Whey Proteins.....what can you do with it?

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 13:46
So0....my Doc said I should be eating 150 Grams of protein a day since Im going to the Gym 5 times a week. Which turned me into as carnivore, eating large chunks of meat 10 ounces at a time...mostly lean ham....

Soo...then I found whey shakes (Body Fortress) and I do less meat ....

But the shakes are kinda funny tasting....and dull.....

What else can you make with whey....can you buy it in other than strawberry and chocolate peanut butter, etc etc......
Neal W. Collins

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 14:20
Try blending it with water, a banana and a little peanut butter and ice. Or with any frozen fruit like organic raspberries... yum!

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 14:47
Thanks! But I was hoping I could turn it into something hot - maybe a sauce or something if it came in plain whey without the flavors - I think I remember seeing it in health stores but I'm not sure.
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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 15:32
1 cup of low fat cottage cheese gives you almost 30 g of protein at around 160 calories. It is mostly casein, as whey is the second milk protein that is mostly byproduct of cottage cheese production. There is an ongoing debate which one is better for post workout versus pre work out consumption as 1 is absorbed faster than the other, but both are good. And cottage cheese tastes better than protein powder.
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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 16:10
Bob's Red Mill sells plain whey isolate powder. It is at large grocery stores in the USA. It is good mixed into soups or smoothies. I like it with berries and spinach. Yum!

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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 16:21
If you can find a plain powder you can put it in almost anything. I use my vanilla powder in oatmeal or cream of wheat and it gives it a good flavor. I have put plain in soup before. Try adding it into sauces or soups and see if you like it. I think most of the nutrition stores carry plain powders, at least around my neck of the woods (midwest).
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Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 16:23
Ingria wrote:
1 cup of low fat cottage cheese gives you almost 30 g of protein at around 160 calories. It is mostly casein, as whey is the second milk protein that is mostly byproduct of cottage cheese production. There is an ongoing debate which one is better for post workout versus pre work out consumption as 1 is absorbed faster than the other, but both are good. And cottage cheese tastes better than protein powder.

I wish I could make myself like cottage cheese, but I just don't like it...at all!

My parents used to serve it all the time when I was a kid, and I never liked it then.

Have tried it several times as an adult, just to see if I could get myself to acquire a taste for it. (There are plenty of things I didn't like as a kid that I enjoy now as an adult - was hoping to do the same with cottage cheese.) Smile

Nope. Just don't like it. What a bummer!

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Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 15:21
It's all about the blender, ice, and then extras. My latest was:

Ice & Water
2 scoops protein powder
1 Banana
2 TB Olive Oil
1 TB Cocoa Powder (baking type)
1 TB Xylitol

You can lower the amount of olive oil for calories or switch to peanut butter for taste.

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Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 16:30
I would shake a scoop of plain powder into 2 oz. ff milk and add it to my coffee as the "creamer". If the milk is slightly warmed (microwave), it tends to shake/blend better, than if if is cold. Definitely use a shaker bottle to eliminate lumps.

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 07:40
There's no end to what you can do with whey protein, here's a few of my favourites:

1) Milkshake or smoothie

2) Substitute for 25% of the flour in regular baking, for protein-enriched bread and cakes (particularly pancakes are a hit, even if it is tough not to break them during frying)

3) Mix with sugar and eggwhites for high-protein "marengue" (good for bulking, it's basically protein and sugar and nothing else)

4) Mix it into your morning omelet for an even-higher protein breakfast, this mixes the high-yield whey protein with the high-quality egg protein, and when it get boring you can put all sorts of things into your omelet, such as small sausages, minced meats, onions and mushrooms.

Apart from that I usually buy it in different flavours, once I've finished off my current stash of whey protein I usually buy two new buckets, one chocolate flavoured (so far the flavour I can stand the longest) and one in a new flavour I haven't tried yet, that way I can alternate and thus get less fed up with any single taste.

So far my favourites (of course this will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer) are:
Orange-peach (WAY better than it sounds)
Lemon (better with milk than with water)
Pistachio (it has a somewhat salty taste so it's not something I enjoy drinking every day, but it's not bad for variation)

My least favourites are:
Strawberry (tastes fake)
Banana (also very chemical tasting)
Plain (at best boring, at worst foul-tasting)

Also I find, for convenience, that protein bars are a very good source of protein, I have a box or two at work for between-meal snacks.

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Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 08:51
One of my favorite ways to use protein powder is with a packet of instant oatmeal. Mix the oatmeal and scoop of protein powder, add hot water, stir, cover for 30 seconds, then I stir in 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Tastes amazing (if you like chocolate/peanut butter combo). Comes in at roughly 350 calories.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 11:06
I agree - plain it's awful - But throw a cup of frozen berries, a quarter to half cup of plain yogurt, some protein power, maybe a few slices of banana and either a little juice or water and NOW you've got something. Usually I blend this for a smoothie but was running late today so i threw a cup of berries into a portable container, spread yogurt over top, sprinkled on the protein powder and sprinkled a few nuts on top of my "sundae". At work I gave it a quick stir and thorougly enjoyed it.

I have also addded a scoop to my pancake batter so that I wasn't just eating carbs - kids claimed they were the best that they had ever had - go figure.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 12:39
I make shakes. bodybuilding.com has a ton of shake recipes. This is one of my favs:
Skinny Green Monster Smoothie
1 small frozen ripe banana, peeled
2 cups baby spinach
1 tbsp Better n Peanut Butter
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)


Skinny Tropical Green Smoothie
3/4 cup light coconut milk
6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
1 ripe medium banana
1 cup spinach
2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
1 1/4 cups ice

*I always use almond milk in my smoothies, creamier texture than water, less fat and calories than cows milk. And it's organic Smile

You can put it in oatmeal, lattes, yogurt... the list goes on.

Google it. There are a lot of options out there!

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 13:41
Hmmm. I like the flavors of most of them just fine. And agreed bananas mixed with the PB Chocolate is the BEST!
One thing that popped to mind - Mexican Mole sauce. That is savory/spicy and has chocolate in it. Maybe you could incorporate the chocolate whey powder into a mexican dish that way?

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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 16:13
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Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 16:22
jsimmon1..... I love that tip about the protein powder in pancakes!! Awesome idea.

An I ditto all the smoothies with powder, yogurt, banana and frozen berries! Yum.

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