Protein Shake as a meal

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Looking for something to substitute breakfast/get good protein after a workout. Never done it before but bought an overpriced shake recently and really liked it (Strawberry, banana and vanilla? protein powder) pretty sweet tbh but something that doesn't taste like crap and has good nutrients would be nice.
Open to all recommendations, but no offense @GoldenCinderblock not quite ready for the compost juice yet.

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Comments (42)

Dec 6, 2018

Do you have a Smoothie King close by? Big fan of theirs

Dec 6, 2018

Nope, located in SF atm, they seem like a midwest brand? What's good about them? Was thinking about buying frozen fruit and a blender rather than buying from a store everyday.

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Dec 6, 2018

Smoothie King in my experience is quite addictive because of their high sugar content, plus it is also delicious. I used to have one every day until i bought a blender.

Dec 6, 2018

A protein shake with two scoops is only like 240 calories. If you want a meal replacement make a smoothie with greek yogurt, protein, a banana, chia seeds and optional peanut butter / oats. It's healthy and filling.

Dec 6, 2018

Soylent has been keeping me alive, although while it's not disgusting, it tastes like the color beige. It comes in a powder that could probably be blended to be more interesting.

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Dec 6, 2018
houseplant:

Soylent has been keeping me alive, although while it's not disgusting, it tastes like the color beige. It comes in a powder that could probably be blended to be more interesting.

Soylent Cacao tastes pretty solid, reminds me of chocolate milk/those chocolate jello things

Dec 7, 2018
houseplant:

Soylent has been keeping me alive, although while it's not disgusting, it tastes like the color beige. It comes in a powder that could probably be blended to be more interesting.

Been drinking Soylent for three years. 400 perfectly balanced Macros / Micros / Minerals and it tastes good. They ship it to your doorstep. I'll probably drink them for the rest of my life.

Dec 7, 2018
houseplant:

while it's not disgusting, it tastes like the color beige

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Dec 7, 2018

I do this daily for breakfast and it gets me through to lunch:

  • 6 scoops whey protein powder
  • 2 cups cold brew coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons of creatine
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • Almond milk to taste

I blend it up and it makes six servings at a time. I distribute them evenly into six mason jars, and then add water or almond milk until the jars are full. Altogether, it comes out to just over 400 calories, but it gets me a good amount of protein, caffeine, creatine, and potassium, and I'm feeling great all day after - like the best parts of bullet coffee and a protein shake. Give it a try, I think you'll like it, too.

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Dec 7, 2018

Do you buy or make the cold brew?

Dec 7, 2018

I make it myself, but you can buy it if you don't have the time. It's super easy, you just load coffee in a container and let it sit for 12+ hours, then remove the grounds.

Dec 7, 2018

Is there anyway I can sub the coffee for strawberries or some other fruit? This looks great though thanks for the recipe.

Dec 7, 2018

Sure, it would probably taste fine. I use the coffee for a little caffeine boost.

Dec 7, 2018
lapike:

I do this daily for breakfast and it gets me through to lunch:

  • 6 scoops whey protein powder
  • 2 cups cold brew coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons of creatine
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • Almond milk to taste

I blend it up and it makes six servings at a time. I distribute them evenly into six mason jars, and then add water or almond milk until the jars are full. Altogether, it comes out to just over 400 calories, but it gets me a good amount of protein, caffeine, creatine, and potassium, and I'm feeling great all day after - like the best parts of bullet coffee and a protein shake. Give it a try, I think you'll like it, too.

Creatine? Where do you get your steroids from?

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Dec 7, 2018

Creatine is legal my dude.

Dec 7, 2018

Wait do you bring the 6 mason jars with you to work?

Dec 8, 2018

Nah, keep them in my fridge. Drink them right before work.

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Dec 7, 2018
Muky13:

Looking for something to substitute breakfast/get good protein after a workout. Never done it before but bought an overpriced shake recently and really liked it (Strawberry, banana and vanilla? protein powder) pretty sweet tbh but something that doesn't taste like crap and has good nutrients would be nice.
Open to all recommendations, but no offense @GoldenCinderblock not quite ready for the compost juice yet.

morning favorite for me:

-4oz espresso
-MCT oil (coconut)
-Grass fed butter
-Bulletproof Chocolate Collagen Protein
-Vega All in One Chocolate
-Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
-Touch of cinnamon

shakes:
-Any berry + peanut butter + Vega all in one has been my latest trend

My favorite combo is strawberry + banana + lots and lots of peanut butter ... plus the Vega and anything else lying around (add dark leafy greens if you can - I like to add spinach or kale if I have it).

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Dec 7, 2018

Huel.

