Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Protein Powder

Mostly this is a post to invite others with more experience to help me get a clue. 'Cause there is just too much to do today, and I can't surf the 'net for 2 or 3 hours trying to figure things out. I've been thinking lately about getting more protein in my diet, and I especially like a low-cal, natural fruit smoothie (made with lowfat milk & frozen berries). Why not add some protein to it? The only problem is that as I have cruised the aisles of my local grocery store, there is a confusing variety of protein powders, and all of them see to be geared towards being stand-alone shakes, i.e. lots of added fillers and sweeteners. Could I just get the protein without all that extra junk and calories?

So I went surfing on Amazon today - and this is what I found:

Also, I found a website that listed all the nutritional/ingredient info in great detail:
Seems like a winner to me - 80 calories and 18g protein per 1 scoop serving and all kinds of allergy-free features (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, etc.), if you need to watch that sort of thing (Marci?)

Any opinions or advice before I order it?


  1. Becky,

    I've been using 100% Whey Protein Vanilla from Costco. It's a good buy and also what trainer momma uses. I've also used similar stuff that I've purchased at Wal-Mart.

    1 Scoop has 130 calories, 27 gram protein 1g sugar.

    You'd have to look at the other nutritional facts to compare. This product is from the makers of Muscle Milk. I put a scoop in my spinach and berry protein shake.

  2. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Body-Fortress-2lb-Chocolate-Whey-Protein/10322406

    This is what I use and I love it. Add some ice and a smidge of peanut butter and you've got a protien shake that tastes like a chocolate shake. Yummy

    It has the same nutritional information as Audreys.

  3. I don't know if you have already read it or not but Trainer Momma did a post on this. Here is the link, I hope it helps.


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