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Protein Shake?

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So I'm currently trying to gain weight (taking in 2500 calories a day with multiple food allergies...nearly impossible and quite torturous...) and I'm lifting weights a few times a week, and I try to drink a protein shake right after I workout. I've been drinking the nutribiotic rice protein drink and it's NASTY tasting and I can't stand it anymore. I've tried the Kashi soy protein shake and it's sooo yummy...but there's so many ingredients, I'm bound to be allergic to one (I get a small reaction when I drink it) plus it has a TON of sugar and that's not good for my Candida. So I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I should drink after my workouts. I'm looking for something that i don't have to practically gag down...haha...but then again I'm also looking for something that is low in sugar and in ingredients that might spark allergies. Any advice you have is definitely welcome!

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There are a lot of protein powders that don't contain gluten. I would go to the health food store and see if they have a good one there. I always got vanilla and mixed up my own smoothie. I like fruit juice and frozen berries - but the suggestions are endless. Since you have so many allergies I would think that making it yourself as opppsed to buying a pre-made one would be easier.

Boost is gluten-free - except the chocolate malt - and that has a good amount of protein if you get the high protein. It does have a fair amount of sugar, so that may not work for you.

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Hi Peacenlove_girl17

It really depends what you are sensitive to. The most common type of protein is whey, which is not tolerated by some.

One brand that might be worth looking at is Vega (www.myvega.com). Doesn't taste that great alone, but good in a fruit smoothie.

For a long time, I had trouble with typical whey powder (chocolate, vanilla, etc.). However, I was ok with Nectar protein. It doesn't have an exhaustive ingredients list and it mixes into a juice. The flavors I have tried are Fuzzy Peach (mixed with water) and Nectar Latte Cappuccino (mixed half and half with water and almond milk).

Let me know what you are trying to avoid and maybe I can give you some more brand names.

Best wishes,

heather : )

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Protein powders that have no allergens are difficult to come by. I've given up since they all contain either some form of corn derivative, or soy, or, as you say, are nasty. The only one that I thought was palatiable was the ones made with whey, which I can't have now.

A good smoothy that can be low in sugar (if sweetened with stevia or partially so) and, instead of protein, has fat (the good kind) would be to put fruit in coconut milk and blend. Bananas would thicken it.

I was just reading some older printouts from this forum and came across a smoothie that used coconut milk and gelatine (the sugar, gelatin and coconut milk were heated to disolve the sugar and gelatin before adding to the frozen strawberries and then blended).

I hope this is of some help to you. I'm sure others who know more about substitute protein drinks will add their more expert knowledge.


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Yep, I'm using one called Ultra Clear that is pretty nasty, lol. It's not bad if I load it up with fruit, but I really shouldn't do that either. I get that one from my doctor.

I can't remember if you can eat eggs? If you can there is one that is made from egg white protein which has a pretty good taste, especially if you can blend it with a half a banana or something. I've ordered it from the website, and I've also seen it in a health food store (although that was in Florida, lol). They also make one with yams or something like that, although I've never tried it. I used my last packet of the egg one or I'd send it over to you...anyway the website is here:

http://www.jayrobb.com/cat_proteinEggWhiteAll.asp

At Whole Foods, I've seen a pea protein powder. Um, I don't remember loving that, lol.

[ETA: I've only tried the Vanilla and Chocolate versions of the Jay Robb stuff...haven't tried the unflavored yet.]

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Yep, I'm using one called Ultra Clear that is pretty nasty, lol. It's not bad if I load it up with fruit, but I really shouldn't do that either. I get that one from my doctor.

I can't remember if you can eat eggs? If you can there is one that is made from egg white protein which has a pretty good taste, especially if you can blend it with a half a banana or something. I've ordered it from the website, and I've also seen it in a health food store (although that was in Florida, lol). They also make one with yams or something like that, although I've never tried it. I used my last packet of the egg one or I'd send it over to you...anyway the website is here:

http://www.jayrobb.com/cat_proteinEggWhiteAll.asp

At Whole Foods, I've seen a pea protein powder. Um, I don't remember loving that, lol.

[ETA: I've only tried the Vanilla and Chocolate versions of the Jay Robb stuff...haven't tried the unflavored yet.]

YAY that sounds like a winner! I'm definitely going to go to whole foods and see if they have it :) Thanks so much. I've tried making shakes out of the egg whites (liquid) that come in the jars at the store, but it makes a kind of icky, frothy consistancy. So i'll definitely try the egg white powder!

