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    Adding guar/xantham gum to make shakes thicker

    Does anyone here use guar gum or xantham gum to make their whey shakes thicker? If yes, how much do you add, say, per 500 ml to get a nice thick, pudding-like consistency?
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    Slight OT: you could use casein rather than whey protein, which will result in a thicker shake adjusted for volume. Of course, you could also just eat whole foods, which would be the superior option.
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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    Slight OT: you could use casein rather than whey protein, which will result in a thicker shake adjusted for volume. Of course, you could also just eat whole foods, which would be the superior option.

    ^^^ This. And to answer your question OP, I add 1/4 teaspoon of xanthum gum to 300 ml of shake to make it kinda thick. It isnt gloopy thick but it is pretty milkshake-like. Experiment yourself a bit but do not use too much as you will begin to taste it and it will not be nice.
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    Originally Posted by WonderPug View Post
    Slight OT: you could use casein rather than whey protein, which will result in a thicker shake adjusted for volume. Of course, you could also just eat whole foods, which would be the superior option.
    Yeah, I know casein is thicker, but I don't want to go out of my way to buy it, as I usually only buy whey. And normally I make oatmeal with milk and whey, so I don't need to use guar or xantham, but with me being out of commission for a while and hence eating less, I want to make the best out of shakes (and before you ask, it's one shake a day purely because I have lots of whey lying around and where I'm at it's cheaper than getting meat ).
    Originally Posted by mike201011 View Post
    ^^^ This. And to answer your question OP, I add 1/4 teaspoon of xanthum gum to 300 ml of shake to make it kinda thick. It isnt gloopy thick but it is pretty milkshake-like. Experiment yourself a bit but do not use too much as you will begin to taste it and it will not be nice.
    Do you know how much that 1/4 of a teaspoon is in grams? I don't have gum yet, as I wanted to make sure I don't have to add a whole lot prior to actually buying it.
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    For Guar Gum, 1/4 tsp. is ~.7g (serving size is 1/2 tsp and 1.4grams)
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    You could use Greek yogurt instead to thicken it...
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    Yup, I add 1/8-1/4 tsp to my shakes. Don't add too much or it will become to gummy. Invest in a milkshake maker for an amazing shake.
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    Alright, thanks everyone. Do you have to use a mixer once you put guar gum in, or do you get consistency and thickness by just shaking it up in, say, a shaker?
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    Originally Posted by EmperorRyker View Post
    Alright, thanks everyone. Do you have to use a mixer once you put guar gum in, or do you get consistency and thickness by just shaking it up in, say, a shaker?


    I just use my shaker and it comes out nice and thick.
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    Originally Posted by mike201011 View Post
    I just use my shaker and it comes out nice and thick.
    Thanks again, I'll try it out today and hunt you down if it doesn't work as I intended it to
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