Anyone know how to make a protein shake?

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/16/2010 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to start making them because they are healthy but I have no clue how to make them, lol. I was making the ones from Medi Fast but they have some sugar in them. Not much, but I'm trying to stay away from sugar. I know you have to use fruit and what not but what do you put in it? I know there is a powder but I don't remember what it is.
 
Any help would be appreciate as I have no clue what I am doing.
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/16/2010 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, I googled and see that I need protein powder but which one do I get? I do not want to gain weight like a body builder, lol.
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Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 2/16/2010 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Go to the health food store. There are several brands of protein powder, not the same as what body builders use. The protein is usually egg white based and they come in different flavors. Use a scoop of it, some fruit, coconut milk, soy milk or regular and blend it together.

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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
There is also rice protein, whey protein, or you can make your own protein "milk" out of nuts (almonds are excellent for this).

You can also add flaxseed meal to your shake for fiber.
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   Posted 2/16/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
heres my recipe - feel free to modify add (makes for 3 glasses for all day - i live off this stuff now. lol)

2 granny apple
15-20 blueberries
1 cup yoghurt (sugar free - choose to skip this or add only 3 tbsps if you dont like thick)
1 cup plain sugar free soymilk (can be substituted for rice milk/or plain vita d milk, or even water)
ICE

blend it.
When ready to drink, add
1 scoop of inflammax (for protein, got 15g in one scoop).
1 scoop of daily fiber
(google and find them online)

Let me tell you this shake is very healthy and very thick (sometimes i eat it with spoon, lol) and very filling. I also put some of my other detoxyfying and water based vitamins in the shake right before drinking. I also take my other supplements when I am drinking this shake.
I also start my day with this, and at the end of the day when I am sleepy and done working, I go back and drink another glass. You can add honey if you like it sweet, but dairy fiber/iflammax is sweet enough for me. be well all.

other than the knee pain, I am starting to take my life back from lyme.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/16/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the different suggestions. I have a question though....which powder is better...soy or whey?
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yogamom2
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   Posted 2/16/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
As I can't do dairy or soy I make my own.

I use a vita mix

flax seed (whole)
cashew (pieces)

blueberries (What ever you like)
coconut milk

In the vita mix it will grind the nuts and seeds into a butter. then add the coconut milk.
Then add the blueberries.

Yummy :-)

Here is a link to the vita mix. I use mine just about every day for the last 5 years. http://www.vitamix.com/

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yogamom2
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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
If you put Smoothie into the recipe search you will get all kinds of ideas. Also put in shake for some more.

To make it a protein shake just add your powder or a good protein source (like example peanut butter).
I also mix in the non foul tasting powers my doc has me on
Found out I had lyme in spring of 2009. I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms are Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, Auto immune disease, and hypo-thyroid.
 
Started treatment with samento in june 2009. Side effects are swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys.
 
Anaphylactic reactions to beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.
 
My family and I are enjoying a life without dairy for 19 years.  We have added sugar, gluten, beef and soy for the last 5 years.


vicparis
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   Posted 2/16/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I use whey protein powder from the healthfood store.
 
Victoria

CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/17/2010 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, so many suggestions! Thanks everyone:) I will call the health food store tomorrow and see what they recommend. I think that soy may be better on my stomach. I wonder which one tastes better? lol
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pepphell
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   Posted 2/17/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
for the fluid base you have lots of choices:
apple juice, soy milk, rice milk, plain milk, coconut milk, (even water - i've had protein shake with water).


for the protein you have lots of choices:
soy protein,
whey protein (i think its powder)
some other protein like inflammax.

Dagger
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   Posted 2/17/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone know how to make a protein shake?
Ok, someone has to say it - just jiggle it!!!!!

Personally, I don't like the taste of any of the protein powders so I can't say which one tastes best. I do recommend that you get vanilla as it blends better with other flavors when you mix it. You may be able to get free samples.

The protein in the powder can come from whey, soy, egg white, hemp, plus others. Whey protein (isolate) is supposed to be the best absorbed. Some people say that soy protein powder can cause health problems, you can google it if you choose. Most commercial powders have a lot of extra stuff added to them, some of which you may not want. When you are comparing, look at the serving size, some servings are twice the size of others.

If you are looking for something more natural - you can use tofu, plain greek yogurt, or almonds for your protein source. Greek yogurt is very thick plus it adds probiotics. If you have a really good blender you can throw almonds in but if you prefer, you can add almond butter. Peanut butter is a decent protein source too. My friend used to freeze chunks of tofu to throw in her smoothies to thicken them but I've never tried it.

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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I would avoid soy as there is enough research available showing it's not really all it's cut out to be. Check out these links:

http://www.foodrenegade.com/dangers-of-soy/

http://www.westonaprice.org/Soy-alert/\

If you do a google search on this you'll find a lot of compelling evidence about why soy isn't a good food option for us.

Gary

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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I drink a supplement shake. It has protein in it, but i don't know that it is a protein drink. I think it is delicious and it is full of nutrients that we need. It is sweetened with xylitol, though there are some fruit powders in it, and rice maltodextrin. It is from Apex Energetics and is called ClearVite-SF K-24. I think it is used in some cases as a weight loss tool. I throw a bunch of stuff in there, including psyllium seed husk, and I mix it with unsweetened hemp milk. It's a treat every day at shake time!

Rose
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
GWb,

I wound up getting the whey because the owner told me about all the health problems with soy. It doesn't taste good though so I need to find something to add to it to make it taste better. I tried stevia but it tasted like I put chemicals in it.

Thanks everyone else for the suggestions.

Dagger- You are silly! LOL! I guess I should have worded the title better huh?
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pepphell
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
darn, I gotta cut back on soy. this is BADDDDDDDD. real bad i found is the thryoid issue it has.

what kind of tests do you do to figure if your thryoid is working fine or out of control? i did start an intake of iodine to support thryoid.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
pepphell,

You would need to check you TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 levels. Alot of doctors do not check Free T3 and T4 levels. They just check your TSH. It is really important to have them all checked.
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