Suggestions on Protein Powder

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Cummins59:  I am by no means an expert on this, and I’m fairly sporadic in my protein use, but my favorite is Vega One. It’s vegan and has 2-3 servings of greens in it I believe. I often just add it to oatmeal or smoothies, but on its own mixed with water it’s actually pretty good and not as watery as other powders.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve heard Vega is good, but it’s pretty expensive. I have Fitmixer vanilla milkshake flavor and it’s pretty good and has a good protein to calorie ratio (1/2 scoop = 16g protein, 80 calories). 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Cummins59:  I use Intek Protein Evolution and the Isolate Evolution. The Protein one is slower releasing. The isolate is for more immediate, like right before or after a workout. My favorite thing about it is that it is low carb. Only 2g Carbs per serving, 140 cal, and 29g protein (that’s the isolate).

 http://www.inteknutrition.com/PRODUCTS/ISOLATE%20EVOLUTION/isolate.html

I should add, my stomach is really sensitive to protein powders and this brand is the most gentle for me. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Blue Bonnet Whey. It’s expensive ($40 a tub), but delicious and worth it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just started using this a week or so ago, so I don’t have any long term reviews, but so far I really like Nature’s Best Isopure. They make a zero-carb version, but I like the Dutch Chocolate (best price I’ve found at that link), so that one is low-carb. It’s whey protein — one scoop is 110 calories, 25 grams protein, half a gram of fat, ~1 or less gram of digestible carbs, and 25% of most vitamins. The actual recommended serving is two scoops, but I’ve just been doing one.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@Cummins59:  Paleo Pro! I’m allergic to Whey (makes me sick as a dog!), and because it is totally natural and lactose-free, it’s worked awesome for me. Pretty pricey, though.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@Cummins59:  maybe it’s not what you are looking for but I am sooo happy I learned this. And my taste buds appreciate it too. Instead of protein powder, I do Greek yogurr shakes with berries. Might not work for on the go moments but it works great for breakfast and snacks when I am home! 

1 cup nonfat greek yogurt. The brand I use has 24 grams of protein per cup. 

1/3 cup frozen berries

1/2 cup non fat milk  which is like 3 more grams and depending how many calories I have to plat with depending on workout schedule, I also add a reaspoon of almond butter or a few raw almonds and put everything in the blender. 

It adds up to about 30 grams of pretty lean and natural protein. Plus they taste yummy 🙂 

Sometimes after a hard evening workout my stomach doesn’t feel like eating heavy food so I’ll just have a shake and call it a day. I sometimes add spinach in the mix. Sounds awful but it doesn’t taste too bad 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Cummins59:   Love the whey protein that is the Whole Foods brand. 

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