You can add this to the list of dirty tricks:
So there’s this coffee bar downstairs in my building that offers protein shakes for $3.90 (not a bad price for lunch in new york city, trust me). I’ve been drinking them for about two weeks, and thought I’d hit the jackpot in terms of taste + nutrition. These things tasted incredible and the ingredients were listed as:
- Non fat yogurt
- fat-free milk
- peanut butter
- protein powder
seems like a pretty solid combination for a high-protein shake right?
So anyway, today I decided to actually watch the ingredients they put in the blender (thinking the taste was too good to be true).
Well, it turns out that the “fat-free yogurt” is actually liquid vanilla-flavored frozen yogurt (the stuff they use to make frozen yogurt desserts), there was NO skim milk, and the kicker was this:
the “protein powder” they used was some shit supplement called a “metabolic enhancer”. I asked to see the bottle, and to my horror this stuff contained 130 cals, and only 8 grams of protein!!!
So bottom line: $3.90 for a drink with about 600 calories and 12 grams of protein.