Originally Posted by elderwanda
I'm noticing that a lot of people are mentioning protein shakes. My only experience with such a thing is from when I was in my early 20's and trying to get strong for a certain career move in the Air Force (I'm female, small, and have always been weak for my size.) I started strength training and reading muscle magazines. I got this stuff called Joe Weider protein powder, which you were supposed to mix with orange juice. I remember that it smelled like a mountain of moldy toenail filings, and it gave the juice a thick, slimy texture. It was so revolting, I just couldn't bear it. The people in the ads were always smiling as they drank it, as if wasn't horrible, but I can't imagine that they truly liked it.
But nowadays, regular people talk about drinking protein shakes as if they are palatable. Is a modern-day protein shake something significantly different from the old Joe Weider powdered toenail filings?
At the larger health food stores they sell 1 serving sized packets so you can try them before you invest in the big canisters. Only a couple of brands didn't use sugar of one type or another & apparently the Stevia sweetner costs more or something b/c they were pretty pricey. Some of them actually tasted very sweet like strawberry, vanilla & chocolate milk shakes, so yeah, they must be very different than the old kind....moldy toenail filings LOL...