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    Choking Down Whey Protein

    I am tall and skinny and found that drinking whey protein, even though nasty, helps my overall physique. One day something clicked in my head and I just can't do it anymore. It is too nasty to drink. Anyone else hate the stuff and learned to choke it down? What are your secrets for making it taste good?

    I can't seem to hide the taste in milk or shakes it just make more of it to drink.

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    i don't know, i love it. some people swear they can taste the "powder" but i say F them haha. don't just mix it with a spoon or shake it. i think it is horrible like that. but use a blender, it takes less time, you can make more and save for later if need be, and you can throw anything you want in it.... bananas, cherries, blueberries, apples, kittens, whatever floats your boat. try using fruit juices(all natural stuff), milk, water, green tea, anything it takes to make it taste good to you.

    i just discovered the chocolate version, a cup of skim milk, 2 scoops chocolate whey after a hard ride, 1 scoop after a moderate. throw in a banana, push GRIND for 15 seconds, then MIX, add 4 ice cubes, push ICE CRUSH. ...voila, milkshake that tastes better then mcdonalds, and at most 350calories, at least 200 calories, depending what you add. mm mm good i just finished one in fact, and got a brain freeze.. doh
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    The blender tip is the best thing going. If you're simply stirring it to mix it, you will end up with those nasty little chunks. Less so with shaking. However, a blender like those magic bullet things on TV make it nice and creamy.

    You can also mix in less water/milk into it and have it be just a bit thicker (blender ONLY!). It goes down in a 3 gulps.

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    may sounds crazy, but i mix my chocolate flavored whey protien mix with coffee. sort of like a mocha. it seems to remove that chalky, powdery, weird taste.

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    I don't really like it just mixed into milk or water, but I've found it's nearly tasteless, actually taste-enhancing, when mixed into oatmeal. I use either plain or vanilla flavored. It's OK. Soy protein powder, on the other hand.....blecchh! I also do the fruit + whey + blender thing. Some sorbet or nonfat frozen yogurt would probably improve things as well.
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    I mix about 44 grams of whey protein
    with 3 cups of skim milk and add some
    psyillium husk for FIBER. I sometimes
    use Orange flavored Metamucile, or plain
    and add flavorings like MINT LEAVES, or
    cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger powder or anise
    or all spice and enjoy it that way. I find it
    satisfying and it keeps me trim and fit with
    lean muscle mass. I eat to live. Not live to eat.

    And yet, a couple of times a week, now that I
    am in maintenance I can go out and have a
    giant double burger or mexican food or a
    steak with baked potato, veggies and garlic bread.

    For me, whey protein is the secret to me staying
    trim and fit for the rest of my life and after 30 years
    of yo-yo dieting, I am grateful for the stuff and find
    the taste, JUST RIGHT! See http://www.wheyoflife.org
    for details on all the many, many health benefits of
    this great food source.
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    I like to eat real food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random97402guy
    I like to eat real food.
    me too. although, if you're thin like myself and ride everyday, real food gets real expensive after a while. food is one of my favorite things in life, but it sucks being hungry every 2 hours all day long. so, it makes sense to supplement your diet. it's cheaper\easier in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    it makes sense to supplement your diet. it's cheaper\easier in the long run.
    I don't agree, but that's cool. This is why we get to live our own lives.

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    I like the EAS Myoplex Deluxe Vanilla flavor and whatever fruit you feel like putting in there.

    But the blender is key!!

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    Do you find that different brands of whey taste better or worse. I have always tried GNC brands due to availability, but several online claim to be "the best tasting or your money back."

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    Yaa blend with fruit. Also you could try soy protein, (and isn't there another one?/?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by random97402guy
    I like to eat real food.
    What makes you think whey is not real?
    Can you pass the test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike2math
    Yaa blend with fruit. Also you could try soy protein, (and isn't there another one?/?)
    there's rice protein, also egg protein that come in powder form. Probably others...
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    I partially answered your question on another post. However, I have a question:
    How many have you tried?

    I understand where you’re coming from. I once tried a protein powder call HOT STUFF. I finally dumped it. I could not handle the taste.

