8 Brilliant Hacks To Make Protein Powder Taste Better

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Best Tasting Protein Powder

Protein powder is an essential product for any fitness enthusiast, as it gives you the protein you need to build and maintain muscle mass.

It can be a great addition to your diet or as a post-workout meal. There are so many great benefits to using protein powder, but if you hate the taste, it can be difficult to continue using it.

If you’re looking for the best tasting protein powder, look no further than these 8 amazing tips.

Add Grated Apple.

Add in a bit of freshly grated apple, and your powder will taste just like apple pie.

Add Vanilla or Almond Extract (Stevia OK).

Adding a small amount of vanilla extract or almond extract to your protein powder can sometimes help improve the flavor, as well as adding a bit of sweetness.

Keep the amount small, though, and make sure you use an artificial sweetener like Stevia.

Chew Gum.

This may sound weird, but chewing gum often makes food much more delicious.

This includes protein powder. Swish it around your mouth a few times before swallowing.

Add Coffee.

Sugar It Up!

You can add a sweet, syrupy taste to your protein powder by using a simple syrup. Syrups like agave and honey have a low glycemic index and contain fewer sugars than the high fructose corn syrup found in most store-bought syrups. Add two parts water to one part syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until dissolved, then take it off the heat and let it cool. Add it to your protein shake for a treat.

The Good-Old OJ

If you’re used to drinking protein shakes in the morning like you’d hop on an elevator, chances are you are getting sick and tired of the same old flavor.

Instead, you should think outside the protein shake box and experiment with new flavors. One great idea is to add a squeeze of orange juice to the protein shake before you drink it.

While not the tastiest option, this method is very effective at giving your shake that fresh taste.

And who knows, you’re bound to come up with a flavor that you actually like.

Make a Milkshake

I have tried this protein powder in a protein shake, i asked them to add some stevia as the protein powder taste was really bad. But the milkshake was way more delicious, it felt like i was eating a milkshake that just happens to be healthy for me.

It tastes better than regular ice cream, but it’s full of all the good protein you need so you can take it straight to bed with no guilt.

1 Tbsp Vanilla

You can add a couple of (naturally sweetened) berries and a dash of cinnamon iced if you are feeling fancy.

Add Fruit to the Mix

Fruits are a great addition to any diet, including your protein shake. A single serving of fruit provides a boost of vitamins and minerals, and can make your protein shake taste better than ever. However, you should limit your fruit to one per liter of shake mixed.

Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, are usually the ideal choice for protein powder. It is also a great option for the day before your big workout. The fiber in citrus fruits will also slow down the absorption of carbohydrates so that it will be a lasting boost of energy.

You can also add berries or bananas to your shake. Banana is especially good because of its rich potassium content, which can make it easy to recover from a long workout. However, keep your banana portions at a quarter cup instead of mixing it in whole.

Make a Smoothie

Adding protein powder to your smoothie ups its nutritional value, making it a total powerhouse snack.

I personally prefer making smoothies with non-dairy milk.

While you can easily use Soy or Almond milk, the taste of these ingredients differ. Add to this the difference in nutritional content, and you end up with a variety of non-dairy milks on the market that are worth your attention.

Here’s a list of some of the healthiest plant-based options I dug up for you:

Almond Milk: Almond milk is low in protein and high in carbohydrates. This is why it’s not the best option if you’re looking for a protein-packed smoothie. However, it is rich in vitamin E, iron, copper, and magnesium, so if you’re not looking to bulk up, almond milk is a good option.

Soy Milk: Soy milk is slightly more protein-packed than almond milk, and it’s rich in calcium. Among a variety of vitamins and minerals, soy milk is a good option if you’re looking to strengthen your immune system and are generally in good health.

Make a Cake

It’s a proven fact that protein can build muscle, but that doesn’t mean it’s tasty. Slim down with this sweet and tart iced protein cake.


  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Truvia
  • 1/2 cup Egg White Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Egg Whites (about 7 large egg whites) or 8oz of liquid egg whites


Combine the egg whites, Truvia, baking soda, vanilla, and almond flour in a large bowl. Mix until smooth

Mix with Another Protein Powder

If you buy premixed protein powder which has both solid and liquid forms, try mixing together a scoop from two different flavors.

This helps break up the monotony of drinking the same flavor all the time. Just make sure the flavors complement each other.

For example, mixing chocolate and vanilla protein together will make a much more palatable product than mixing vanilla and chocolate together.

If you want a simple way to change the taste of your protein powder, try cutting it with a scoop of Greek Yogurt or Cup of Milk. They both work great.

Hardwire Your Brain

Starting this today doesn’t mean you’ll be able to play any new piece of music well in a month; it means you’ll be able to play something more advanced in that same month.

Starting a new job doesn’t mean you’ll be successful tomorrow; rather, you’ll be more successful in a week or two than you were on day one. The first week or two always sucks.

You also won’t be able to run a 5K or 10K faster next week; you’ll complete it in one more week or two. Start running a little every day, and you’ll run faster sooner than you think.

Right now, somewhere in the world, there are people more skilled than you at what you’d like to do. But this doesn’t have to be intimidating, because, at some point, these people were beginners as well—just like you!

There’s no bad choice. Being wrong is part of the learning process.

The day it becomes too easy isn’t the day you get happy; it’s the day you stop growing.

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