Protein Powders

neilarey

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I use protein powders in cooking! I use small amounts to up protein content of some of my meals.

I have 4 types in my pantry:

1. Organic Blend - a mix of pea, rice and coconut. It's vanilla flavor. I add it to sweet baked goods and pancakes, smoothies and yogurt.

2. Pea Protein - just pure unflavored pea protein. I add it to loafs, baked bites and nuggets. It's my go-to savory protein powder.

3. Soy Protein - it's finer and it makes food fluffier sometimes. In summer I add it to nice-cream blends. Sometimes I combine it with pea protein in savory dishes since it also has no flavor.

4. Hemp Protein - the one I use the least. It's green. It can only be used in green smoothies and green nice-creams.

The 4th place is usually in rotation. Right now it's hemp protein, before it was chocolate blend. All four are plant based.
 

Heniek

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When I make a green smoothie I'll grind some pumpkin and sunflower seeds, chia and flax, walnut pieces and cashews. I use these whole if having muesli and add a heaping tablespoon of protein powder then soak with hot unsweetened soy milk.

I prefer plain unflavoured plant base protein powders, someone gave me an organic protein powder blend that was an unflavoured, it was on the more expensive kind from a health food store. The health food store has some good protein powders, in the past I gone to the bulk food store where you can scoop what you want.
 

Fremen

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"“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.” Percy Weasley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
My partner and I are on a mostly if not completely vegetarian diet so doing the math we lack some protein so we bought some whey protein powder and "3k" whey, casein, and egg protein powder.
The easiest way I have found to use them is after training diluted in water and soy or oat or rice drink.
I have noticed that they help me recover better :)
 

GentleOx

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Rule 1 Whey Protein - Chocolate Mint flavour. Mixed with water, it tastes a little like chocolate milk. About 75g a day (three scoops) seems to be the sweet spot. I've been through many brands of whey protein and the macros aren't radically different, but the way they taste is usually rubbish.
 

Abbott11b

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I use Redcon1 protein powder I prefer there "Green Beret" line its a plant based protein i prefer plant based over whey because personally whey makes me feel bloated and i dont like it. I use it in combination with unsweetened vanilla almond milk as almond mile is low in calories and helps promote fat burning. i will also cook with it if combined correctly you can make protein french toast with like 250 calories
 

Heniek

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I use Vega Sport Performance protein powder, It is made from pea protein, I like the vanilla flavour. 30 grams of protein per scoop.

I've bought Vega Sport some years ago and more recent Vega protein and Greens, I don't like stevia.

A Canadian brand I like is . . .

When I was working construction I use to buy protein powders and bars often, nowadays no bars but sometimes powder depending on my training intensity.
 

PETERMORRIS966

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I've bought Vega Sport some years ago and more recent Vega protein and Greens, I don't like stevia.

A Canadian brand I like is . . .

When I was working construction I use to buy protein powders and bars often, nowadays no bars but sometimes powder depending on my training intensity.
Thanx @Heniek
 

OJJJEM

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I've actually not used protein powders in a looong time... It was one of those blends where the number of ingredients was longer than the list of health benefits... Since then, so many others have emerged that I have no clue which one to use... I just want a pure soy-free plant protein that's been through as little "processing" as possible as far as protein powders go... too many choices... :(
 

Nevetharine

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Lol, I add split red lentils to everything. I don't add any salt to them, so they work well in sweet and savoury dishes.

I just blend half a cup or more into my smoothies, or even add into my oatmeal. They have a pretty mild taste that can be masked with a lot of things.

I'm thinking of adapting the Darebee Bean brownie recipe to use red lentils in place of beans. Since, once again, my tolerance for beans have just vanished.

I also add blended red lentils to muffin mixes and to homemade oat bread.

It's my go-to protein/fibre source for pretty much everything.
 
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Well I used to use this vegan protein powder (i think mostly soy protein), chocolate flavour from my local grocery store that tasted really good in my fruit smoothies. They didn't have it anymore when I wanted to restock the other day, so ended up getting whey protein from a different store, also chocolate flavoured but it tasted a lot less good in my smoothie :(( No idea if that's bc it's whey protein and that somehow doesn't mix as well with fruit or if it's bc the flavouring is just not as good

So now I'm hoping I can get that protein powder I used to use again, will have to look around whether I can find it again.
 

Heniek

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The thing with whey is that brands add maltodextrin to it and you don't know how much. You can go to them bulk food shops where everything is loose and you scoop what you want, you'll find whey protein concentrate and that's all it is, nothing added. To mix whey it's best to shake it not stir.
 

Heniek

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I've bought pure hemp protein powder which is very green and strong tasting, usually I see it in Vegetarian blend powders. Hemp hearts are mild coz they don't have the shell. I don't have any protein powder at the mo but my health food store has some terrific brands but kinda expansive. For now I grind nuts and seeds for me smoothies.
 

PetiteSheWolf

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A question for you protein-powder users, can it be added to breakfast to help satiate?

Now to give context to my question, as I had to cut gluten, I re-evaluated my breakfast and with the nutritionist, settled on a small bowl of gluten-free cereals + rice milk, and a hard egg. Adding the egg made a serious difference in cutting my mid-morning / late morning cravings.
However, latest blood tests have shown an increase above normal range of my total cholesterol, (HDL, the good cholesterol, being in range). I don't fret since it is only once test, and strangely they didn't measure triglycerides, but I am still keeping an eye. So, I was wondering, could replacing my egg with some good qualty protein powder still stop my cravings ?
 

Heniek

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a small bowl of gluten-free cereals + rice milk,
You can add nuts and seeds to your cereal, when I have cereal, I add walnut pieces, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, ground flax and chia seed, 4 dates and 2 prunes. At the mo I use Fairlife 3.25% milk (Canadian) which has 14g protein a cup.
 
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Heniek

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I use to take protein bars to work for between breakfast and first break at 10am .

I mainly bought Cliff choclate peanut butter Builder bars . . .
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Hammerhand

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Here's what I buy. I've had a couple kinds of whey before but so far this is the best unflavored for mixability, taste, and purity.
 

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Coach Sherman

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Do you use protein powders? What kind?
How do you use them?
Do you use protein powders? What kind?
How do you use them?
I do use protein powder. The kind of protein I like is from Magnum Nutraceutical. I like to have them after I train. Protein powder is essential for recovery for me.
 

thinman

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When I buy protein powder local from the shops, in the past I have sometimes bought good quality but mostly cheap brands, but then it's cut with maltodextrin and other stuff.

I've come to realize some brands that are New Zealand Grass Fed Whey and checking such at the supermarket looks like a New Zealand Whey Protein Isolate is just protein and lactose free plus unflavoured.

Recent days I buy a Plant Base Protein mainly because I use a little on cereal or in a green smoothie. I prefer a none sweetened and flavoured, really don't like stivia. I've gone a lot with plain Soy Protein which has good Amino Acids. When I was doing a Vegan challenge and tracking my protein plus the amino acid ratio, Soy Protein made it easy to get my target of protein and aminio acids.

I've looked at the prices of protein powders these days and the prices are not what I'm willing to pay, soy protein isolate used to be very cheap but because of plant base marketing and fancy labeling they jack up the price. A lot of the eye catching designs then read the ingredients they're not worth the bother, just cheap ingredients.

I remember (1995) buying whey powder for $1 a 2lb bag from the bulk food store, before someone processed it a bit more and put it in a fancy tub. I read the too much whey protein converts into glucose.
 
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