    The best tasting protein power, from the ones that I have tried is:

    GROW! Whey: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1067084

    However consider a mixed protein, like a milk (Whey and Micellar Casein)
    or Whey, casein and egg.

    Again, the flavor masking technology they this company uses is pretty good. Try Metabolic Drive:
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=525024

    (Even my son drinks it.)

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    After my morning ride I refill my water bottle with water add the chocolate whey and shake. As I download my workout I drink it clumps and all. Does it taste good...Nope. If I wanted to make something that "taste good" I would pull out my blender, chop fruit, add all ingrediants, blend, pour, drink and then clean up my mess. I'd rather choke it down than deal with all the mess. I save the blender for mixing adult beverages and the fruit for myceral and snacks.

    Cmon be a man...choke it down...

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    me too. although, if you're thin like myself and ride everyday, real food gets real expensive after a while. food is one of my favorite things in life, but it sucks being hungry every 2 hours all day long. so, it makes sense to supplement your diet. it's cheaper\easier in the long run.
    Hmmm, I am fat and hungry every two hours. Now that sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    What makes you think whey is not real?

    Here is a quote about one of the more popular whey protein supplements:

    Like its predecessors, this canister of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard contains Optimum Nutrition's exclusive, proprietary blend of...

    * Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
    * Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
    * Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
    * HydroWhey Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
    I don't know what any of those things are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random97402guy
    Here is a quote about one of the more popular whey protein supplements:



    I don't know what any of those things are.
    So your lack of knowledge makes it unreal?

    Do you know that whey is a natural component of milk? Have you ever heard of Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet?

    Multi-syllabic words do not necessarily indicate "fake" foods. Spend a little time reading and researching. You will see that a lot of what you quoted is just marketing jargon but not necessarily anything harmful. Whey is pretty tame compared to additives and preservatives in many other foods you probably consider "real".
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    This is the only one I've ever tried, and it tastes good. Natural vanilla flavor sweetened with fruit.

    Been using it for about 2 months now with a dramatic effect on overall health, strength, and weight loss.

    http://www.nutritionexpress.com/prot..._2_pounds.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    So your lack of knowledge makes it unreal?

    Do you know that whey is a natural component of milk? Have you ever heard of Little Miss Muffet and her tuffet?

    Multi-syllabic words do not necessarily indicate "fake" foods. Spend a little time reading and researching. You will see that a lot of what you quoted is just marketing jargon but not necessarily anything harmful. Whey is pretty tame compared to additives and preservatives in many other foods you probably consider "real".
    Rather than compare notes on how much research that we've done and how well read we are, let me just say this..

    Yes, Mr. Smart Guy, I do know that whey is a natural component of milk. Thank you for the revelation. Did you know that sodium and chloride are parts of salt? Perhaps you should supplement with them individually?

    Look, I'm just of the opinon that if your body needs whey protein, it will be readily available in nature. But it's something that has to be extracted from whey, which has to be extracted from milk, so I don't believe that my body needs it.

    I apologize to the original poster for hijacking his thread. To each his own. Try to find a way to "choke down" that whey protein.

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    I been taking whey 3 times a day as a protein supplement the past week to help a surgical wound heal. I have been blending GNC's vanilla flavored whey with near frozen skim milk and a teaspoon of chocolate syrup. It isn't too bad, tastes kinda like a chocolate Yoo Hoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith_b00ne
    Do you find that different brands of whey taste better or worse. I have always tried GNC brands due to availability, but several online claim to be "the best tasting or your money back."
    You basically hit the nail on the head. You will have to try different brands and figure out which one you like. Some recommendations have been posted. But chocking down a whey protein shake day after day just isnít worth it.

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    I mix it with OJ.

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    Try this:

    1 scoop Optimum Nutrition natural vanilla or natural chocolate
    1 Banana
    2/3 water, 1/3 vanilla soy milk
    5g Creatine (optional)
    a few ice cubes

    Toss the ingredients into a big glass, leaving out some water or soy milk. Get out the hand blender and mix it up for 15 seconds. Rinse off blender end for 10 seconds for easy cleanup. Top off with more water/milk. Chug. mmmmmmm good! Whole process takes less than 5 minutes, is easy to clean and very tasty. Here is where I get my protein: http://www.nutritionexpress.com/prot...11_pounds.aspx

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