Friday, January 16, 2009

Protein in the morning

One of the things that I have always had trouble with is getting protein in the morning. Every weight loss expert I have ever spoken with has told me the importance of this, but I still found it hard. It almost turns my stomach. 

Sure, the odd time I would make an omelette or have some ham, but most days I just could not bring myself to do it.

I've been thinking a lot lately about whey protein. I know that many healthy people include this in their diets, and so I was thinking about buying some. Then I saw the price. It's about 30 for a (very large) container of it, but still, its $30.

I decided today that I would bite the bullet and buy it when I went shopping. And that I would also buy some yogurt and frozen fruits to make morning smoothies with it.

Forward to the yogurt aisle, and look what I found. Astro Zero Fat Free Weight Maintenance Support Vanilla yogurt. It has no fat, no sugar added, no aspartame, 8 vitamins and minerals and the 3rd ingredient (after skim milk and milk protein concentrate) is WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE!!! This yogurt just saved me $30!

per 1/2 cup it has:
50 cals
0 fat
0 fibre
5g protein!!!!

So I am currently enjoying my morning smoothie made with 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup frozen fruits & 1/2 cup Astro Zero - SUPER YUMMY!!!


Nancy said...

It has whey protein too? That's impressive!

RebeccaILJ said...

Love good finds like that, thanks for sharing! I've been on the hunt for protein sources too, I'll have to look for it when I go grocery shopping today!

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

Wow that is impressive indeed. I haven't heard of that brand here in Jersey but I'm going to keep an eye out! I get my whey protein powder at Target for $14, HUGE container. Body Fortress is the brand, they also sell it online but then there's shipping.

Anonymous said...

that is awesome!!! Sounds yummy too!

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm going to keep an eye out for that. I'm bound to get tired of oatmeal soon.

MeltingLisa said...

yay thanks for sharing! I will be on the look out for it as well.

now go treat yourself to something nice with that $30 hahaha

Kari said...

The yogurt I'm sure will be great but you would have to eat 5 servings of that to equal one serving of whey protein as most servings total 25-27grams of protein.