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Cocoa Powder In Shakes?


#1

Hi,

As suggested by some T-Nation folks,

I just bought some cocoa powder to add to my plain protein powder shakes in order to add some taste. But when I tried it with water it really taste like shit!!

Anyone has a suggestion for this?

Thanks.

Grim


#2

Straight cocoa powder like Hersheys is extremely bitter. Try cutting it 1/3 cocoa powder to 2/3 sweetener or sugar or fructose or whatever you prefer. If you aren't watching calories you can even break it down in a couple of tablespoons of melted butter, then blend that in.


#3

Is it possible to add something to cocoa powder in order to not alter the nutritional profile of the shake to much?

I mean while dieting, I want to keep my shake low carb.


#4

shake low carb, nat peanut butter.