Shake flavors

  • mcwclewis

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    Jun 07, 2007 7:04 PM GMT
    Ok, so I got some Weight Gainer 1850 or something like that, and Im trying my best to handle it. I got the chocolate flavor, because it seems to usually be the best bet... but the fact that its supposed to be mixed into a sludgy solution makes the chocolate not so appealing. Has anyone tried any other flavors? Do any of them mask the sand-like texture?
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    Jun 07, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    The directions for a lot of these things say to mix them with water or milk, or sometimes "your favorite beverage." But the solubility of various concoctions really depends on things like the pH and hardness (cation content) of the liquid. For water, this can really vary, depending on where you live. Milk or juice will probably give quite different results too.

    It's worth experimenting a bit with milk vs water, or different water sources that you may have available.

    Personally, I always add some yogurt and maybe a piece of fruit when mixing protein shakes,and use a high blender speed. It usually comes out pretty smooth.
  • atxclimber

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    Jun 07, 2007 8:48 PM GMT
    This is only tangentially related, but just as a tip I got a stick blender for Christmas -- aka a hand blender or immersion blender, like a wand with a cord that you just put straight into a liquid -- and it is the best for mixing up protein shakes. Rinses off in seconds, works like a charm. I keep an empty pint-sized yogurt container around to mix them up; it's the right size to keep all the liquid in while blending.

    You can get an immersion blender for like $25 from Amazon. It's well worth it, for those still cleaning full stand blenders every time they make a shake.
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    Jun 09, 2007 10:52 AM GMT
    if the mix is too goopy and not disolving try using water instead of milk if you are using milk. You can get a stick mixer; also you shouldnt pay more than 5 bucks for one of those. I got mine at ikea for 1.99.
  • mcwclewis

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    Jun 09, 2007 5:03 PM GMT
    Thanks for the responses. Ill try the mixer thing :o)
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    Jun 09, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    weight gainer is pointless ploy release by corporations who hope to make money off of those who have a hard time building muscle.