I have been eating protein powder for a month or two now and it is kind of a silly routine. I get my morning glass of juice, dump a ton of white powder into it, stir it up as best I can, and chug it down. I often get chunks of powder about the size of a M&M in the juice so it certainly can't be said that it goes down smooth. After I empty the glass there is inevitably some powder left on the inside of the glass so I refill the glass with water to try to get it completely clean. After all, I paid for that damn powder, I am not going to waste it!
The water never works perfectly. I end up with a glass with a bunch of gray protein sludge slimed around the inside of it and I just scoop up the sludge with my finger and gulp it down. What could be better than gray slime with the occasional chunk of crunchy powder left in it?
This does not bother me. I seem to have been born with a lack of appreciation for texture in food. Most people place a great deal of importance on mouth feel and how things tickle their tongues, whereas I would generally be perfectly content to grind my entire dinner up in a blender and shovel it all in with a spoon. More efficient that way!
I can tell what the textures are. My nerves work fine. I just don't *care*.
Yesterday I watched a youtube video about weightlifting which was talking about rookie mistakes that wannabe bodybuilders make. One of the big ones was protein powder. The guy making the video laughed about how when he first tried protein powder he put it in his orange juice! How absurd! How foolish! What a noob! The commenters agreed, and they shared a great laugh at how silly a person must be to do such a thing.
And this was my drink this morning. I wasn't even using orange juice, which at least can dissolve things marginally well. Oh no, I was trying to dissolve powder into V8. I mean, not trying exactly, since I know for damn sure that it won't work. V8 doesn't dissolve much of anything. Mostly I was just trying to find something better than straight up shovelling powder into my mouth with a spoon. Because that, it turns out, is actually a problem.
Apparently everyone else eventually figures out that you need a ton of material to dissolve your protein powder into, and a blender to smash it all into an enormous shake.
Screw that! Washing a blender every damn day? Never gonna happen.
I am going to keep on leveraging my extreme lack of food texture reaction and shoving that sludge into me through my morning drink, even if it does mean that I remain forever a noob and have to face the internet mocking me with 'bro, do you even lift?' meme pictures.