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I hope this is the right spot for this topic. If not, I apology.<br><br>
I'm vegan and have experimented a ton with different multivitamins, tablets, chewables, and powders. Most tablets are too big and I can't swallow them, or if they're small enough to swallow, they taste so disgusting that I can't get them down because of it. Chewables aren't bad but for some reason the one that I tried made me sick. I still don't know why.<br><br>
I've tried protein powders and they all tasted nasty, which I could get past. My only real problem with them is that all the ones I've tried are gritty. I picked up Vega's Chocolate flavored whole food health optimizing powder, which is like a multivitamin but in powder form. The taste wasn't absolutely horrible, but it wasn't good either. But like I said, I can get past that. What I'm having trouble with again, is the grittiness. I blended it in the blender and it was still really gritty. I have one of those hand mixers but haven't tried it yet.<br><br>
Does anyone have any tips for how to make powders (protein or otherwise) less/not gritty? Once I go shopping again, I'll probably give a smoothie a try. Maybe if the drink is think already, the grittiness won't bother me as much.<br><br>
Thank you in advanced for any tips! I could really use them!
 

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I always sift the powder into the blender, sometimes it makes a difference. There's really no absolute remedy for this, cause each brand blends differently. The two best that I've tried are the Sun Warrior and Garden of Life brands.<br><br>
About the taste, try stevia. Just a couple of drops and all of that horrible protein taste disappears - I swear!
 

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The powder I got today isn't actually a protein powder, but has protein in it. It also already has stevia in it, which I've heard in reviews is one of the reason people don't like the taste. I didn't think it was horrible or anything, but I did end up plugging my nose to down the last few gulps :p<br><br>
Thank you for the reply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Hopefully sifting will help. I never actually thought of trying that.
 

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Are you just looking for a way to get your vitamins that doesn't involve swallowing pills or chewing nasty flavored tablets? If so, have you tried vegan gummy vitamins or children's vegan chewables ?<br><br>
Also, were you taking the vitamins on an empty stomach? Vitamins will cause nausea in some people if not taken with food.<br><br>
Sorry I don't have any ideas about the powders but already made protein smoothies are fantastic. My favorites are Odwalla <a href="http://www.odwalla.com/_dispatch_body.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.odwalla.com/_dispatch_body.jsp</a> and Bolthouse Farm's Vanilla Chai <a href="http://bolthouse.com/our-products/beverages/proteins/perfectly-protein-vanilla-chai-tea/detail" target="_blank">http://bolthouse.com/our-products/be...hai-tea/detail</a>.
 

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Yes, I would suggest hiding it in a thicker smoothie, perhaps you could put the protein powder in a green smoothie or something.
 

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It also already has stevia in it, which I've heard in reviews is one of the reason people don't like the taste..</div>
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Really? I use peppermint flavoured stevia...probably should have mentioned that =S
 

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Thanks for all the helpful replies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I went grocery shopping today and picked up some frozen berries, along with my usual fresh fruit. I also found a tip online that if you had instant pudding mix (just a small amount), it can make almost any protein/nutrition shake taste much better. It's true! But just because I could still taste the powder, I threw in some frozen berries and a banana I had tossed in the freezer earlier this morning. It wasn't too bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It was actually tasty at first, then just went down to decent, but still not horrible.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Powders arent necessary. Maybe dont use them anymore if u dont like the taste/texture. Best to get nutrients from whole foods. \t\t\t\t\t\t</div>
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I know they aren't necessary but I've had some problems with eating enough food/enough variety, so until I can conquer that issue, I figured I should try taking some sort of supplement.
 
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