For those of us who are lactose intolerant, or just do not like the taste of milk at all, other options will be needed. Needing to get enough protein should be of the highest priority. If you can’t, or won’t, drink milk, you will need something that will mix well with water. When mixing a protein powder with water, you will have a dink that is of a thinner consistency. Without having milk mixed in with your drink, you will also notice that it doesn’t taste as creamy. I have heard many people moan and groan, complaining about how powders mixed with water just doesn’t taste that good. I went ahead and put up a video so that you can check out some great powders that mix well with water, a couple of which I have even tried myself. If you do have a condition that prevents you from drinking milk, you should know that some powders will contain milk within the base of the product itself. If you needing a way to cut out some extra calories, especially those from fat, the need to check if milk is in the powder would be a smart idea.
If you are used to only using milk to mix anything with, the switch over to water can be somewhat of a big adjustment. To help minimize getting anything that you’re going to want to send back, select a flavor that you know you like. This way, you will, at least, get rid of the worry that you are trying something that is foreign to you. I have had people that I know get very sick because they were lactose intolerant and unknowingly bought a supplement that contains milk powder. The poor guy that this happened to ended up throwing up the first day and could barely make into his job by the second morning! Whether you have to, or just want to reduce extra calories, making the switch to only using water based proteins isn’t as hard of a switch, as others would have you believe. Grab a couple of different brands, keep an open mind, and keep your protein levels where they should be!