I'm a year and half...maybe more...out and still will have a shake every other day...maybe more if I am on the road. Sometimes the canned atkins.,..when served very cold are good in a pinch, but I tend to rather enjoy the fruit flavored 'Whey-Fruity' mixes from bariatriceating.com and they have a new cappuccino flavor from IDS, also from bariatric eating.
I have tried all types of mixers and blenders and stirring and I have finally developed a process that works for me very well, consistently, and the results are in my humble opion....awesome....
Get yourself a shaved ice maker...not a crusher...a shaved ice maker...kind cheap...$20 from target.
Find a 'stick-blender', got mine at the thrift store for $5.
That's all you need!
Now the process...
shave up half a tray of ice cubes
mix up a double batch of protein powder...say 2 scoops in 8-10 oz. water using the stick blender. I have a nice blender, but the froth is just too much to deal with, the stick blender doesn't add froth! My favorites are the tropical punch, grape and lemonade...and just lately the cappuccino!
Pour the blended mixture into a thermos mug...like the ones from your local choke'n'puke, and then start adding the shaved ice, until you have a slurpee or slushy consistency. Heaven on earth...as far as I am concerned. Double the protein intake, over a longer period of time....cold and filling...and nutritionally sound...what could be better?
Using the cappuccino flavored mix gives you a 'frosted' or 'blended' coffe style of drink.
As an added bonus, you can do this, but add more ice, until you get an 'italian ice' style dessert...and voila!...sugar free protein dessert ices!