Help...what are the BEST tasting Protein Drinks for the Liquid phase (3 wks after surgery)?
Scheduled for RNY on March 2nd and am beginning to look around for items I'll need after surgery. I'm looking at buying protein drinks now.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what are the BEST TASTING protein drinks out there available for use after surgery during the 3 week liquid diet???
Also how many protein drinks do you have to drink daily? Is it 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner)?
Boost HIGH PROTEIN is on our "list" of protein drink options, but these protein drinks also have 27 grams of sugar instead of the recommended 15-20 grams of sugar. Yes, it provide more protein than the recommended 13 grams but was wondering if the sugar level would be a problem. Not sure that the HIGH PROTEIN BOOST drinks are a "real" option due to the sugar level. Any one use them and find them okay after surgery??
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!!!!!
Taste is VERY subjective when it comes to protein drinks, and the smell and texture often come into play as well. I would suggest that you go out to Vitalady.com and order a bunch of different samples so that you can find out what YOU like rather than trust what anyone else likes. As someone else mentioned, something you like now may make you gag after surgery. I don't know why it happens, but it frequently does.
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The taste is kidna strong but if you crush some ice and water in a blender and then mix in the drink it makes a really good slushie and tones down the flavor.
on 2/13/11 6:28 pm
Syntrax Nectar has a great protein shake that is 23 g of protein, and NO sugar. All kinds of flavors. I put them with water and crystal light.
I'm almost three years out, and still drink an average of 2 to 2 1/2 per day.
27 g of sugar is a LOT of sugar and i'd avoid that like the plague!
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That is a lot of sugar... I use the Unjury shakes- 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of sugar & 20 grams of protien. I like both of their chocolate flavors, but what I use daily is the unflavored. I mix it up with Crystal lite lemonade mix (I do it 1 scoop per 8 oz of lemonade).
Your taste buds will change, as well as your ability to hold as much of the drinks. Post op I found the protien shakes with the fat free milk (chocolate flavored, etc) was just too heavy for me.
I drink 2-3 eight ounce servings with a scoop (20 grams protien) per day. I have been doing that since I had my surgery.
I have also tried the GNC protien shakes- they arent too bad and do have a bit more protien - I think 28 grams- but they are a little on the heavy side for me too- I only have the chocolate and strawberry, so I have never tried their unflavored in the Crystal lite drink mix.
Unjury has a sample starter pack you can order that gives you a chance to try them without buying a whole tub! I get them at www.unjury.com