Ideas for offsetting pea protein flavor?


#1

Today is my first try with the rice chow recipe I made. The pea protein is overwhelming. It is very earthy and not very pleasant. It doesn’t produce the gag reflex, but it really needs some help. I tried vanilla extract & stevia, then i added cocoa when that didn’t work. The pea protein still comes through very strongly.

I’ve ordered some rice protein with chocolate to offset it a little more but who knows.

I was thinking about liquid smoke and other herbs and spices that go into a pea soup. Maybe the savory path would be better.

Has anyone else successfully make pea protein work so you wouldn’t mind consuming it long term? I want to consume this 1 out of 3 days.


#2

I’ve experienced the same problem with pea protein. Curious to hear if anyone has solutions. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

I add it my oat-based porridge along with cocoa and sugar and some cinnamon. It’s got a slightly funky smell when I first make it, but I’m not noticing it so much when I eat it. I only get half the protein from this. Are you maybe trying to get 100% or otherwise too much of your protein from pea?


#4

This first recipe uses only pea protein as the primary source. There is protein from the rice flour and a little from the wheat bran and vitamin source: http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/rice-chow-14-mens-quick-weight-loss

However, I’ve ordered some rice protein and rice bran for the next try. I found on this forum a link to another forum regarding the amino acid profile. My calculations seemed to indicate that my recipe as it is now has enough of each essential amino acid ( http://discourse.soylent.me/t/rice-chow-1-4-look-okay/20073/5 ) but this link says we want a ratio of 70/30 pea/rice so I’ll modify for that next: http://forums.truenutrition.com/forum/supplement-forum/proteins/7268-?38706-I-did-some-math-to-find-the-PDCAAS-optimal-blend-of-hemp-pea-rice-and-soy-protein=


#5

They don’t analyse oats, but:

looks like oats are nearly as good as soy in terms of balance.

Oats are also dirt-cheap.


#6

This is going to be the opposite of helpful but I’d also like to chime in that I tried pea protein in smoothies pre-Soylent. I tried covering the flavor with cocoa, peanut butter, banana, and sucralose to no effect. I even added a bunch of honey when none of that worked.

As a rule I don’t throw out food but I felt like I needed to protect other people from that awful flavor. Never again. Never forget.


#7

The main problem with pea protein is the bitterness, not necessarily the flavor. The trick, in my experience, was to add sucralose (I added 7 packs of Splenda per pitcher). This was back when I was adding pea protein to official 1.1. I also added cinnamon to taste.


#8

If its anything like split peas… You could try adding chunks of ham? =)

or bacon… always add bacon…


#9

I don’t have a recipe, and I haven’t tried it, but you ought to be able to go with a veggy curry-type flavor, maybe add a little dried fruit, and some curry powder.


#10

that does sound good. I instantly thought of it poured over rice, and then remembered you have rice already in it! hahahahahaha.


#11

I suppose you could try doing that, split it into two portions, flavour one, and pour it on the other.


#12

Okay, I tried the curry, and it made it much better. But still, I don’t look forward to it so that isn’t much of a long term success.

The liquid smoke and pea soup herbs was a big failure! I probably put too much liquid smoke in to be fair though.


#13

3 years later, but I found the solution – coconut water!


#14

Not sure for food… but here’s my delicious smoothie recipe:

  • 1 scoop unflavored pea protein
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp almond butter (extra protein, add more to mask flavor even more)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup soy milk (extra protein, and I usually use unflavored, but the chocolate kind can give it a little something extra… I’m vegan, so use regular milk if you’d rather)
  • 1 tbsp flax seed

Blend and enjoy. Took me a while to get this recipe just right… adjust as needed. I couldn’t stand pea protein the first time I had it, but this fixed it up.