Protein shakes and weight gainers are a great way to help you gain weight while bodybuilding as well as provide a nutritious post-workout snack. While these prepackaged powders come in a variety of exotic flavors, they don't always taste the best when mixed with plain tap water. If you want to make a nutritious snack that tastes great but without adding a lot of fat and calories, you'll need to get creative with your protein shakes.
Mix your weight gainer with a blender. While it is easy to simply stir with a spoon, a spoon rarely mixes the powder thoroughly. What you end up getting is clumps of powder in your shake. Use a blender to get a consistent blend.
Add ice cubes. Blending your weight gainer with ice cubes not only makes a cool and refreshing shake, it also can thicken the shake and make it more palatable. Use about a cup of ice cubes and blend on high for about 1 minute to get the best results.
Use skim milk instead of water. If your diet will allow it, a little skim milk mixed in with your powder shakes can dramatically increase the taste without adding too many calories. Once again, use about a cup of milk when making your next shake.
Add fresh fruit. Fruit tastes great and can also give you a thicker shake. Bananas work best to getting a nice creamy consistency. But you can use berries or any other fruit you prefer.
Add a little peanut butter. While still a fat, peanut butter is one of the best fats to have in your diet, and a little fat combined with your weight-training regimen could actually do you some good. Two tablespoons of peanut butter mixed into your weight gainer shake not only makes the shake taste much better, but it also gives it a creamier consistency.