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Old 02-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #61
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I found a wealth of information by googling konjak and glucomannon and powder and recipes.

I think you will also see recipes for the noodles too if you look through that site.

I have a whole lot of experimenting to do now!!

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Oh, me too! It's kind of expensive, but nothing compares. I add it to my morning shake because I don't want a shake. I want ice cream. And that's what I get!

I usually add about 3/4 teaspoon to a 32-ounce shake, and maybe 1/16th teaspoon of xanthan gum. The combination of the two is way better than either one without the other.

I'm thinking about making a smoothie tonight (maybe one of Linda's recipes) with my glucomannan. She does not add Gluc. in her recipes. I thought I would add about 1/2 tsp. to start. Does this sound about right w/ 1/16 tsp. of X. gum?

Do you have a specific recipe for your shake? This would be a great snack!
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I'm thinking about making a smoothie tonight (maybe one of Linda's recipes) with my glucomannan. She does not add Gluc. in her recipes. I thought I would add about 1/2 tsp. to start. Does this sound about right w/ 1/16 tsp. of X. gum?

Do you have a specific recipe for your shake? This would be a great snack!
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Yes, that sounds about right to me. Be sure you give the shake a little time in the blender to thicken up. It doesn't take long, but it does take a bit of blending before the thickening kicks in.

Honestly, I don't have a recipe for my shake, but I do put in quite a bit of ice as well, so that it will really be like ice cream. I just make sure that there are enough flavor elements so that it doesn't taste "watery." In my case, that's cocoa, coconut milk (frozen into cubes) and protein powder.
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When I made my pudding, it was one cup of liquid to 2 tsp. of glucomannan to make a thick pudding..

I think "start small" and you can always add more if it's not thick enough.
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Glucomannan doesn't have the "slimy" properties of xanthan, so putting in a little too much to your smoothie will just make it stiffer (it has something of a "drying" property). If it's too stiff, you can always add a little bit of liquid to thin it down, but in my opinion, thicker is better.

BTW, I've fiddled with the OMM a couple of times, too. Here's an example:

2 T. cocoa powder
2 T. peanut flour
1 capsule or about 1/8 tsp glucomannan
sweetener to taste
an egg or egg white
2 T. your favorite flavor of DaVinci Syrup
2 T. other liquid goody, like Hershey's SF chocolate syrup, or even SF maple syrup

Additionally, you could make some SF chocolate chips and stir them in, or a little peanut butter stirred into the batter. But when you start talking about real chocolate and real peanut butter, you start talking about real carbs and real calories. Otherwise it's pretty low carb/calorie!

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Used a scan 1/2 tsp of gluc powder to thicken this recipe today (approx 1 1/2 cups of liquid). http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-n-cheese.html Very smooth and creamy!

I put the gluc powder with the cold cream into a Netrition shaker bottle, shook well, then added that into the cooking skillet. As it heated, I could tell it was thickening a bit too much, so I just stirred in enough chicken broth to make it the consistency I wanted. Very pleased with how the glucomannan worked!
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Thanks for the advice on the smoothie-I'm liking it, but very filling-which is a good thing!

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Got some capsules today..I made some noodley things like that guy in the video..I might get that pickling stuff at Walmart and try it.
Carolyn...What is the potency of your capsules? 2 websites I went to were out of the powder.
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Pam: 4 equals one tsp..They are the NOW brand, I believe.
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Thanks, Carolyn. I see that Netrition carries the Now brand of glucomannan capsules.
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I made a great Pina Colada smoothie using the Glucomannan Powder and X. gum combo to thicken it! I was driving home from work and I was thinking about how I could make a low carb pina colada and I decided to experiment with my new thickener. I even used unflavored protein powder in it!
Here's what I did
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Torani coconut syrup
6 drops of liquid splenda
2 truvia packets
1 scoop unflavored protein powder
1/2 tsp glucomannan powder
1/16 tsp xantham gum
1/2-3/4 tsp of unsweetened Pineapple/orange koolaid(actually favor-aid)
Rum to taste-optional
Lots of Ice
This made 3 nice sized drinks!

My question is-does anybody think I used too much coconut milk?
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I make a simple glucomannan "pudding" thingie almost every night--it is so filling and satisfying and I'm using it to help me overcome my nighttime eating problem. Today's version was pretty good - I used one packet of Alpine SF cider mix (15 calories) dissolved in about 6 oz of water in a Tupperware shaker cup, then added 1 tsp of glucomannan powder and shook like crazy, let it sit for about 35 minutes. Turns out kinda like the "gel ooze" stuff kids eat. This was my first time to try apple--I liked it!
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the puddings are helped immensely by a little almond milk--for very few calories, seems to make it much creamier if you add 1/2 cup for about 20 calories. I love lemon!
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I made a mock lemon meringue pie last night with glucomannan. It was ok, not the best, but worked for a sweet tooth.

