The Morning Macro Maker
Grass-Fed Whey Protein in Hot Coffee or Tea
- 1/2 scoop AGN Roots Grassfed Whey (6 grams protein)
- Steamed milk and hot water to premix your whey
- Add protein creamer to Hot Coffee (Add ice only after protein is in solution, mixed as necessary)
- Cinnamon garnish for a little kick
What better way to hit your protein macros in the morning than to add AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey into your cup of wakeup juice.
Using whey rather than a traditional creamer works three-fold:
- It allows you to hit and enjoy better fats in the morning like avocado or almond butter rather than using available macros on dairy fats.
- Will reduce the feeling of forcing your protein macros down by sneaking 6 grams in your coffee. For those training and eating correctly, getting those protein macros is tough, and in the morning, it can be daunting, especially if your appetite is minimal!
- It gives the environment an assist by potentially reducing the use of any disposable creamer cartons.
*Tips to get the most of your Grass-fed Whey Creamer:
Mix 1/2 a scoop (6 grams of protein) of AGN Roots Grassfed Whey into skim milk, whisk to blend, then add directly to your morning brew. This strategy will eliminate the whey from sticking to the sides of your mug and reduce clean-up to a simple rinse.
Try adding the Grass-fed Whey directly to your HOT coffee and mix before adding ice. The process order is everything to avoid clumping like a traditional powder creamer.
Why Does Whey Protein Clump in Hot Water?
Explanation: Whey protein isn't very stable when exposed to heat. The protein itself is denaturing (cosmetic only) in the hot liquid as the weakest ionic bonds break down. The nice folds of the 3rd & 4th structures abate, and all that's left is a long string of amino acids in a single file line (peptide bonds). This long string is visible in the form of coagulation in your tea or coffee, resembling a lumpy/slimy protein deposit.
Recommendation: To successfully mix whey into a hot liquid, "tempering" is needed. The same concept as baking a cake or making a meringue (eggs), you'll want to blend in a small amount of protein at a time or pre-mix thoroughly in solution at room temperature before heating.