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Old 12-03-2015, 12:02 PM   #1  
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I currently drink a shake around mid morning as a pick me up/snack. I actually really look forward that the shake and I feel it gives me energy and helps my appetite immensely. The one I currently use is Right Size Smoothie the Chocolate flavor. It is about $23.00 for a canister. Including the milk it is 180 calories total for 8 ounces. I love the grab and go convenience of throwing some milk and powder in a blender bottle and going out the door.

So anyone else use powders to make a quick smoothie and like their powder? I have always in search of something that might taste even better or be more price competitive or more nutrient dense. I have tried Isa8gen1x after a coworker touted how amazing they tasted and took one sip and gagged on it. It tasted awful and was way too thick. I tried a few more swallows of it just to prove to myself that it truly was nasty. And Isa8gen1x is really expensive too.

I know a lot of people tell me I should make my own smoothies but I don't like them. I have tried a ton of different recipes that people have said to try and I just don't like them. Besides making your own smoothies is not a grab and go option. It takes too much time to measure out a list of 10 ingredients and blend them all up trying to get the texture right and then hope that it will store and still be good a few hours later at work.

I have also tried a few that are already bottled up like the special K, slim fast, and carnation shakes. They are pretty gross so I think I am better off with powder and milk and making my own.

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What kind of powder are you looking at? Like a general weight loss shake powder or a protein powder?

Personally I prefer Perfect Fit, which is only available online (you can google it if you like). It's low in calories so it's more for toning than anything else and it's great for making protein pancakes etc as well.

If you find they're too thick maybe you're not using enough liquid or too much ice? I find shakes are much thinner with almond milk, sometimes milk makes them too thick. Or maybe try using a blender to blend them first?
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I grab and go from my blender. I use either no fat greek yogurt as a protein source or a protein egg white powder from Jay Robb which is absolutely tasty! good luck in finding something you like!
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I dont think these drinks are healthy. Fresh food is always healthier.
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I know a lot of people tell me I should make my own smoothies but I don't like them. I have tried a ton of different recipes that people have said to try and I just don't like them. Besides making your own smoothies is not a grab and go option. It takes too much time to measure out a list of 10 ingredients and blend them all up trying to get the texture right and then hope that it will store and still be good a few hours later at work.
I don't agree. I do smoothie so often and it takes so less time. I just mix all fruits and veggies, what I have in the kitchen. And I also take it at work, it tastes there well too
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I finally figured out the secret today: frozen fruit. It took about five minutes to blend some frozen pineapple with blueberry yogurt (the only flavor I had), a little rice milk, a dash of vanilla, a sprinkle of ginger, and a packet of Splenda. It was really tasty -- much better than when I tried to use crushed ice cubes.
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I finally figured out the secret today: frozen fruit. It took about five minutes to blend some frozen pineapple with blueberry yogurt (the only flavor I had), a little rice milk, a dash of vanilla, a sprinkle of ginger, and a packet of Splenda. It was really tasty -- much better than when I tried to use crushed ice cubes.
If you put fruit in your smoothies, I think it'll probably be sweet enough without the Splenda.
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If you put fruit in your smoothies, I think it'll probably be sweet enough without the Splenda.
Thanks, MJF. Are you a dietician, perhaps? (I notice that you give quite a lot of guidance to others here.) I did not find the smoothie to be overly sweet with the Splenda.
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Thanks, MJF. Are you a dietician, perhaps? (I notice that you give quite a lot of guidance to others here.) I did not find the smoothie to be overly sweet with the Splenda.
No, I'm not a dietician, but I've spent a lot of time reading about nutrition.

It may take time for your taste to adjust, but you can try cutting down on the Splenda gradually, and after you get used to it, it'll taste sweet enough without the Splenda.

I used to drink sweetened milk a long time ago because I didn't like milk, but I gradually reduced the sugar, and now I can drink normal milk with no problem.
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