If you've tried it, you will know how bad this can taste.
With the vast array of protein powder flavours available, we are spoilt for choice if choosing to supplement our diets to make up the macros. Things can still be hit and miss, and more often than not, the promises made on the packet don't match the reality.
Unless you're a vegan, vegetarian, or clumsy on the keyboard, you've probably never entered the realm of pea protein, a great supplement but at a cost of not being particularly taste-bud friendly.
I recently bought a large pouch of pea protein isolate, world famous for being unpalatable and hard to mix. They were not wrong: it is hard to mix, but I've now found a fix that will enable me to glug a few of these down a day without feeling like a martyr for the macros.
The secret is in NOT trying to mask the earthiness with something sweet as this just highlights the disparity between the flavours. Work with it, don't compare it to a chocolate milkshake and it's a decent tasting juice.
Here's my magic recipe:
1 scoop Bulk Powders pea protein isolate
1/2 square inch of fresh ginger
1 large carrot
The juice of half a lemon
1 ripe banana (frozen)
Blitz the above in a blender for 1 minute and drink immediately.
More on why I'm choosing this as a supplement in another blog post.