Should you mix almond milk with protein powder?
Should you mix almond milk with protein powder? The answer depends on your preferences and nutrition goals. Looking for a new protein powder. Drink Wholesome is made (by hand in the USA) with 100% real foods – no chalky protein isolates, no added junk, just real foods.
I don’t mix almond milk with protein powder.
What is almond milk?
Almond milk is a plant milk made from ground almonds and filtered water.
Can you mix almond milk with protein powder?
You can mix protein powder with almond milk. In fact, you can mix protein powder with just about anything. Some people like to mix their protein powder with water. Others like to mix it with coffee. What you choose will depend on your preferences and nutrition goals. Many people choose almond milk because it has fewer calories than other milks and because it is naturally lactose-free.
Is almond milk good with protein powder?
The answer to this question depends on what you mean by “good.” If you are wondering if it tastes good with protein powder, then the answer is yes. Protein powder mixed with almond milk tastes good, or at least better than protein powder mixed with water.
If you are wondering if almond milk is good for you, the answer is no. First of all, almond milk is not really made with almonds. Although there is no way of knowing exactly what percentage of almond milk is almonds, a class-action lawsuit against
Blue Diamond (Almond Breeze), claims that their almond milk contains only 2% almonds. The point here is that almond milk does not offer the same benefits as almonds.
Almond milk is full of food additives like lecithin and gums.
Almondmilk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Natural Flavors, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).
Food additives like these are added to plant milks to replicate the creamy mouthfeel of dairy. Although they are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can cause nasty side effects like stomach pain.
Because food additives look nothing like real foods, we have trouble digesting them. As a result, the trillions of bacteria in our guts have more time to eat and more time to release gas. This gas can cause bloating and discomfort.
Accumulating evidence suggests that food additives also disrupt regulatory pathways in the intestine and can result in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic inflammatory disorders.
As a rule of thumb, food additives are ingredients that you cannot pronounce or find in your kitchen.
I use Drink Wholesome, a protein powder made with 100% real foods. I have mixed Drink Wholesome with almond milk before, but I feel silly taking a food additive-free protein powder and mixing it with food additives. This is why I prefer using other plant milks like oat milk, which tend to have fewer additives.
Should I mix protein powder with almond milk or water?
Protein powder mixed with almond milk tastes better than protein powder mixed with water. It has a creamier texture and richer flavor. That said, mixing protein powder with almond milk is going to change the nutritional profile of your protein shake. A cup of unsweetened almond milk contains 30 to 60 calories, which means that your protein shake will have 30 to 60 more calories than it would if it were mixed with water.
Depending on your nutritional goals, this may or may not be a good thing. If you are looking to gain weight, then you could use the added calories. If you are looking to lose weight, then you might want to stick with water. That said, it is only 30 to 60 calories, and if it makes your protein shake palpable, it is probably worth it.
Almond milk and protein powder make for a tasty, relatively low calorie protein shake. That said, I still recommend that you choose another plant milk, like oat milk, with fewer additives.
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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.
I don’t mix almond milk and protein powder.