Since you have come upon this article, then I’m going to guess you are already familiar with Whey protein and all of its uses and benefits.
You know that protein, whether from whole foods or supplements, is one of the keys to the gains we are all after.
Protein is responsible for helping us recover from our training and build the muscle tissue we work so hard for.
Protein also benefits beyond just helping us recover and see results from what we do in the gym.
Protein is also involved in bone health, carrying important nutrients through our bloodstream and helping to strengthen our immune system.
Another perk of protein is its effect on satiety and helping us feel full after eating protein-rich foods. This comes in handy for anyone who might be trying to lose or maintain their weight, as eating foods high in protein can help us control our appetite by helping us feel fuller for longer.
Our bodies also need 20 amino acids to function properly, 9 of which aren’t produced by the body, therefore must be obtained from outside sources like for example, a quality whey protein.
In this article, I am going to be reviewing MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream by MTS Nutrition.
If you decide to purchase this protein powder using any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Disclaimer: None of the information in this article is intended to be medical or health advice. Always consult with a qualified physician before taking part in any exercise or fitness regimen, as well as any type of supplement intake.
These are also my opinions. You and others’ tastes and preferences may vary.
|Mixes very well in all of the applications that I’ve used it|
|In my opinion, didn’t taste quite like Vanilla ice cream, but more like vanilla cake|
|2 lb (.91 kg) tub priced about average. 5 lb (2.3 kg) tub is a bit of a bargain|
|Protein blend of whey concentrate, milk protein isolate, and instant whey protein isolate|
Main Criteria & Details
I will focus on 4 main areas while trying out this protein in different applications. Those 4 are:
- Ingredients & Nutritional Content
Ingredients & Nutritional Content is going to be focused on the amount of protein per serving, and protein blend.
Taste and mixability are exactly how they sound. I am going to be trying this protein powder in 3 of the main ways in which I use it the most which are in a shake, in Greek yogurt, and in oats.
It’s important that a protein dissolves well and completely because I don’t think many people like a clumpy shake or gritty oats.
I will also give my opinion on the accuracy of the flavor and just how closely it tastes to vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients & Nutritional Content
This 2 lb (.9 kg) tub contains 24 servings in total.
I usually use just 1 scoop per day so this single tub lasts me about 3 weeks.
Each serving provides us with a total of 130 calories and packs 26 grams of protein.
1 gram of fat and 6 grams of carbs finish off the macros of each scoop.
Each scoop is listed to weigh 37 grams.
As you can see here each topped-off scoop is actually (41 g), which is something to keep in mind if you are meticulous about your macros.
The type of protein found in MTS Vanilla Ice Cream Whey is a mix of whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, and whey protein isolate.
Here is a little description of what each one is.
Whey Protein Concentrate – after processing, whey protein concentrate is usually up to and around 80% protein, with the remaining 20% carbs and fat.
Milk Protein Isolate – milk protein isolate is a type of protein made from skim milk. It has a similar profile to that of cow’s milk and contains all 9 essential amino acids. After it goes through filtration processing, it contains at least 90% protein and contains a mix of around 80% casein and 20% whey. Casein protein is a slower-digesting protein.
Whey Protein Isolate – after processing, whey protein isolate contains at least 90% protein and 10% carbs and fats. Whey protein isolate is processed even further than concentrate and has nearly all of the lactose removed which makes it great for people who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to lactose. It is also a bit more pricey.
Based on the order of ingredients presented on the label, it is my guess that this whey blend is made up mostly of whey protein concentrate by at least a small margin.
Overall, this blend should suffice for a large majority of people in regard to fueling and recovering from training as well as diet supplementation.
MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream also contains all 9 essential amino acids
Another ingredient on the list I would like to mention is Inulin.
Inulin is a type of insoluble fiber and is a prebiotic which is designed to act on the bacteria in the body (mainly the colon) in hopes to derive benefits from these bacterial actions and influence.
Learn more about Inulin and prebiotics here at Examine.com.
MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream is also gluten-free.
It is worth mentioning for anyone who may have certain allergies, it is stated that this product is manufactured in a facility that also processes tree nuts, wheat, and eggs.
Taste and Mixability.
As mentioned above, I’ll be testing this protein powder as a shake, as well as mixed in Greek yogurt and oats.
Let’s see how each one stacks up.
To make my shake I followed the directions on the label and used 6 oz of water to 1 scoop of protein.
I found that the protein mixed in really well with a bit of vigorous shaking.
The consistency came out just the way that I prefer it, not overly thick but not too watered down.
The flavor itself was very good, however, I got more of a vanilla cake batter-type taste than I did Vanilla ice cream.
I could best describe it as a very similar taste to eating some of the batter left in the mixing bowl when making a cake.
So while not exactly Vanilla ice cream, the sweetness was on point and the flavor was very enjoyable.
Worth noting, I also tried this flavor using milk, both whole milk and almond milk and I found a milk base even better tasting.
For my Greek yogurt mixture I used 1 serving (170 g) of yogurt and 1 scoop of MTS protein.
It took a good amount of stirring to get all of the powder mixed into the yogurt but once I did, it all became very smooth and super thick.
The consistency reminded me of a cream cheese frosting.
Speaking of taste, it gave me vanilla cake frosting vibes and I found it to be delicious and will definitely be making it often.
I can definitely see adding some ice cream sprinkles or chocolate chips into this to level it up that much more.
I also found this to be very filling which makes it great on a cut/diet to help curb your appetite and sweeth tooth while also getting a good amount of your protein in for the day.
As I usually do for these tests, I went with 1 serving of oats (40 g) and 1 scoop of protein with a water base.
The thickness of the oats came out just the way I like them to be, not too runny but not too dry either with the powder mixing in smoothly leaving the only chunkiness being from the whole oats.
The first spoonful tasted like a warm white cake that you would bake at home but without any frosting on it. This is what I was reminded of as I kept on eating which is my best way of describing the taste.
Overall I found all 3 of these ways of using MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream to be very good.
While I don’t think it tasted exactly taste like Vanilla ice cream, I still very much enjoyed it in all of the ways I used it.
The price of a 2 lb (.91 kg) tub is listed at $36.99, and a 5 lb (2.3 kg) tub is listed at $69.99 on TigerFitness.com at the time of publishing.
A lot of 2 lb (.91 kg) tubs of protein powders of whey blends that I’ve seen on Amazon range from $30 on the low end to $40 or so on the high end. MTS Vanilla Ice Cream Whey falls right around the middle of that range, which doesn’t exactly make it a bargain, but you can be confident that you aren’t overpaying wildly either.
MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream is a great-tasting protein and can be used in multiple ways.
Whether you simply want to make a shake or mix it into yogurt or oats, MTS Whey Vanilla Ice Cream performs well.
As I said earlier, in my opinion, it does not taste exactly like vanilla ice cream, but more so like a vanilla-style cake batter. In any case, I still enjoyed this selection from the MTS Nutrition Whey lineup and would continue to use it in the future.