What Should I Mix My Protein Powder Into?

The best thing about protein powder is that you can mix it into just about anything. The main thing you don’t want to try to do is eat it plain in powdered form. Even the best protein powder will taste kind of nasty and be difficult to swallow. Luckily, by mixing the powder into other foods and liquids, you can cover up the flavor and consume the healthy source of protein without issue. If you are looking for ideas for more places to work your whey protein powder into your daily diet, then look no further. Listed below are several ideas to get your brain started!

The first thing to do is think in terms of a liquid diet. You can mix the powder into just about anything liquid as long as you use a small portion so that you don’t distort the flavor or coloring very much. By the time you start scrounging the internet for ideas, I’m sure you’ve exhausted all protein shake and smoothie ideas, but this list would be incomplete without them in here somewhere.

Once you’re out of ideas for drinks, think about things you bake. You can work protein powder into just about any recipe that starts from batter and turns into baked goods. Making cookies can be a fun experiment when you mix in a small amount of protein. You can make protein pancakes, muffins, cake, brownies, or a whole slew of other things. As long as the item isn’t extra sensitive and needs to rise or something, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

You can also put some powder into anything you’re using milk or butter in. Since whey is dairy based anyway, it doesn’t throw off the flavor much. This could be anything from cereal to macaroni and cheese.

The number of ways to use protein powder as a helpful supplement is nearly unlimited. Just keep an open mind when cooking and don’t be afraid to add a spoonful to just about anything.

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