6 Creative Ways to Customize Protein Powder
Did you know you can customize your protein powder? Many take protein powder on its own. However, you can take your protein powder to the next level by customizing it to your needs and goals regardless if they are fitness, lifestyle or both. That’s right – you can create a one-of-a-kind supplement unique to you. Here are all the best ways to customize your protein powder.
To stack a powder means to combine two or more supplement powders together. There are countless combinations to use. For example, you may stack protein powder with supplement powders such as Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), Creatine, Beta-alanine, HMB, Caffeine and/or Carbohydrates. You can even create Blended Proteins by stacking other high-quality complete proteins such as slow-digesting Casein Protein Powder or plant-based Soy Protein Powder. How you stack your protein powder can also vary by time of day and your stacking routine may change around activity. Find what works best for you and your goals.
Protein powders are most often consumed as shakes with water. In fact, they are formulated to taste great that way. However, protein powders can be mixed into virtually any liquid or semi-liquid to change up your flavor palate. Just be very careful when mixing into hot liquids and carbonated liquids as either can cause the protein powder to expand or foam rapidly out of your drinking container. Try mixing different “milk” beverages such as Almond, Rice or Soy. Juices such as Apple, Grape or Cranberry are also great options. You can try caffeinated beverages such as coffees or teas in place of your typical milk or creamer. Protein powders also work great with semi-liquids such as yogurts and even cold semi-solids such as ice cream, frozen yogurt or sherbets.
Tailor your protein powder based upon your personal needs. Protein powders can be used to help support daily protein needs if your protein targets are unmet through food alone. You can increase or decrease serving size as needed. You can further amplify the level of nutrition by adding in wholesome foods. For example, to help increase nutrient-density you can add foods such as blueberries, strawberries, nuts, and seeds. If you want to increase Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), then you can add foods such as chia or flax. If interested in increasing carbohydrates, add foods such as fruits, leafy grans, oats, or yogurt. Or simply mix and match any of these together to customize into your own smoothie creations.
Don’t just taste it, but experience it. Depending on the type of protein, the powders when mixed can offer a creamy, smooth, silky texture or a rich, decadent texture. There are also countless unique flavors beyond just chocolate and vanilla to choose from, which offer a sensational taste experience. Mix and match flavors to create a special taste experience. If you’re looking to create a more visual experience, add in wholesome foods or add to foods! You can go savory or sweet with protein powders by using the unflavored option.
Cook and Bake With It
Take your protein powder to the next level in the kitchen. Create delicious baked goods by simply substituting some of your flour or recipe mix with your favorite protein powder. Our favorites include pancakes, waffles, brownies and muffins. You can also try them as fortifiers by adding unflavored versions in salad dressings and sauces. Or have fun and experiment by mixing into your favorites foods or everyday recipes.
Make it Your Own
Protein powders are excellent on their own, but you can find ways to make them unique. Experiment with them and find what works best for you and your goals. You can try new ways to customize your protein powder by stacking additional supplements. You can personalize it by adding wholesome foods as desired. You can also play with the flavors to create something totally unique and delicious. Have fun and consider simple ways to help elevate your protein powder and make your taste buds happy!