You’ve just bought your first mass gainer supplement. You mix it with water and start sipping on your shake.
As soon as you taste it, however, your happy face turns into a grimace – you realize that there’s absolutely no way you can finish that gross-tasting shake.
We give you a few tips on how to make your weight gain shake taste superb in no time.
Some mass gainers taste delicious on their own, but some just taste utterly unappealing. If your mass gainer tastes rather disappointing, that doesn’t mean that you have to throw away the whole tub and buy a new one.
Here we give you 9 of the best ways to jazz up the taste of your weight gain shake.
Why Do Mass Gainers Taste Bad?
Let’s face it – some mass gainers simply taste boring and lifeless on their own. Even with fancy flavors, some mass gainers still fail to tickle your taste buds – sometimes even making you gag in disgust.
One of the reasons why some weight gain shakes taste bad is that they can be full of artificial sweeteners and synthetic flavoring agents.
Others may also use low quality powders, which have a chalky taste and a gritty texture.
Turn That Dull-Tasting Shake into a Mouth-Watering Drink with These Tips:
The ideal mass gainer should contain quality calories AND taste fantastic at the same time. It’s no fun forcing yourself to finish a whole shake that tastes bland.
With a few simple steps or additions, you can make that boring shake turn into a gourmet drink in an instant.
#1 Mix It Properly
Some mass gain powders just take forever to fully dissolve in water. This results in a clumpy drink that is full of undissolved powders that make you choke and gag.
To give your drink a smoother consistency, forget about using a spoon for mixing. It would be better to throw in your water and weight gain powder into a blender.
This will give you a smooth and rich-tasting drink that is free from lumps of powder.
If you do not have a blender at home, it would be wise to invest in a quality shaker bottle.
Shaker bottles usually have mixing balls or mesh attachments that help break down tough powders.
Just give it a few vigorous shakes for a few seconds to create a smooth-textured shake.
#2 Replace Water with Milk
Adding milk to your mass gainer shake hits 2 birds in 1 stone – it gives your drink a creamier taste and it boosts your protein intake at the same time!
Instead of using water, mix your weight gain powder with whole milk, low-fat milk, oat milk, or almond milk. These boost the calorie and protein content of your mass gainer, while adding a rich flavor and creaminess to your shake.
#3 Chill Your Drink
More often than not, mass gainers taste more appealing when cold. There’s just no excitement in chugging on a lukewarm shake.
Directly mixing your powder with cold water, however, can lead to a clumpy drink. What you can do is dissolve the powder in some hot/warm water before adding ice-cold water or milk.
You can also throw in a couple of ice cubes to keep your shake chilled for longer time periods.
#4 Oats, Bananas, Peanut Butter
Ask any bodybuilder for tips on making a mass gainer or protein shake taste better, and he/she will probably suggest adding oats, bananas, and peanut butter to your drink.
This trifecta of goodness instantly transforms your boring mass gainer into a dessert beverage.
Aside from adding calories, protein, and carbs to your drink, oats also give your shake added texture – something to munch on while you drink.
Sliced bananas are also packed with carbs. They infuse your drink with natural sweetness and flavor, adding an exciting taste to your shake right away.
Top it all off with a scoop or two of peanut butter, which is also a good source of protein. Peanut butter gives your drink added creaminess and sweetness that your taste buds will surely love.
Wake up your senses by mixing a shot of espresso into your mass gainer. Aside from infusing that pleasing coffee taste into your drink, espresso also gives you caffeine, which may help you stay focused and alert for the rest of the day.
A coffee-infused main gainer shake sure sounds perfect for kickstarting your mornings!
#6 Ice Cream
Ice cream has a special way of painting a smile on anyone’s face. Mix a scoop or two (or three!) of your favorite ice cream into your mass gainer shake and indulge on a milkshake-like drink in an instant.
Ice cream boosts the caloric content of your mass gainer shake, while making your drink taste irresistible at the same time.
#7 Fresh/Frozen Fruits
Level up the taste of your weight gain shake by throwing in small slices of fresh or frozen fruit into your drink. Fruits add a natural tartness or sweetness to your drink, depending on your choice.
Popular fruits to liven up the taste of your mass gainer are strawberries, raspberries, peaches, avocado, mango, or raisins.
These fruits also kick up your drink’s caloric content while supplying your body with dietary fiber to aid in digestion.
#8 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Who doesn’t love the taste of cookies and cream? Get a few pieces of your favorite cookies and throw them in the blender together with your shake.
Each time you sip, you get to munch on small bits of cookie while savoring that rich chocolate taste in your mouth.
If you don’t use a blender, just break down the cookies into smaller pieces and add them to your drink.
#9 Turn It into A Smoothie!
You’ve mixed your mass gainer with milk and added on a few fruit slices, cookies, or oats for taste. Want to kick things up a notch? Blend everything with ice and create your very own mouth-watering mass gainer smoothie!
With each sip, you’ll forget that you’re sipping on your weight gain shake. It’s more like enjoying a refreshing dessert smoothie that reminds you of happy summer vibes.