A low-carb, high-protein diet is standard after weight loss surgery, and that makes it nearly impossible to fit in many fruits and fruit juices due to their high sugar and carb contents together with lack of protein. For example, a banana or cup of fruit juice has about 30 grams of carbs - mostly from sugar or starch - and almost no protein.
It would be sad to give up the refreshing flavors of fruit after bariatric surgery, so we think you should not need to. Instead, these top Fruit Drinks and Fruit Smoothies for post-op bariatric surgery patients are completely or nearly sugar and carb-free, and many pack in 15 grams of protein per serving.
Protein Fruit Drinks
Juicy and refreshing Protein Fruit Drinks only taste like they don’t belong on your low-carb diet. They have 15 grams of protein but are free from added sugars. Wild Berry, Lemon Razzy, Pineapple Orange, and Cran-Grape are just a few of our flavors. They come in convenient single-serve packets in boxes of 7 packets, and you can make them by mixing them vigorously with water.
We also have Syntrax Protein Powder tubs in flavors such as Lemon Tea, Roadside Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, Fuzzy Navel, and Twisted Cherry. Each scoop has 23 grams of protein and absolutely no sugar.
A thick smoothie from a smoothie bar or made in your blender can be as high in sugar as several sodas, but our Protein Smoothiesare low in carbs. Flavors include Aloha Mango, Strawberry Banana, Berry Yogurt, and Berry Delicious. Berry Yogurt contains over 15 vitamins and minerals, along with 15 grams of protein, making it a good choice for a quick snack or meal replacement.
Thermogenic Antioxidant Energy Powder Blend
BariatricPal Thermogenic Antioxidant Energy Powder Blend offers antioxidants and fiber just like in fruit, but without the sugar. This fruit-flavored blend may taste great and boost energy, but each serving has only 15 calories and no sugar.
It includes a Super Phyto-Food Complex with the antioxidant quercetin, along with green tea leaf extract, Asian ginseng root extract, and ginkgo leaf extract. To boost energy, each serving has 90 mg of caffeine, about as much as in a cup of coffee. It contains antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, as well as thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin B6, which are all needed for proper metabolism.
BariatricPal Thermogenic Antioxidant Energy Powder Blend is available in Orange, Berry, and Lime flavors. They come in boxes with 14 individual stick packages. To prepare your drink, just stir the contents of a packet into 8 to 12 ounces of chilled water.
Sweet and refreshing fruit flavors without an excess of sugar is possible when you shop at the BariatricPal Store. Stop on by today to see what great-tasting options are available, even if you are on a low-carb, high-protein diet after weight loss surgery. We are here to help you succeed and love the process of losing weight!