carbs, fat, protein, vitamins/minerals to replace your "traditional" breakfast.

I suggest things like a:
yogurt-fruit smoothie
Ensure
Boost
Glucerna
reguar or sugar free Carnation Instant Breakfast
a breakfast bar and glass of skim milk
or a similar store brand of these type products

Hope this helps
Becky

MARIE1615 SparkPoints: (483)
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11/27/12 1:05 P

Thanks...I find it hard to eat breakfast, so I thought smoothies/protein drinks would be a good solution!

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (47,984)
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11/27/12 1:00 P

I have yet to find a brand of protein powder that I can actually drink, let alone enjoy!

As far as the non-protein powder route, add some plain, low-fat Greek yogurt. The amount of protein would depend on how much you use, but it has about 11g per half cup. Which seems about right for a snack-sized shake.

One of my favorites is...plain Greek yogurt, frozen berries, half a frozen banana, and a few handfuls of spinach.

Happy experimenting!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,654
11/27/12 12:54 P

Most healthy people do not benefit from a protein shake, they just become an extra source of calories during weight loss. If you are eating within your SP protein range; you should be fine.

However, if you decide to use them, most work well in smoothies.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

MARIE1615 SparkPoints: (483)
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11/27/12 12:13 P

Would love to have some recipes for Protien shakes....and also what do you use to mix them with? emoticon

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