I don't know why, but I seem to have developed something with sweet thing so that they upset my stomach, so much so that I can't eat more than 2 Hershey kisses(I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing) without feeling nauseous.
I can no longer stomach my chocolate Metabolic Drive shakes because of this, I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to lessen the sweetness. I've already tried watering it down, and adding cocoa powder to no avail.
i used to have this problem about a month after i started drinking it. my taste just adapted and got over it, but i started doing all kinds of things like mixing it with cottage cheese or peanut butter or cinnamon. get creative
A) provides awesome antioxidant benefits from the cocao (which I'd rather have over anything leucine or BCAAs provide)
B) carries a central idea in cooking that layering flavors of the same family will produce the best end-result flavor (e.g., orange juice (sweet) with orange rind (more bitter)) without screwing up - deviating too much - from the original flavor profile.
Hence, why you would layer a more bitter flavor of chocolate with a "too sweet" chocolate protein powder. It's the most logical flavor "layering."
If you're just too lazy and too damn cheap to pick up cocao powder (seriously, just buy it) you can try adding in 1 TBSP of instant coffee (fresh ground beans are better because you can grind them finer, and I like the sweetness of fresh beans).
I've tried to do the cocao powder, it was still sickly sweet after 4 tablespoons. I also have a tub of Natural Grow! but its also really sweet. I'm gonna try the coffee idea. Thanks for the help guys, I've been so sore from not getting my protein its been killing me.