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Adding fiber to protein shake?
Hey all,

I know that whey protein is very fast-absorbing, and therefore a good thing to have in the morning or after a workout, while casein (sp?) protein is slower absorbing and good for other parts of the day, like before bed. I was just wondering if adding fiber (like that powder benefiber you can get) to a whey protein shake would slow down the digestion and give it that similar effect? I have three protein shakes a day and while the ones in the morning and after my workout are good I want to get the most out of my third shake. This might just be a long shot but, give me your thoughts emoticon

Amber
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
5/28/10 9:28 AM as a reply to AmberBam.
Hi Amber, I add 2 tbsp. of fresh ground flax seed to one of my protein shakes (usually in the morning). It has those lovely omega 3s and antioxidants, contains more fiber than the benefiber type stuff, and costs less when purchased in bulk.

(I personally do a casein/whey blend before bed for the slow protein absorption.)
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
5/28/10 1:59 PM as a reply to AmberBam.
Thanks Sellendie. How does the price of the casein/whey blend protein compare to that of the whey isolate?
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
5/29/10 9:10 PM as a reply to AmberBam.
I get mine at Costco, and is is actually a bit cheaper than the whey isolate...I think I pay like $30 for 6 lbs. or so. I suppose it depends on what whey you buy..I like the 100% whey gold natural personally.

Side note, if you get bored with your recovery drink, I have recently been doing 2/3 cup orange juice with 1/2 scoop whey isolate and a tsp of honey blended with lots of ice. It tastes like an orange dreamcicle, super tasty!
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
6/3/10 3:58 PM as a reply to AmberBam.
Wow... I don't think there is a chance of me getting 6 lbs for $30 anywhere in Canada!

It's not my recovery drink I'm bored of, I actually think it's very yummy (1 cup fruitopia, 1 scoop protein powder). It's my morning shake that I do NOT look forward to (1 cup skim milk and 1 scoop powder) But I'm trying to be so skimpy on adding anything so as to make %40 protein every day. That does sound like quite a delicious recovery drink though, I'll have to try it some time. Thanks!
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
6/4/10 9:24 AM as a reply to AmberBam.
I love my morning shake and look forward to it. I do the following:

2/3 cup skim milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
1 scoop whey protein

It is really tasty. I buy overripe bananas, peel, cut in half, and freeze. That way I just open a ziploc bag and have a half a banana ready to go. I consider that one fruit serving, and then add in an apple or some other very fiberous fruit later for my 2nd serving.

Skim milk with a tbsp of peanut butter, 1/2 frozen banana, and scoop vanilla protein powder is really tasty too. I add ice to it also to make it slushier.

I have a Magic Bullet blender, and it is the best decision I made! It allows you to put all the ingredients into the cup you drink out of and then blend it right in the cup...
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RE: Adding fiber to protein shake?
2/11/13 9:51 AM as a reply to Sellendie.
Thanks for posting these recipes - they sound delicious!
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