If there’s one truth about unflavored whey protein powder it’s that it is clearly meant to be mixed with other ingredients (have you ever tried just plain unflavored whey with water? Lol!).
In this post, I’m reviewing the Bulk Supplements unflavored whey protein isolate. And I’m going to show you a few different ways to make your protein shakes taste awesome.
You’re also going to get my personal post-workout shake recipe using Bulk Supplements unflavored whey. And at the end of this post, I’ll show you how you can tell if a specific protein powder works for you (or not).
About Bulk Supplements Unflavored Whey Isolate
For starters, Bulk Supplements prides their brand on being ‘clean and pure bulk supplements.’ They do not sell blends or supplements with additives.
In other words, when you order their whey protein isolate, that’s exactly what you’re getting. The same with their creatine, glutamine, and so forth.
I personally prefer this because you know exactly what you’re getting. And you can build your own formula with these types of supplements, controlling every aspect of your blend.
Here’s a quick view of the Bulk Supplements unflavored whey protein isolate label:
Bulk Supplements whey isolate does not contain any added sugars, soy, yeast, gluten, or any other additives. It’s pure whey protein isolate with sunflower lecithin.
Yes, I know, I had to do a double-take as well when I read that on the label because at a glance, that appears to be an additive. Sunflower lecithin is used to keep ingredients from separating out. In this case, it keeps the powder from clumping and also helps it mix better.
And after doing more research, sunflower lecithin has some awesome health benefits. Per WebMD, it can be used for treating memory disorder, liver disease, gallbladder disease, and several other ailments.
It’s also used in cruelty-free products. I feel a lot better getting two scoops of whey isolate a day now.
Bulks Supplements unflavored whey isolate also contains the typical amino acid profile you’d expect to find in whey protein isolate.
Making Tasty Protein Shakes with Bulk Supplements Unflavored Whey Isolate
Alright, let’s get down to making some awesome post-workouts shakes using the Bulk Supplements brand. I’ll start out with my typical post-workout shake followed by some additional ways you can add more flavor to your unflavored protein powder.
Jason’s Bulk Supplements Post-Workout Shake
- 8-10oz of almond milk (original, unsweetened)
- 1/3 cup of frozen organic blueberries
- 1/2 banana – in the video below, you’ll see why I only use 1/2 banana and it has nothing to do with the number of carbs!
- 1 teaspoon of all-natural peanut butter
- about 7 grams of creatine monohydrate
- about 7 grams of glutamine
- 2 scoops of Bulk Supplements whey protein isolate
This is my core post-workout shake with any brand of protein powder. But with the Bulk Supplements unflavored whey isolate, you really taste the true flavors of the other ingredients.
The taste of the blueberries is more pronounced, which that’s my favorite. and it’s just a more natural taste overall. Normally flavored protein powders will dominate the taste of the natural flavors from the other ingredients.
Other Ways to Add Flavor to Your Shakes
You may be used to having those artificial flavors in your protein powders (though some combined natural flavors). And the unflavored may still taste a bit too bland for you.
The best way to add more flavor is to simply add that flavor. But try to get a natural source.
A great example is by using organic vanilla extract with your unflavored protein powder. I show you exactly how I use it in my shakes in the video below.
You could also use natural cocoa powder. Or if you wanted to experiment with extracts from spices like cinnamon (which is something I use in my organic oatmeal!).
Lastly, could mix your unflavored protein with a flavored protein and see how that works. I know that sort of defeats the purpose if you’re trying to stop using unnatural flavors. But that can make a great tasting combination. I cover that in the video below as well.
Video Review and Protein Shake Recipe
There are two things to be aware of. And this happens to be the case with Bulk Supplements, in general, from my experience.
- Save your scoop from your last protein powder (there is no scoop included with the Bulk Supplements whey isolate).
- The seal often does not work properly so be prepared to roll up the bag and use a clip to secure it.
How Do You Know if Your Whey Protein Works for You?
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I want to help you answer a simple question about how to know if a specific whey protein works for you.
There are two questions that you need to ask yourself:
- Does the protein powder upset your stomach?
- How do you feel an hour after your whey protein shake?
If the whey protein you’re using upsets your stomach, ditch it. It’s not for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad product. It just means that something about it doesn’t agree with you.
This could be the type or mixture of digestive enzymes the product has or other ingredients that may have been added. There could be other reasons, too.
And I’ve actually had this happen to me with premium brands (I won’t mention them because they really are good brands but their protein powder did not agree with my stomach).
Or it could be just a crappy whey protein powder. Those exist as well with companies that try to cut corners with cheap ingredients.
Either way, if a particular protein powder sends you straight to the bathroom or if it causes stomach pain, you need to try a different brand.
In this case, Bulk Supplements unflavored works well for me.
The other way to tell if a protein powder works for you is to gauge how you feel about 30 minutes to an hour after you drink your shake.
Do you feel sluggish or tired? Or do you feel energized and have mental clarity?
This is something you should be conscious of after every meal (especially whole food meals). And typically, the whey protein alone isn’t going to have much impact; it’s more so going to be what you’re mixing your shake with.
My post-workout shake recipe works great for me, which is why I’ve used this recipe for so long. And it works just as well with the Bulks Supplements unflavored whey, so this may be a product that I continue using or at least use off and on.
Is Bulk Supplements the Best Unflavored Whey?
Lastly, I want to mention that I have tried a couple of other unflavored whey protein powders in the past. Out of those, Bulk Supplements is my favorite so far (one of the other brands did upset my stomach).
Although you can’t judge unflavored protein powder by its flavor, you can review it based on things how it mixes, and the other methods I just gave you in regards to how it works for you.
I hope you enjoyed learning about Bulk Supplement unflavored whey protein.
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