anyone know a good alternative to Whey protein shakes--dairy allergy here.

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    Apr 28, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    hey does anyone know what's a good alternative to Whey protein shakes?

    I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy 6-7 months ago, was drinking a whey shake post workout( helped with leanness and all that, and looking at pictures had a better body with it, even though the offside later after frequent use was feeling crappy)--

    but i've started to get into high workout mode again, and wanted to incorporate a shake into my diet again, but without dairy.

    anyone know any good alternatives or recipes?
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    Apr 29, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Egg or soy.
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    Apr 29, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    Careful with the soy. I have heard excessive amounts have been linked to prostate cancer. I have not seen any definitive evidence for or against this statement, but I would do a little reading/research before jumping on the soy bandwagon. Good luck!
  • tuffguyndc

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    Apr 29, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    they have soy protein too and you can just eat food. that is always better.
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    Apr 29, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Jonnyman saidCareful with the soy. I have heard excessive amounts have been linked to prostate cancer. I have not seen any definitive evidence for or against this statement, but I would do a little reading/research before jumping on the soy bandwagon. Good luck!


    Soy does a body good. In the past it got a bad rap about estrogen like effects and such but further research has proven such to be balderdash.

    I avoid milk; drink lots of soy and do I look like I have estrogen like effects???icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 29, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    Yup eggs or soy like everyone said. Eggs taste comparatively better. I've yet to find a soy-based protein powder that doesn't taste like sand.
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    Apr 29, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    hey guys, thanks for the great advice--

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  • Timbales

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    Apr 29, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    isn't whey protein isolate lactose free?
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    Apr 30, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    Timbales saidisn't whey protein isolate lactose free?


    Yes, it is. However, it's twice the price of whey protein concentrate, so a lot of products use a blend of concentrate and isolate. If you're lactose intolerant, you have to make sure any whey protein you take is isolate only.
  • dtx1

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    Apr 30, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    Regarding pea and egg protein powders mentioned in this thread, does anyone have an opinion about the taste or consistency of these powders?

    I've seen both pea and egg protein powders on the shelf at my local nutrition store but am apprehensive about trying them. Instead, I always buy a whey/casein blend as well as a soy powder and either alternate them or mix the two.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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    Apr 30, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    I've tried egg protein, and it just doesn't taste right to me. As for the vegetable protein powders, they all sit in my stomach like a rock and make me feel sick... completely indigestible.
  • m2m310

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    May 20, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Check out his website

    http://myvega.com/

    They make plant-based protein drinks and other products. I just started using it because I can't "tolerate" milk or soy.
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    May 20, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    Meat!
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    May 20, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    ssguy69 said
    Jonnyman saidCareful with the soy. I have heard excessive amounts have been linked to prostate cancer. I have not seen any definitive evidence for or against this statement, but I would do a little reading/research before jumping on the soy bandwagon. Good luck!


    Soy does a body good. In the past it got a bad rap about estrogen like effects and such but further research has proven such to be balderdash.

    I avoid milk; drink lots of soy and do I look like I have estrogen like effects???icon_neutral.gif
    Yes, you sound like you're having a PMS day. icon_razz.gif
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    May 30, 2011 10:51 AM GMT
    People are so stupid when it comes to soy, they hear the word estrogen and then run for the hills. It's plant estrogen guys - it's so much weaker than human estrogen. It's like tossing a drop of water against a tsunami. You're not going to become an MtF chowing down on tofu and tempeh (preferably the latter but whatevs).
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    May 31, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    Chicken turkey breast. Shrimp. Tuna steak. Scallop.

    There are vegetable protein powders too...