Not liking the Protein Shakes :/

  • Hey guys,

    I'm 2 weeks into the challenge and I'm doing great with the meal plans, but I just can't seem to get into the Myoplex Shakes.  I have the strawberry packets original (42g protein) and I've tried the chocolate and I have to force them down.  They just seem too chalky for me.  I've tried adding fruit or blend in ice or peanut butter, but I still can't mask the taste.

    I love the other EAS products, especially their new line of Pro Science products (Armour and Creatine), but the shakes aren't doing it for me.  I want to at least enjoy the taste while I'm going through this challenge.  I was wondering if it's ok to use other protein brands.  My gym sells Muscle Milk (original and Lite) and I LOVE the chocolate.  It's lactose free and sugar free and tastes just like chocolate milk. 

    Should I just stick it out with the Myoplex? Would I be missing out on some other important nutrients that Muscle Milk doesn't offer? Or is the main thing just making sure I get the protein needed throughout the day?

    Is there anyone else out there with the same problem and what are you taking now?

    Thanks guys!

    Chad B., Dallas, TX

  • Chad if you plan to enter the challenge officially it's ok as long as you have used one EAS product during the challenge.  The only powder form of Myoplex Lite that I can tolerate is the Chocolate Fudge I, like you, can not stand the French Vanilla or Strawberry Cream.  I much prefer all those flavors as RTDs (Ready-to-Drink Shakes) the taste is way better as far as I'm concerned.

    Love you some you...PERSEVERE!

  • Thanks Sharon! I agree the RTD shakes are much more tolerable than the packets, especially when I'm just mixing them in my bottle.  It gets all clumpy and  hard to drink..haha!  Maybe I should just buy the RTDs instead of the packets.

    Thanks for the info!!

  • I drink the RTD's daily. Love them. Use the AdvantEDGE french vanilla for creamer for my coffee. I am a texture person. Can't stand sandy grit in my drinks. Personal phobia for me. RTD's rock!

    Keep the faith!

    Faithful Renee :0)

  • RTD's have made all the difference for me.... I used to use the packets and would have trouble getting the powder to dissolve...then, after you drink it,  try leaving the thermos in your car on a warm day and see how you like that smell.  Ugh!   But chocolate is superior to the other flavors, for sure!

    The RTD's are more expensive, I'm sure, but we found them at our BJ's Wholesale Club for a decent price.  Not sure if that is true all over the country.

  • Am I surprised I truly enjoy my myoplex. Well only the chocolate. If you take the myoplex lite make sure you only put in 12oz of water that seems to make a big difference for me. I especially like that it is convenient only takes me 1 minute to prepare. I have a blender bottle so easy peasy is what I like.