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Old 09-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #121
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Bumping...I just may give up my RTD shakes with all these yummy choices. Thanks to all who shared their tested recipes
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #123
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I make one similar to Charski (coconut milk instead of almond milk) . I also add cinnamon to the coffee blends and the coffee/chocolate blends. I also do a pineapple/coffee combo. I know that sounds weird but it is delicious.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:45 PM   #125
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Protein shakes are invaluable for when youre starving and you need something quick, theyre a real diet saver for me.
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I am soooo glad someone directed me to this thread...I like to drink my breakfast and I'm always in a big hurry. I smoothies!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:13 AM   #127
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Monday I was in the mood for a root beer freeze. It's been 100+ here the last few days but it's finally cooling off a little now, thank goodness. The 80's are going to feel Great coming up. Anyway, I used 6 oz of a Diet Hansen Creamy Root Beer as the water, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a few drops of vanilla extract and some ice. O M G, wonderful!
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:05 AM   #128
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Monday I was in the mood for a root beer freeze. It's been 100+ here the last few days but it's finally cooling off a little now, thank goodness. The 80's are going to feel Great coming up. Anyway, I used 6 oz of a Diet Hansen Creamy Root Beer as the water, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, a few drops of vanilla extract and some ice. O M G, wonderful!
That sounds great! And it makes me think -- I don't have any root beer, but I do have some diet black cherry soda. And I'm getting a hankering for a black cherry shake! Gonna try it following your recipe exactly. Thanks for posting it.
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Protein shake of the day:

1 cup strong brewed coffee
2 T HWC
2 T SF Hershey's chocolate syrup
10 ice cubes
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

Blend and drink. I love coffee drinks (though not coffee itself), so this was a great breakfast for me!!
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Pumpkin Protein shake

1 can Pure Protein Vanilla Creme (trader joe's carries them)
1/4 c. pumpkin puree
1/2 c. water
1 oz. cream cheese
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 pkt splenda
dash of orange zest
dash of sf vanilla ext.
tiniest pinch of salt (this really punches up flavor)
1/8 t. of guar gum or xanthan gum (you can add more if you like thick. . I just like body)
ice

Combine all the ingredients except the ice in a blender, blend until smooth. Add as much ice as you like and blend until the consistency of a milkshake.

This makes quite a large shake . . . I drink one for dinner every night. . .very filling and delicious.

289 cal, 11g fat, 10 g carbs 2 g fiber 37g protein
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #131
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Here's my go to recipe - I call it Chocolate Protein Frosty.

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbl hershey dark cocoa powder
3 tbl heavy cream
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
8-10 ice cubs (regular square ones)
Enough water to make it move in the blender (about 1/2-3/4 cup)
*splenda or other sweetener if needed.

Tastes like a Wendy's Frosty. And is extremely thick!
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Pumpkin Protein shake

1 can Pure Protein Vanilla Creme (trader joe's carries them)
1/4 c. pumpkin puree
1/2 c. water
1 oz. cream cheese
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 pkt splenda
dash of orange zest
dash of sf vanilla ext.
tiniest pinch of salt (this really punches up flavor)
1/8 t. of guar gum or xanthan gum (you can add more if you like thick. . I just like body)
ice

Combine all the ingredients except the ice in a blender, blend until smooth. Add as much ice as you like and blend until the consistency of a milkshake.

This makes quite a large shake . . . I drink one for dinner every night. . .very filling and delicious.

289 cal, 11g fat, 10 g carbs 2 g fiber 37g protein
<happy clap!> Traders Joes is opening in Omaha late Oct or early Nov and I cant wait to find the Vanilla Creme! And 37 grams of protein is INCREDIBLE!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:35 PM   #133
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<happy clap!> Traders Joes is opening in Omaha late Oct or early Nov and I cant wait to find the Vanilla Creme! And 37 grams of protein is INCREDIBLE!!
Firstly, I LOOOOOOVE your avatar. . so adorable!

Trader Joe's is a low-carbers DREAM!! I don't know what I'd do without it!

The Trader Joe's here carries two kinds of canned protein drink. .one has 21 grams carbs and the other has 35 grams so make sure that you grab that one. . on the whole, they are not so great on their own but as a base for smoothies, they are WONDERFUL!! I just have never been able to stand the chalkiness of protein/whey powders.

Here is another one I make with the chocolate one:

1 can Pure Protein Frosty Chocolate
1 pkg splenda
1 oz. cream cheese
1 T. cocoa powder
1 HEAPING T. of peanut flour (trader joe's carries it!)
pinch of salt
1/2 c water
pinch of xanthan gum
ice

whirl it all together in a blender. . .deeelicious!!!

c. 391 fat 15g, sat fat 7g, carbs 17, fiber 7, protein 54g (54!!!!)
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Firstly, I LOOOOOOVE your avatar. . so adorable!

