Friday, April 24, 2009


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!!


  1. Girl, I know what you mean by some of those protein drinks. I'm still pre-op but I've tried some of them. By far the worst is Syntrax Nectar... it made me gag. I hope the ones I like now I'll still like the post op. I like the best Champion's pure whey protein stack Banana Scream.

  2. They are so expensive as well .. I refuse to keep buying anymore just to try them to gag lol.

    I think Muscle Milk has to be the worst so far that I have tasted. It took me nearly 3 hours to get that down ... Ack!

  3. hello! ive been working out hard and i love the encouragement and suggestions on these bulletins...

    so i just wanted to add one of my own.

    Proto Whey protein powder is top notch stuff... ive been using this product for a while now, and what really turned me on to it are a number of factors that are uncomparable with any other protein mix on the market. low calories, sugar, fat content and low carbs!
    the protein found in this product also is "hydrolyzed" which is the best kind of protein base. the protein is micro sized and the body easily absorbs it instead of wasting it!
    anyways, check it out. the crunch power bars they make as well are great for weight loss. i have a few friends already hooked on this product, just wanted to pass on the good word... o, and it tastes greaaaaaat!