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Anyone mix their protien shake with coffee?

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  • olesjm
    olesjm Posts: 1
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    I add coffee to my pre-workout shake. It works a lot like taking NO or other pre-workout mixes and is a whole lot cheaper, and in my opinion more effective.
  • QuiznatoddBidness
    QuiznatoddBidness Posts: 602 Member
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    I have protein coffee shake literally every day. It is pretty much the only way I drink coffee nowadays. I freaking love it. And I was a very heavy coffee drinker before, so the change is significant. FWIW here's my process:

    1) cold coffee - either I'll kcup it and refrigerate it overnight OR I put ice in a blender bottle (about 1/4 or 1/3 full) and pour hot coffee over the ice

    2) protein powder - almost always Isopure dutch chocolate...though I occasionally use something different (waiting for my order of Isopure cookies and cream as we speak)

    3) cap the bottle and blend well now - i always blend prior to adding milk (I don't prefer it to get thick/frothy)

    4) add skim milk or almond milk - I actually prefer 1/2 cup of skim (approximately - I dont always measure precisely).....alternatively 1 cup of almond

    5) once the milk is added, fill the rest of the way with ice

    6) cap it and do a gentle final mix - not vigorous....just wanna blend in the milk and ice, not froth the thing

    That's it!

    Seriously I crave this stuff and start every single day this way.

    Good luck!
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,953 Member
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    So it sounds like if you made coffee the night before and put it in the fridge, mixed the powder into the coffee in the morning and then reheated, it might work out okay?
  • Aerocrazd
    Aerocrazd Posts: 87 Member
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    To my chocolate protein powder I mix a teaspoon of instant coffee and two teaspoons of pb2 and mix in a blender. Its great.
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,525 Member
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    Yes.

    Well, kinda - I have vanilla flavored protein (I think all of the flavored protein powders are way too sweet), and add instant espresso powder and sometimes cocoa powder. Then water and ice. Makes a decent cappucino-type (or mochacino-type) shake.

    Don't try adding the protein powder to a hot liquid. You'll end up with a disgusting clumpy mess.

    yeah- I threw a half scoop in the bottom of a mason jar- put in a k-cup added coffee- screwed on the lid and shook till my arms hurt- no dice.

    wasted a perfectly good cup of coffee and a half scoop of protein. I was sad.

    i haven't figured out a good way to mix the two properly- but in theory it's a "good" idea.
  • dbmata
    dbmata Posts: 12,950 Member
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    Thinking of mxing a black cup of coffee with my pre-workout shake.

    i usually have coffee before i work out because without it, im sluggish. but if i mix the coffee with my shake, i can eliminate the need toadd cream and sugar with my coffee...

    I put nescafe crystals in my protein shake.
  • Joanjett88
    Joanjett88 Posts: 87 Member
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    I mix my vanilla one with my morning coffee. Just make sure to mix the powder with milk or water before adding the coffee.
  • skyekeeper
    skyekeeper Posts: 286 Member
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    Yes, chocolate protein powder and dissolve with almond milk and then add coffee! Yummmmy!
  • Naley2322
    Naley2322 Posts: 181 Member
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    only way i drink them!
  • Ahdillard
    Ahdillard Posts: 42 Member
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    I put the GNC Go Lean pumpkin spice in my hot coffee and wisk it...no clumping and its awesome!! If I have a few ice cubes I will put it in a shaker bottle but DO NOT DO NOT put it is a shaker bottle HOT!!! EXPLOSION will occur!!! LOL been there done that a few times!!

