How To Make Protein Powder Taste Better

How To Make Protein Powder Taste Better

Here are 5 ways to make protein powder taste better! 

Not all protein powders taste good. In fact, most protein powders do not. They are chalky, gritty, and leave you with a terrible aftertaste, the latter of which is almost always the result of artificial sweeteners. In order to remedy this, my first suggestion is to find yourself a new protein powder, as there are a few protein powders that ACTUALLY taste good. Drink Wholesome, for example, tastes great! It is made with real foods, not protein isolates, and is sweetened with monk fruit. Order samples to see for yourself. I understand, however, that buying a new protein powder might not be an option at this time. For instance, maybe you have invested in a protein powder that does not taste as good as you had hoped, but that you are committed to finishing. If this is the case, this article is for you! Now without further ado, here are 5 easy way to to make protein powder taste better. 

  1. Protein powder tastes better when mixed with milk, including dairy free milk, than when mixed with water. Again, there are those who disagree, but if you are unsatisfied with the taste of your protein powder, and you mix it with water, switch to milk. This is especially true if you find your protein shake to be too sweet, as milk helps balance the sweetness of artificial sweeteners! Switching to milk is absolutely worth the added calories, and, depending on the milk you use, adds a few more grams of protein.
  2. If your protein shake is too gritty, and you are mixing your protein powder with anything other than a blender or shaker bottle (with a whisk), switch to one or the other. Mixing protein powder with a spoon, or shaking it in a water bottle generally leaves you with a mess.
  3. If your protein powder is too watery, add a frozen banana. Make sure you use a good blender if you do so.
  4. If you are anything like me, you probably prefer a cold protein shake to a warm one. Add a handful of ice – no need to blend it – for a colder shake.
  5. If you cannot, despite your best efforts make your protein shake taste good, consider finding another use for your protein powder. Mixing it in oatmeal and yogurt are two great options. Baking with it is another alternative. Check out our blog for some delicious recipes.

A word to the wise – unflavored protein powder is not meant to be consumed with just milk or water. Although there are those who disagree, unflavored protein powder is best when blended in a smoothie, or added to a recipe. Unflavored does not mean flavorless, and if you are unsatisfied with the taste of your unflavored protein powder, adjust your expectations.


You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small, local company from New Hampshire. Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder. We use 100% real food ingredients. Research suggests that these ingredients are better for you than the highly processed additives and protein isolates found in most protein powders. They are also far better tasting as they contain the complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and other nutrients that make food taste good. Order samples to see for yourself.

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