I have a post workout shake that consists of Chocolate Whey, 1 banana (sometimes a tablespoon of peanutbutter) and flavorless creatine. After reading many of the threads in this forum, I am considering the purchase of Flaxseed Oil. I would just assume put it in my shake but I'm wondering about the taste.
Question: I really enjoy the chocolate/banana/PB flavor, Will a tablespoon of flaxseed oil would ruin the taste? Does it even have a flavor?
Thanks for your time,
Thread: How does flaxseed oil taste?
07-16-2003, 12:33 AM #1
How does flaxseed oil taste?
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Quote from gospastic
"why are you putting it in your PW shake, though? is it good to have fat right after a workout?"
As of this point I don't know much about Flaxseed oil. After reading so many on this Forum recomend it, I feel it's worth a try. I'm trying to gain some mass, another 10-15lbs to add to the 25 I've already gained. I'm think I've reached a plateau in my weight so I'm just looking for new ideas.
Do you feel that this is something that should be taken Pre-workout, morning, night, with a meal?
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Its bad but you get used to it.
I take it in a shot glass and I have a chaser ready. I don't breathe at all until I am halfway done chugging the chaser. Doing this ensures that I don't taste too much of it.
Once I dumped three tablespoons into my cottagecheese as an experiment. Do not do this if you want to see your cottage cheese all over the firstname.lastname@example.org
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07-16-2003, 01:19 PM #15Originally posted by Greg_SD
I donít taste it much in a protein shake, even using water. I taste MSM powder much more than I taste the flax. My post workout shake is the last place I would add fats though.
07-16-2003, 02:05 PM #16Originally posted by AlexPSU
Bump on NOT using flax or fats in your PW shake. The reason? Well, adding fats will SLOW down absorbtion, thus making your whey digest slower. You should be downing a whey/dextrose/malto/glutamine mixture right after your workout. Focus on the fats with other meals.It's better to be cynical than naive.
07-16-2003, 05:22 PM #17Originally posted by Greg_SD
Also with the insulin spike and the amount of carbs you get from the sugar in your post workout shake, the fats probably wont get burned and could end up........Capitalism, love, dollar & japan passion
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It shouldn't taste bad at all. Good, fresh flaxseed oil has a slightly sweet, nutty taste to it. Chances are, most people's experience with flaxseed oil is with bad flaxseed oil. As it's not hydrogenated, and as flaxseed oil is a natural product, it will spoil -- go rancid. I buy flaxseed oil all the time and 99% of the time, I see it on the shelf at room temperature. Light and heat, among other things will spoil flaxseed oil. Always get flaxseed oil, whether liquid or caps, that has been refrigerated. I prefer Barlean's or Spectrum.
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07-19-2003, 06:06 PM #25Originally posted by Greg_SD
About how long does it take before absorption starts for oils like flax and fish (EFAs)?
it depends on how much food you take with it, what kind of food, the amount of it (all these factors plays on how the digestives enzymes will break down the food, the more food the more time it takes)
only thing I can say it that it can take up to 8 hours for some fats to be totally digested.Capitalism, love, dollar & japan passion
07-19-2003, 10:45 PM #26
Honestly, i barely taste it at all. Make sure to get cold pressed flaxseed oil thats been refrigerated at the store and keep it refrigerated at your house of course. Its quite easy to get down, I fill up a tablespoon, put it at the back of my mouth right near my throat then turn the spoon over and swallow. Its much easier straight from the tablespoon then putting it in the glass and trying to drink it or something. Piece of cake, then u can take a drink of water right after if it leaves a lil after taste.
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07-19-2003, 11:28 PM #27only thing I can say it that it can take up to 8 hours for some fats to be totally digested.It's better to be cynical than naive.
07-20-2003, 12:32 AM #28
here is some info on Flax oil, if you are interested.
I personally like the taste of flax oil. I add it into my morning shake and nighttime shake. A great way to bring my fat grams up and get some extra calories.
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