EAS Myoplex Lite Ready to Drink Protein Shake is described as, "a calorie friendly shake that helps to maintain lean muscle." The "Lite" version has the sweeteners sucralose (aka Splenda) and acesulfame K, to keep the sugar grams down. I received samples of the Chocolate Fudge variety to try out - well, mostly I wanted the husband to try it because he drinks protein shakes after he works out ... and he's not into products that use high intensity sweeteners, so I was really curious to see what his reaction would be.
Both he and I loved this flavor. It's not too sweet, and the consistency is like milk ... chocolate milk. There are no off-flavors, or anything to give away the fact that high-intensity sweeteners are used. I wouldn't have used the word "fudge" anywhere in the naming though, since that conjures up images of a thick, intensely sweet shake - which this is not. Still, I don't want to take away from the fact that this is one tasty, ready to drink, protein-packed punch.
Each 8 ounce serving provides 170 calories, 2 grams of total fat, of which 0.5 grams is saturated (both 3% of the daily value), 5 grams of fiber (20% of the DV), 4 grams of sugars and 20 grams of protein.
I have found a new cinnamon roll alternative, and I can't even express how excited I am about it. I was in a rush before gym class today, and I stopped at the snack bar to grab a quick energy bar pre-workout. I settled on a EAS Myoplex Lite Bar in Cinnamon Roll Crisp, shelling out a whopping $3.79 for it (I know I've seen it for much lower at drugstores). I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since Kashi GoLEAN Crunchy! Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bar is delicious - what are the odds that there would be 2 bars that could make me forget about indulging in real cinnamon rolls?!
What I DID know, however, was that with a name including the prefix "myo," which means "muscle," this probably had a lot of muscle-building protein. And it does! One 54 gram bar provides 190 calories, 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber (16% of the daily value). High protein and lots of fiber - yes!
As for taste ... this is FANTASTIC. The cinnamon roll flavor is perfectly sweet and spicy, and the "icing" part could have passed for the real thing! The texture of this bar was chewy and sticky, also remarkably similar to a real cinnamon roll. Furthermore, the size of the bar was very impressive with less than 200 calories - another plus.