For me, I like to mix a can of cocount cream (the unsweetened kind) 1/2 c of heavy whipping cream, 1/2 c of shredded coconut, some sweetener, and 1 tsp of glucomannan in the blender. It makes some really yummy filling coconut cream pudding.
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Ouizoid, I'll have to try the almond milk. How do you make the lemon?
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I made a lemon pudding by using the idea of sligh in Protein fluff recipes. She used lemon s/f jello. I used the lemon s/f jello, 2 C. almond milk and 2 t. mol of the glucomann. It was yummy.
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PP--I use lemon crystal lite (actually, I use lemonade flavoured 4c from netrition, because it is sweetened with splenda), almond milk, water, and glucomannan powder--all blended together. yummy.
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Linda--the protein fluff also included whey protein powder--did you use that too?
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No, no PP, just the lemon jello, glucomann and almond milk. The kool aids would work too, like your Crystal lite.
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Tried lemon Crystal Light with half almond milk and half water--yummy! I'm going to look for the 4C, the CL was a little too acidy-tasting (or maybe I just used too much) but I had NO PROBLEM eating the whole cup lol. I'm also going to try it with the True Lemon granules and liquid Splenda.

lindaokc - when you use the jello does it make it gummier or thicker? I've never combined glucomannan with gelatin.
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You know, I"m sure had I put it in the fridge it would have gotten unbelievable thick/hard, but I just shook it up and ate it. I used it mainly for the flavor because it's the only lemon thing I had, lol. If I do it again, I will use a lot more water/almond milk and wait for it to thicken more in the fridge just to see what happens. Probably next time I will just buy some lemon flavored drink mix at the store and try it instead.
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Hey Linda!

Glad to see you are "glu-ing"

I have some good protein. Synthrax Roadhouse Lemonade, the Synthrax Fuzzy Navel, the Jay Robb Pina Colada and Dreamscicle. These are doing great for protein puddings. I too am doing the Almond milk. I do think the addition of some Crystal Light or Koolaide helps the color, which is not appealing--greyish.

For the chocolate it is worth the 25 cals to add my Kroger 25 cal cocoa, which seems just the same as Swiss Miss, but was $1 a box this last week. I also add vanilla--good Mexican stuff--or some Vanilla Nut stuff that rocks my taste buds.

Again there's a website devoted to glucomannon recipes, but of course, I won't give it per our hosts TOS. I LOVE netrition.com.

I prefer the puddings to shakes these days. I can eat a few spoonsful when I'm hungry and keep on trucking. So far so good.

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Hi Janie. I was so tickled to see you started this thread. You know, I've made some awesome chocolate pudding w/ just the chocolate unsweetened almond milk and a touch of stevia for the sweetener. 45 Calories total for a cup and of course, the glucomannon. The last time I made it I did tweak it with a touch of vanilla and a touch of salt and about 1 t. of cocoa, lol. Always tweaking.
Thanks for the info on the recipes. I will google.
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Choco mint pudding= my new friend

1 1/2 c. Unsweetened Almond Breeze, 1-2T cocoa, sweetener to taste, 3 drops mint flav, 3 caps glucom
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Thanks to this thread-I'm loving the glu pudding and shakes! I'm experimenting with different flavor combinations, but using my unflavored pp. I don't care for the taste of flavored pp. I'm loving the shakes with coconut milk. I bought some unsweetened almond milk today and thought I would try some in my creations (since the carb count is so low).
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Jeri, how are you using the PP in your puddings? Could you give us an idea of how much? Just wondered what it would be like in the puddings but haven't tried it yet. When you make your puddings, do you heat/cook them, or just have them cold?
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I'm sorry, I'm not using pp in my puddings, but you know what-I will experiment tonight and report back! I don't see why it wouldn't work. I don't heat my puddings. I eat them cold. I originally put 2 tsp of glu to 1 cup of liquid-but this amount made it way too thick for me. When I made my pudding with sf lemonade to go, I used 2 cups liquid, the lemonade pk, and 2 tsp glu. I added a couple drops of liquid splenda. I loved this one.
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Linda, I use one scoop of protein powder to about 3/4 cup almond breeze, plus the gluc. powder--less than a teaspoon, a tad of crystal light or koolaide with sweetener. It's a to taste sort of thing. I use the Bullet and put a lid on the thing and snack with a few spoonsfull during the day. Of course, it would make 2 servings of regular pudding. I figure my pudding has 125 calories to about 150 calories, depending on my choices, with 22-25 g. protein. That's for the whole thing.
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I am adding another favorite "gluc" pudding. Last night, I brough 1/2 c almond milk to a boil, stirred in 1 package of lime jello. In the blender, I put 1 1/2 c almond milk, 1/2 c hwc and then turned it on and added the jello mix, I slowly added 2 t gluc powder. OMG that is my new favorite!
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I made such a yummy pudding yesterday!

1 pkg alpine sf apple cider, 1 scoop vanilla PP, 1 tsp gluc powder blended in 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup caramel Davincis . Add 2 Tbs ff cream cheese and 2 tbs ff sourcream. blend again. Tasted like a caramel apple! Snacked on it off and on all day--the gluc powder keeps me full!
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