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My First Battle with a Protein Shake...

Ok so yea…It was a little tough downing that protein drink. Its chocolate flavored and I put it in water. Bottle says put two scoops in 8oz of water and it took me about 10 minutes to actually get the stuff to dissolve.

So…I could only really finish it 3/4 the way down. It says I can put it in milk and I think that would taste better but my diet plan calls for just water and the occasional green tea. Seeing as how skim milk is still pretty thick it would seem as though it would take longer to dissolve.

Any thoughts on making this taste better without using a blender? I’d rather not make it more than what it is. Thanks a bunch.

Try a protein shaker bottle. It’s easier than a blender.

Skim milk and protein blend together very well.

I tried Budwesier and whey once.

It’s very messy.

Well good luck on your goals if your struggling already…

But to answer your question…no, buy a blender.

I don’t know if I’d call it ‘struggling’ because I don’t like the taste of a protein shake.

I’ll try that shaker bottle

What brand of Protein are you using? That could be part of the problem as well.

Yea the “cheap” stuff tastes like chalk and goes down like sand. If you haven’t bought a reliable brand then it’s your own fault. I actually liked the taste of chocolate Musclemilk more than anything i tried before, but Metabolic Drive dissolves better in milk so i tend to prefer it.

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It really doesnt matter if you like the taste of it. Just drink it.

Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

[quote]TRAIN2Failure wrote:
Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

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Please refrain from giving advice.

[quote]gabex wrote:
TRAIN2Failure wrote:
Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

Please refrain from giving advice.[/quote]

Explain, in what way what I said is wrong.

You used the words “Try some soy milk…” which is a big no-no, given some of the studies and reports on the estrogenic effects of soy products.

Besides, milk comes from and animals tit.

Soy “milk” is a bean juice that doesn’t come from an animals tit.

[quote]TRAIN2Failure wrote:
gabex wrote:
TRAIN2Failure wrote:
Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

Please refrain from giving advice.

Explain, in what way what I said is wrong.[/quote]

Whole milk = GOOD
Skim Milk = OK
Soy Milk = BAD!!!

Try reading before advising…

If your problem is with mixability what I do is I’ll mix 2 scoops with cold water in a Blender Bottle. Then let it sit during my workout or in my fridge at home. After working out I give it a good shake again and drink.

If you have a problem with taste don’t go cheap. The lowest I go for a 2 pound tub is $20. That is for ON Whey. When I can afford it I go for Evopro or Low-Carb Metabolic Drive. Both get pretty thick in water. Chill it and it is almost like a milk shake.

Sounds like a knockoff brand. Usually when they say 2 scoops, it’s a cheap brand and they’re using the 2 scoops to make it look like there is a lot of protein.

Try this.
Put 1 scoop in 8oz water.
Stir it really fast.
Don’t worry about chunks.
Shotgun it.
Repeat for next scoop.
Finish bag over next month and buy some Grow! Whey

[quote]TRAIN2Failure wrote:
gabex wrote:
TRAIN2Failure wrote:
Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

Please refrain from giving advice.

Explain, in what way what I said is wrong.[/quote]

as soon as you said “low fat” and “soy”

[quote]TRAIN2Failure wrote:
Get a shaker. Try some soy milk instead, low fat and full of goodness, and allways add a dash of skimmed milk about 100ml, or non at all if you dont mind soy milk at all. This blend goes down a treat.

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Soy milk is low fat and full of fail.
Everyone should mind drinking soy milk because it makes you weak, gives you man-boobs and kills kittens AND Santa.

Do you want to be responsible for the death of kittens and Santa?

[quote]dmunro wrote:

Do you want to be responsible for the death of kittens and Santa?

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Will I get his presents?

You don’t care about the taste anyway. You take a deep breath, close your eyes, and drink it all.

Sounds good. Thanks for the feedback. Tried it with milk and It was pretty good.

Quick question.

Why is whole milk better than skim?