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November 5, 2012 2:36 PM
I was reading the back of my protein shake container & it has 15 grams of protein, my chobani plain Greek yogurt has 18 grams of protein. So why even bother with a protein shake? Or why not make a smoothie with the yogurt & use that as a "protein" shake? Does this make sense? LOL
November 5, 2012 2:38 PM
I use both...Mix my protein powder with the greek yogurt to make a yummy protein pudding....Why does it have to be the one or the other?
Edited by astrampe On November 5, 2012 2:38 PM
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November 5, 2012 2:42 PM
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I use both...Mix my protein powder with the greek yogurt to make a yummy protein pudding....Why does it have to be the one or the other?


Because protein shakes make me a bit gassy ohwell
November 5, 2012 2:47 PM
I often have greek yogurt for a good snack of protein...nothing wrong with changing things up.
November 5, 2012 2:48 PM
Use whichever one you prefer, but Greek yogurt is a lot more expensive.
November 5, 2012 2:50 PM
i think some of it may have to do with taste and dairy preferences because i totally agree. my protein powder is like 32 g of protein per 310 cals (its flavored) while a cup of my trader joes yogurt is like 22 g of protein per 120 cals. BIG difference. but i personally view yogurt as a snack or breakfast item and my shakes as a post-workout type of thing.
November 5, 2012 2:52 PM
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my protein powder is like 32 g of protein per 310 cals (its flavored) while a cup of my trader joes yogurt is like 22 g of protein per 120 cals.


What kind of protein powder are you using? Mine is 340 calories and 60 grams of protein.
November 5, 2012 2:54 PM
My protein shake is 32 grams of protein for 170 cals. So, it's a little more efficient in the calories/protein department and it gives me only 3 grams of carbs, compared to ?? (much more) for yogurt.
I still do eat yogurt as a snack.

Basically. Yogurt is part of my regular food. Protein shakes are a calorie/carb efficient way of adding protein on days I need it.
November 5, 2012 2:56 PM
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my protein powder is like 32 g of protein per 310 cals (its flavored) while a cup of my trader joes yogurt is like 22 g of protein per 120 cals.


What kind of protein powder are you using? Mine is 340 calories and 60 grams of protein.


chocolate muscle milk. i regret getting the flavored kind seeing as how i dont even use flavored protein in my typical day.. maybe i was craving chocolate the day i bought it or something LOL
November 5, 2012 2:57 PM
I avoid protein shakes because there's generally so much other additives. If I really want a high protein snack, I'll pull out a small 5oz can of tuna (26g of protein) although I agree that yogurt tastes better :-) You really like Plain Chobani? I prefer the fruit flavored which is a bit lower in protein than their unflavored.
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November 5, 2012 2:57 PM
I often mix my NF greek yogurt with water and Mio peach/mango and it tastes a lot like an Indian Mango Lassi, with tons of protein for few calories.
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November 5, 2012 3:22 PM
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Because protein shakes make me a bit gassy ohwell

Try a different protein powder. Look for one that contains Whey Isolate if your not using that already.

I like protein powder in my greek yogurt. YMMV.
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November 5, 2012 3:26 PM
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Use whichever one you prefer, but Greek yogurt is a lot more expensive.
Actually, greek yogurt is a lot cheaper when compared to the inexpensive protein shakes out there...

My personal preference is greek yogurt!
November 5, 2012 3:29 PM
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Edited by T1mH On November 5, 2012 3:29 PM
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November 5, 2012 3:45 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

my protein powder is like 32 g of protein per 310 cals (its flavored) while a cup of my trader joes yogurt is like 22 g of protein per 120 cals.


What kind of protein powder are you using? Mine is 340 calories and 60 grams of protein.


Jillian Michaels Lean Whey protein
November 5, 2012 3:50 PM
Flavored yogurt often has much more sugar than a homemade protein shake. It's still a great option, though.
November 5, 2012 3:50 PM
The whey in the protein shake will reach your muscles for repair a lot faster then protein in food, that's why protein shakes are preferred over food. BUT if you don't have a whey protein shake handy then opt for the Greek Yogurt.
Edited by KellyMartellFitness On November 5, 2012 3:57 PM
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November 5, 2012 3:54 PM
Up to your preference. Either works. Sometimes protein drinks, powders and bars are simply more convenient.
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November 5, 2012 3:56 PM
I eat both because I am an annoying person and need variance in my diet from day to day, but if protein shakes give you the toots, then just have plain greek yogurt, just watch the carbs and protein ratio. Every brand varies, especially if you are going between fat percentages.
November 5, 2012 3:56 PM
I had both for breakfast this morning.
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November 5, 2012 3:58 PM
I'll usually do the plain greek yogurt and cut the sour with a spoonful of fruit jam or honey depending on what I'm in the mood for that day. It gives you the flavored yogurt with significantly fewer calories (because you won't add as much sugar as the factory does) and a lot more protein than the packaged original.
November 5, 2012 4:00 PM
I say have both....i do
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November 5, 2012 4:02 PM
QUOTE:

I use both...Mix my protein powder with the greek yogurt to make a yummy protein pudding....Why does it have to be the one or the other?


This^^^ a 1/4 cup greek yogurt in my shake - yummy good
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November 5, 2012 4:04 PM
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November 5, 2012 4:04 PM
why not have both as an option, if you like them both, mixes it up a little day to day...
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