Can You Mix Whey Protein Isolate in a Blender? | Ask The Fitness Nerd
Posted Jan 22 2009 4:40pm
Does Mixing Whey Protein Isolate in a Blender Make It Less Effective?
Dear Fitness Nerd,
I’ve been drinking whey protein isolate for a couple of years. Usually I mix it up in a blender with some juice or milk after I workout or for a smoothie in the morning. But a guy at the gym recently told me that it’s better to mix your whey in a shaker bottle and not in a blender. He said it has something to do with the blender messing up the whey proteins and interfering with absorption. I’ve never heard that before. Is there any problem I should know about with mixing whey in a blender? Tony — Staten Island, NY
Tony, I’m always fascinated by how myths like this get started.
After looking at hundreds of these types of questions, I’ve come to the conclusion that 90% of them start with some “guy at the gym.”