I was told that I should drink a protein shake by my doctor when I had my lapband in place. I have had a horrible time trying to find one that I liked and about gagged whenever I drank it...so glad I had this idea! I add coffee to my vanilla protein shake so it tastes like a frozen ice coffee...no extra calories and I actually look forward to it each morning! The other shake that I really like (but has a lot more calories) is when I use a pina colada drink and it covers the taste too and is very yummy! Hope this helps someone else!!!