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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    I do a fruit smoothie for breakfast in the mornings. I had been using
    whey protein in my morning smoothies until I got a few comments from
    others about hemp protein, so I decided to try some.

    I must admit I like the hemp protein waaaaaaay better than the
    whey.

    Here's why: first, the whey protein makes the smoothie really 'poofy'
    and sort of 'gummy' with an almost slimy texture; second, the whey
    protein really pumps up the volume of the smoothie and makes it too
    filling. The hemp protein does not expand and does not make the
    smoothie change texture and it does not increase the volume of the
    smoothie. It doesn't mask any flavors of the fruit the way the whey
    does as well.

    I figure it's the difference between dairy and vegetable. And I'm
    preferring the vegetable both for texture and mouth feel.

    Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    or hemp protein? I'd love to have your reactions to both.

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I do a fruit smoothie for breakfast in the mornings. I had been using
    >whey protein in my morning smoothies until I got a few comments from
    >others about hemp protein, so I decided to try some.
    >
    >I must admit I like the hemp protein waaaaaaay better than the
    >whey.
    >
    >Here's why: first, the whey protein makes the smoothie really 'poofy'
    >and sort of 'gummy' with an almost slimy texture; second, the whey
    >protein really pumps up the volume of the smoothie and makes it too
    >filling. The hemp protein does not expand and does not make the
    >smoothie change texture and it does not increase the volume of the
    >smoothie. It doesn't mask any flavors of the fruit the way the whey
    >does as well.
    >
    >I figure it's the difference between dairy and vegetable. And I'm
    >preferring the vegetable both for texture and mouth feel.
    >
    >Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    >or hemp protein? I'd love to have your reactions to both.


    Thanks for the report. I have not yet used hemp protein (I've tried
    hemp milk). My understanding is it is complete protein, as is
    whey protein. It is also probably no more expensive, if you're
    limiting yourself to north-American produced products.

    Steve

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    On Aug 17, 7:24*am, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    > ImStillMags *<sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >I do a fruit smoothie for breakfast in the mornings. *I had been using
    > >whey protein in my morning smoothies until I got a few comments from
    > >others about hemp protein, so I decided to try some.

    >
    > >I must admit I like the hemp protein waaaaaaay better than the
    > >whey.

    >
    > >Here's why: *first, the whey protein makes the smoothie really 'poofy'
    > >and sort of 'gummy' with an almost slimy texture; *second, the whey
    > >protein really pumps up the volume of the smoothie and makes it too
    > >filling. * * The hemp protein does not expand and does not make the
    > >smoothie change texture and it does not increase the volume of the
    > >smoothie. *It doesn't mask any flavors of the fruit the way the whey
    > >does as well.

    >
    > >I figure it's the difference between dairy and vegetable. *And I'm
    > >preferring the vegetable both for texture and mouth feel.

    >
    > >Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    > >or hemp protein? *I'd love to have your reactions to both.

    >
    > Thanks for the report. *I have not yet used hemp protein (I've tried
    > hemp milk). * My understanding is it is complete protein, as is
    > whey protein. *It is also probably no more expensive, if you're
    > limiting yourself to north-American produced products.
    >
    > Steve


    It is comparable in price. It is a complete protein. I've used two
    brands now and I can't tell any difference
    in them. Both are organic. One I bought at Fred Meyer, the other at
    my regular health food store. I'm glad to know that I can get it at
    more than one place and that the price is comparable and it's not
    really expensive.

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    On Aug 17, 7:27*am, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:

    I remember someone here reporting that they waited till they had their
    smoothie partially blended before adding the whey protein simply
    because of the texture and volume.....that is what made my decision
    about buying the hemp when I ran out of whey.

    Thanks to whoever that was!! It was a great decision.



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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    ImStillMags wrote:
    > I do a fruit smoothie for breakfast in the mornings. I had been using
    > whey protein in my morning smoothies until I got a few comments from
    > others about hemp protein, so I decided to try some.
    >
    > I must admit I like the hemp protein waaaaaaay better than the
    > whey.
    >
    > Here's why: first, the whey protein makes the smoothie really 'poofy'
    > and sort of 'gummy' with an almost slimy texture; second, the whey
    > protein really pumps up the volume of the smoothie and makes it too
    > filling. The hemp protein does not expand and does not make the
    > smoothie change texture and it does not increase the volume of the
    > smoothie. It doesn't mask any flavors of the fruit the way the whey
    > does as well.
    >
    > I figure it's the difference between dairy and vegetable. And I'm
    > preferring the vegetable both for texture and mouth feel.
    >
    > Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    > or hemp protein? I'd love to have your reactions to both.



    I try to have a bowl of oatmeal or a protein shake for breakfast every
    morning (not going all that well, but I'm getting better) I use whey
    protein concentrate from Walmart. I just bought a tub of the
    strawberry flavored to see if it tastes less weird than the vanilla.

    I make a kind of thin smoothie using fresh or frozen fruit, frozen
    banana, and lowfat milk or water. Then add a scoop of protein powder
    and process it on LOW until it is incorporated. Do not blend it on HI
    or (heaven forbid) "Liquefy" or "Frappe", because it will expand and
    whip into a nasty slimy meringue.

    I had one this morning using rehydrated dried apricots, frozen peach
    slices, a half a banana, and the strawberry whey. It wasn't very
    good, but it wasn't bad.

    Never heard of hemp protein; if I saw it in the store I would guess
    that it was just trendy rather than useful. Something Woody Harrelson
    would sell to try to confuse hemp with marihuana. (I prefer the old
    spelling that matches the unconstitutional 1930's tax law.) But maybe
    I'll try it now if it's not too expensive. But I have over 3 pounds
    of whey protein to use up first.

    Bob

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    On Aug 17, 8:50*am, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    .. *But I have over 3 pounds
    > of whey protein to use up first.


    I'd be curious about the ingredients in the Wal Mart whey
    protein....especiall since it's 'flavored'. ew.

    I used only pure whey protein with no additives or flavorings, why
    would you want any artificial ingredients?


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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein


    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I must admit I like the hemp protein waaaaaaay better than the
    > whey.


    Imagine that!

    MB


    > Here's why: first, the whey protein makes the smoothie really 'poofy'
    > and sort of 'gummy' with an almost slimy texture; second, the whey
    > protein really pumps up the volume of the smoothie and makes it too
    > filling. The hemp protein does not expand and does not make the
    > smoothie change texture and it does not increase the volume of the
    > smoothie. It doesn't mask any flavors of the fruit the way the whey
    > does as well.
    >
    > I figure it's the difference between dairy and vegetable. And I'm
    > preferring the vegetable both for texture and mouth feel.
    >
    > Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    > or hemp protein? I'd love to have your reactions to both.


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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Hemp protein vs. Whey protein

    ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    > Does anyone else here do morning smoothies and do you use whey protein
    > or hemp protein? I'd love to have your reactions to both.


    Consider trying low carb groups. A fair number of low carbers have
    tried making their own smoothies and some continue making them for
    years. Most of the discussion I've read compares whey, egg and soy
    protein but some will have tried hemp protein.

    At the smoothie place near us I've tried the same smoothie made with
    whey or soy. I like the smoother fluffier texture from the whey.

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