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Old 03-22-2013, 07:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Particularly in the summer, I live off of smoothies. But often my smoothie ends up being a lot of carbs/too sugary, and not enough protein. I'm looking for some sort of protein powder or high protein meal replacement powder I could add to these shakes to increase the protein content. So many of them are chalky, taste funky, or are full of crappy ingredients; I don't want to purchase a container of any type without some recommendations? Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Have you looked in the bulk bins? Depending on where you live and what supermarkets you have, you may have some good choices there. I use plain whey powder.
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Good thought. I'll look around for that.

Does anyone use anything else to add protein and nutrients? Ground flax seeds? Nutritional yeast? I realize the powdered protein is by nature processed, but I was looking for the least processed as possible, and am interested mixing this up a little bit.
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Have you looked into hemp seeds?  We use them in smoothies and for every 2Tbsp, there's 5-6g of protein.  These are what our family buys.  We keep a mason jar full in the fridge and the rest of them in the freezer.  We refill the mason jar as needed.  Hemp seeds have a nutty taste to them.


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