Wednesday, September 11, 2013
So, for the first time ever I'm trying to use a protein powder. It's a brave new world!
Do you guys use this stuff?
The kind I got, (without researching, heh) is GNC brand whey powder. It has I think 120 calroies, 2 g of fat, and 21 g of protein. I have just found that I have a hard time getting to my ideal protein range of 60-145, according to Spark. Also, with re-starting all this fitness stuff I thought it would be a good idea!
Yesterday morning was my first attempt. The day before I had failed abysmally to get into my range (largely cause all my refrigerated food had gone bad), so as I was about to leave the house I thought, hey, maybe I should try some protein drink.
The instructions on the bottle were to blend 1 scoop with 6 or 7 oz of cold water.
I was in a rush so I just filled up a glass of water and poured it in there.
First off, that scoop is BIG! Second, stirring really didn't work well. It was like drinking viscous, clumpy, vanilla water-goo. I was in a hurry so I just chugged it down.
To be honest I struggled not to vomit and I felt vaguely sick all day. DISGUSTING. I was kind of worried I'd be forever repulsed by this expensive powder I have a giant vat of.
Today I braved a second attempt. This time I had more time and I executed my original plan of using a couple of the bananas I stored in the freezer when they were about to spoil, and blended them, the powder, some water, and a few cubes of ice in my ancient blender. It smelled a little like burning so perhaps the ice was a bit much to ask of it, BUT,
IT WAS NOT DISGUSTING! It was actually kind of GOOD at first, and then the later bits were a little more intensely vanilla, which I liked less.
I don't want to make these things very high in calorie. So, I'm planning to stick with this and maybe add some more fruit to disguise the taste.
My boyfriend has chocolate flavor and apparently mixes a scoop with 20 oz of coffee. He also has a different one that is 30 g of protein but 170 calories.
He says it is delicious but that sounds really gross to me.
I'd love to hear if you guys have any experience or pro-tips for me on this! :)