The Skinny on Shakes:
I've reviewed a lot of shakes and drink mixes. My TriSystem Pre and Post workout shakes (members get my shake recipes on their menus. Click here to become a member) are designed to not be refrigerated. They are just a mix of powders that you can put in a shaker bottle and just add water when you're about to drink them. Another option for the shakes are meal replacement packets by Lee Labrada. They come in a box and you can also put them in a shaker bottle or water bottle. Already made drinks that are liquid need to be refrigerated and are more expensive, generally One that does not have to be refrigerated , but tastes best cold is the Isopure Zero Carb Liquid protein. These are in glass bottles and work well with fruit and a few almonds.
The Deal With Bars:
Many bars have bad fats in them that could increase inflammation and actually store more fat. Stock up on the Perfect Food Bars, they are made right here in San Diego. Most Henry's stores have them. Check out the store locator on their website, http://www.perfectfoodsbar.com. The Heart Thrive bars are also a "better bar" the best place to get them is online at http://www.suncakes.com/Heart%20Thrive%20nutrition.htm. They need to be refrigerated to last. I order a lot and freeze some. These are my first choice bars. If you just can't find the time to get them, my second choices, for convenience are: 1. A Clif Builder Bar or (3rd choice) just a Clif Bar or a Small MET-Rx Bar. These can be found in most grocery stores, even convenience stores and gas stations, but they are not as good as the Perfect Food Bars or the Heart Thrive for clean, non-GMO eating on the go.