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May 9, 2009

So I get home from the gym, and I know I should have some protein to feed my rippling muscles, but I’m also tired and in the mood for caffeine. But surely my body does not have room for both…unless I combine them.


This stuff has fourteen grams of protein in every serving. That sure sounds like a lot! I scooped a serving into my coffee, figuring it’s vanilla flavoured, so it’ll pretty much make a nice French vanilla cappuccino type thing. And just by drinking it, the protein and caffeine will make me be both ripped and shakey, sorta like Mickey Rourke. All that bacon weight will just melt away.


The protein powder clumped up a bit. Even after stirring vigorously, there was this little clump within a bubble, which looks pretty cool.

Unfortunately, the finished drink tasted less like a French vanilla cappuccino, more like water squeezed out of wet cardboard. I’m not sure why – the powder tastes fine with milk – but combine it with coffee and suddenly it becomes indistinguishable from chewing on mushy paper.


And of course, there’s the persistent problem encountered here at PWTIC – what to do with the sludge at the bottom of the cup. As you see, it’s hard to tell if this is a coffee cup or a dirty sewer pipe.

So, for the first time, I have to discourage one of my coffee creations. Do not put vanilla protein powder in coffee.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marty permalink
    June 19, 2009 7:16 pm


    I’ve done stuff like this for years (strictly for my own amusement, of course), but something I honestly think you should either invest in or have if you’re serious about mixing things in with coffee is a blender.

    I don’t even think you need a particularly NICE blender, at least unless you’re planning on making icy coffee beverages, then yes, it’s probably best to spend more than $10 or $15 on one.

    Soy protein especially needs a blender to mix well with most things, and even then it can still be gritty. Whey might mix better.


  2. June 19, 2009 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions sir. I do indeed have a blender now! A nice little Magic Bullet that makes blending and cleanup really easy. I’ve been using the thing almost every day.


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