Wednesday, February 08, 2006

How to drink a 20/20 shake

First thing's first: I have not found a shake combination that tastes good yet. I've tried several combinations, mostly using the vanilla flavored shake, and they are pretty bad. I talked to an associate who did the plan, and he swore by a combination I've not tried yet: chocolate flavored mix with raspberries. I've got a chocolate packet and will try this combo later today.

In the meantime, I've got to get down a bunch of vanilla flavored shakes. Last night I discovered a technique that actually helps. The shakes are pretty thick, especially if you add ice to the mix. If you work it right, you can more or less pour the shake straight down your throat. This means little to no interaction with the taste buds!

I know that this is not a long term solution, but at least it can keep me going until I figure out a good tasting shake combination.

FYI: Jeff Newfeld's Palletable 20/20 Shake Recipe: Use 12 oz. water, 1/2 cup raspberries, and a chocolate shake mix. Do NOT add ice. Put it all in the blender and mix well. The breakfast version of the shake adds 1 tbsp. of peanut butter and 1 tsp. of fiber powder. Bon appetit!

Chocolate peanut butter - 1 chocolate packet, 1 tbs peanut butter, 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup water. Blend! Add fiber for mornings and eat berries on the side ;) Whenever you want to get it down fast, half the recommended ice from the dietician and if you like it frothy, say as a "dessert" with your dinner, add alittle extra ice.
I've not tried putting peanut butter into my shakes because I'm afraid it's going to make cleanup much more difficult! Maybe if I get sick of what I'm drinking now I'll try it...

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