Protein Shakes That Don't Taste Like Choco-Barf

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    Jun 28, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    Ok, so I had a great workout today and I was really in the mood for a healthy shake for dinner (after having had my one dietary cheat of the week for lunch) and I got a Myoplex Protein shake.

    And I felt like I was drinking choco-barf.

    Is there a good protein shake (that you can buy pre-made) that I should be having? I like all flavours, I just don't want it to taste like I'm drinking something with the viscosity of oil and the taste of vomited Swiss chocolate.

    Help!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jun 28, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    As far as protein powders go, the one I've tried where I most enjoy the taste is the banana cream from GNC. It's probably more expensive than it needs to be, so I should look into other brands. But you do have to mix it yourself. I've not found a premixed one yet which tasted reasonable to me.
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    Jun 28, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    Screw the shakes ..eat animals instead
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    Jun 28, 2008 6:31 AM GMT
    muscle milk, altho after u drink them for a while they can make u feel like vomiting. they dont taste nasty, they jsut start to react differntly tour body after u get used to it.
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    Jun 28, 2008 7:18 AM GMT
    "Choco-barf"

    That is my new Phrase-of-the-Month!

    As for protein shakes, I agree with GobB, MuscleMilk was the least barfous of the lot, I thought (nanner, and mocha were the two I liked).

    I finally just mostly dropped supplemental proteins tho. Bleech.



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    Jun 28, 2008 10:18 AM GMT
    Musashi is awesome. Comes in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry. I could drink it all day, but it makes me fart like bastard!

    www.musashi.com

  • NYCguy74

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    Jun 28, 2008 12:40 PM GMT
    Above link, you have to put the http:// or it won't go off to the new site.

    http://www.musashi.com/
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    Jun 28, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    i gave up on them and make my own now.

    Protein Shake

    4 - heaping tables spoons cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tables spoons smooth peanut butter
    2 - tables spoon Fig Pep
    8 - oz frozen fruit- blackberries,blueberries etc.
    1/2 - banana
    2 - scoops Trader Joe's Whey protein power.
    8 - oz Chocolate Almond Milk
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    Jun 29, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidi gave up on them and make my own now.

    Protein Shake

    4 - heaping tables spoons cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tables spoons smooth peanut butter
    2 - tables spoon Fig Pep
    8 - oz frozen fruit- blackberries,blueberries etc.
    1/2 - banana
    2 - scoops Trader Joe's Whey protein power.
    8 - oz Chocolate Almond Milk


    Mmm. This sounds interesting. And possibly quite good.


    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 29, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    I'm kind of a finicky eater when it comes to vegetables...don't really like them, so I rarely eat them...so I discovered a protein drink that has all the nutrients of eating your daily suggested amount of veggies, but I don't have to actually put the mushy stuff in my mouth. I mix it with orange juice and a frozen banana.

    See this:

    http://www.olympian-labs.com/html/product/default.aspx?catID=14&prodID=363
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    Jun 29, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    I make a protein shake after work outs. It's simple and quick. Here's my recipe:

    Fresh fruit - usually a banana or peach
    Frozen fruit - often strawberries, along with blueberries for the anti-oxidants
    Oatmeal - preferably the non-quick kind
    Yogurt - usually plain and low fat to keep the sugar content low and to avoid high fructose corn syrup
    Juice - usually grapefruit
    Protein Powder - again, usually plain whey to keep the sugar content low

    I use various combinations of fruits to keep it interesting. And it's cheaper and better tasting than a lot of the packaged post-workout drinks.
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    Jun 29, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    I buy pure whey protein isolate in bulk from trueprotein.com and add my own flavoring, coconut milk, pure maple syrup, and water. For fruit flavors, I use fruit juice concentrate. For chocolate, I use a heaping teaspoon of Scharffen Berger cocoa powder and a teaspoon of instant coffee.
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    Jun 29, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    premixed muscle milk is at the top of my list flavor-wise. chocolate, chocolate mint and chocolate malt are my favorites...hmm, there's a bit of a theme there. if i have time to make a shake at home, i use the chocolate muscle milk powder, add a banana, a couple of tablespoons of sugar free peanut butter and some ice. now THAT is a treat!!
  • JohnDallas

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    Jun 29, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    Well, I have to mix it myself. But, "BSN Syntha-6" in chocolate flavor is my favorite. Use soy milk instead of water and it tastes exactly like a chocolate milk shake. I actually look forward to my protein shake sometimes.
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    Jun 30, 2008 5:43 AM GMT
    I can vouch for the musashi too, I drink the 92 vanilla

    I use a cup of milk, cup of water, a banana and milo icon_biggrin.gif yummy

    I use a blender and its gooooood icon_smile.gif erm, you need to calories to have it though
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    Jun 30, 2008 7:40 AM GMT
    the vanilla flavored musclemilk is really good, with skim milk, banana...its awesomeicon_smile.gif
  • justinlee86

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    Jun 30, 2008 8:20 AM GMT
    sort of weird...i used to hate the taste...and what seems like years of drinking shakes i now love the taste of protein in my shake...yummm...give it some time...and suck it up...lol!!!
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    Jun 30, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    justinlee86 saidsort of weird...i used to hate the taste...and what seems like years of drinking shakes i now love the taste of protein in my shake...yummm...give it some time...and suck it up...lol!!!


    Same here.. kinda odd really.
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    Jun 30, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    I tried the Muscle Milk yesterday, which was really good actually.

    Kind of high in fat though...
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    Jul 01, 2008 3:44 PM GMT
    The LaBrada "Lean Body" line is not bad at all... I'd recommend the Vanilla ice-cream flavor shake, chocolate ice cream is ok... about 1/2 the fat of Muscle milk.
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    Jul 06, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    syntha6 cookies and cream is VERY good....we bought it at Vitamin Shoppe, but u can get it anywhere...
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    Jul 06, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    I really love the muscle milk stawberry powder and i add a scoop of cell mass and a banana, along with other berries to it. It rocks!! takes 3 minutes to make.
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    Jul 08, 2008 5:42 AM GMT
    Optimum Nutrition's Pro Complex Vanilla is actually very good tasting and its an excellent blend of fast and slow digesting proteins with a great amino acid profile. Not only that but it is very low in carbs and fat. Incidentally, it is one of the most recommended brands on the market and I can personally say the flavor is excellent and it dissolves easily in a shaker.
  • shoelessj

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    Jul 08, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    i've enjoyed the taste of goat's whey protein. But i think you're going to get some sort of lab/chemical taste from any pre-mixed protein, so it's a matter of finding the least offensive one.

    I've been intrigued by muscle milk, but shocked by the fat content, so i haven't had nay yet.
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    Jul 17, 2008 7:20 AM GMT
    Almased

    A mix of soy protein and honey ,bit vanilla very tasty, very good for jumpstarting your metabolism as well, no fat.

    Mixing your own shake including fat kinda defeats the purpose afaik its best to avoid fat at all costs after working out...