Whey protein is popular with active individuals because it digests rapidly and helps support muscle recovery from exercise.

Here are some tips for adjusting the flavour profile and consistency of your shake. Try them out on any of the delicious Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ flavours available at Dis-Chem, including Banana Cream, Cookies & Creme, Vanilla, Strawberry, French Van, Chocolate, Extra M Choc, Choc Mint and Rocky Road.

Liquid Temperature & Volume

For best taste, it is recommended that you use 175-235ml of very cold water. Reducing the volume to between 118-175ml will increase the flavour’s intensity and thicken the consistency of your shake. Increasing the volume of cold water will decrease the sweetness and thin out your whey protein shake.

Other Taste Booster Options

You can dramatically change the taste and texture of your whey protein shake by substituting cold water for cold milk or almond milk. Experiment with other beverages and expand your shake-making horizons.


Easy Mixing

Whatever you choose to mix a scoop of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ into – all you need is a glass and spoon. That’s because the powder has been instantised to mix easily into solution. If this method doesn’t provide the smoothness you’re looking for, try using a shaker cup.


Plug in an electric blender and take your protein shake to the next level. Simply adding a few ice cubes can make your protein shake more shake-like to drink. Adding fruits, peanut butter and other foods will change the flavour and the nutrient profile. The possibilities are endless.


Recipe supplied by Optimum Nutrition.