Protein shake in a microwave

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Has anyone made porridge using a protein powder with the milk and cooked in the microwave? Do you lose any nutrients?

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  • sollyn23l2
    sollyn23l2 Posts: 1,666 Member
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    Any nutrient loss would be minimal... and it wouldn't be the protein.
  • tomcustombuilder
    tomcustombuilder Posts: 1,803 Member
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    Add a bit more water then add the protein powder in after it's out of the microwave.
  • Quronos
    Quronos Posts: 12 Member
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    Thanks guys
  • Retroguy2000
    Retroguy2000 Posts: 1,543 Member
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    It's easier and better imo to have the protein powder separately in your shaker bottle or whatever with water or milk, while your porridge/oatmeal is cooking the way you normally do it.
  • tomcustombuilder
    tomcustombuilder Posts: 1,803 Member
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    Put the powder in after the porrage comes out of the microwave. You want the porrage to be a little thinner so the consistency is correct after adding the powder.

    This is my morning ritual
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 1,105 Member
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    My typical breakfast (5-6 of 7 days/wk) is old fashioned rolled oats, dried nutritional yeast, plain unflavored whey powder (sometimes pea protein powder if we have it on hand) in either plain water or dairy milk, either plain or with blueberries, and occasionally a leftover yolk from my wife's eggwhite-ish omelettes when she makes one. I well mix the dry items, add the liquid, mix, then fruit and/or yolk plopped in last. Everything I've read, multiple sources, says the microwave doesn't reduce these items' nutrition, and in fact may preserve it more than other cooking methods. I don't seem to be suffering. This may seem like a wierd concoction, but I consider it my "daily base" upon which I can get creative for lunch and dinner. I don't get bored with the repetition, probably because I am creative with the rest of the day. And I don't microwave in plastic.
  • Lifetimer1955
    Lifetimer1955 Posts: 1 Member
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    What is the best protein powder?
  • Quronos
    Quronos Posts: 12 Member
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    What is the best protein powder?

    I don't believe there is a "best protein powder". It will come down to what your goals are as to which one you buy.

    I'm trying to maintain a calorie deficit at the moment so I buy the vanilla whey protein powder from MyProtein which is pretty low in calories - mixed with skimmed milk its a decent hit of protein. I could get a low calorie Whey protein powder from anywhere really, I just find myprotein is convenient and reasonably priced to buy from!

    The bags that are branded with a chocolate company (snickers/mars etc) etc tend to be higher calories and a bit more expensive - perfect for people who are bulking and have some extra cash!
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,663 Member
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    Put the powder in after the porrage comes out of the microwave. You want the porrage to be a little thinner so the consistency is correct after adding the powder.

    This is my morning ritual
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  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,663 Member
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    Quronos wrote: »
    What is the best protein powder?

    I don't believe there is a "best protein powder". It will come down to what your goals are as to which one you buy.

    I'm trying to maintain a calorie deficit at the moment so I buy the vanilla whey protein powder from MyProtein which is pretty low in calories - mixed with skimmed milk its a decent hit of protein. I could get a low calorie Whey protein powder from anywhere really, I just find myprotein is convenient and reasonably priced to buy from!

    The bags that are branded with a chocolate company (snickers/mars etc) etc tend to be higher calories and a bit more expensive - perfect for people who are bulking and have some extra cash!
    While there may not be a best protein powder, there are some where the manufacturing of it is better. There aren't many manufactuers in the US and only a couple I know of use RAW MATERIALS that are USP certified. A lot of powders out there are made by 3rd parties and the 3rd party uses the cheapest raw material out there to increase profit. So a lot of their raw materials come from China and China has NO REGULATIONS on the quality of raw materials they provide. It's why a lot of cheap supplement brands have contaminated products with trace ingredients that aren't even on the label.
    Personally I just deal with Optimum Nutrition products since they are US made and they are their own manufacturer using raw materials from US stock.

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  • _John_
    _John_ Posts: 8,641 Member
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    ^ ditto for Optimum Nutrition products.

    As for oatmeal, I'll mix ONutrition vanilla ice cream and PB2 in a shaker cup and add it as the liquid to either a low sugar instant or just plain instant oats for my oatmeal. For 2 packets of instant I use 10 oz of water, 1 scoop of powder, and about 1.5 servings of PB2. I'll use a little more of the PB2 on plain oats.
  • tomcustombuilder
    tomcustombuilder Posts: 1,803 Member
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    My "go to" for many years


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