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Protein Powders

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 06, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Yes, I know this has been addressed before.. But, I am wondering what protein powder would be the best for a morning shake. Reasons are: I am VERY short on time in the morning (have to be at work by 8, and I already go to the gym first), and I don't want eggs and/or meat everyday, besides that's not really an option.. I would like to be able to make up a protein shake with veggies and some fruit, but I don't know what protein to use. I used to use soy about 10 years ago, and most recently had this kind (http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Life-Organic-Protein-Grams/dp/B0031JK96C). I know neither one of those are good because of legumes/grains in them. I would prefer a non-flavored protein, or one with little flavor.

Would eggs in a shake be a good enough source of protein?

And somewhat related, are Spirulina and/or Maca Powder OK on Paleo?

Thanks!!

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I really like Primal Fuel, the chocolate version. I make Primal Fuel smoothies with water, coconut milk, coconut oil, and frozen berries.

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on March 06, 2012
at 09:52 PM

I've used SFH in the past and it's really good quality. You'll notice a difference in price and mix-ability (pricier and a tad less soluble). Overall, great option.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:35 PM

This is not an answer, just a comment. Last year I was between surgeries and was on a liquid, then soft food diet. I get some LC whey protein isolate, and do that 1-2X a day. I put on weight and when I had tests done, this had spiked my trigs, maybe doubled, don't remember. I posted this online and some others wrote in and said it happened to them too. Or could have been something else, but I quit doing whey protein drinks after that.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Just to clarify.. I do have eggs (hard boiled, and other ways) a lot.. I just don't want to get burnt out by eating them every day, especially since I'm LOVING them right now (almost to the point of craving, it's weird). My plan for the shake would be spinach/kale/other greens, a little fruit (berries/banana), water/coconut water/coconut milk, and protein powder (if it's OK), and anything else that would be helpful to add.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:13 PM

Stronger Faster Healthier protein. Their whey is from grass fed cows and it's the best I have had.

D2db41500a9385fafe0f50e178717e80

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on March 06, 2012
at 09:52 PM

I've used SFH in the past and it's really good quality. You'll notice a difference in price and mix-ability (pricier and a tad less soluble). Overall, great option.

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on March 06, 2012
at 08:07 PM

"Would eggs in a shake be a good enough source of protein?"

Yes. I'd go for the eggs before I would use any packaged "product". That's just me though.

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on March 06, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Sunwarrior is supposed to be veggie based and is pretty decent for the taste. if you email them they'll send you samples as well.

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on March 06, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I like the taste of the whey powder from www.wellnessresources.com. On the website it is called Daily Protein (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Unflavored), and there's also a Daily Protein Plus (Chocolate,Vanilla, Original), which has a little fiber and other goodies. "The whey protein itself comes from American cows not fed any animal by-products or synthetic growth hormone (BSE-free). The whey protein is certified GMO-free." Lactose is removed. Apparently not from grass-fed cows. No sweeteners added. Claims are made about using the best and newest technology for making whey powder. I also like Miracle Whey from www.Mercola.com, made from grass-fed cows and comes in 7 flavors, and "Original" is unflavored.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Blue Bonnet Whey.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I've heard good things about Mark Sisson's Primal Fuel. I know it's not 100% paleo, but it's pretty close, and if you're looking for "pretty close", I'd think that this is a decent option. For me, the protein powder that I take is definitely one of the things that I do not consider paleo at all, and so I don't even try to make it loo that way.

Dan

88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I really like Primal Fuel, the chocolate version. I make Primal Fuel smoothies with water, coconut milk, coconut oil, and frozen berries.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:29 PM

Best powder I can find is Now Foods whey isolate. I use the unflavored but there's also a vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, which are pretty tasty.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I go to whey protein powder in a pinch, but it sounds like you would benefit by making your breakfast the night before. Egg dishes, or even boiled eggs can be eaten on the run. I don't add lots of extras to my occasional protein drink, preferring to focus on real food instead. If you want to add something, try some real kale or broccoli.

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