Protein Powder Review – Nature’s Best Isopure Zero Carb

Nature’s Best – Isopure Zero Carb


  • Total Calories – 210
  • Calories From Fat – 10
  • Total Fat – 1g
  • Saturated Fat – 0.5g
  • Cholesterol – 5mg
  • Sodium – 320mg

  • Potassium – 750mg
  • Total Carbohydrates – 0g
  • Dietary Fiber – 0g
  • Sugars – 0g
  • Protein – 50g


Shake Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup- Non-Fat Dry Milk (this adds 80 calories & 8g of protein)
  • 12oz water
  • Nature’s Best – Isopure Zero Carb Vanilla from Nashua Nutrition

My Review


I was having high hopes for this protein cause it is no carbs & I can use that help in cutting my carbs, lol. The first thing I noticed once I mixed the protein with the water (seeing if it was a clear liquid) was the smell. It, honestly, smells like old moldy vegetables. Not the most appetizing thing to smell. I tried it before adding the dry milk & it also tasted like it smelled. It was quite gross. I added the dry milk to try & help the smell & flavor. Nope, didn’t help. I love the amount of protein (50g) in each serving, but I just don’t think I could handle drinking it all the time. About halfway through the 12oz of it, my stomach did a flip-flop telling me it didn’t like it either. So this is a definite no-go for the future. I am afraid if I had to drink it often, I may not be able to keep it down.

My Ratings


  • Taste: 3/10
  • Consistently: 7/10
  • Smell: 1/10
  • Stomach feeling: 3/10
  • Buy again?: NO

Food Diary – 3/31/15

Calorie Intake: 1500

 

Breakfast
Description Calories Carbs
 Biscuit – Plain or Buttermilk, 1 biscuit  127  17
 Chobani – Greek Yogurt, 6oz 100  15
 Smucker’s Concord Grape – Jelly, 1 Tbsp.  50  13
Total  277  45
Lunch
Description Calories Carbs
Unjury – Protein Shake – Strawberry Sorbet, 1 scoop  100  4
Cottage cheese – Creamed, large or small curd, 4 oz  116  3
Total  216  7
Supper
Description Calories Carbs
 Pork Chop – Bone-in, Pan Fried, 4 oz  170  0
 Washburn Mills – Quinoa & Grain Blend Thai Peanut, 3/4 cup prepared  320  37
 Cauliflower – Cooked, boiled, drained, with salt, 0.5 cup (1″ pieces)  14  3
Total  504  40
Snacks
Description Calories Carbs
Sargento – Reduced Fat Colby-jack Cheese Sticks, 2 stick (21g)  120  0
Total  120  0
Daily Total  1117  92

 

Protein Powder Review – Unjury

UNJURY – STRAWBERRY SORBET

Shake Ingredients

  • My 20oz blender bottle
  • 16oz water
  • Unjury Strawberry Sorbet from Unjury

My Review

Have you ever let sorbet completely melt into a pure liquid?  Yes? Then you know what this tastes like. I have one more package that I am going to try with adding my milk to it to see if it gives it a creamier taste.  It isn’t bad, but I wouldn’t want to have to drink it all the time.  But it is a clear liquid & I am going to have almost two (2) weeks of clear liquid diet right before & right after surgery.  So far, the Unjury is the only protein that I have found to be clear.  *sigh* it is only for two weeks, I can handle that.

My Ratings


  • Taste: 5/10
  • Consistently: 10/10
  • Smell: 10/10
  • Stomach feeling: 7/10
  • Buy again?: Yes, for clear liquid stage of my diet.

Food Diary 3/30/15

Calorie Intake Goal: 1500 or less

 

Breakfast
Description Calories Carbs
Walnut Creek – Apple Cinnamon Jelly, 1 tbsp(20g) 50 4
Chobani – Greek Yogurt Peach – ** 5.3oz, 5.3 oz 120 19
Biscuits – Plain or buttermilk, baked, 1 biscuit 127 17
Total 297 40
Lunch
Description Calories Carbs
Turkey Panni 240 28
Wisconsin Cheese Soup, 1 cup 180 17
Total 420 45
Supper
Description Calories Carbs
 Chinese Mixed Veggies (2cups)  45  10
 Crab Ragoon (3)  201  13
 Sweet & Sour Chicken (3 oz)  174  21
 Cherry Dump Cake  203  20
Total  623  64
Snacks
Description Calories Carbs
Banana 159 41
Total  159  41
Daily Total  1499  190

 

Food Diary 3/29/15

Calorie Intake: 1500
Weight: 392 (down 4lbs)

