A good quality protein will mix right up regardless of the method or utensils that you use. That’s because these powders are instantized. Instantizing is a process that “fluffs-up” the powder so that it dissolves more quickly and completely in water, milk, or juice. They’re a little more costly, but unless you like protein shakes with the consistency of cold lumpy oatmeal, instantized powders are well worth the added expense.
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
Read the instructions carefully. Some proteins require multiple scoops, more or less liquid, or a blender or shaker cup to prepare.
ALWAYS ADD THE LIQUID FIRST
Regardless of whether you use a blender, shaker cup, or a glass & spoon, always add the water, milk, or juice first. This ensures that you always have the right ratio of liquids and solids.
START ON A SLOWER SPEED
When using a blender, start mixing on a slower speed setting to help prevent the dry powder from sticking to the sides of the container. Also, you’ll get a better smoothie if you pre-blend your protein with water, milk or juice for about 20-30 seconds before mixing in the ice, fruit, peanut butter, and other ingredients
TAKE THE CAP OFF WHEN DRYING
Leave the cap off when air-drying your shaker cup. Doing so, allows any residual moisture to evaporate eliminating musty odors that can develop when water gets trapped inside.