    I also put vanilla protein mix in a blender with a few raisins, cinnamon, stevia, hot water and a scoop of oatmeal. THIS IS MY FAVORITE! My son loves this as well!! Its a great drink for on the go!
  • apriltrainer
    apriltrainer Posts: 732 Member
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    I've tried..but none of the brands I've ever tired have dissolved very well.
  • SharpieV
    SharpieV Posts: 26 Member
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    This thread is brilliant. I have a couple boxes of Starbucks Via (instant coffee powder) sitting around that I've been ignoring since I usually just go with the K-cups. But mixing them with the protein cold or warm (not hot, thank you!) will be an amazing bonus since I am 100% on the coffee every day, but iffy on the the protein. Hooray!
  • becs3578
    becs3578 Posts: 836 Member
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    Yes.. I mix water, instant coffee and the protein powder. It is fantastic!!!!
  • vessede
    vessede Posts: 1
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    I use Genesis Pure - PURE Café - mocha. Organic coffee drink with green coffee bean extract. Pour sleeve into 6 oz (or more if you like it thinner) hot water. Or, and best for me, is to create it, then let it cool. Add ice and if needed for that sweeter taste, add organic sweetener. DELISH, healthy, burning calories! To respond to the exact question, can also add PURE Café to my protein shake with no clumping issues, and a super hit of natural energy. BAM! :happy:
  • RodHudson1229
    RodHudson1229 Posts: 65 Member
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    My wife does it all the time. She puts her hot coffee in ninja blender with her protein and pulses couple seconds. I prefer mine mixed with smoothie
  • suremeansyes
    suremeansyes Posts: 962 Member
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    I drink protein powder in hot coffee. The key is to temper the protein powder. It seriously takes me one minute to make coffee in the morning.

    Mix protein powder with a cold liquid (in my case, it's almond milk, only 2 tbsp milk-half scoop unflavored whey)
    Brew coffee
    Mix a few tbsp of hot coffee into protein powder liquid while stirring
    Pour protein powder liquid into coffee
    Drink it, duh
  • pawoodhull
    pawoodhull Posts: 1,759 Member
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    I have a few times. Usually my Syntrax Nectar Capaccino with coffee. Can you tell I like my coffee strong? :wink:
  • Cortelli
    Cortelli Posts: 1,369 Member
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    Yes.

    Well, kinda - I have vanilla flavored protein (I think all of the flavored protein powders are way too sweet), and add instant espresso powder and sometimes cocoa powder. Then water and ice. Makes a decent cappucino-type (or mochacino-type) shake.

    Don't try adding the protein powder to a hot liquid. You'll end up with a disgusting clumpy mess.

    yeah- I threw a half scoop in the bottom of a mason jar- put in a k-cup added coffee- screwed on the lid and shook till my arms hurt- no dice.

    wasted a perfectly good cup of coffee and a half scoop of protein. I was sad.

    i haven't figured out a good way to mix the two properly- but in theory it's a "good" idea.

    I've gotten into the habit of dumping a half scoop into my morning cups; I stir and stir but there are still some little clumps. I still add a bit of my favorite flavored creamer. Only thing is, I don't find the clumps disgusting. Weird how I've grown fond of coffee with a few little clumps in it! Go ahead and try it - you might not find it disgusting.
  • MissHolidayGolightly
    MissHolidayGolightly Posts: 857 Member
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    I've put instant coffee in my protein shakes before to make mocha or vanilla coffee flavored. I use almond milk for a base so it's like a frozen coffee drink.
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,525 Member
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    Yes.

    Well, kinda - I have vanilla flavored protein (I think all of the flavored protein powders are way too sweet), and add instant espresso powder and sometimes cocoa powder. Then water and ice. Makes a decent cappucino-type (or mochacino-type) shake.

    Don't try adding the protein powder to a hot liquid. You'll end up with a disgusting clumpy mess.

    yeah- I threw a half scoop in the bottom of a mason jar- put in a k-cup added coffee- screwed on the lid and shook till my arms hurt- no dice.

    wasted a perfectly good cup of coffee and a half scoop of protein. I was sad.

    i haven't figured out a good way to mix the two properly- but in theory it's a "good" idea.

    I've gotten into the habit of dumping a half scoop into my morning cups; I stir and stir but there are still some little clumps. I still add a bit of my favorite flavored creamer. Only thing is, I don't find the clumps disgusting. Weird how I've grown fond of coffee with a few little clumps in it! Go ahead and try it - you might not find it disgusting.

    I did try it.

    And then I threw it out because it was gross.

    nope nope nope- it's like cottage cheese- texture issue- just not happening.