So far I have tested Genuine Health Vegan Protein+ (double chocolate) in protein pancakes and a Choconana smoothie. So far I have been unhappy, though I wonder if there is such a thing as a good protein powder. Can anything really cover up the taste? Do Any of them actually taste good?
The following has become my standby recipe (though I should really be testing more!). It’s not delicious, but so far it’s the flavour I can tolerate (and I do still pound it back as quickly as possible). Rest assured, I will keep on testing! Up next, a protein bar or ball depending on my mood and ingredients.
Mocha protein shake
2-3 tsp instant coffee
1 cup water
1 scoop vegan protein+ double chocolate
Optional: sweeten with sugar, chocolate or caramel syrup
Optional: milk of choice (I like it straight up or soy for the extra protein)
Make strong coffee with the coffee and water (boiled). Pour over ice to cool. Alternately, make a big batch and keep in the fridge (it will be stronger without the ice to water it down)
Add desired extras including milk and chocolate or caramel syrup, sugar or cocoa.
Blend a minute, until smooth.
As I said, I’ve been making them like iced coffee, so I can power them back. Read: drink quickly before I taste it. (not a ringing endorsement, I know, but this has been my go-to, so I guess that’s something.)
This is the best I have made so far, but I still taste the protein powder above anything and everything else, not good if you don’t like the taste of the protein. I have just found that nothing covers it up. Ah well, at least I am getting 20 g of protein.
Stay tuned for choco-berry smoothie and bites or bars.