02-28-2003, 12:08 AM #1
Durability of mixed protein shake?
Trying to find a way to have a protein shake handy for postworkout, since I run to work right after. Wondering if I can mix some before I go in a thermos, to drink after.
It'd be sitting there for an hour or so... is that ok? Don't know how that would affect it? I thought I read somewhere that it wasn't good to mix protein shakes too long before you intend to drink em, but cant find any reference now.
02-28-2003, 05:11 AM #2
One hour will be fine, I do this all the time. The problem is when you mix it oxygen and nitrogen are running rampet in it, that is a breeding ground for bacteria. Remember once you mix it it becomes FOOD not a powder. One hour won't do anything drastic to it, just keep it covered and cool.
02-28-2003, 09:47 AM #3
OK, sounds good! Thanks
02-28-2003, 09:19 PM #4
Why don't you just put a pre-measured amount of powder in the thermos (or an old water bottle) and just add water from the fountain at the gym on your way out?
That is how I do it. I use a funnel to put the powder in an old water bottle, I made a mark on the bottle with a magic marker where to fill it to, and when I finish at the gym, on my way out I fill the bottle at the fountain.
Gets you a nice fresh shake every time. In my case I kind of have to do that as my shakes contain creatine, and creatine breaks down 20-40 minutes after water is added.
03-01-2003, 11:55 AM #5
You know... I'm stupid and I don't know why I didn't think of that
I already fill up the water as I leave anyway... makes sense! Solves the problem of keeping it cool in summer too, without ice...
03-01-2003, 12:44 PM #6
03-01-2003, 02:14 PM #7
LOL, the answer is always something simple.
03-03-2003, 09:14 AM #8
Oooohhh Grasshopper..........what are we goig to do with you??? LOL
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