Today I will be doing a totally unbiased review of a milk protein powder, Myprotein Milk Smooth actually.
I talked about the benefits of milk protein concentrate in a previous article, and why I use it.
Due to being 20% Whey and 80% slow releasing casein it is very versatile. You can use it after workout, before bed, or anytime in between.
It’s especially useful if you know you will be going more than 3 hours before your next meal.
MILK PROTEIN QUALITY
Despite being a relatively new company, it has undisputed quality standards.
Considering the amino acid spiking fiasco, where we found out some companies are adding extra amino acids as taurine, glutamine and creatine to their protein powders.
The problem is they are counting these added amino acids as dietary protein on the label, even thought, they’re nowhere near as beneficial as real food-based protein, or proper protein powders. Be it whey, casein, milk protein, etc.
They do it, because it saves them a lot of money, because there amino acids that they add, are very cheap. And since the good ol’ FDA loose definition of protein, this practice is technically legal.
That means that your serving of 25g of protein could actually be 15g od dietary protein and 10g of random amino acids, which have far fewer benefits.
The quality of Myprotein’s Milk Smooth blend isn’t known, but considering that under independent (Labador) testing, 3 of their proteins ranked in top 10, with one being the best.
I think it’s safe to assume there is no spiking going on, and that you get a quality product.
MILK PROTEIN PRICE
I dislike overpaying things, which doesn’t mean ill buy a bad product just to save a dollar. That just doesn’t make sense.
I like to get the best bang for my buck. Despite the quality, this is the cheapest protein blend available.
On top of that they usually run a 20-30% discount on all their protein powders.
So in the end, the price cannot be beaten! If you find a cheaper blend with the same quality, let me know. I will make the switch immediately.
TASTE AND FLAVORS
The taste is subjective, but consider the fact its not the best I had. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m saying it doesn’t have that WOW this is delicious factor.
At least on its own, when you add peanut butter to chocolate, that’s a whole other ball game, but on its own? It’s nothing special.
I tried all of the available flavors, banana, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.
You could also get the unflavored one, but that tastes like really watery milk. You would need to buy an additional sweetener if you wanted a different taste.
My wife prefers Vanilla, while I like to buy chocolate and strawberry, so I can switch it up a little.
Due to the properties of casein, you can eat milk protein as a pudding if you wish. If you want to drink it as a shake, than the only thing you need to do is add more water.
I tend to eat the chocolate flavor one as a pudding, with oats or peanut butter. Add a pinch of salt so it enhances the flavor, trust me on this.