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We have used Shaklee's soy protein powder before. It's a bit pricey so I'm currently looking for a different one, maybe one that is not soy. Shaklee protein powder leaves a bit of "texture" for my dd, but it may not be an issue for yours.


Also, this just popped into my head. The Well Trained Kitchen has a recipe for protein balls. I'm just putting ingredients on my list to make these later this week. They use peanut butter so maybe your ds would like them. Dd does (shocking!). Let me see if I can find the link ... hmm, can't find it. Maybe someone can find it and link it ... or maybe it was in an old post here. I'll check it out.

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I drank a protein shake (or two) per day when I was pregnant with dd. My favorite was a chocolate whey powder, but I don't remember the brand anymore. I have found another brand that I like quite well, and it's what we've been using for the protein ball recipe:




I think it can be difficult to find one w/o artificial sweeteners - a lot of them seem to have it in them.

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Jay Robb Whey protein but it is ridiculously expensive. I like it because it's from non-GMO milk, and only sweetened with stevia. The chocolate is delicious. They seem to not give ANY discounts though because it's the exact same price everywhere I look online. VERY annoying. For unflavored, we use Jarrow unflavored whey protein. We mix the unflavored in with milk, yogurt, frozen fruits, bananas, honey, wheat germ, etc. I originally bought it so I can learn to put it in baked goods to up the protein value, but I have yet to try it! You have to have special recipes for it too-can't just add it into a regular recipe.:glare:

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Okay, several of you have recommended protein powder for my ds, and since we do smoothies a lot, it's a good idea. So, which is a good one? Soy protein powder, or just regular, and name names, please.




I prefer whey over soy because A) I think it just tastes better and B) I'm not too crazy about my daughters overloading on isoflavonoids until we know whether they are harmful or beneficial or what: controversy. We use ON Whey and we really like the taste.



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What we use:






  • Vanilla Flavor
  • 100 % Natural
  • Grade A
  • 17 g Whey Active Protein
  • 4.3 BCAAs Per Serving
  • Glutamine Rich
  • 18 % GlycoMacropeptides Full Spectrum Whey
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • Ultrafiltered powder

Whey Protein, is a 100% natural protein concentrate of whey and is specially ultrafiltered under low temperature to be low in fat, lactose and carbohydrates. Whey Protein is a rich source of glutamine rich biologically active proteins. Fifty-one percent of the proteins found in Whey are from BLG (Beta-lactoglbulin), 20% of whey is ALB (Alpha-Lactalbumin), 10% Immunoglobulin, 10% Albumin, 7% minor fractions (Beta-Microglobulin, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, lactolin and relaxin), fructose, lecithin and natural flavors. Albumin is of particular interest to researches because of its elevated concentrations of glutamylcysteine, a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione.

Whey Protein supports muscle development because it is the richest natural source of BCAAs (Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine), important fuel components of muscle tissue. BCAAs are depleted from muscle tissue following strenuous exercise, which can cause catabolic loss of protein. BCAAs supress proteolysis which is the breakdown of muscle tissue. BCAAs are important as a metabolic fuel for muscle and other tissues by its involvement in the alanine cycle (a process of energy production from BCAAs). BCAAs have been known to enhance performance in moderate as well as intense exercise by improving endurance. Each scoop (26 grams) of Whey Protein provides a total of 4.3 grams of BCAAs. No other source of protein provided as much BCAAs as whey.

Jarrow Formulas 100% all natural Whey Protein is rich in glycomacropeptides, which are biologically active proteins that improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients, and growth of bifidobacteria.

Whey Protein is specially processed to concentrate and preserve glutamine. Predigested whey, such as that found in peptides and hydrolyzed whey products, result in a loss of glutamine. Therefore Jarrow Formulas Whey is Not hydrolyzed. Also, Whey Protein is extremely rich in essential amino acids that raise the biological efficiency of the protein.


  • 100% Natural Grade A
  • Nothing artificial: No artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors.
  • 18% Glycomacropeptides: Unique low molecular weight compounds.
  • Highest concentration of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs): 4.3 grams (4,300 mg) per serving.
  • Whey Protein made in U.S.A


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