adding protein powder to coffee?
on 5/23/11 7:31 am
How do you mix protein powder to your coffee?
To make it I use my magic bullet to blend 1 scoop of vanilla Max Protein, 1 sachet of decaf Starbucks Via instant coffee, 1/4 cup of unsweetened soy or coconut milk. It mixes well and becomes nicely frothed.
Then I just add boiling water to the mixture. It's creamy, frothy and sort of sweet - just like a vanilla latte.
on 5/23/11 8:34 am
Man, I thought that this would of worked and I could get that punch of protien in the morning.
Here's what I do - I use Chike protein powder and 10 oz. cold water in my shaker bottle. Add an additional 1/2 scoop of Unjury Vanilla or Chocolate. Add a packet of Starbucks instant coffee. Shake it up. Pour it into my coffee mug. Heat for 1 min. 22 seconds. Stir with spoon. Drink.
If you heat protein powder over 130 degrees, I think it is, it will clump up have an unpleasant consistency.
I make my pot of coffee as usual. I pour my fat free creamer into the cup and add protein powder to it and vigorously stir it until its as incorporated as possible. Then I pour my hot coffee over that and stir some more. No lumps!! I believe it's because the cream is cold and the coffee is hot, they even out each other.
I make my coffee warm. I mix my protien powder with my almond milk (not warm). Then I take, like a 1/3 cup scooper (I only say 1/3 cup, cuz that's how much almond milk I use, so its available) of the warm coffee and put it into while stirring the cold mixture. This "tempers" the cold mixture, then another, mix, and then just pour the now, lukewarmy mixture into the hot coffee.
Nuking wtih protein in it has always made for overflow mess and concrete cleanup in my nukerowave!
on 5/23/11 10:29 am
If you start with cold coffee, stir in the protein powder, and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well after each 30 seconds - usually takes me 1 - 1.5 minutes to heat a large mug, and sometimes I still overcook and have to strain it out and start again.
What I usually do is mix 1.5 scoops of chocolate protein powder with a couple ounces of almond milk and a shot or two of sugar free Torani syrup - mix it well into a slurry, then pour in the hot coffee, stirring well as I pour. This pretty much always works without clumping.
When I will be getting my coffee while out, I bring my thermos mug already prepped with the prestirred protein / almond milk / syrup mixture and STRESS to the barista that my mug should NOT be rinsed as it has protein powder in it. Once in a while they still screw it up and dump out the protein - leaving me REALLY aggravated (and hungry!)!
I have 1 or 2 of these a day and LOOOVE my protein coffee!!!
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