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Protein Review

Happy Monday to you all!!

I wanted to do a review on a protein that I have tried and love. My BFF suggested this (as well as the nurse at my surgeon) and I have found that not only is it great for protein, it doesn’t taste bad either. This is the website and you can click on the different Nectar links to see the different flavors.

1st up is Nectar Protein in Chocolate Truffle from the Nectar Sweets line. This is a chocolate drink that has a great chocolate flavor and doesn’t taste gritty. It has 23 grams of protein per full scoop and only 100 calories. There are 0 grams of fat, 0 carbohydrates and it has NO Aspartame!! I thought this was great as I have been seeing some very alarming things about aspartame lately. I will definitely be switching to Stevia. If you go to the website there are several flavors including Natural Fruit Punch and Natural Peach from the Nectar Naturals line, Twisted Cherry, Roadside Lemonade, and Fuzzy Navel from the Nectar line and Chocolate Truffle, Strawberry Mousse and Vanilla Bean Torte from the Nectar Sweets line.

2nd is Nectar Medical, which is a protein powder that you can mix in to drinks and or soft foods & soups. It has 10 grams of protein per scoop and only 40 calories with no carbs or fat. This protein can also be mixed in feeding tubes. The taste isn’t bad and you can’t really make a distinction in your food. Be careful not to mix it in anything to hot as it will denature the protein.

Right now I am on my (self-prescribed) pre-op diet and I mix the following:

1 full scoop of Nectar Protein in Chocolate Truffle (100 cals; 23 g. protein)
1 full scoop of Nectar Medical (40 cals; 10 g. protein)
1 teaspoon of Metamucil Fiber (25 cals; 5 g. fiber)
1/3 cup of powdered milk (80 cals; 8 g. protein)
1 cup of cold water

In blender combine all the powders and ½ of the water and blend for about 10 seconds. Let the mixture sit for about 2 to 5 minutes (as it will allow the powders to settle thus enhancing the taste) Add the remaining water and blend a few seconds more. Can add a few ice cubes if you like and pulse a bit longer. Can substitute 1 cup of skim milk instead for the powdered milk and water.

Cals: 245
Protein: 46 grams
Fiber: 5 grams

You can mix what you want and get a healthy dose of Protein and a low cal drink that will keep you full. I am drinking a shake for breakfast and lunch and eating a salad with tuna for dinner. Be mindful though that when you mix up the drink it will swell and be well more than 8 oz. I wouldn’t suggest mixing the Fuzzy Navel or other flavors like Natural Peach with milk though. You can do just water.

I bought these products from a local nutrition & vitamin store here. Check with your local stores to see if they carry it. I can tell you now that Wholefoods doesn't and neither does GNC if you shop at those places.

9 comments:

Ronke143 said...

Wow, that's a great cal/protein ratio!

I'll have to see if I can find them here to try!

Bonnie said...

This is great info. If you are in a rush, not sure if you've tried Adkins Choc Royale, Cafe Mocha and/or strawberry ready made shakes, but they are pretty good too.

Pamela E. Williams said...

Thanks Bonnie! I will look into those.

Michelle said...

I tried the roadside lemonade and did not like it that much. But the chocolate truffle sounds yummy..

Leah said...

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Maria said...

I love Nectar! Just finished a canister of Caribbean Cooler. I'll have to check out the Nectar Sweets flavors -- they sound delish.

DiZneDiVa said...

That sounds awesome... but I read that you can only absorb 40 grams of protein at a time. I will need to take up protein shakes since I am struggling to get any meats down after my latest fill. *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Check out my blog at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

Sumer said...

I LOVE this protein powder. The vanilla one isn't very good, but I haven't found a better chocolate one than this. I have heard the blue sky one is awesome as well!

Gwen said...

This chocolate sounds AMAZING. And so low in calories! I have been trying to up my protein and will definitely give this a try. Thanks!