Protein Shakes

Whenever I need to lose a few pounds (like right now), one of the easiest ways for me to do so is to make exercise a priority and replace one meal a day with a protein drink. I have tried a whole lot of them and most are gag-worthy. Shakeolgy is the best, but Orgain comes very close.

Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Powder in creamy chocolate fudge flavor is surprisingly awesome. It's from Cosco and the cost is $24 for 27 servings. I whip this up in my blender for lunch and I actually look forward to it. It's delicious, curbs a chocolate craving, and it fills me up. I am not hungry again in an hour.

Lisa's Drop 10 In A Few Weeks Shake
1 1/2  cups unsweetened Almond Milk
2 scoops Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge Powder
1/2 of a banana
1 Tbsp. of peanut butter
A squirt of Agave
A handful of ice

Place all of it in the blender. The secret to these shakes, any of them, is to blend them. Those shaker type cups just do not work. I have a super high powered blender and I turn it on the "ice crush" setting for 1 minute and then I switch it over to the "blend" setting for another minute.

The gold standard in protein drinks is Shakeology, and let me tell you, you will never find anything like it. If you do, please share! Shakeology is available only online and it comes in at $140 for a one month supply (30 shakes). Yes, you read that correctly. Shakeology is superior in taste and texture to anything else I have ever used, but at that price, it needs to be. When I compare the Shakeology and Orgain labels side by side, nutritionally they are more similar than they are different and the taste difference just does not warrant the price difference for me personally. So Orgain gets my vote, and my business. If Shakeology ever tosses their hat into the retail ring, (currently, it can only be purchased online through a distributor), I might give it another whirl.

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