Protein Shakes, what do you use?

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    Sep 03, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    This isn't another type of thread asking if you use Muscle Milk, NitroTech, etc.

    What I am asking, is when you make protein shakes, what do you use as a base?

    Do you use just milk/water and supplements?
    Do you use non-fat frozen yogurt, milk, and protein for an actual shake-like drink?
    Do you use some kind of fruit juice, with fruits and protein?

    Or do you do something differnet?
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    KRWright13 saidThis isn't another type of thread asking if you use Muscle Milk, NitroTech, etc.

    What I am asking, is when you make protein shakes, what do you use as a base?

    Do you use just milk/water and supplements?
    Do you use non-fat frozen yogurt, milk, and protein for an actual shake-like drink?
    Do you use some kind of fruit juice, with fruits and protein?

    Or do you do something differnet?


    depends, if i just want the shake i'll throw in water. if it's when I'm just home from the gym i'll throw in stuff like:

    strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, cottage cheese, almond oil, choc/vanilla when and water and blitz it in the blender
  • tituspullo197...

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    Sep 04, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    i usually mix some chocolate protein power with vanilla yogurt (don't do the fat free -- the stuff with the fat in it has a better ratio of the biotic organisms you need to help keep your stomach ph healthy, and it's also lower in sugar), a banana, a carrot, some ice and some water, a few tablespoons of peanut butter and, when they're cheap, strawberries or blueberries. i don't like carrots or bananas, but you need the potassium in bananas for muscle recovery and you need the vitamins in carrots for eyes, skin, hair and nerves, and the chocolate and peanut butter completely mask the taste of bananas and carrots.
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    skim milk, sugar free chocolate powder/ or just water...
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Depends what your goals are. If you're bulking up then mix it with milk. If cutting back, then water... Or you can change it up depending on what time you take it pre/post workout.

    Usually pre-workout I'll have ON Double Rich Chocolate with milk. Post-workout I'll have it with water and blend in a banana.
  • Bullone

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    Sep 04, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    At the gym, just water...

    If I'm at home, i mix it with some milk and bananas.
  • HairyMuscle

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    Sep 04, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    Vanilla soy milk, Muscle Milk powder, egg beaters, frozen fruit or fresh bananas. Been making this as a breakfast shake every day for ten years. Huge amount of protein and delicious.
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    I use only water with my shakes. The proteins in them blend best with water, rather than milk. Yours might be different, though. You might get your best answer by calling the manufacturer to see what they recommend. If they don't have someone there to answer questions like that, I wouldn't use their product.
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I use Hydro Whey by ON. Use only water.
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    Sep 04, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    When I wake up in the morning I use water.

    After my workout I use water and have a banana on the side.

    Quick and easy, plus you need to drink a lot of water when you're on a protein rich diet, so this way I get another 16oz of water in my system.
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    Sep 04, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    Just water. If I'm on the way to hockey, I'll put in a sachet of oats with the water and protein powder to give me some sustained energy. Otherwise, just water icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    Preworkout or postworkout, I mix it with fruit juice (usually white grape juice) - otherwise, I just mix it with water.
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    Sep 04, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    Wow, some of these are really basic. Maybe, I'm over thinking it. Speaking of, I've yet to fully comprehend the pre-workout, post-workout ingredient variation. Put simply, I've switched to complex carbohydrates before (no shake..yet) and protein+fat (shake) after.

    My shake consists of a base of blended berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pick 2), then banana, yogurt (whole milk or greek), protein powder (hemp), and milk (usually hemp or almond, sometimes whole). Completely organic.

    Never thought to add carrots. Great idea, since I hardly ever eat them.
  • pbaclifeguard

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    Sep 05, 2010 5:42 PM GMT
    I have just started drinking the shakes and I cannot stand the taste of them, So I asked a few facebook friends and they suggested using yogurt and sweetiners sucrose is not digestible in the body so it will not raise my sugar count.

    I am using it as a meal replacement. any other suggestions on making them a little more bearable would be great.
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    Sep 05, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    pbaclifeguard said I am using it as a meal replacement. any other suggestions on making them a little more bearable would be great.

    Adding some yogurt gives it a smoother texture. Add fruit -- the more fruit you add, the better it tastes. Plus you get fiber and antioxidants.
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    Sep 05, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    water
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    Sep 05, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    Really Really Really Cold Water!!!
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    Sep 05, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    I try to mix it up a bit

    I use apple cider and kefir mostly.

    Mine are DELICIOUS.

    Recipes:

    PB& J - Stole this one from Equinox
    frozen banana
    frozen strawberry
    peanut butter
    protein powder
    apple cider

    Cherry Truffle
    Chocolate flavored Whey
    I tsp. dark choc. Hershey's syrup
    dark frozen cherries
    coconut kefir

    Bananas and Strawberry
    banana
    frozen strawberries
    apple cider
    protein powder
    Chobani yogurt






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    Sep 05, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    Water usually
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    Sep 05, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    I use 2oz of coconut milk and filtered water as the liquid base of my shakes. The protein is pure whey protein isolate plus some BCAA. Flavoring is either fruit juice concentrate or a combo of instant coffee, cocoa powder, and maple syrup.
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    Sep 05, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    i was adding milk ,but Rob Riches says milk has female hormones so basically is not that good for you.

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    Sep 05, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    I use EAS vanilla for my whey protein and I used GNC Pro Performance for my casein protein.
  • jerseyguy

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    Sep 05, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Milk, vanilla yogurt, 2 scoops of Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 from GNC, maybe a banana or other fresh fruit and a little peanut butter to thicken and for some added protein.
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    Sep 06, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    I just mix it up and choke it down. Usually with water because I can drink it all in a few seconds.

    I used to mix it like this in the mornings:
    Oatmeal + applesauce + unflavored protein + milk + sucralose
    That was actually good and cheap.

    It used to taste good, but after going through a few buckets of the stuff, nothing can make it appealing anymore.