What are your favorite things to add to a protein shake?

  • Tyinstl

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    Jul 23, 2009 6:01 PM GMT
    I'm looking for little add-ins to put into my shake to make it more protein-dense or just plain tastier. What do you like to put in?

    Bonus points if it goes with Cookies 'n Cream, which is what i have.
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    Jul 24, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    natural peanut butter
    blueberries
    low fat ricotta cheese

    tastes like cheescake
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 24, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Peanut Butter, almonds, frozen banana
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    Jul 24, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    frozen berries, slow down the absortion of protein tho...
    delish and high in fibre
    cant go wrong with a 13 cent banana
    ground up flax seed, cant even taste it and a lil fibre boost
    use any juice instead of water
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    Jul 25, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    I crack raw eggs and bananas into mine

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    Jul 25, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    peanut butter and a banana...mmmm

    oreos

    strawberries, blueberries, banana

    just gotta get creative and try some different stuff and see what you like
  • zakariahzol

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    Jul 25, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    Cum .....just kidding. Banana
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    Jul 25, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    Tyinstl saidI'm looking for little add-ins to put into my shake to make it more protein-dense or just plain tastier. What do you like to put in?

    Bonus points if it goes with Cookies 'n Cream, which is what i have.



    here is my tasty protein shake recipe. Yum..You will not feel hungry for hours.

    Protein Shake

    4 - heaping tablespoon cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tablespoon smooth peanut butter
    2 - tablespoon 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
    1- raw egg
    1/2 -teaspoon cinnamon
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    Tyinstl saidI'm looking for little add-ins to put into my shake to make it more protein-dense or just plain tastier. What do you like to put in?

    Bonus points if it goes with Cookies 'n Cream, which is what i have.



    here is my tasty protein shake recipe. Yum..You will not feel hungry for hours.

    Protein Shake

    4 - heaping tablespoon cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tablespoon smooth peanut butter
    2 - tablespoon 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
    1- raw egg
    1/2 -teaspoon cinnamon



    Oh wow , Steal! O.o

    Mine is

    Milk
    Ice Cream
    Banana
    Protein
    Touch of Vanilla Extract
    Honey
    (ice)
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    Jul 25, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    yum! peanut butter and bananas make ANYTHING taste goodicon_lol.gif

    does anyone like vega whole food optimizer?

    i kinda tend to stay away from stuff thats artificial. but everyone thinks vega tastes like mowed lawn...
  • calibro

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    Jul 25, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    fruit, specifically bananas and berries, cinnamon, nutmeg, yogurt, almond milk, granola, and cereal
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    Jul 25, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
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  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 25, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Frozen berries.
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    Jul 25, 2009 6:03 AM GMT
    Go to GNC and buy Purple Wrath from Controlled Labs iys branch chain amino acids.... tastes great as well....also add some vitimin c powder.....you will not look back....great gains.....dan
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    Jul 25, 2009 6:15 AM GMT
    I usually add frozen strawberries, banana and maybe pineapple and some yogurt to banana cream protein powder...add a little Dole 100% Strawberry, Orange, Pineapple juice and it's delicious. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidGrey Goose Pictures, Images and Photos


    Lets just say I have added a little to some chocolate muscle milk at one time and it went over well!icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 26, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI crack raw eggs and bananas into mine

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    Jul 28, 2009 6:45 AM GMT

    It depends when I drink the protein shake. I have a 30gram protein shake during the first 30 minutes after a work out. I add brown, unrefined sugar to this so that I get about 100 grams of carbs which gives a post work out carb :protein ratio of 3:1.
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    Jul 28, 2009 6:47 AM GMT
    shelled hemp seeds icon_cool.gif
    EFAs and fibre!
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    Jul 28, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    flaxseeds, yogurt, skim milk, honey, banana, mango's, strawberries, blueberries
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    Jul 28, 2009 7:47 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidFlax seeds are great. I buy them whole and use a coffee grinder to pulverize them and I used them in my protein drinks. They give a nutty flavor to the protein drink and one TBSP is 9 whopping grams of fiber. icon_razz.gif




    yes I LOVE flax seeds, but I have made the mistake of adding 3-4 whopping TBSP in my protein shakeicon_eek.gif......boy did I learn my lessonicon_lol.gificon_exclaim.gif
  • captproton

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    Jul 28, 2009 9:08 AM GMT
    A cute bodybuilder to help me drink it.
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    Jul 28, 2009 10:17 AM GMT
    Perhaps a naive question, but has anyone here tried building lean muscle using protein derived from their diet and without additional supplements or protein bars / shakes?

    And if so, has anyone had any particular success?
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    Jul 28, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
    ruggerlondon saidPerhaps a naive question, but has anyone here tried building lean muscle using protein derived from their diet and without additional supplements or protein bars / shakes?

    And if so, has anyone had any particular success?


    This is not naive question at all. There is a view that if you need to take protein supplements you are not training at a high enough intensity. However, the reality is that in order to put on lean muscle and keep % body fat down you need 1.5 - 2 grams of protein /kg body weight/24 hours. Many guys (myself included) find it really difficult to get this from day to day food intake. It is a lot of chicken tuna, salmon, etc. So it is often necessary to supplement with a additional protein from a shake or a bar. 30 grams a day from such a source is usually all that is needed. The only other supplement which has proven benefits is creatin as this enables you to lift heavier weights and train more intensively. However, it is contraindicated over the age of 55 as kidney function starts to decline thereafter as part of the normal ageing process and kidney failure has been reported in older guys who use creatin.
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    Jul 28, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
    milk, apple juice, ice, and bags of assorted frozen fruit/ regular bananas

    im gonna make one right now for breakfast, fuck yeah