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solid
04-21-2006, 12:15 PM
Does anyone know of an ingredient(s) that could be mixed with protein powder to make a spread? Would like it to end up w/ roughly the consistency of peanut butter, but without adding much more nutritional/caloric content than the protein powder itself...

Thanks in advance!

Shadow Monkey
04-21-2006, 12:55 PM
couldn't you just add small amounts of water to it until its at the thickness you want?

solid
04-21-2006, 01:02 PM
I don't know... I'm not as familiar w/ the ways of the kitchen as I'd like to be. But that would be perfect if it would stay thick enough...

SilverYello
04-21-2006, 01:44 PM
Maybe whey with some water and honey? or milk and honey...

Canadian Crippler
04-21-2006, 02:10 PM
Why make a spread? I don't know why people love to put whey in all these crazy complex foods. Drinking it, in water, takes maybe 5 seconds and tastes essentially like nothing.

solid
04-21-2006, 02:20 PM
Just for a change.
I drink it of course, but would like something for midday and evening snack to put on wheat toast/crackers, and also as a sweet. I'm using ON Rocky Road, so the taste is not the problem - just want to add some variety.

getfit
04-21-2006, 02:38 PM
mix it with nutella

Mercuryblade
05-11-2006, 12:38 AM
If you are sick of peanut butter, which for some reason, despite the fact I eat it every day, has yet to happen for me, and are craving something healthy and protein rich, I suggust hummus, its really easy to make, and good for you, google hummus recipes. And depending on your caloric goals you can be pretty leniant in how much/little olive oil you want to add.

CBrons
05-11-2006, 10:08 AM
protein spread?...

getfit
05-11-2006, 11:51 AM
power butter mmmm! a little pricey though

getfit
05-11-2006, 11:55 AM
http://powerbutter.com/products.html

solid
05-11-2006, 12:05 PM
...I suggust hummus, its really easy to make, and good for you, google hummus recipes.

That's a great idea - I've been looking for hummus at the grocery stores in my area, but they don't seem to carry any. I never thought I'd be able to make my own though! Thanks for the tip!

TECHO
05-11-2006, 12:07 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/Feyla/original-16oz-nlea.gif

That's sexy, but like getfit said.. pricey.

solid
05-11-2006, 12:12 PM
power butter mmmm! a little pricey though

That sounds pretty good, does it taste pretty much like peanut butter? But I couldn't find any prices on the website. Guess its one of those things that if you have to ask, you can't afford it...

solid
05-11-2006, 12:14 PM
That's sexy...

Oh yeah... take it off powerbutter, take it off slow...

getfit
05-11-2006, 12:15 PM
it tastes awesome, trust me, it costs around 15$ canadian here i buy it online

getfit
05-11-2006, 12:17 PM
you can always try to make it yourself really

solid
05-11-2006, 12:20 PM
Cool - I'm gonna have to try it! I noticed the "sportsformula" had about 1/2 the sugar (but also 1/2 the protein). Is that just because the serving size is different? The ingredients seem to be the same...

getfit
05-11-2006, 12:21 PM
Cool - I'm gonna have to try it! I noticed the "sportsformula" had about 1/2 the sugar (but also 1/2 the protein). Is that just because the serving size is different? The ingredients seem to be the same...
solid, i haven't tried the "sportsformula" not sure why that is

getfit
05-11-2006, 12:24 PM
$8.99 here

http://www17.netrition.com/power_butter_page.html

solid
05-11-2006, 12:26 PM
Awesome! Thanks getfit!

getfit
05-11-2006, 12:28 PM
:)

Mercuryblade
05-11-2006, 05:37 PM
I've been looking for hummus at the grocery stores in my area, but they don't seem to carry any.

It's too pricey at the supermarket, like $3.99 for 12 oz. Which isn't awful when you eat it like a normal human is supposed to...
The worst part about prepping it yourself is you have to soak the chickpeas overnight (which is avoided if you buy the canned ones) but then you have to boil them for like 2 hours, so this is a prep before you're hungry kind of meal.
You can add pretty much anything to hummus:
Red bell pepper = awesome
Walnuts = also awesome
Extra garlic = more awesome
Stewed tomatos = also good

solid
05-11-2006, 07:49 PM
That doesn't sound too bad - you just boil the chickpeas and then mash them up/add in extra ingredients? Do you think hotsauce or some type of ground peppers would work well for additional flavor?

getfit
05-12-2006, 04:05 AM
humus is awesome with falafel

HILL
05-12-2006, 04:46 AM
how about whey protein powder/honey/peanut butter and maybe just a little ground oats to stop it going runny?

solid
05-12-2006, 12:17 PM
That sounds pretty good HILL... on some whole-wheat toast for sure. I'm going to have to try that one too!

laxguy1028
06-16-2006, 03:33 PM
powerbutter is awesome! tastes great and is really easy way to get a lot of cals and protein. My trainer got me individual tubes of it to have as a snack during the school day, it was great. It is definatly worth the price!!

FighterInSnatch
06-17-2006, 09:09 AM
I want to try this power butter now.

HILL that sounds good man.