I have tried the PHD range of protein before and they remain one of my favourite ranges out there. The protein mixes well and the taste is very true to what flavour it claims to be on the front. Now that I am starting to work out more and focus on my macros, I decided to start having some protein around the house again for those days when I feel a little bit sore or feel like I need to top up my protein values.
Now the packet does say that you can mix the powder with less water and it will become a mousse. It does actually recommend to do this with milk but I completely missed that part and so did it with just water.
It did thicken up really well and definitely had that mousse texture. It wasn’t as light and bubbly as a mousse, but that may have been my mixing technique and the fact that I mixed it with a fork. Perhaps if I tried it with an actual whisk it may have worked a bit better? Either way the consistency was mousse like.
Texture wise however it did not win. The problem with protein powder is that it is powder – you need a fair amount of water to really make it all dissolve and to remove that horrible grainy texture that so many other powders tend to have. As such, the mousse, while it did taste nice, it was so grainy I may have just been eating spoonfuls of dry powder. Maybe with milk it smooths it out a lot more but the water was definitely not a pleasant experience.
Good news though was that it didn’t thicken it up so much that it wouldn’t mix further once more water was added. I ended up just adding more water and having a regular shake and that solved the grainy issue completely.