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Hello,<br><br><br><br>
Well today I have officially started working out at a club! My bf and I met with a Personal Trainer and we worked out very hard, but it was worth it.<br><br><br><br>
So what kind of protein drink do you have? I am looking for something without soy in it...Maybe rice protein? My bf is taking whey, but I'd rather not use that since it's not veg.<br><br><br><br>
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I don't drink them, as I think they are a pile of hogwash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Now, I may opt somedays to make a smoothie that happens to have protein in it.
 

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yeah i'd go with the smoothies too. you need more nutrition than just protein while you're working out.<br><br><br><br>
the body for life guy says to have a fist full of carbs and a fist full of protein for meals while working out. works for friends of ours anyway. but anyway i'd snack on high protein and carb bars instead of shakes. shakes sit kinda heavy for my liking. i'm not sure if there's a vegan protein&carb bar out there, clif bars are good for energy but i don't know what kind of protein content they have. just look around i guess.<br><br><br><br>
but the protein powder i have comes from veggie proteins, and some soy. you can get them without soy also i think. it lists peas, beans, rice, etc. i think it's a lot more natural than some of the others. it's made by Naturade but there are a ton of similar products out there. it's not so much a shake, but you add the powder to drinks or food
 

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My sister gave me some of hers that her trainer got her to start drinking, and we make smoothies out of it. I will get the brand name and let you know. She gets it at a MegaMuscle store here.
 

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I have Rice Protein powder that I add to my smoothies especially in the summer when I tend to cook less and sometimes that means eating less protein.<br><br><br><br>
It does make it taste a bit chalkier but if you expect that going in its not so bad. I would just rather make it myself then buy something where I"m not really sure what is in it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kristadb</i><br><br><b>I don't drink them, as I think they are a pile of hogwash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Now, I may opt somedays to make a smoothie that happens to have protein in it.</b></div>
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There's a difference? May I assume you're saying that the GNC-bought pre-packaged meathead drinks are hogwash, and not just a shake with protein powder in it? Many of those GNC-type mixes are good (as in healthy, not as in tasting) but it's not necessary for the average person's workout.<br><br><br><br>
What's a "smoothie" anyways? Being a poor vegetarian, I can't afford a drink that costs half my weekly grocery money (as store-bought "smoothies" do) so I throw a banana in some milk (sometimes rice, sometimes cow) with one sugar packet and a scoop of "Zone Perfect Protein Plus". This is an adequate supply of soy protein for a normal workout. Although it's not the highest at 7g per scoop, I don't look to it for all my daily protein, and it is by far the most tasteless (which is good for shake-making) powders I've tried.<br><br><br><br>
Ocean - find something you like the taste of rather than go with something based only on its contents. That's the most important part, I think, of making a protein shake. If it tastes like mildew and ass, you're probably not going to stick to it.<br><br><br><br>
[edit] BTW, my normal banana shake has 25g of protein, plus whatever is in one banana. Not a bad total. [/edit]
 

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Yes, I'm talking those pre-packaged kinds that everyone "has" to have.<br><br><br><br>
A smoothie is some milk and fruit "milkshake" kinda thing. The milk has enough protein in it for me.<br><br><br><br>
Almost everyone gets enough protein in their diets, and many too much. I don't see the need of tacking on another 25g of it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by kristadb</i><br><br><b>Almost everyone gets enough protein in their diets, and many too much. I don't see the need of tacking on another 25g of it.</b></div>
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Won't find much argument here, although I don't think your presupposition that "almost everyone gets enough protein" is entirely accurate. It certainly isn't true in my case, and I don't eat THAT unhealthy. I imagine there are lots of kids at this college I live at who do not get the right stuff in their bodies on a daily basis.<br><br><br><br>
I have to say there are two cases that aren't at all rare in which dietary supplements (pre-packaged powders, bars, or otherwise) are crucial: When one is a broke-ass college student (or broke for any other good reason) and can't afford NOT to eat ramen for most of one's meals (like myself) or is always "on the go" and has not the time to always make one's diet as healthy as one would like (again, like myself). So when I'm "tacking on" my protein shake, I'm tacking it on to a rather low-protein diet.<br><br><br><br>
Also, some people do benefit from focused increased amounts of protein (and other substances) because their workouts push the body further than it may naturally be able to go. That is NOT the case with my workout!
 

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I don't use protein powders. From what I understand, generally, the protein requirements of the body aren't great and the only people needing large amounts of protein are those that are adding/replacing large amounts of body tissue. I'm not one of those people and I figure that I get enough protein from regular foods.
 

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I used to drink Rice Protein (vegan) in rice milk, but it only gave me tummy aches so I gave it up. I tracked my food intake a while back with an online nutrient calculator and I got like 80 grams of protein a day on average (and I wasn't trying, not even eating many beans, and no tofu), and that's just waaay too much for me!
 

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bare minimum protein for a 100lb female who's not very active is 50g<br><br>
i had an arguement with the guy at the vitamin place because he keeps trying to talk me into buying protein powders. he kept saying i couldn't possibly get enough protein on my diet. i can swing 50g thank you very much (i'm 107lb and lazy so i only need the minimum). but you have to consider your weight and how active you are. body builders and athletes do need more, especially if they're men.<br><br><br><br>
but i still think the shakes are a bunch of hooey. you can get the extra protein without throwing down $30 or more for a container of powder.<br><br><br><br>
to me a smoothy is blended fruit and ice and whatever you want to add, whereas a shake is just blended ice cream and flavouring. toss some fruit and crushed ice (or use frozen fruit) in a blender with some nut butter and cocoa, add soymilk/milk if you want more protein and calories.<br><br><br><br>
think banana chocolate peanut butter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I make smoothies. 3 bannans a cup of soy milk (which has a good amount of protein) and a cup of oj. If I had it I would add a non-flavored soy protein (make sure not to get the choclate flavored kind its not good for smothies in my opinion.) blend it and put it over ice. you cant really store this though.
 

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I go the smoothie route, too. I add a protein powder to them that I order from veganessentials. It doesn't have any flavor, so you can put it in anything.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise, for a plain old chocolate protein shake, I use Naturade.
 
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