Sometimes I don’t have time to stop and eat or just don’t feel like it. Sometimes I need to fast and get the calories low for a couple of days to kick-start things again. That’s where this isopure protein drink comes to the rescue for those times.
Here’s the thing, I think soy products aren’t the best form of protein for me. Problem is that a lot of shakes have some sort of soy based protein. For whatever reason, nearly every protein powder I have tried doesn’t taste good to me and I have a hard time to choke down. For me that means needing even MORE self discipline because I want to throw that glass of whey protein witches brew against the wall and get some french fries to get the taste out of my mouth.
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Does Isopure actually have 40 grams of protein?
Nature’s Best Isopure Low Carb protein drink is not good. They are great. They will kick your craving for a chocolate shake and with 50 grams of protein per shake (0-3 carbs depending on flavor) they curb your hunger cravings which help for weight loss.
If you make the a protein shake, there are 50 grams of protein and 220 calories. There are two things you need to know before you write it off as being to calorie heavy.
- Atkins has a shake and it has 160 calories and 15 grams of protein in roughly half as much of protein drink. Make half an Isopure shake and you are getting fewer calories PLUS more protein.
- Isopure is delicious and the Atkins shakes are OK. Personally I’d rather go with delicious.
The company didn’t contact me, ask me to promote their product, or sponsored this. I am just reviewing it because I think it is something that can help you stick with your low carb lifestyle.
What is Isopure protein good for?
Isopure protein powder is full of nutrients in addition to whey protein and amino acids. There is 50% of the RDA of vitamins and minerals except iron. It’s 100% pure whey protein isolate. For me, my body seems to absorb whey protein isolate better than other types of protein like whey protein concentrate. What’s the difference? Whey protein isolate is made differently and has less fats and carbohydrates.
Overall, the processing steps used in the production of whey isolate result in higher protein content and lower fat and carbohydrate content per serving.Healthline
While some people use protein powders to supplement their diets to build muscle and others use them as a mass gainer. This is not what I use this pure protein for. I use it to reduce my urge to eat some cookies.
The shakes come in a bunch of flavors but so far I have only tried Dutch Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla. Vanilla is a good one to have around because you can make almost infinite variations. Like yesterday I made a Cinnabon flavored protein shake. I’d make cinnamon rolls for the family for breakfast so was craving that rich, spicy sweetness.
The Dutch chocolate tastes like a chocolate malt. It is thick and creamy and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping hunger pangs away. The Creamy Vanilla is intensely vanilla and is good on it’s own or as a base for other flavors. Saying that, I make the shakes a certain way with certain added ingredients so if you just scoop the mix out and shake it up with water I am not sure how it tastes, OK?
Is Isopure protein drink a meal replacement?
I am doing a liquid fast right now which is one of the reasons I haven’t been posting. I need someone to move in next door who is living a low carb lifestyle so I can cook for them. Isopure doesn’t recommend using their protein powder as a meal replacement and I am not recommending it either. I am just telling you what I am doing.
Yes when you read the nutrition facts on the container it says the powder is good for sports nutrition. Great, but I’m not what anyone would confuse with an “athlete” that requires optimum nutrition to run a mile in under 4 minutes or build my muscle mass.
I have been using the Isopure protein drink daily for three days and I really feel like either my new, adjusted thyroid medicine is kicking in or the extra vitamins and protein and giving me more energy. I’m getting my protein intake without drinking milk or eating a hamburger. No, I’m not concerned about “maximizing my lean muscle”, just trying to live a low carb lifestyle. The Isopure Zero Carb version is also amazing. It has 25 grams of protein and zero carbohydrates. One ingredient it has is glutamine. It’s one of the essential amino acids that is the most common in our body. It helps us make protein and other things.
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Isopure protein drink recipe
Here’s the recipe that I use. It makes about 3/4 of a quart of creamy, thick protein powder shake that is delicious.
You can vary this basic recipe by substituting peanut butter, coconut oil, cream cheese, or other fat for the cream. You can also add sugar free flavorings to come up with almost unlimited flavors. Try substituting cold coffee for the water!
Low Carb Chocolate Shake
- 2 scoops Isopure Low Carb Dutch Chocolate shake mix
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Stevia or other sweetener to taste about what you’d use in coffee
- 1 cup of ice cubes in a 12 oz container
- Add water to fill the 12 oz container
- Add all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until thick and creamy.