I got my blender working today, finally. I have been ignoring it, and walking past, and not bothering, and, "Look, cold chicken fingers!"
I have not been anywhere near the scale either. It helps that my upstairs bathroom is not used, because, while it's there, the shower doesn't get hot and I STILL need a plumber. We just don't bother with it, it stays perfectly clean, and THAT is where the scale goes. Stepping on it causes serious distress, I do not need. I know HOW to lose weight, I just have to DO it.
I don't even recall buying this product, so I had to check the dates, it's been here forever.
With only 120 calories and 24 grams of protein with just 3 carbohydrate, 1 gram of sugar, it makes a super post gastric bypass protein supplement, IF it tastes good.
Peeling back the inside seal, I smelled it, my favorite taste/smell combination: Chocolate and mint. I did not smell any protein, no sour milk, nothing to indicate what I was in for. I mixed one scoop of the protein with ice cubes and four ounces of light soy milk, and blended it.
It's gooooooood. No protein-y overwhelming taste, nice chocolate taste with a hint of mint. Next time I would prefer to use less liquid or more powder for a more intense flavor. It was thin, no real creamy texture, but I did use a LOT of ice. I will attempt to make a shake naked, with just liquid and powder, in the blender bottle for a real texture test.
Although it obvious where this particular flavor is headed for me -- hello, it's chocolate and mint, it will be made into protein Frappuccinos. ;)
The Optimum Nutrition is not a meal replacement, it's a supplement, meant for building and retaining lean body mass. But, with only 120 calories, it's a really great option for adding to your day.
The powder comes in a million flavors -- I am just partial to chocolates, coffees, vanilla and mint when I am buying A TUB of the stuff, so I can't say that the "Root Beer Float" is any good in the taste department.
- Product - Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Chocolate Mint - 2 Pound Powder
- Price -Varied widely online, I just saw $17+-$39.99
- Via - I think I bought this online, it was so long ago.
- Pros - A million flavors. quite inexpensive, 120 calories for 24 grams protein, very low carbs, one gram of sugar, very good for a WLS post op protein supplement.
- Cons - SLIIIGHT dry mouth after-feel, not thick and creamy
- Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.
Then again, you could just listen to him. :X