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Portable custom mass gainer shake blend?

  • 29-06-2023 10:10pm
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    I am in my thirties, 80kg, and returning to strength training some years after injury, a lot of physio, and chronic pain.

    In the past I experienced much progress supplementing my 3 non-powder high protein regular food meals with the gainer products from My Protein and Bulk Powders. This time I want to make my own blend so I can adjust what is in it and the flavour as I go. The ingredients of the different gainers available today are many and vary greatly and I would like to just get the basics ready for the next sale, which should be over the next few days unless that has changed? I can always add different things later as I learn what is worth trying and might work for me. I am mobile a lot so I want to use ingredients I can prep at home and that will keep throughout the day until I combine with water or milk (probably easier to not rely on having access to milk - or keeping fresh in a flask unless worth it). My first thought is a dry powder blend but I am open to non-dry or perishable ingredients if they are convenient, and I do not have to be at home to blend just before I eat etc.

    MP: Impact Whey Protein - 5kg - Unflavoured, 2 x 100% Maltodextrin Carbs

    BP: Pure Whey Protein - 5kg - Unflavoured, Maltodextrin 5kg

    In terms of carbs, would it be worth replacing all or some of the Maltodextrin with oat powder/flour, or even regular oats from a supermarket I blend in my Ninja at home? I added my regular old fashioned breakfast oats (no intolerance) to some kind of protein shake years ago and it gave me a belly ache but it was probably just drinking a large amount of oats that had not been ground too fast. I am not strictly gluten free but I only eat the odd wholewheat wood fired pizza or burger bun as a treat as otherwise it is too likely to cause a similar issue that really screws up the day.

    Is there anything else worth adding that would help with my progress and recovery and injury prevention? I am not going to ask for a research citation but I would prefer to only add supplements that are generally accepted to be beneficial to my goals and situation, maybe some creatine?

    In terms of flavour depending, on the value I will either order some with the whey or get some vanilla, cacao/cocoa, etc flavouring from a local supermarket or maybe try blend some dark chocolate. What do you use?