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Can you mix protein powder in hot milk? Let’s figure it out!

Protein shakes are extremely effective when it comes to enhancing our workout but can you put protein powder in hot milk too?
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Will putting protein powder in hot milk make it lose its effectiveness? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Grace Bains Published: 10 Aug 2021, 16:00 pm IST
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Proteins are important building blocks in our body and perform a wide variety of functions. They help boost metabolism, strengthen bones, and build muscles. The recommended dietary allowance for protein is 45-50 grams per day, and people find various ways to ensure that they are consuming adequate quantities of protein.

While eggs, leafy vegetables, and chicken, are some of the most popular food sources of protein, powdered protein is also a go-to supplement for many of us. For optimal results, protein powder is either mixed with cold water or milk. However, based on the season or preference, some people also mix it with hot milk.

Consuming protein powder can help you get fit! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Mixing hot milk with protein powder

Powdered protein can mainly be in the form of whey or soy. When it comes to mixing hot milk with protein powder, certain considerations have to be factored in:

  • Whey protein is derived mainly from milk and is essentially the liquid that separates from the curd when making cheese. The protein content is high, and so is the lactose in it. Due to these factors, this protein might be slightly difficult for some people to digest easily.
  • You may mix whey protein with hot milk, but only if you have added some water at room temperature. This will ensure that your protein shake is not full of lumps. The milk should not be too hot, as it will break down the powder, and make it stale. Adding milk to whey protein can also help slow down digestion, due to the additional fat in the form of milk, and this will help you stay full for longer durations.
  • Soy-based protein is based on soybeans and soy milk powder. Mixing hot milk with soy protein powder will help you add to the nutritional value of your protein shake, as soy protein has relatively less protein content than whey protein.
  • The timing of consuming whey or soy-based protein with hot milk is critical, as protein delivery to your muscles slows down when you add milk. Therefore, you may consider having hot milk with protein powder in the morning, and stick to water when having your protein shake right after the workout.
Go ahead and add protein powder to warm milk! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Protein shakes are a great way to supplement your daily protein needs, in a tasty and comfortable way. It boosts your overall health, increases muscle building, and improves endurance. Depending on your preference and taste, you may add hot milk to your protein powder, and derive many benefits for your body’s health.

So, ladies, take charge of your health, and build bodily strength by having protein powder with hot milk!

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