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Old 07-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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xanthan gum

What amounts do you use to thicken a protein shake with about 8 ounces of liquid. I can't seem to get the amount just right. I am very sensitive to it's taste so would like to thicken the shake w/o tasting the gum.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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I would start with 1/4 teaspoon.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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I used a 1/4 tsp today and it still felt slimy on my lips as I drank the shake. I am wondering how much less I can use and still get the thickening effect.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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It doesn't take much. Try 1/8 t. this time and see if your shake is thick enough. . .

If not, maybe post what's in your shake. There may be other ways to thicken it that won't make the texture unpleasant.

If you're using a blender and not a shaker jar, an easy thing to do is freeze some of the liquid you're using -- use an ice cube tray -- and blend those into your shake for natural thickening. An extra bonus is using the frozen liquids keeps your shake colder longer, too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:44 AM   #5
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Thanks kalatraza.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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I use glucomannan in mine, I haven't had much luck with Xanthan Gum in anything. I probably use about 1/4 t............................ Ann
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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How much of the gluc do you use?
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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I normally use 1/4 teaspoon for 1 cup of water and have never tasted the xanthan gum or detected any sliminess from it. The xanthan gum doesn't really thicken a shake, it helps give a shake a smoother consistency and binds the ingredients together which keeps the shake from separating. Without it the icy part tends to float to the top.

I can get away with 1/8 teaspoon of xanthan gum if my shake contains at least 1/4 cup of cottage cheese, which does act as a thickener.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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Jeaniem, It kind of depends. I put everything in my Ninja and I use about 1/4 of a teaspoon, some i get a little more liiquid, then I put in 1/2 of a teaspoon................... Ann
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:53 AM   #10
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I mix xanthan with guar in equal amounts. I start with 1/16 tsp and work from there depending on the thickness I want. In most cases, 1/8 tsp. works for me. The longer you blend the thicker it gets. It also thickens more in the frig. HTH.
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