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Protein shakes are a great way to get nutrition after a workout or while on the go. However, they often taste bad and even protein shakes that taste good often have unhealthy artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame. Luckily, it's very easy to make unflavored whey protein, pea protein, and vanilla protein taste better. Use these tips to make protein shakes that don't taste bad.

How to Make Whey Protein Taste Better

Unflavored whey protein has a dairy-like taste to it so it pairs well with many types of food that go well with foods like yogurt and ice cream. You could purchase pre-flavored whey protein but many of those are flavored with artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose. An artificial sweetener is a replacement for sugar or other sweets that attempts to provide the same sweet taste with fewer calories. However, artificial sweeteners might actually make us hungrier and make us crave sweets. This debate is still ongoing. Instead of pre-flavored whey protein, you can flavor it yourself with some vanilla, honey, cinnamon, or other flavors.

How to Make Pea Protein Taste Better

Pea protein has an earthy taste to it so you'll probably want to different flavors than you would with whey protein. To be honest, it's tough to find a way to make pea protein taste better. We recommend mixing it with a small amount of water to get it over with faster. You could also sprinkle into into a food, which might mask the taste a little bit.

Make Vanilla Protein Shakes Taste Better

A lot of the same concepts for making whey protein taste better apply to vanilla protein shakes like casein protein powder. Cinnamon, honey, and maple syrup are great additions.

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