Drinking My Protein


This post is part of the Soy Simple campaign. Read my disclosure here.

While I generally try to save drinking my calories for wine, it’s not always possible to have a glass of wine after a workout or in the middle of the afternoon when I want a snack.

As I’ve said before, I stay away from dairy since my stomach hates it. So many healthy snacks involve cheese or yogurt, so I usually just go with a bar, but sometimes I want some extra fruits and veggies in my life. Or sometimes I’m out and about and don’t have time to eat a regular meal but need some calories.


And so I’ll drink my calories in the form of a protein shake or a smoothie with protein. I love smoothies to death, but smoothies without protein don’t do anything for me.


Why drink protein? And…what do you mean by drinking protein? Is this, like, ground beef put through a blender?

Soy protein in a drink…

…helps with satiety

…increases energy levels

…helps build and maintain lean muscles

…is cheaper than dairy-based protein. In drinks also made with dairy ingredients, soy protein can replace up to 50 percent of the dairy protein without compromising any taste.


Yet again, I’m giving away a $50 grocery store card!

Contest is only open to U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older. One entry, per person, per contest.

All you need to do is tweet, by Sunday,


RT @tblanchfield Protein shakes, make them or buy them? http://bit.ly/vQK2W3 #soysimple

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