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#1 *cough*

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Hi

I've been training lots lately, hoping to do a mini triathlon in March (crazy, crazy talk) so have been having protein smoothies for breaky. Fruit, almond milk, chia, ice, protein powder blitzed in the TMX.

A couple of people have said to avoid supermarket proteins, I currently have the Nature's Way Protein Figure (endorsed by Michell Bridges - not that it means anything to me), vanilla flavour.

What would you suggest as a good protein?

TIA

#2 tweedy08

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

Post workout I use Syntrax Nectar. Have just finished my container of chocolate truffle and am about to start the tropical flavour. I got mine for the local gym. Its pricey though. It is based on the instant release protein to help with repair after a workout.

For just a general protein shake, again I use the syntrax but its the casien (sp) based protein. That means its slow release.

Visit your local gym or supplement store. We have one local called Mass Nutrition who are only to happy to answer questions and provide advice. You can find them on facebook also.

Hope that helps a little

#3 weepingangel

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Anything natural without all the crap they put into some of the commercial brands is better.

Look at the ingredient list, that'll tell you alot!

Usually a health shop will sell bags of natural protein and it works out way cheaper.



#4 ~Peahen~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I love Vital Protein Pea Protein (unflavoured)  ingredients: 100% pea protein isolate......that's it no nasties. I add it to my muesli as I don't tolerate dairy and almond milk is much lower in protein than cows milk and I add it to green smoothies (spinach,  mint, pear, cucumber, lemon and ginger ). I have a very fussy belly and the search for a protein powder I can tolerate has been very expensive and frustrating  mad.gif

#5 password123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Syntrax proteins are the yummiest. Syntrax matrix (isolate/concentrate blend) in cookies and cream is my go-to protein.
Hubby owns a supp shop. I've tried them all!
Efs

Edited by Mrs_Snorks, 15 January 2013 - 05:45 PM.


#6 gasgirl

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Are the syntax powders low carb as well? Might have to try.
I like Horleys Sculpt for women


#7 password123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Yes, syntrax have minimal carbs.
They don't have the strong artificial sweetener taste that I noticed with horleys.

Edited by Mrs_Snorks, 15 January 2013 - 05:56 PM.


#8 cbmum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

I make one out of one o the Thermomix books (you don't need a thermy tho) it has milk (whichever you can tolerate, whizzed up almonds, raw egg, green powder, colloidal minerals, frozen fruit, cold pressed almond oil and ice. It's yummy too and so much better than all those artificial things in those shakes!

Oh and some honey

#9 emwill

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I run everyday and always have a Nature's Way Protein Figure shake for brekkie on my return, I get the chocolate one from chemist warehouse. Since using it I no longer get achy legs at night and the wee hours of the morning, so i'm sticking to what works for me original.gif


#10 ~flaxen~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

I've been using 180 Nutrition in the mornings as a quick breakfast. I'm breastfeeding so wanted one that was as natural as possible. It has a few other goodies like flax and chia seeds as well. Nice with water and frozen berries, sometimes half a banana...not as sweet as some I've tried and a bit chunkier, but I find it fills me up nicely.

ETA They have samples, but you do have to pay for them. The bars are nice too.

Edited by ~flaxen~, 15 January 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#11 password123

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

sh*te flaxen, it looks really good but it's quite pricey. I might have to indulge my protein tasting palate.

#12 ~flaxen~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

Yeh, but I figure it's 1.5kg, and I'd be adding those extra bits in anyway to another brand, so it works out alright in the end. They do have % off from time to time.

#13 eskimokisses

Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:22 AM

I use Dymatize All Natural Whey Protein Powder.. I order all my supplements from aminoz.com.au. They have awesome service and usually good price too.
I also use Calibre Pure WPI. Its much harder to get though. Not yet a well known brand but its pure WPI only with nothing else added

#14 Moneypenny2014

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Has anyone ever tried Evolve Lipo Whey?
I'm trying to establish whether it has caffeine in it?
Looking for a caffeine free protein powder that good for weightloss and assists in muscle tone - and is low carb
Sadly I get migraines so have to avoid any amount of caffeine no matter how small sad.gif




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