For those that don't know protein is something that is vital for WLS patients to get in daily. The guideline is 60 to 90grams. Sometimes this is easier said than done.
So we all search for ways to up our protein or sneak it in anywhere we can with out adding a ton of calories.
I have tried so many protein drinks and shakes and they are all gross. I don't care what anyone says - they are. But, I did buy a can of unflavored protein powder. I thought I could just add that to anything I was eating and I would be sure to get my protein requirement. Well guess what .. it has such a repulsive taste it ruined my food and I nearly gagged. Yes ... it's that bad.
Soooo today I just kept staring at this can ... being that it cost me nearly 15 bucks I was getting mad at myself for letting it just sit there. That and I can't stand waste .. especially money.
So I hauled my butt out into the kitchen and got out the blender. I grabbed the milk some ice and the vanilla.
I added 1 1/2 scoops of the powder to the blender, 8oz of milk, 1 tsp of Vanilla and 1 cup of ice. I let it pulse till chopped, then I just let it whirl for a good minute. I took a small taste and it was a little bland so I added 2 packets of splenda and that did the trick.
I felt so good about getting in a good dose of protein in one go.
Depending on what type milk you use it will be different calories but I used skim.
Altogether it comes to 110 cals and 25 grams of Protein.
The best part is it's tolerable! yay!!