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Muscle Milk Nutritional Shake Mocha Latte

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This 17 ounce box of Muscle Milk has been in my fridge forever.  There are two reasons: 

#1 - The price tag.  I paid $3.99 for THIS? 
#2 - I "forget" to have my protein shakes.

But, damn it, I love this one.  It's a super-sweet smooth slightly Mocha (you have to really work at finding the coffee flavor, they say it's in there) with no chunks!  (Chunks, in a shake!?  EWW.  The last carton of Muscle Milk I tried had little floaters.  GACK.  It was a "light" version, perhaps that is the difference in texture.) 

Benefits of Using Muscle Milk® Ready-To-Drink

Premium Proteins: Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink contains a precise mix of complex proteins for sustained energy including, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, and Whey.

Functional Fats: Predigested, trans-fat free Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) are more likely metabolized for muscle energy and heat than stored as fat. Long-chain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids from Sunflower/Safflower and Canola Oils are also less likely to be stored as fat. These lipids are additionally functional, since they enhance mineral retention.

Lactose Free: Muscle Milk Ready-to-Drink contains ZERO Lactose!

Amazing Taste: Rich, flavor-packed indulgence that is second-to-none!

Now, you might wig out due to the calorie count on this, but keep in mind, it's 17 ounces, not 8-11 ounces, like most bariatric specific protein drinks.  It's double everything, including PROTEIN.  So, if it's too many calories, DON'T.  There is also sugar, 7 grams, from fructose, keep that in mind if you are super-early out and or super super sensitive.  OR - sip it twice a day - break it up!

This particular flavor, Mocha Latte, also has a buzz from caffeine, if you don't do caffeine, avoid.  But Muscle Milk in the 17 ounce container also comes in other flavors, don't fret.  I just happened to grab ONE of these, because it was there, and cold in the cooler when I was shopping.

For me, a long term op, drinking a whole carton is no big deal.  It's a caloric equal of a meal for me, or to make it more psychologically soothing, I can drink half, for 165 calories.  Fine. Dandy.  I WOULD buy a case of this product, since I really do like the flavor and the texture is super.

  • Product - Muscle Milk Nutritional Shake Mocha Latte
  • Price - $3.99, who knows WHERE I bought it.
  • Via - I *think GNC, but they are everywhere.
  • Pros - Tetra-pack, RTD, 32 grams of protein, lactose-free, great taste + texture.
  • Cons - Psychologically overwhelming for a early WLS post op because of the calories.  Too much.
  • Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.
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