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Protein Powder in smoothies
« on: August 22, 2013, 17:21:24 pm »
Most recipes I'm finding use protein powder. I asked my son's GI doc if they were ok and he said he didn't recommend them for Liam's age because he doesn't need them. That being said what do I use in place of it? I have found some recipes with avocado which is fine but Liam likes eating avocado right out of the skin with a spoon and does so every day so I don't want to give him too much avocado. He's on the slighter side and refuses any and all meat and most beans so I really would like to get some protein in him some other way.

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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 17:34:07 pm »
What about silken tofu? Or a nut butter (I don't know if eats nuts yet...)?
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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 23:03:58 pm »
Soy is out due to his MSPI :/ He eats peanut butter (almond he had a reaction to) but I don't want everything to taste like peanut? Not sure that would go well with kale? He has Peanut butter and jelly probably every other day. Eats about 3/4 a slice of bread a 1T of butter.
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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 23:07:58 pm »
You can add a raw egg if it's free range, pref organic, good and fresh. Are you concerned about him not getting enough protein? Could you not just omit the protein powder and add a drop of vanilla essence for flavouring?





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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 01:52:18 am »
He eats eggs already would think 2 a day is  too much also not keen on the raw egg. Good idea though. Yes worried about protein.  Fruit will give it plenty of taste. Liam eats no meat or fish. Most days I can get 3/4 of an egg in him but that's it.
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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 09:11:00 am »
When Nat was younger she was a pickier eater and still goes easier on the animal protein - like she self-selects toward being vegetarian (nobody in our house is, not even close! LOL). At the time, though, it was veggies she avoided so I was looking for something with veg in it too, to supplement.

I have been known to use this protein powder with rice milk in smoothies for her when she was smaller: http://www.rainbowlight.com/protein-weight-management-protein-energizer-chocolate.aspx; there is also a vanilla version. (I know it says "weight management" on the link but we used it in conjunction with good fats since the actual nutrition was our concern.) I'd put a spoonful in a sports bottle of rice milk, shake it up, and that's what she'd have for breakfast - for about a year or more!  :-\ Even now I'll put some in smoothies with yogurt & coconut milk for ME (although I'll share with the girls). The protein powder is dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, the works, and there are also some dried greens in there to boot.

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Re: Protein Powder in smoothies
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 01:42:54 am »
Thanks
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