Archive for April, 2012
Powdered shakes can be used to make puddings. Empty a packet or measure of a shake into a bowl and add about 4 oz. of cold water or diet soda. Mix completely with a spoon or whisk. Enjoy.
When traveling, I commonly do this first thing in the morning. It is convenient and fast and only requires a glass, shake, cold water and spoon.
Also, if the third shake seems to be too much food for the day, make a pudding with less volume.
My favorite shake is HMR 70 Plus Vanilla available at ihmonline.com . Other shakes I have tried do not go into a pudding quite as well but can be used.
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You’ll use three shakes and two meal replacements daily while on The Simple Diet. Shakes that meet our criteria (100-200 calories, 10-26 grams of protein, and 0-6 grams of fat per serving) are a key part of The Simple Diet. They provide high volume for few calories while also providing protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Shakes come ready-to-serve and in powder form. Be sure to follow package directions for mixing powdered shakes, but here is our basic shake recipe (also found on page 58 of The Simple Diet):
1. Pour about 6 oz of cold water into a blender
2. Add one serving of shake mix and any flavorings. Blend at lowest speed
3. Add four ice cubes, one at a time, making sure to replace the blender cover after each ice cube, and blend briefly
4. Blend on low sped for 1 – 1 ½ minutes until shake is smooth
5. Blend on high speed for another 10 seconds for an extra-creamy shake
You can mix shakes with any fruit or vegetable and diet soda or other non-caloric beverages such as coffee or diet juices. For variety, try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, extracts, artificial sweeteners, sugar-free gelatin, instant coffee, up to 1 tsp. cocoa powder, or up to 1 Tbsp. sugar-free instant pudding mix. The combinations are endless! You’ll find some of our favorite recipes for shakes, floats, smoothies, and flavoring ideas on pages 59-61 and 86-87 of The Simple Diet. Enjoy!
In addition to the unlimited variety of cold shakes, smoothies, coladas, etc., you can make hot drinks.
Hot chocolate: Use 6 oz. of hot water. Add powdered chocolate shake and 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I use dark chocolate.) Yummy.
Hot mocha: 6 oz of hot coffee (regular or decaffeinated). Add chocolate shake powder of your choice. Tasty!
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