Breakfast
Description Calories Carbs
All Recipes – Banana Bread (W/Applesauce – W/O Butter/Sugar/Oil), 1 slice 126 34
Home – Coffee / Creamer / Splenda, 6 oz 47 8
Great Value – Jello Parfait Sugar Free, 1 cup/99g 25 2
Premier Nutrition – Protein Bar- Chocolate Peanut Butter, 1 bar 1 290 25
Total 488 69
Lunch
Description Calories Carbs
Sdc Nutrition About Time- Vanilla – 100% Whey Protein Isolate, 1 ounce 100 0
Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk – Powdered Milk, 1/3 cup dry 80 12
Total 180 12
Supper
Description Calories Carbs
Homemade – Pot Roast, Beef, 3 oz. (85g) 252 0
Romaine Lettuce – Lettuce (Net Carbs), 1 ounce 28g 5 0
Olive Garden – Italian Salad Dressing-label, 2 tbsp (30g) 80 2
Homemade – Cherry Dump Cake (Pineapple, Cherry Pie Filling, Yellow Cake Mix, Butter), 1 square 130 0
Corn grain – yellow, 0.5 cup 132 39
Total 599 31
Snacks
Description Calories Carbs
4% Milkfat Cottage Cheese, 1/2 cup (113g) 110 4
Pineapple – Chunks, 1/4 cup 33 8
Total 143 12
Daily Total 1410 124

1 At the moment I eat Premier Protein bars as my snack or meal replacement. I have tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter Crunch, & Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars. These taste quite a bit like candy bars & so then soothe my bloody sweet tooth.

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Protein Powder Review – SDC Nutrition About Time

Since I am going to need all the protein I can get into my system after surgery, I am on the move to try different powders. I thought you all might enjoy going along with me for this trial period. I plan on trying a new one each day. I have a very finicky stomach that only likes certain things. So how my stomach feels after drinking the shake will make a difference also.

I got my samples from Nashua Nutrition (this page). I have never had to drink or eat any type of protein, so this is a *huge* learning curve for me. I get everything in vanilla so that I can add PB2 or fruit to it for flavor. So al of these will be plain vanilla or unflavored. I will tell you if I add anything to them or not.

How I mix my shakes

B & D bought me a Ninja Mega Kitchen System 1500 for me to use. Normally I use them when I am making more than just a shaken shake (i.e. adding more than just powder to them. Otherwise I use a Blender Bottle in the 32oz size. I rarely fill the bottle up, but it gives me plenty of room to shake.

My Base

This is the absolute base that I start all my shakes with.

  • 1/3 cup- Non-Fat Dry Milk (this adds 80 calories & 8g of protein)
  • The amount of water called for from the kitchen tap, usually 6 to 8oz of water

Nothing fancy & nothing simpler.

SDC Nutrition – About Time 100% All Natural Protein


  • Serving Size: 1oz/1scoop
  • Calories: 101
  • Calories From Fat: 1
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

  • Total Carbohydrate: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Calcium: 115mg
  • Phosphorus: 66mg
  • Sodium: 41mg
  • Potassium: 151mg
  • Protein: 24g


My Review

I made this one up in the blender. I added my base, the powder, & about 1 & 3/4 cups of ice to this one. The taste is quite smooth & non-powdery or chalky tasting. I didn’t add any flavoring to this one at the time. I just wanted something nice & easy today.

I love the calories on this powder. Only 100 calories for the entire scoop, which means when coupled with the base it is a total of 180 calories. The protein is 24g, which is on the high side, but that is good. I need all the protein I can stuff down myself, lol. After surgery it is recommend you get at least 64g a day of protein. So yeah, higher the better.

My Ratings


  • Taste: 9/10
  • Consistently: 9/10
  • Smell: 5/10
  • Stomach feeling: 7/10
  • Buy again?: Yes

Food Diary 3/28/15

Breakfast
Description Calories Carbs
Coffee/Creamer/Splenda 47 8
Unjury – Chicken Soup Flavor – Protein Powder, 1 scoop 100 2
Total 147 10
Lunch
Description Calories Carbs
Cheese – American, 2 slice (3/4 oz) 158 1
All Recipes – Banana Bread (W/Applesauce – W/O Butter/Sugar/Oil), 1 slice 126 34
Total 284 35
Supper
Description Calories Carbs
Chicken Fried Rice 400 134
Crab Ragoon – 4 pc 268 17
Steamed Potstitckers 160 0
Total 828 151
Daily Total 1,259 196