Friday, June 4, 2010

Protein Shake Challenge

In Today's episode of "Susan's Protein Shake Challenge"....

Slim Fast High Protein (previously Optima) has emerged as a clear favorite. Pretty sweet but minimal weird protein aftertaste. Only has 15 grams of protein and that is with the milk.

The Slimfast soundly defeated the "unflavored" Unjury protein powder that I mixed with chocolate pudding yesterday afternoon. Gross!

I tried a "Think Thin" protein bar (240 calories with 20 grams of protein so good stats) yesterday and thought it was yucky. However, it got my 4 year old's stamp of approval and she finished almost the entire bar. Bonus - it's also gluten free.

Muscle Milk Light will be this afternoon's contender. Not nearly as fun as the Pepsi Challenge :).


  1. I'm so glad you're posting your thoughts on this... Saves me from having to try them all. LOL. The Unjury unflavored definitely has a distinct flavor and it isn't a good one. Slimfast always seem chalky to me but acceptable. Please let me know about Muscle Milk Light as I have no tried that one.

  2. Have you tried the Isopure powders? I love that unflavored one - no after taste at all. We use the powders, not the pre-mixed bottles. The pre-mixed bottles are DISGUSTING!

  3. Thanks for sharing.

    I never tried the slim fast powder. My favorites are the ones from Whole Foods Market (their 365 brand) in Plain, Vanilla and Chocolate.

  4. Nice post. After visit this post I also think to get try this.....

  5. Have you tried the Atkins shakes? I just tried the Mocha Latte and it is fabo! I think I would drink it even if I wasn't on the pre-op diet. It has like 15 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs and I promise it tastes good! The vanilla is ok, I have strawberry at home and will give you a report after I give it a whirl. I like the Atkins shakes better than Slimfast. Slimfast seems to have an aftertaste and tastes like the can to me. Good luck on your shake challenge!