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How to "disguise" protein powder haha

findingkirstfindingkirst Member Posts: 100 Member Member Posts: 100 Member
I'm falling short on my protein intake, I am VERY busy with work and dont get much time to prep meals.

I eat things straight from the fridge most of the time (ie... throw cooked mince on veg. 2 boiled eggs in veg.... boring but quick and effective)

I cant stomach protein shake powder, think over killed it over the years and it makes me gag.

Any quick and easy ways to add it to something to disguise the taste?

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  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,765 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,765 Member
    You might want to try different flavors (or plain) and brands and see if you like them better. Often it's the sweetener that makes them taste bad, so if you switched to one with a different sweetener that could help.

    I rarely use them now, but when I did I put a plain one in oatmeal (you'd use extra water when making the oats) and then add berries and some nuts or seeds. I also sometimes use them (again, usually a more neutral flavor, although I also sometimes like coconut) in a smoothie that has a bunch of different ingredients so the protein powder doesn't really affect the taste much.

    If you are doing just protein powder and water, consider using almond milk or dairy milk instead (almond milk is low cal, milk or soy milk will add even more protein) and some sort of fruit, like frozen berries. You can also try as an alternative for a shake lowfat greek yogurt plus berries, as greek yogurt can be pretty high protein--I use it more regularly in smoothies than protein powder.
  • angmarie28angmarie28 Member Posts: 2,261 Member Member Posts: 2,261 Member
    I have to drink the pre made shakes. Premiere protein shakes are my go too, I really like most of the flavors. All the powders I've tried (which is a lot) make me gag.
  • lorib642lorib642 Member Posts: 1,714 Member Member Posts: 1,714 Member
    I don't mind the taste but sometimes i add some to my coffee if I am out of milk. You could try that. Right with you on trying to get adequate protein,
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 4,860 Member Member Posts: 4,860 Member
    Different solution. Forget protein powder. Make up a big batch of egg white muffins on the weekend. Add your favorite lean meat and veggies for flavor. Or protein pancake mix with egg whites for the liquid, bake in cupcake pans. Put a few in the fridge, the rest in the freezer. Pop one in the microwave instead of a shake.
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,078 Member Member Posts: 3,078 Member
    Try silken tofu instead?
  • SunnyBunBun79SunnyBunBun79 Member Posts: 1,058 Member Member Posts: 1,058 Member
    I have gone through SO MANY and i hated them all...recently I discovered the Cafe Latte flavor of Premier Protein ( I dont work for them , i swear 😅) I mix it into black coffee and reheat it and its GOOD!!! keeps me full with 30g of protein and then I find I just get hungry around lunch time.
    edited February 11
  • jennacole12jennacole12 Member, Premium Posts: 973 Member Member, Premium Posts: 973 Member
    Oh this is my specialty!!! Seriously I’ve actually won $ prizes from protein companies for cleverly hidden protein in recipes 🤣 I have a scoop at least of protein everyday but he can’t drank protein in over a year.... I just prefer to eat 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣

    The easiest ways I use it is to add like 10g to 8 oz of Greek yogurt then put in the freezer for like 20, then top with fruit if you’d like. I love lemon protein powder and blueberries as a topping.

    Or protein waffles, 1 scoop protein, 1 egg and 1/2 tsp baking powder, put in waffle iron or skillet for pancakes..... this doesn’t work for all protein so let me know if you need a recommendation!

    Also, you can add to overnight oats or fresh oatmeal... my latest obsession is adding it to my cream of rice.
  • whathapndwhathapnd Member Posts: 1,032 Member Member Posts: 1,032 Member
    I know you said no to making a shake, but I've found adding a couple teaspoons of healthy fat when I make a protein shake makes all the difference in the world. My go-to brand is Thorne Vega-Lite chocolate. I use oat milk and olive oil. Rich and creamy! Sometimes I add leftover coffee.
  • tiptoethruthetulipstiptoethruthetulips Member, Greeter Posts: 3,169 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 3,169 Member
    I prefer vanilla flavoured protein shakes, I add skim milk, some natural yoghurt and frozen blueberries and blend.
  • Speakeasy76Speakeasy76 Member Posts: 314 Member Member Posts: 314 Member
    You can also add unflavored collagen powder to coffee or other beverages, or things like yogurt or oatmeal.
  • Kevin_RexKevin_Rex Member Posts: 127 Member Member Posts: 127 Member
    I use Orgain Vanilla w/ unsweetened almond milk and two scoops of PBfit and it's almost unfair how delicious it is. Like a peanut butter shake (if you, of course, enjoy peanut butter). I also use Orgain Chocolate w/ PBfit and that's excellent as well.

    I don't work for Orgain or anything... I simply enjoy their shakes the best from all the vegan protein options. :) I have issues w/ whey so I avoid the shakes that are whey-based. Now I'm just rambling.
    edited February 16
  • rpbevanrpbevan Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Not sure if it's available where you are but a friend of mine that couldn't stomach the heavier protien shakes got on really well with boditronics iso-splash pineapple and grapefruit. It's more like a squash than a shake, he used to just sip it throughout the day.
  • NadNightNadNight Member, Premium Posts: 766 Member Member, Premium Posts: 766 Member
    I use the MyProtein orange and mango clear whey powder which is more like squash than a milkshake (you make it with water). I HATE protein powders usually but this stuff is absolutely delicious
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,354 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 44,354 Member
    Add hot sauce to it. :D

    You just have to find one that you like and that may take several attempts.

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  • BrackNelsonBrackNelson Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Many ways to disguise your protein powder like add fruit to your protein shakes, add milk, and add more water to your protein powder. All these tips will help you enrich the taste of your protein shake which would, in turn, help you build muscle and generally keep you healthy.
  • emaSharmamaemaSharmama Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    Every night I make a concoction of chocolate protein powder in heated water and 1%milk. Add a tblsp. fat free half n half and sugar free torani syrup (lots of flavors, my fav is english toffee). I usually mix in a rounded tsp instant decaf coffee.
    Gives me a hot chocolate fix!
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Member Posts: 6,058 Member Member Posts: 6,058 Member
    This takes a while to prep but is grab and go when done - I make ice cream sandwiches. First make protein powder pancakes, eggs, protein powder, baking soda. Then make frozen yogurt - Greek yogurt plus add ins of choice, I like berries, cacao powder, and almond butter (you can also add protein powder to the yogurt). Spread the yogurt on the pancake and roll it up, wrap in plastic wrap, freeze. When frozen slice the roll into slices. Sometimes I put dark chocolate chunks in to be fancy.
    edited February 22
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