Whey protein is fantastic stuff, giving the diet conscious an easy and convenient way of topping up protein levels throughout the day. Many consumers of protein powders choose to mix it with a liquid to make a (hopefully) delicious shake. Thanks to modern processing methods, today’s protein powders are often instantized, meaning they mix very easy with most liquids, using only a fork to stir with.
Choosing a suitable mixer for your protein powder depends on the the particular flavour of your supplements as well as your preferences. Water and milk are the most common mixer for protein powders. Using water only will make the resulting shake more diluted than using milk, as milk is thicker (how much thicker depends on the type of milk, ranging from skimmed to full fat). Of course, water is free from calories so might be the best option for those strictly watching calories. Milk may give a more pleasing milkshake-like texture and flavour, depending on the flavour of protein powder. Milk often suits chocolate flavoured protein powders, while water is often best for fruitier flavours.
For those that purchase unflavoured whey protein, the world is your oyster. Unflavoured whey can be partnered with all sorts of mixers, from orange juice to Nesquick. If you have a blender, combine mixed fruits (frozen works well) and unflavoured whey in a blender for a refreshing, healthy drink.
What Not to Mix Whey With:
- Tea or Coffee
- Alcoholic drinks
- Cola or other fizzy drinks