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Old 03-02-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

I had an experience today I'd like to contribute to communal knowledge:

I decided that in order to save time, I'd make a big shake, put it in a pitcher in the fridge, and that way I could just meaure out a portion each morning and go rather than mixing a new one every morning. I drank my shake this morning and noticed it tasted a little...funny. I couldn't figure out why, since usually I really like my shakes.

As I was sitting in class, it occured to me, my protein includes a bunch of digestive enzymes and that my shake had been breaking down for at least 8 hours before I drank it. I had a good idea waht to expect when I got home...

and sure enough, my pitcher was full of curdled, gross milk-like stuff.

So, lessons learned:

1. Enzymes in Wheybolic powder do their job
2. Don't make shakes containing enzymes in advance!

Can anyone recommend a powder that does NOT go bad when mixed in advance?
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

I use "Universal Super Whey Pro" which is pretty good, low in sugar (3g) and no starch or preservatives. It must be good because it says "The Highest Quality" on the label.

I've made it ahead of time before (and carried it around in a mug all day) and you just have to shake it to get the chocolate off the bottom.

Good to know about the enzyme stuff for the future. Yuck.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

I had the same idea, but I froze mine. One time it worked really well. Another time it just turned into a brick and would have been easier to make a new batch that scrape off enough to eat.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

im confused at what is so difficult about mixing powder with water or milk right before you want to use it? I mean if this things in the fridge, whats so hard about putting some milk and some protein powder in a shaker and shaking it up and drinking it? It seems like extra work for me to make stuff in advance.

I dunno, i havent supplimented protein in a while other than just whole milk, but optimimum Nutritions natural line i always liked.

http://www.optimumnutrition.com/prod...ard-p-202.html WFS aside from a topless bodybuilder guy doing seated curls on a universal machine... HAH.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

Ryan,

One day I made a smoothie with ON Whey and it did the same thing with the curdling. I had just used the rest of my frozen fruit so I felt the need to finish the smoothie (9 hours later). So I re-blended it and took it down like a champ.

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Old 03-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

funny because i was just thinking how i should do this in order to save time in the mornings, thanks for the warning
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

I have a bunch of shakers, and each night I fill up 3 or 4 with two scoops of whey. Then I lug them to work and bring the powder-filled shakers to the Poland Springs water bottle thing at work.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:59 PM   #8
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

I hate using shakers. A hand blender is the way to go, it makes the shake taste a lot better. But then that adds even more work to the equation. sigh.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

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I hate using shakers. A hand blender is the way to go, it makes the shake taste a lot better. But then that adds even more work to the equation. sigh.

I used to think that as well. Until I started buying Nitrean:

http://www.atlargenutrition.com/nutr...?products_id=1 (WFS)

By far, the best tasting, best mixing most reliable protein I've used.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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Re: Making protein shakes in advance = bad idea

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I used to think that as well. Until I started buying Nitrean:

http://www.atlargenutrition.com/nutr...?products_id=1 (WFS)

By far, the best tasting, best mixing most reliable protein I've used.
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