Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Perfect Bariatric Protein Drink for Gastric Bypass and Lap Band Weight Loss Patients.

The bariatric community is constantly on the look out for new delicious protein drink mixes as part of their stringent diets. Each year, more than 200,000 people make the life-changing decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. Focusing on health and a better well-being, bariatric patients work towards a total body and diet transformation. Extreme diet restrictions immediately following the surgery prevent this group from eating solid foods for weeks and then they’re required to maintain a high protein diet. The minimum protein requirement is about 50 to 60 grams per day to consume that much protein from foods alone – especially during the first few months after surgery.

Protein Drink Mix hot iced or cold

Fit Frappe: Hot, Iced, or Blended.

Bariatric patients often turn to liquid protein supplements because it is convenient and contains a high source of protein. However, many protein supplements have a very chalky taste, and more often than not, do not mix well when heated…but NOT Big Train’s Fit Frappé™!

Big Train first launched Fit Frappé™ last month with fitness and coffee lovers. During that time, the samples fell into the hands of a few weight loss surgery patients and we discovered that this was the perfect bariatric product  because of the high protein/low sugar and fat content, versatility, and great taste.

Here is the nutritional breakdown for Fit Frappé™ in a 16 oz serving:

  • 20 g Protein
  • Less than 1 g Sugar
  • 130 Calories
  • 5 g Fiber
  • 3.5 g Fat
  • 19 Vitamins & Minerals
  • 25 g Carbs or Less
  • Gluten Free

One of the best features about Fit Frappé™ is that it can be made blended, over ice or hot – and mixes very easily. In fact, our friends at did an entire segment on Fit Frappé™ and how easy it is to make and how great it tastes!  (And it doesn’t clump up when served hot like other protein mixes.) Click here to see the episode below (Fit Frappé™ appears around 6:15):

Fit Frappe Protein Drink Mix as seen on Bariatric TV

As seen on Bariatric TV

As you can tell, is very excited that there is a delicious protein option for gastric bypass patients. Here are a few more bariatric community members that have tried Fit Frappé™ and are in love with the drink!

“I am a bariatric patient and I am a protein snob. When I come across a protein that I enjoy, it excites me and immediately I want to share it with my friends and community.” -Beth

“So glad you came up with something now that I have had bariatric surgery all of your products are awesome.  Will be ordering the big tubs for sure!” – Linda

Many bariatric patients are replacing their morning cup of coffee with Fit Frappé™ and some are using it as a mid-day meal. They love the clean coffee taste and the fact that it can be made blended, over ice or hot. (Just add water.) Several recommendations for adding extra POWER include oatmeal, bananas, blueberries and raspberries, but Fit Frappé™ is delicious right out of the jug in any one of these 5 flavors:

Fit Frappe™ comes in five flavors: Espresso, Mocha, Vanilla Latte, Chocolate (non-coffee) and Vanilla (non-coffee)

Fit Frappe™ comes in five flavors: Espresso, Mocha, Vanilla Latte and two non-coffee flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla

If you are a member of the bariatric or lap band community or simply want to incorporate great tasting protein drinks as part of your diet, and would like to learn more Fit Frappé™, please go to or send an email to Check us out at and read the #FitFrappe posts. Also, visit us on for recipe ideas, product information and Big Train giveaways! Find more easy to make gourmet beverage mix products at