I’m vegan, and in the process of loosing body fat, i’ve decided to try soy protein powder because i just can’t reach my daily protein goal. So i have a few questions, first is it ok to drink protein shakes 3-4 times a week? Can i eat a little something while drinking a protein shake? (Like one slice of whole wheat bread with a teaspoon of natural peanut butter or sugar free jam)
I plan to consider these calories as a part of the amount of calories i should eat in a day. I’ll appreciate any advice you can give me 🙂
I would say yes, it’s ok to drink a protein shake 3-4 times a week. There are other plant based protein powders out there: pea, rice, and hemp protein, as well as egg protein if you eat egg. Best would be to use a variety to get more nutrients and amino acids. And yes, it’s certainly ok to eat other foods along with the shake. I’d use a healthier, more nutrient rich nut butter like walnut or almond. Another option is using almond milk in the shake. I promote fruit only spreads rather than those with artificial sweeteners.