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How to Flavor Plain Protein Powder

author image Chris Callaway
Chris Callaway started writing professionally in 2007 and has worked as sports editor, managing editor and senior editor of "The Racquet" as well as written for the "La Crosse Tribune" and other newspapers in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
How to Flavor Plain Protein Powder
Protein powder has many benefits, one downside is its taste, which can easily be fixed. Photo Credit: PeoGeo/iStock/Getty Images

While protein powder has many benefits, one downside is its taste. Simply mixing the powder with water does not cover up the bitter flavor, but you can use alternative methods to disguise your protein powder’s flavor so that you can reap the powder’s benefits without enduring the taste.

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Step 1

Add chocolate drink mix to the protein powder before mixing with milk or water. The chocolate will sweeten the drink and help cover the powder’s taste.

Step 2

Process or blend fruit with your protein shake. Fruits like strawberries, cherries, bananas and raspberries are full of flavor and have a natural sweetness that can counteract the protein powder’s bitterness.

Step 3

Mix the protein powder with your favorite yogurt. The yogurt likely has a fruit or dessert flavor, and while the protein powder’s taste will be noticeable, the yogurt’s creamy texture will help hide the protein powder’s grit and make it taste better.

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