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Protein Powder

Can anyone suggest a good brand of Protein powder I can use to make shakes and bars for myself?

Wander

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orien
Feb. 24th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
I used Designer Whey for a long time. I've read that the human body uses whey protein more readily than soy protein.

Some places, like Whole Foods, have store brands of protein powder that are apparently pretty good, but I haven't tasted them.
wander
Feb. 24th, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm just looking for good sources of protein for between meal snacks. I've got some good recipes, just need the powder.

Wander
crisis_averted
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
EW!
wander
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry, need some between meal snacks and it's cheaper to make my own than buy protein bars and drinks.

Wander
crisis_averted
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
My husband occasionally drinks that stuff. Some of it is pretty gross, although he did have this one orange flavored one from GNC, it tasted like a dreamcicle....sorta.
wander
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on using it as a basic ingredient for milkshakes and energy bars just so they are high in protein. I know it tastes terrible otherwise.

W
jelly_fish
Feb. 25th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Yeeeck protein powder!
Actually, I have used whey powder and soy powder. Mixing them tastes better and I think it mixes with water better.
wander
Feb. 25th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Something about buying Soy anything just sort of rubs me wrong. I grow soybeans every other year. So it's like, I have 40 acres of soybeans out there and I have to go buy soy supplements. I guess it's easier than grinding and sifting soybeans though.

Wander
citrinepoint
Feb. 26th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
I tend to reccomend soy protein for women more.
wander
Feb. 28th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm hearing of men having more success with whey protein.

W
citrinepoint
Feb. 28th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
Has to do with the phyto-estrogens...not as compatible with the male physiology :)
jelly_fish
Mar. 4th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
I have never known anyone that grows soybeans. I assume you sell them.
I really like the steamed soybeans in pods you can get at asian restaurants. Other than that I have never had them except the obvious processed ways.
Do you keep any to cook with?
wander
Mar. 4th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC)
I could I suppose. Mostly we sell them to Archer Daniels Midland. It wouldn't take much to walk out and gather some. Seems like every time I think about it, they've already dried out and are getting ready to be harvested. It's probably because I grow so much produce in my personal garden that I don't think of picking things out of the crop fields. Anyway, this year is a corn year though I guess I could borrow some from my neighbor's field. Corn, soybeans, and wheat are the principal crops for this area. We also grow milo, barley, sunflowers, alfalfa and a few other things.

Wander
citrinepoint
Feb. 26th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
I used to work at Vitamin World and they have some really great copies of some of the name brand products like Myoplex, it's called Protoplex.
If you don't have a Vitamin World near you check out their websight.
wander
Feb. 28th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
Great. Thanks very much!

W
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