I am struggling with food demons. We know this. You can see my weight chart, it's public.
I spun her around, check out these stats:
Well, can't argue with 100 calories and 15 grams of protein can we?
You simply add cold water.
Shake it like you mean it.
Note the bubbles, if you're Beth, take a picture of them!
And, drink. So. I did. Success. I will admit, it took me a lot of shaking, but I totally enjoyed trying to take that picture, and what I ended up with was quite a bubbly, yet creamy, strawberry shake. I am a vanilla and chocolate girl, I normally do not choose fruit-flavored protein powders, which is probably why this one was chilling in the cabinet. I am pleasantly surprised by this shake, I expected that I would not like it, because you couldn't get me to touch something like "strawberry milk," with a ten-foot pole, and that is what this reminded me of in the first sniff: Quik, Strawberry Quik. I sipped, and enjoyed. The taste? Creamy strawberry, distantly reminiscent of ice cream.
Here's the best thing about this product, because it's probably the most important: It is something that can be sipped immediately after weight loss surgery, after the clear liquid stage. It's a very small portion, and I would think you could get most of it down over time. (This is a product I wish I knew about back when I had surgery and tried to subside on cream of chicken soup with protein powder added. Don't I wish I had a record of those days? I don't know what happened to my archives from that old journal.)
- Product: Bariatric Advantage Ready To Shake Meal Replacement in Strawberry
- Purchased: Bariatric Advantage <- You can buy it directly from them, tell them "Melting Mama," sent you. I don't have any coupons or deals, but I will look for you.
- Pros: Super portable, will sustain you in a crisis, if'n you're carrying water!, 15 grams of protein, 100 calories
- Cons: Long-term post ops will want more, wonders if they sell the powder in bigger portions?