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ARchgr8
05-12-2008, 02:00 PM
I dont post on here often but I figured I would share this little secret recipe of mine with all of you. I am finishing college here in a week and just wanted to dedicate my early morning success to this beverage. Its essentially an all Costco ingredient based recipe. Starting with their dark coffee in the huge can and ending with there EAS 10lb vanilla whey protein. Its basically just a brewed cup of coffee with nothing added to it but one heaping scoop of the vanilla whey. It comes out tasting like a vanilla latte.

wuffwuffwuffy
05-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Does it taste good?

Davy_Baby9
05-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Hell, thats an excellent idea!

Im going to try that tomorrow instead of my sugar free vanila creamer.

bjohnso
05-12-2008, 09:02 PM
Damn, that's a good idea. Does the caffeine still have an effect even with the added whey?

razorcut
05-18-2008, 07:45 PM
Does the caffeine still have an effect even with the added whey?
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Good question. I'd also wonder if the protein loses any effect when added to heat like that? Regardless, I'll be trying this when my (already-ordered) Nitrean vanilla gets here this week.

bjohnso
05-18-2008, 08:20 PM
^^^^
Good question. I'd also wonder if the protein loses any effect when added to heat like that? Regardless, I'll be trying this when my (already-ordered) Nitrean vanilla gets here this week.

Why would the protein lose effect with heat?

razorcut
05-18-2008, 08:24 PM
denatured? I could be way off the mark here.

ryuage
05-18-2008, 08:44 PM
i used to do this... somewhat.

I did the other way around and added coffee to my protein shake for flavor and made a coffee protein shake.

Stackattack
05-18-2008, 10:28 PM
denatured? I could be way off the mark here.

Isn't this the purpose of stomach acid? to denature proteins to allow clevage to amino acids by enzymes.

IMO as long as the heat isnt suffient to cause oxidation it should be fine.

bjohnso
05-19-2008, 07:16 AM
Isn't this the purpose of stomach acid? to denature proteins to allow clevage to amino acids by enzymes.

IMO as long as the heat isnt suffient to cause oxidation it should be fine.

Yeah, I don't think the heat from the coffee would be enough to destroy the protein. I don't know jack though.

manowar669
05-21-2008, 07:16 AM
Not this denatured garbage again! Why do you cook meat then?? Heat has no effect on the usefulness of the protein. It can deactivate the artificial sweeteners (aspartame) in the whey powder, leaving it bland tasting.

razorcut
06-11-2008, 02:17 PM
Update:

Just tried this last night with Nitrean vanilla. Didn't mix well at all.

manofsteel99
06-12-2008, 06:20 PM
lol today i made the mistake of putting the protein in before i ehated teh coffe, let me tell you not the brightest idea

deeder
06-12-2008, 06:33 PM
Update:

Just tried this last night with Nitrean vanilla. Didn't mix well at all.

As in it didn't taste good? Or it actually did not mix together well.

bjohnso
06-17-2008, 05:30 AM
I should get a thermos so I can shake that **** up in there.

razorcut
06-17-2008, 07:53 PM
As in it didn't taste good? Or it actually did not mix together well.

didn't mix well together. stirred forever and could never completely get it "clump-free".

deeder
06-17-2008, 09:05 PM
didn't mix well together. stirred forever and could never completely get it "clump-free".

Why wouldn't you just put it in a shaker bottle?

Slim Schaedle
06-18-2008, 12:52 AM
Hot water will not effect the primary structure of the protein, which is the sequence of amino acids.

lil' power
06-18-2008, 09:20 AM
try mixing the protein with a little water...tbsp or so prior to adding to coffee, helps keep the clumping down....

dynamo
06-18-2008, 09:24 AM
i do it with chocolate nitrean all the time usually its best right when the coffee's brewed, i usually snag a cup before its done filtering and leave the coffee water for everyone else. works well.

razorcut
06-18-2008, 12:19 PM
thanks for the suggestions. will try next time around with shaker and a touch of water.

CutMeSumSlakJak
08-07-2008, 11:17 PM
I live in L.A.... I really only drink hot coffee about one month out of the year. The rest of the year I do this... Brew a pot of nice strong coffee and throw it in the fridge overnight. Now you will have nice ICE cold coffee for your shakes. A pot might even last you all week. I usually use about a 3 to 1 coffee/water mix. It even tastes pretty good with a banana blended in. On those really hot days I'll make the shake and throw it in a glass in the freezer for ten minutes for a semi-frozen protein mocha shake!

Cirino83
08-27-2008, 12:49 PM
I'm trying this tonight for my Pre-workout shake. Saw it on a different board.

1/2 C Non Fat
1/4 C Cold water
2 Tb. coffee grinds
5 Ice Cubes
1 - 1.5 Scoops Whey protein
1/2 C oats

or

1 cup water
2 tb coffee grinds
ice cubes
2 scoops chocolate whey

lil' power
08-27-2008, 01:29 PM
isn't that a little gritty?

Cirino83
08-28-2008, 07:12 AM
isn't that a little gritty?

I ended up trying:

1 cup water
1 teaspoon coffee grind (tonight I'll go for 1.5 teaspoons)
5 ice cubes
2 scoops chocolate whey

throw it in the blender and then pour into shaker cup and chugged it. Tasted like a mocha frappe. You could see the coffee grinds still, but I drank the shake so fast the texture didn't matter.

Then I had one of my best squat sessions in a LONG time. Maybe from the addition of a pre-workout shake, maybe the addition of caffeine. Ahh **** it, the placebo was nice.

function
08-28-2008, 10:14 AM
might try this. sounds delicious.

Willie
08-31-2008, 12:19 PM
I added some french vanilla whey to my morning coffee today and it was pretty darn good! Great idea.