Protein Shakes

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Virgorgeous

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Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 20:49
For those who drink protein shakes w. milk, try soy milk its AMAZING! makes it much more creamy. I have chocolate ones, but I assume other flavors will taste great as well Smile enjoy!
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Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 19:44
How do you make one those Virgorgeous?

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Virgorgeous

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Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 20:12
mine are very simple its just chocolate whey protein and now Silk soymilk w. Omega 3 or something like that...sometimes i'll have it with all natural peanut butter to make it more filling
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Posted: 13 Oct 2007, 21:05
Thanks!

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victorialynn...

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Posted: 13 Oct 2007, 21:41
I've seen Soy milk at the grocery store but was afraid to try it, thinking it would probably taste bad, but now that I know it's actually "creamy" I might give it a shot. Also, I had no idea how to make a protein shake, so thanks. Surprised

momofthree

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Posted: 13 Oct 2007, 23:46
Try a "Chunky Monkey" - just remember they are a big snack or small meal Razz

1/2 - 1 frozen banana (gotta be frozen)
vanilla soy milk, enough to cover the banana (about 1 cup)
1-2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp peanut butter

In a blender -

Blend the banana and soymilk until smooth (milkshake consistency),add peanut butter,blend until mixed, add protein powder, and give a quick blend.

Tweak the measurements to your taste buds/caloric level. I always have a line up at our house when I make them so I usually eyeball it. Every once and awhile the kids get one for breakfast and they think I'm the best mom in the world!!

You can even throw a little ground flax seed in to up the fibre.

Enjoy!! Smile

Oh - and this isn't specific to the South Beach Diet...just found this thread and thought I would share - hope that's okay!!
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Posted: 14 Oct 2007, 16:36
That sounds good! Is there a particularly good brand of vanilla soy milk? How about the protien powder, what is considered good (I confess that I know zip about this). Very Happy

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Posted: 14 Oct 2007, 19:33
I must say, there is a book called The Metabolic Syndrome Program that talks a lot about different supplements and so forth. It is by Karlene Karst, a nutritionist in Canada, who gave a free seminar at a local natural foods market. I learned so much about supplements that I didn't know diddley about! I also learned about the Reset shake that I drink for breakfast, and loveeeeee it. It is a protein shake, but also has a good amount of fiber. It's a great taste and the way I mix it, makes it yummy and filling! The shake it Natures Way, Metabolic Reset Weight Loss shake, I like the vanilla to mix in other flavors. Here's a link to it: http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-Metabolic-ReSet-Weight-Loss-Shake-Mix-Vanilla

I like to mix it with: 1 tsp grnd flax seed, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 cup ff yogurt (plain), 1/2 to 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter, 2 good dashes of cinnamon, 1-2 scoops protein shake, 1 tsp flax oil (organic, cold pressed). Even my hubby will drink a shake with me, there are delicious!

The nutritionist stressed the importance of the glycemic index, prediabetics and how fiber plays an important roll in a good shake. The link is through vitacost.com but Amazon also has it for a reasonable price. Hope this helps! Smile

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Posted: 15 Oct 2007, 15:21
I appreciate the tips bullytrouble!

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sshepherd23

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 11:43
I am interested in drinking shakes... but i am afraid that it will make me gain weight! Is this a weird myth I may have heard somewhere or will the protein shakes really make me gain the pounds back?
4education

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 15:44
i am with sshepherd23--are there any phase one friendly shakes?? prolly not since no dairy?? maybe lowfat yogurt and sugar free chocolate powder??
Virgorgeous

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 15:47
well since you aren't really restricted in the # of gms. of carbs like Atkins it is possible. I know my whey protein only has 5gms per serving and I use Soy Milk which is about 7gms after the dietary fiber is included...you can use it as a meal replacement or snack if you'd like. I like shakes b/c it takes my mind off of thinking of what to eat, and also it forces me to workout b/c I believe it could lead to weight gain as well Smile.


I use it on my 'down days' during JUDDDD and its great
rare-n

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 15:48
bully trouble is right! Try this shake it is great and I mix it with water

The shake it Natures Way, Metabolic Reset Weight Loss shake, I like the vanilla to mix in other flavors. Here's a link to it: http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Way-Metabolic-ReSet-Weight-Loss-Shake-Mix-Vanilla
sararay

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 15:52
Make sure to get unsweetened soy milk, many of them have sugar. My favorite is Silk Unsweetened. You can add sweeteners and cocoa for chocolate, or vanilla for vanilla. I sometimes use sugar-free Torani syrups for different flavors. It is hard to find a splenda sweetened soy milk, but I have seen them at some stores.


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4education

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 17:48
ok--thanks. what a neat website--i am still new so it doesn't take much to get me excited. Very Happy Very Happy
Lez2257

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Posted: 22 Oct 2007, 20:51
SB has one in the yellow recipe book.
Almond Energy Blast...
1 cup low-fat low sugar vanilla soy milk
3/4 cup plain fat-free or low fat yogurt
6 oz firm silken tofu (West Soy Soy Slender recommended)
1/4 cup dry roasted almonds

Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

makes 2 (1 cup)servings
250 calories, 12g fat,1g saturated fat,15g protein, 22g carbohydrate,2g dietary fiber, 130mg sodium
Lez



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