Another GD find to help lower fasting #'s

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A few weeks back I bought some chocolate protein powder at W.hole F.oods.  When I got it home I realized that it said to consult with a doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.  I then put it in my pantry and forgot about it.

A few nights ago I started getting frustrated with my fasting numbers again because they were in the low to mid-90s.  I had asked my doctor about it at my last visit and he said it was safe to use.  I mixed one scoop of the powder with 6 ounces of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and pounded it.

The reason I pounded it was because it wasn't the most pleasant tasting beverage.  It doesn't mix very well and doesn't really taste much like chocolate.  To my surprise, I woke up 2 days in a row with my fasting blood sugars in the 80s.  I think I might be on to something here.

Here are the specifics for anyone who is interested:

It is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.  It has no artificial sweeteners, 17 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, and only 90 calories.  Adding the almond milk adds a few more carbs, some fat and more calories, but not much.  I am thinking of buying the vanilla flavored next time so that I can mix it with some blueberries or bananas or something to make it taste better.  

Oh and our neighbors just brought over some freshly baked brownies since we helped them shovel snow...sigh.  My husband is going to bring them into work.  I can't wait to eat some chocolate cake, B.en & J.erry's, and C.adbury E.ggs in the delivery room once this little guys gets here!  :)

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  1. Took me a minute to figure out what exactly you meant by "GD" ... ;)

    I like the chocolate and vanilla whey protein powders from Trader Joe's. They blend well with bananas and/or peanut butter for a better taste, if that would fit in with your program.