Trader Joe's is a low-carbers DREAM!! I don't know what I'd do without it!

The Trader Joe's here carries two kinds of canned protein drink. .one has 21 grams carbs and the other has 35 grams so make sure that you grab that one. . on the whole, they are not so great on their own but as a base for smoothies, they are WONDERFUL!! I just have never been able to stand the chalkiness of protein/whey powders.

Here is another one I make with the chocolate one:

1 can Pure Protein Frosty Chocolate
1 pkg splenda
1 oz. cream cheese
1 T. cocoa powder
1 HEAPING T. of peanut flour (trader joe's carries it!)
pinch of salt
1/2 c water
pinch of xanthan gum
ice

whirl it all together in a blender. . .deeelicious!!!

c. 391 fat 15g, sat fat 7g, carbs 17, fiber 7, protein 54g (54!!!!)
Wow, another winner! I just cannot get over the protein content, really incredible!

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Old 12-03-2010, 02:05 AM   #136
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what exactly makes a smoothie filling? I need it to be a meal. I've had oil and two eggs in mine, but the fullness lasted only an hour. thanks
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Do you have protein powder? I use either whey isolate or egg white powder to make mine more filling.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #138
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yeah I have vanilla flavored. the one I made today was a bit more filling than my previous though. I used more olive oil and I had 2 eggs in it. Kept me full for a few hours
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Bump! I've been thinking about using some protein shakes.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #144
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My new fave - mocha. 7 oz. unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze, 1 oz. heavy cream, 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon Thicken Thin Not/Sugar or Not/Starch (or whatever thickener you like), sweetener to taste, pinch of salt, dribble of vanilla extract, 1 scoop Designer Whey chocolate protein powder. Put in blender in order listed, more or less, but get the liquids in first. Turn on blender on low speed and let all ingredients get well combined. Turn off blender and add about 10 ice cubes; blend on high speed til ice is all chopped and there are no ice lumps left.

This has the consistency of a thick chocolate milkshake. It makes enough for 2 people to share but I usually drink it all myself!
i made this today. YUM!

one question, though...am i the only who ended up with a glass of very thick snot from the xantham gum? 1 teaspoon is way too much for the small amount of liquid. at least in the shake i made...i dumped that one and there still some stuck to the glass so i added another batch to that and it was still borderline to thick. next time going to start with 1/4 tsp xantham gum.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:31 PM   #146
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i made this today. YUM!

one question, though...am i the only who ended up with a glass of very thick snot from the xantham gum? 1 teaspoon is way too much for the small amount of liquid. at least in the shake i made...i dumped that one and there still some stuck to the glass so i added another batch to that and it was still borderline to thick. next time going to start with 1/4 tsp xantham gum.
Even ¼ might be too much. I would try half that and see if you need more rather than step your way down with the xanthan gum. It sure isn't the same as the not/starch or whatever that stuff was.
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Carrie, I usually put in 1/3 the amount of xanthan. I got the idea from one opf my cookbooks. I think 1/4 teaspoon is a great idea. Xanthan is way better with too little than it is with too much.
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i made another later in the day. it was yummy, too. i used less than a 1/4 tsp. much better.

i'm using hershey's SF chocolate syrup (no chocolate almond milk or chocolate protein powder)...it says it's made with erythritol and splenda....i could not see any other offending ingredients. later on in the evening i got the rumbling tummy i get if i eat maltitol or sorbitol. not as intense, but there nonetheless. i HOPE it's not the hershey's...it's *really* good in this shake.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #149
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super simple....pour a bit of almond milk in smoothie maker or blender (I'd say I used 5-6 oz.,regular, not chocolate) add about 3/4 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp. instant coffee ( I used Dandy Blend since that's what I have), a couple of pkts. sweetener of choice if you taste it and think it isn't sweet enough, dump in some ice, smoothie it up! Mine was real thick just like a milkshake.
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Forgive me if I already posted this but...You know the Induction shakes. 2 eggs, 3Tbs HWC, ice and stevia? well, I add a scoop of protein powder. It bumps the protein. Also you can cut back on the cream and add water. And I sometimes add instant coffee in the morning decaf. I have added a Tbs of cocoa powder or coconut flakes or chia seeds also. Cinnamon or chai seasoning is also good. Or berry flavored stevia. So many options I never get bored.

I have it every morning for breakfast. If you are squeamish about eggs use 1/2 c egg beaters.
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