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Dec 7, 2018

Do you want to be malnourished? Breakfast is importanter. Protein shake is very healthy but it shouldn't be a substitute.

Dec 7, 2018
jnhadekjs:

Do you want to be malnourished? Breakfast is importanter.

wrooongggggg

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Dec 7, 2018

Not a huge fan of shakes, but take a look at Redcon 1's MRE product. I got a few samples that I've tried out and it tasted OK with a pretty solid macro profile and interesting ingredients.

Dec 7, 2018

You should seriously not put the words @GoldenCinderblock and "compost juice" in the same sentence

Dec 7, 2018

I throw oatmeal and bannana in if I'm on calls or whatever. Sometimes some peanut butter too.

Dec 7, 2018

Mass gainer

Dec 7, 2018

Blend the following.
-Oats
-Banana
-Peanut butter
-Whey protein
-Milk

It's like a home-made mass gainer.

Dec 7, 2018

Oats, blueberries, bananas, peanut butter, protein powder, protein-fortified cashew milk, cinnamon.

Dec 7, 2018

I work out down some BCAA, multi vitamin and then a protein shake followed by a fiber supplement and coffee. I would say I get about 3-4 hours until I get hungry. Before I leave I pack up a bag of nuts and jerky to snack on when I get to work.

Dec 7, 2018

In SF myself. Definitely hit up Elixiria. Their selection and quality are best I've come across, and the combos are a great inspiration for a more unique diy. Native Co is another spot if you want solid smoothies ("Popeye on Vaca in Thailand" is their rockstar).

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Dec 7, 2018

I'm with you on Elixiria. The liver detox is my best friend ;) Never been to Native Co, but interested in giving it a shot. Thanks for the tip.

Dec 8, 2018

My pleasure. Cheers.

Dec 11, 2018

Thanks, definitely will stop by, do you get the superfood smoothies or the shakes?

Dec 12, 2018

When I'm running to work, time permitting, I'll grab one of their juice shots. Post gym, I do smoothies (Body Builder & Forever 16 mostly) but only because I'm not a fan of cashews which, regrettably, are the primary ingredient in their shakes. 100% personal preference.

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Dec 8, 2018

I prefer a very high fat / moderate protein / zero carb shake:

  • Coconut / almond milk blend
  • Heavy cream
  • MCT oil
  • Cacao butter
  • Optimum whey isolate protein (chocolate flavor)
  • Dash of banana flavoring

If I'm pressed for time I'll skip the cacao butter and just throw it all in a shaker bottle.

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Dec 9, 2018
labanker:

I prefer a very high fat / moderate protein / zero carb shake:

  • Coconut / almond milk blend
  • Heavy cream
  • MCT oil
  • Cacao butter
  • Optimum whey isolate protein (chocolate flavor)
  • Dash of banana flavoring

If I'm pressed for time I'll skip the cacao butter and just throw it all in a shaker bottle.

looks good

Yeah I like fat intake for energy too.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 11, 2018
Isaiah_53_5:
labanker:

I prefer a very high fat / moderate protein / zero carb shake:

  • Coconut / almond milk blend
  • Heavy cream
  • MCT oil
  • Cacao butter
  • Optimum whey isolate protein (chocolate flavor)
  • Dash of banana flavoring

If I'm pressed for time I'll skip the cacao butter and just throw it all in a shaker bottle.

looks good

Yeah I like fat intake for energy too.

today added dark chocolate Godiva with sea salt ... melted into it

whaaaaaaat

gimme those caloriessssss

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 8, 2018

Not Herbalife - Bill Ackman

Dec 8, 2018

I take Serious Mass ( has 1250 calories + 50 grams of protein) I mix 2 scoops with 750ml of milk (water tastes like s**t but if you have a sensitive stomach just go with the water). I take this 2 times a day.

I also take enough BCAA's to kill a small horse,
creatine, glutamine and other stuff but just a shake could do it.

I would recommend the Grande BCAA's they have a 8:1:1 ratio

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Dec 9, 2018
AlexandruGabriel:

I take Serious Mass ( has 1250 calories + 50 grams of protein) I mix 2 scoops with 750ml of milk (water tastes like s**t but if you have a sensitive stomach just go with the water). I take this 2 times a day.

I also take enough BCAA's to kill a small horse,
creatine, glutamine and other stuff but just a shake could do it.

I would recommend the Grande BCAA's they have a 8:1:1 ratio

Are you mainly a lifter / bodybuilder?

I'd recommend throwing in some Vega products with that as well to add in some micronutrients. Seems really heavy on the macros. Also, it will shift some of your protein sources to plant protein.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 9, 2018

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 9, 2018
Dec 13, 2018