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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Product Review: Micellar Milk



Photo courtesy of BariatricEating.com

Nature's Best Micellar Milk is a relatively new addition to the ready-to-drink proteing supplement market. I had heard of it from other post-ops on the BariatricEating.com (which sells it) message board last year but hadn't gotten around to ordering any before getting sick in January.

While I was in the hospital, a member of my local support group, Tammy Coursey, smuggled a container of vanilla and chocolate into the hospital for me. She swears by it as helping her get in her required protein since having surgery last Thanksgiving. She enjoys the vanilla poured over ice, saying its thin milk-like texture is perfect for her pouch -- not too heavy like blended supplements can be.

Aside from being thin and easy to drink, Micellar Milk is also nutrient-rich. A 17-ounce container provides 40 grams of protein with 220 calories, 2 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar.

My favorite flavor is vanilla, which reminds me of rice pudding in taste. My husband is in love with the newest flavor, strawberries & cream. He says it's just like Strawberry Quik. Micellar Milk also comes in chocolate.

Having the consistency of milk makes Micellar Milk a perfect protein-rich substitue for milk in many recipes. When I was recovering from my bowel obstruction and restricted to a full-liquid diet, I used it in lieu of milk to make Sans Sucre instant chocolate mousse. I also used it in vanilla custard (with a dash of sugar-free Torani syrup). It was a tasty way to make sure I met my protein needs without overtaxing my digestive system.

If you visit the BE.com message board's recipe thread, you'll find all sorts of recipes that incorporate what members affectionately call Mice Milk. One favorite is Mice Cream, a protein-rich version of ice cream.

Personally, I enjoy Mice Milk by itself or with a few variations. One of my favorite ways to serve it is to make ice cubes out of leftover coffee and pour either chocolate or vanilla Mice Milk over the cubes for a cool treat at the office. One weekends, I'll use vanilla Mice Milk as creamer in my coffee with a shot of Torani sugar-free Irish Cream syrup for an Irish Cream protein latte that puts Starbucks to shame.

Hit or Miss: Definitely a hit. I have two cases at home right now, but they are going fast.

7 comments:

Danyele said...

Another item available at Harmony Healthy foods in San Ramon, should you happen to run out before your next BE shipment ;-)

Michelle said...

I saw this at The Vitamin Shoppe this weekend and never heard anyone ever comment regarding it. Being 12.00 for a four pack I skipped it by thinking that if it tasted horrible, well I'm throwing out 12.00 lol Thanks for the comments and now I believe I will be trying it!!

Tonya said...

It's definitely not cheap, but few 40-gram protein supps are. And if you're someone who only needs 20 grams of supplementation per day, that four pack goes from lasting four days to eight days.

BE.com is cheaper than The Vitamin Shoppe if you buy by the case, but for individual four-packs, The Vitamin Shoppe is cheapest. Also, there is no need to pay for shipping if you live near a store.

If you have a chance to try Mice Milk, please post your opinion here. I'm sure other readers would love to hear feedback from someone other than me.

Patti said...

Being an early post-op (4 weeks tomorrow), Mice milk -vanilla or chocolate- is my daily friend. half a container with a scoop of matrix Cookies & Cream or Whey Gourmet Chocolate Peanut Butter, plus a small piece of banana and 2-3 ice cubes is my daily starter. Tastes great!

Tonya said...

Congratulations, Patti! I still haven't tried Whey Gourmet but I've heard good things about it.

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Anonymous said...

my mom is having this done, but we just cant find the natures best micellar milk anywhere! they stopped providing it. where do i find it?

Tonya Kubo said...

It was discontinued quite a few years ago. Oh Yeah! Is a yummy brand.