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Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement

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"The Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement comes in an economic 24-serving tub with a measured scoop to make accurate dispensing easy. Each 140-calorie serving provides a full 27 grams of protein, with only 7 grams of carbohydrate (of which 5 grams are fiber, and only 1 gram is sugar) and 4 grams of fat.

They are also lactose-free to best meet the needs of weight loss surgery patients. One hundred percent of the protein is from a high quality whey protein isolate (There is no soy protein, only a small amount of soy lecithin to mask aftertaste).

Fortified with between 15 and 50 percent of the DV for 23 essential vitamins and minerals, this product makes a perfect pre-operative weight loss shake or post-operative meal replacement for bariatric surgery patients. Our meal replacement also comes in a great variety of flavors (chocolate, vanilla, chocolate-mint, strawberry, banana, and coffee) as well and an unflavored shake that can be mixed with soup, yogurt, fruit or home-purchased flavorings."

I mixed the vanilla flavor with exactly eight ounces of cold filtered water in my Blender Bottle, and shook it like I meant it.  The resulting shake had a great creamy, if somewhat thicker consistency.  Had I added more water, it would have been quite liquid-y, but I enjoyed it like this.  Usually powdered shakes are plain and liquid, this was a bit different.

The taste was straight up vanilla.  I'm a vanilla girl, I like my vanilla protein.  I had no complaints about the taste of this protein, and it would require no additional doctoring up, which I usually have to do to get plain vanilla powders DOWN.  No additional sweetening, fruit or ice necessary, that is a big deal.  (I tend to tell people to learn how to doctor up their powders to learn to live with the nasty flavors, but, this, this doesn't need it.)  I am looking forward to trying the other flavors now.

Now since I am a fan of BIG SHAKES, I might consider adding lots of ice and blending it next time to make myself a longer-lasting meal, but I am a five year post op.  I sipped it plain, and enjoyed it.  I typically do not enjoy plain protein shakes, powders never.

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As a bariatric baby, this 27 gram protein shake made in (Maybe one scoop in four ounces to start as a very newbie) 8 ounces of water is quite perfect and since it's lactose free, you're likely to not have any distress from milk sugars.  Yes, lactose intolerance is a reality for some of us.  It is The Suck.  You could, if desired, mix this with skim dairy milk, lactose free-milk, or unsweetened soy milk if you REALLY wanted to, but I felt the BA powder on it's own with cold water was JUST FINE.

The Bariatric Advantage Meal Replacement is also available in a Sample Pack with 6 different flavors.  This is awesome, because you know how it is to get a tub'o'protein and what if you don't love it?  (Again, I remind you of my thirty pounds of protein in the cabinet.  It's slowly going out of date.  Some I like.  Some are just all. wrong.)

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2 scoops (37.8g):

  • Calories    140   
  • Calories from Fat    4   
  • Total Fat    0    g
  • Sat Fat    0    g
  • Cholesterol    6    mg
  • Sodium    50    mg
  • Potassium    150    mg
  • Total Carbohydrate    7    g  (Five are from fiber.)
  • Dietary Fiber    5    g
  • Sugars    1    g
  • Calcium    150    mg
  • Phosphorus    60    mg
  • Protein    27    g
  • Vitamin A    50    %
  • Vitamin C    50    %
  • Calcium    50    %
  • Iron    50    %
  • Vitamin D    50    %
  • Vitamin E    50    %
  • Vitamin K    50    %
  • Thiamine (B1)    50    %
  • Riboflavin (B2)    50    %
  • Niacin    50    %
  • Pyridoxine (B6)    50    %
  • Vitamin B12    50    %
  • Biotin    50    %
  • Pantothenic Acid    50    %
  • Phosphorus    50    %
  • Iodine    50    %
  • Chromium    50    %
  • Zinc    50    %
  • Folic Acid    50    %
  • Copper    50    %
  • Molybdenum    50    %
  • Selenium    50    %
  • Magnesium    50    %

It's sweetened with sucralose, Splenda.  

  • Product - Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement
  • Via - Bariatric Advantage
  • Price - $35.95 - 24 serving tub/48 one scoop servings, I know many of my peers out there will do this, $9.95 for a Sample Box.
  • Pros - 27 grams of protein per two scoop serving, lactose free, 140 calories per serving, 1 gram sugar, full meal replacement, vitamins fiber.
  • Cons - I wanted more after it was gone, but.  I'm a freak.  (Quiet in the peanut gallery.)
  • Rating -  Pouchworthy MM 2100865737_6420f6d027_o 

*Update, I gave Mr. MM the Chocolate flavor this morning in place of the BSN Lean Dessert which he has been drinking for a week or two, and his review is as follows, "it's good, it's sweeter than the 'other one,' I could drink this."

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