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    How much is too much in a Protein Shake

    When I first started drinking protein shakes it was either milk and protein or water and protein. Over the past couple years I have slowly ventured into adding more things to it. Frozen fruit or even bananas. Then I ventured even more and started putting a little bit of oats or maybe peanut butter into the shake. Of course, the way I am, its just never enough so I went a step further with some greek yogurt and a little flax seed.

    My protein shake this morning consisted of this (and I dont measure any of it, I just eyeball it because I have figured out what works): Frozen berries, protein powder, flax seed, oats, milk, honey, creatine powder, and greek yogurt.

    As I sit here and drink it, I feel like it has become too much and it may start to become pointless to drink it becuse there is just so much in it. I like the taste but I fear that with all that stuff in it, it is becoming pointless because all the ingredients are contradicting the benefits of having them in my shake.

    I am just curious if I really am putting too much or if this is normal. Any advice and opinions would be great. I have given thought to just going back to the regular protein and milk/water, I usually drink about 1-2 like that a day anyways so what would one more hurt.

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    As long as you're not trying to restrict your carbs (which seem a little heavy in there), I don't see any problem with what you are doing at all.

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    I have never liked the taste of commercial protein shakes personally. I tend to stick to chocolate (which seems the least awful) but sometimes I conceal the taste by adding coffee to make a sort of mocha shake.

    Have to be careful there, if using creatine, because caffeine reduces the effectiveness of creatine (so you need to use decaff coffee on those occasions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptikaNET View Post
    As long as you're not trying to restrict your carbs (which seem a little heavy in there), I don't see any problem with what you are doing at all.

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    Not really counting carbs, I don't know too much about that yet, but I am researching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptikaNET View Post
    I have never liked the taste of commercial protein shakes personally. I tend to stick to chocolate (which seems the least awful) but sometimes I conceal the taste by adding coffee to make a sort of mocha shake.

    Have to be careful there, if using creatine, because caffeine reduces the effectiveness of creatine (so you need to use decaff coffee on those occasions).

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    It took me some trial and error to find a protein shake that was to my likings and the Syntha-6 from BSN is phenomenal as far as taste. Not a coffee drinker at all, I grew up my whole life smelling coffee throughout my house, my parents were avid coffee drinkers and that pretty much ruined coffee for me. I cannot stand coffee. But to each their own and that is good piece of info that I can pass along to any other coffee drinkers.

    For a dessert shake I tend to mix milk, protein and maybe a reeses peanut butter cup in the blender and that is pretty good in itself.

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