Do anyone Know anything about Protein Shakes

By shaylamatheny Latest Reply 2010-11-07 20:33:25 -0600
Started 2010-11-02 20:33:33 -0500

Dose anyone know a good protein shake, that’s not nasty and will not effect my blood glucose. I’m trying to lose weight and gain muscle. My doctor said it was okay for me to try one just try one with no sugar but i don't no what kind.

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whitetigress 2010-11-05 09:53:46 -0500 Report

I tend to like a protein shake called "Harmonized Vegan Protein" .. it is low in fat: 1.5g, protein: 26g, 5g of carbs, fibre 2g. I like it because it does not contain whey. Whey is a dairy product (or one of its proteins) and causes insulin spikes. All dairy CAN cause insulin to spike. It tastes great! No after taste, no gritty "stuff" in your glass… :D Oh… and no sugar. This one also contains bromelain which is an enzyme that improves the health of your stomach and creating a stronger digestion.

I tend to use it in the blender with whatever I am mixing it with.

GabbyPA 2010-11-07 08:29:34 -0600 Report

Do you find that at your health food store or is there a site that offers it? I have not seen that one, and I want to get rid of my whey protein shakes.

Lady_Phoenix 2010-11-05 08:55:49 -0500 Report

I use GNC whey protein. It comes in quite a few flavors and each serving has 20 Gm of Protein and 5 Gm of carbs. I drink one each day after I work out to help my muscles repair and rebuild faster. They can be bought at GNC or Rite Aid drugs where they are often buy one get another free.
Be careful how much protein you take in. Our bodies can only process 20 or so grams at once and excess protein intake can lead to kidney damage.

zdunn3 2010-11-04 11:01:36 -0500 Report

I would also try CalNaturale Svelte ( CalNaturale Svelte is an all-natural protein drink that is made with organic and all-natural ingredients. They come in a variety of tasty flavors to satisfy any taste palette and provide naturally sustained energy through a unique blend of certified organic complex carbohydrates, including rice syrup solids and inulin, high fiber and a substantial amount of protein. Svelte drinks provide a good source of the daily value of fiber in just one serving and 16g of protein from a fresh, organic base of soymilk and rice. The drinks qualify as gluten free, low glycemic and are available in four delicious flavors including Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cappuccino and Spiced Chai, and are packaged in recyclable Tetra Prisma containers. Each 15.9 ounce container is value-priced from $2.69 to $2.99. You can find the drinks at your local natural food store, Central Market, Whole Foods, etc., or can purchase them online at:

Lady_Phoenix 2010-11-07 20:33:25 -0600 Report

I looked at their site and was shocked by the amount of carbs per serving! 40 Grams of carb, 8 of fiber, way too many for me to use as a supplement.

GabbyPA 2010-11-07 08:34:20 -0600 Report

They don't offer it in a powder? All premixed? It says my health food store carries this, I will have to check it out. Though I am not thrilled with the soy in it.

jayabee52 2010-11-02 21:50:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Shayla, my new friend!
When I was dating my bride "Jem" she asked me if I could find her a protein drink because she was told she needed one. (at that point we had a Long distance relationship with me being in Las Vegas and her being here 500+ mi away in the SF bay area) So I used a search engine to try to find something to meet her needs. Most of what I found were very expensive or she didn't care for the taste, (she was VERY particular in that regard).

What I found in a Walmart grocery store in LV was a product from "Bolthouse Farms" in their "Perfectly protein" line. What I found at first was Mohca flavor which Jem liked. When I got here permanently I then found a flavor named Perfectly chocolate, which Jem liked better than the Mocha. Bolthouse Farms also makes other protein drinks, fruit drinks and vegetable drinks. I found the page for the protein drinks here:
You can check out the nutrition information there and (i think) the ingredient list. Bolthouse Farms is based in Bakersfield CA, so I have no idea how widely they're available. I found Bolthouse farms in the refrigerated vegetables section. If your grocery store doesn't stock Bolthouse products you could ask your grocery store manager to get it for you.

Soon after I found the "Purely Chocolate" I also found a "protein smoothie" from "Sunkist Naturals" Jem liked it better. The "orange cream" flavor has 44 g of protein in a 33 fl oz bottle (11g per serving) You can find information on this smoothie at They have a link on that page showing where you might find Orange cream. Usually I found it in the refrigerated veggie section also, sometimes I found it in the dairy case also.

I pray that this is helpful for you.

Blessings to you and yours


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