(Currently shakin' drinking it.) BRB with a review.
I got a protein shake sample in the mail today yesterday - and wanted to share it righthisverysecond: since it contains probiotics - which we have learned help us as gastric bypass patients! It's also got fiber (you don't find that often!) and omega-3 fatty acids along with it's vitamin and mineral blend. Also - it's lactose, gluten, sugar, and soy FREE, for the sensitive WLS'ers out there (again, don't find that often!) who need such a product.
The shake had BETTER taste good, because I was way too excited about it.
"Look! Didn't I just post about those probiotics?! Didn't I?" <--- dork. If it doesn't. I'm sorry. LOL.
"A perfect high protein shake to augment workouts, for use as a meal replacement or as a healthy mid-day snack. Our shake mixes have been carefully formulated, with a special enzyme in a probiotic blend designed for easy digestion."
- Mixes instantly in water
- Lactose, gluten, sugar, soy and hormone free
- Contains high quality milk and rice proteins
- Provides 20% of your daily fiber needs
- Digestive enzyme and probiotic blend
- Rich in vitamins & minerals, including trace sea minerals
I ripped open the single-serve packet, sniffed. It smells super creamsicle-y. The powder had a different consistency to it -- more like tiny crystalled powder -- not thick like typical protein powders. I dumped the powder into my shakeriffic Blender Bottle, filled it with ice cold spring water (yes, with JUST WATER) and shook the living daylights out of it. It blended entirely smooth, you can't even MAKE a clump out of it.
It tastes like a subtley sweet melted orange creamsicle, not as sweet as the real thing, but creamy and really tasty. No protein taste, no aftertaste and no DRY mouth. I am very impressed. As the end sits - there is no separation either, another plus. (Many powders separate while you're still drinking. *twitch*)
This shake requires NO additional flavoring, nor would you really even need to use a milk product to mix, it's creamy IN water. To make a larger, more substantial meal, I would add one serving of this powder to a blender with crushed ice, an orange slice, tiny dollop sugar-free vanilla syrup, and 2 ounces soy milk. OMGYUM. If you're a fan of fruit - add half a frozen banana maybe? Or... mmm.
I will also try the other two flavors - I am drawn to orange so I jumped at this one first.
Anyway - I guess I really like it. Again, I did not expect to while I read the ingredients. I am very happy that Betty Lou's Orange Creme Low Glycemic Designer Protein Mix is super, it's an awesome alternative to heavy protein shakes and for those with additional nutritional needs.
Box of 12 single serving packets.
INGREDIENTS: Low Glycemic Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Organic Brown Rice Powder, Fibersource PlusT (Fibersol2R, Glucomannan Fiber, Cargeenan Fiber, Acacia Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Guar Gum Fiber), High-oleic Sunflower Oil, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Vitamin And Mineral Blend [Calcium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Magnesium Citrate, Potassium chelate, Vitamin K, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Iron Chelate, Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene), Phosphorus, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chelate, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)], Stevia, Lo Han Extract, Xylitol, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Amylase, Cellulase, Lipase, Protease), Probiotic Blend (Acidophilus And Bifidus), Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EFA's), Natural Orange Flavor, Natural Vanilla Bean, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Naturally Occurring Sea Minerals*.
|Orange Cream Protein Shake||180||3g||10g||20g||5g||0g|
- Product - Betty Lou's Orange Creme Low Glycemic Designer Protein Shake Mix (Also comes in chocolate and vanilla.)
- Via - Betty Lou's
- Price - $32.28
- Pros - Lactose, gluten, sugar, and soy free, low GI, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.
- Cons - Only available at Betty' Lous? I think? I will ask. They're a smaller company.
- Rating - Wicked Pouchworthy, MM