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YAY that sounds like a winner! I'm definitely going to go to whole foods and see if they have it :) Thanks so much. I've tried making shakes out of the egg whites (liquid) that come in the jars at the store, but it makes a kind of icky, frothy consistancy. So i'll definitely try the egg white powder!

And, a trick I use if you can do a little fruit, is to use frozen fruit. I buy bags of organic frozen fruit from whole foods and blend it (frozen) with my shake. That makes it a bit thicker, especially if you use slightly less liquid (I can actually get it to a thick milkshake consistency if I want). If you can't do fruit, you can reduce the amount of liquid and use ice cubes instead...you still need some liquid to get it to blend, but the ice helps keep it thicker. Course, if you like it thinner, then you're set, lol.

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And, a trick I use if you can do a little fruit, is to use frozen fruit. I buy bags of organic frozen fruit from whole foods and blend it (frozen) with my shake. That makes it a bit thicker, especially if you use slightly less liquid (I can actually get it to a thick milkshake consistency if I want). If you can't do fruit, you can reduce the amount of liquid and use ice cubes instead...you still need some liquid to get it to blend, but the ice helps keep it thicker. Course, if you like it thinner, then you're set, lol.

Good advice, because I actually DO like it thicker...or else it wouldn't remind me of a milkshake, which wouldn't be as worth it....for me at least. LoL. I enjoy the nostalgia. LoL. Too bad I can't get to the store today though before my workout...because now you have me VERY excited to try this shtuff out! LoL. Now I just must figure out what I shall mix up for protein today!

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Good advice, because I actually DO like it thicker...or else it wouldn't remind me of a milkshake, which wouldn't be as worth it....for me at least. LoL. I enjoy the nostalgia. LoL. Too bad I can't get to the store today though before my workout...because now you have me VERY excited to try this shtuff out! LoL. Now I just must figure out what I shall mix up for protein today!

Gosh, I hope you like it after all this, lol. :lol: Anyway, I haven't seen Jay Robb at Whole Foods (I keep looking and hoping), but I know they DO sell a Bob's Red Mill egg white powder. I haven't tried that though, so can't say how it is--it isn't where the shakes are though, in my Whole Foods it's by the baking stuff or by the "pancake" mix stuff (they move it once in a while, lol).

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Gosh, I hope you like it after all this, lol. :lol: Anyway, I haven't seen Jay Robb at Whole Foods (I keep looking and hoping), but I know they DO sell a Bob's Red Mill egg white powder. I haven't tried that though, so can't say how it is--it isn't where the shakes are though, in my Whole Foods it's by the baking stuff or by the "pancake" mix stuff (they move it once in a while, lol).

haha I'm sure i'll LOVE it...especially after this nasty "nutribiotic rice protein"...haha. I think dirt might even taste good after drinking that shtuff! Bummer that they don't sell it at whole foods though. Can you use the Bob's Red Mill as a protein mix or do you think it's just for baking?

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haha I'm sure i'll LOVE it...especially after this nasty "nutribiotic rice protein"...haha. I think dirt might even taste good after drinking that shtuff! Bummer that they don't sell it at whole foods though. Can you use the Bob's Red Mill as a protein mix or do you think it's just for baking?

I don't know...I never bought it because I always associated it with the baking stuff, lol. If you have some smaller health food stores close to you, look for the Jay Robb stuff there. When I was on vacation last month, we flew in a day early and stayed overnight before our cruise. There was a strip mall across the street that had a Publix, some fast food stuff and a very small health food type store. I stopped into the health food store to see if they had anything I could eat, and lo and behold I saw the Jay Robb's there in small single serve packets. They also had the larger containers too. I bought a couple of the packets, then went the Publix store and bought a cheap glass to mix it in, lol.

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I've ordered it from the website, and I've also seen it in a health food store (although that was in Florida, lol). They also make one with yams or something like that, although I've never tried it. I used my last packet of the egg one or I'd send it over to you...anyway the website is here:

http://www.jayrobb.com/cat_proteinEggWhiteAll.asp


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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I buy this protein shake at Whole Foods or Henry's and I LOVE it! Hint: chocolate is better than vanilla :)

Oh cool, maybe I can ask them to stock it at my Whole Foods! And, I agree, chocolate is better, lol.

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