No big worries about about cheese and things like that. Mainly liquid milk. Almond milk is a tasty replacement. You can find it everywhere now, even WalMart.
As for a stack, it depends on your long term goals; however, it’s safe to say that regardless of goals the focus should be on workout nutrition. Plazma is the #1 product in that category now. We have several products in this category, but Plazma represents the latest science with the most potent ratio of high-end components. Think of it as the “elite” workout nutrition choice. After Plazma came out, I stopped using Anaconda and the Surge products for example. Plazma covers it all.
Metabolic Drive is simply a high quality protein powder with no fillers that can be used for meal replacement or as an addition to meals. I love it stirred into oatmeal for breakfast. Be very careful with protein supplements sold in stores. The cost of protein has gone way up and keeps going up. Since the store has to make their profit, many supplement makers are cutting corners and using fillers in their proteins. Since Biotest sells direct, there’s no middleman. This allows us to keep the quality high. BTW, that’s one reason why the V-Diet is seldom successful when people try to use other brands of protein: too many fillers, and even not the amount of protein they list on the label. Plus Metabolic Drive has some digestive aides added so you can drink several shakes per day.
There would be no need to use something like the product you mentioned. For one thing, NO-type products actually don’t build muscle, which is why we never chose to make one. They’re popular with teenagers, but not in the serious lifter crowd. (We know one pro-bodybuilder who advertises for a product like this but he buys our supplements with the money he makes. No kidding.) And if you want just a stimulant effect, caffeine is dirt cheap. Or look into Spike capsules or drinks if you really want to get jacked up before a workout or get going very quickly in the morning.
What other supplements did you have in mind? Some people start with a foundational health stack: Flameout and Superfood for example. But if your main focus is muscle and performance, then workout nutrition would be #1, ideally with Indigo-3G. We have a stack for that already that helps you save some bucks on those supplements: http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma-reactive-pump-stack
No need for BCAAs if you’re using a dedicated workout nutrition supplement like Plazma. You’re covered. And if you like creatine, we have that too. That can be added to the workout nutrition supplements if you like creatine and respond well to it.
MAG-10 is great for post-workout as well as protein pulsing between meals. It too would replace BCAAs.
Happy to help you create a stack based on your goals and budget when you’re ready!