protein shake

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    Sep 15, 2007 7:49 PM GMT

    i heard that we can make protein shakes instead of buying them ( it think ..)
    well .. if anyone have a simple recipy for homemade protien shake.. ?
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    Sep 15, 2007 11:23 PM GMT
    There are many other guys here who are more knowledgeable about protein shakes, but I just get some protein powder from Trader Joes (I'm partial to Designer Whey Chocolate, and I think I got the referral from someone else here), mix it with milk, and you're set. I've even used orange juice when I was out of milk.

    There are lots of other things you can do too. I have counted at least three other threads here discussing whey protein and other types of protein, so I'd check there first.
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    Sep 15, 2007 11:56 PM GMT
    Here is a formula that I got from a guy on here but which I modified to make it more "organic". You can really pack on the pounds with it and it tastes better than dirt.



    Protein shake:
    4 oz.. cottage cheese (24g protein)
    1/2 banana
    2 Tbs. all natural, peanut butter
    1 tablespoon Trader Joe's WHey powder
    8 oz chocolate almond milk
    4 oz fresh or frozen fruit
    2 tablespoon fig syrup
    1 egg
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    Sep 16, 2007 4:37 PM GMT

    thanx .. doesn't sound yummy though but sure i'll try it
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    Sep 16, 2007 4:46 PM GMT
    Compared to my previous formulas this one is delicious. I've got to limit my intake tho because i gain too much weight drinking them.
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    Sep 16, 2007 4:51 PM GMT

    aha .. so what's the best time to drink it if i want the max effect ?
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    Sep 16, 2007 5:41 PM GMT
    Lately, I've been going with

    1 cup non-fat milk
    2-3 spoons strawberry yogurt
    2 scoops whey protein concentrate (bulk)
    1 scoop maltodextrin
    1/2 scoop sucralose
    1/2 scoop dark cocoa powder
    1 banana
    1/2 cup crushed ice

    I have one of these right after a noon workout. I found that the maltodextrin helps keep me from crashing in mid-afternoon, but I suppose that having something like an oatmeal cookie with the shake would do the same job. (However, I loathe oatmeal for no particular reason.)


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    Sep 16, 2007 6:03 PM GMT
    MG: I have read conflicting claims over the years about the maximum amount of protein that can be utilized in one serving. Do you have an opinion?
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    Sep 16, 2007 6:17 PM GMT
    Well, no. I really doubt that there would be a one-size-fits-all answer to that. Individual physiology and the relationship to the overall diet would introduce huge variables.
    However, if one makes the most simple assumptions and assumes that the system acts as a simple chemostat, it would be a fairly easy (if disgusting) thing to measure for an individual. I think that I would charge extra for that kind of analysis.
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    Sep 16, 2007 6:34 PM GMT

    yes i tried the first recipy..(not all the ingredients..)
    it doesn't taste that bad ..it's good actually
    but what is protein concentrate ?
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    Sep 16, 2007 7:01 PM GMT
    It's simply concentrated whey (what's left over from milk, after cheese is made.) There are three forms commonly sold in bulk, and used in the protein drinks that you can buy. Dried whey is just what it sounds like - it has the lowest protein content and contains some fat and lactose. Whey concentrate has gone through some form of ultrafiltration before it's dried (so it costs more) and has a higher protein content (you have to check the specs on what you buy) and much less fat and sugar. Whey protein isolate has been further purified by chromatography, has very little fat or sugar, and costs a lot more.

    You can buy all three kinds for varying prices. For example http://www.bulkfoods.com/health.asp