Finding the needle in the haystack when it comes to protein shakes

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Protein shakes are available in a large variety of different tastes and can be used in all kinds of food applications. While there is a huge market for protein shakes it can be difficult to find the right one for you. As a ‘strong and independent’ (doing a little queen Bee) newby myself I decided to just experiment with a couple to find out what suits me and my lifestyle the best. Soon I noticed big and positive improvements in the healing process of my muscles and I was able to workout more often and regularly because of the decrease of muscle pains. YAY!

Unfortunately though, like any other steady ‘relationship’ there appeared to be something that I wasn’t really happy about. Throughout time I got more and more stomach problems and an ever lasting bloated belly which made me look like I was working out for a pie eating contest instead of slimming down a couple of sizes.

It took me a few hours of research on the internet to understand that the physical problems I got were most likely caused by using protein shakes. And soon it became clear that due to the fact I am lactose intolerant I got most of the problems. As a lot of brands are promising to sell pure whey protein they still have added E-numbers, artificial sugar and preservatives into the products they sell.

In this article I will help you out a bit by introducing you #fitgirls to a new kind of a plant based protein. It’s a pretty good solution for people who are lactose intolerant or rather use plant based protein.

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  1. Mieke

    I am very curious about this since I am lactose intolerant and searching for a protein shake that can replace my ‘old’ protein shake (which was whey protein)

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      Kim Kers

      Hi Mieke, I would like it if you can keep us informed of your process using better proteins when you’re lactose intolerant. Good luck and I hope that these articles will contribute to the use of better proteins 🙂

  2. Angela

    Great stuff! I am lactose intolerant as well and didn’t figure this out yet. Will definately try this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kim Kers

      With great pleasure! Soon I post about how to implement protein powder in smoothies and dishes in a creative and various way.

  3. Carin

    I use protein powder derived from soya. The brand is called Nature’s Garden and can be bought at “De Tuinen” in the Netherlands. It’s free of any artificial sweeteners, milk, gluten and lactose and can be used by vegetarians and vegans. I Mix it with water and, since the taste is neutral, I always add some fruit.

    • Kim Kers

      Hi Carin, thanks for your reply! 🙂
      It’s nice to know that there are more plant based alternatives!