Does freezing or cooking protein powder ruin it?

Does freezing or cooking protein powder ruin it?

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FANCY HEALTH-FOODIE TYPES and fitness bloggers are whipping whey protein powder—not to mention pea protein, soy protein, and the like—into all kinds of foods these days. This is the era of smoothie bowls, protein-powder pancakes, and protein balls.

This isn’t new. But you’ve probably also heard some heated debates over whether extreme temps (high and low) can damage the quality of your protein powder, thereby reducing its ability to help you build muscle (and maybe even wasting money in the process).

So we asked Marni Sumbal, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D./N., owner of Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, whether or not your kitchen ingenuity with protein powder might actually be a misguided attempt to get more protein into your diet.