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3/30/12 4:41 P

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I am lovin' the smoothies with frozen fruit! I had strawberry (regular) Slim-Fast blended with frozen strawberries for breakfast. For lunch I had the chocolate low carb Slim-Fast blended with frozen dark cherries. I blend in the Magic Bullet and it comes out like a milk shake. Yum!!

I am finding that I really like the taste of the low carb Slim-Fast (20 g protein, 180 calories).
It is more expensive than the regular Slim-Fast, but has more protein per serving. I did find it on sale for the time being.

Lots of fun experimenting!





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3/19/12 10:27 P

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Found a couple recipes that sound really good. I haven't tried either yet, but they sound so delicious I wanted to share them right away.

Almond Joy Smoothie ~

Almond flavoring
4-8 dates (soak in water for 1/2 hour before blending)
Vanilla flavoring
Chocolate flavoring
1 1/2 cups water
Ice ~ add to desired consistency

For the vanilla and chocolate flavoring, use your shake as one of the flavors. If you have a vanilla shake or powder, only add the choc. flavoring and vice versa. Makes recipe a bit versatile that way. Can't wait to try this one. I already have the fat free syrups to use! emoticon

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie ~
Vanilla shake/powder
1/4 c. coconut milk
1/2 c. pumpkin, cooked
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 dashes ginger
2 dashes nutmeg
1/2 - 1 tsp. stevia (to taste)
8-10 ice cubes

Blend everything except ice until completely smooth. Add ice and blend until desired consistency.

I love pumpkin pie, so I can't wait to buy pumpkin tomorrow and try this one!!!

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3/19/12 7:31 A

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WOW! The Orange Creamsicle float is divine!!!!! emoticon

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3/18/12 7:13 P

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That makes sense. I guess I'm over-thinking it, trying not to mess up on my first day! Thanks for the suggestions!

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3/18/12 7:06 P

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Jenny go by the nutrition info on your powder. Perhaps the scoop is smaller than others. Since product can vary even within the same line it is important to go with the values you have. So in the case of the recipes posted here you would use 2 scoops of powder.

As for best tasting shakes. I prefer the EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control shakes either Chocolate Fudge or French Vanilla for ready to drink shakes. I pick up both my premade shakes & powder at Sam's Club as buying in bulk does save money. Though if you are not sure if you will like a variety it would be beneficial to buy a small amount of the brand you are looking at at a regular store before investing in bulk.

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"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/18/12 9:01 A

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Hi,

I'm new to this plan-today is my first day. I'm a little confused about the protein powder. I bought EAS protein powder (Vanilla Cream) and it says 2 scoops is one serving. Most of the recipes I've seen only use 1 scoop-does this mean you are not getting enough protein? Also any tips on the best tasting, least expensive protein powder or ready-made shakes? All advice welcome!

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3/18/12 7:49 A

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Walmart Fruit Smoothie

1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup Fage brand plain 0% fat Greek yogurt
handful frozen fruit blend
1/2 scoop vanilla Slim Fast powder

Toss in a blender, enjoy The yogurt boosts the protein and makes it
taste better. Slim Fast sweetens it and contributes vitamins and a bit of
fiber.

Shake ingredients total:
177.5 calories (not including fruit)
14.75 g protein
no fat
1-2 servings of fruit


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3/17/12 7:50 P

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Great idea with the hot weather coming soon.

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3/17/12 3:13 P

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Last night I put my Vanilla Slim Fast in the freezer just get it cold quickly. Well, I forgot about it and it froze. I let it sit out for a bit and when I went to drink it it was like a milkshake. Very good!

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3/17/12 3:11 P

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I blend the Strawberries and Cream Slim Fast with fresh strawberries.

“When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.

The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”

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3/7/12 11:30 P

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For the Green Smoothie: How do you count this in the program? It doesn't have the whey protein in it, so is it a shake, or just counted as fruit/veggies? Don't mind me. I confuse easily.


Thank you so much for posting these recipes!!

Edited by: BAYBERRYBEAR at: 3/7/2012 (23:33)
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3/4/12 3:06 P

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Berry Iced Latte

1 cup frozen mixed berries
instant coffee (I use the maxwell house single serving size)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

Blend til smooth.

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"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/4/12 12:55 P

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Gwen ~ if you are talking to me I use Muscletech Vanilla Whey Protein or EAS Chocolate Whey Protein

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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3/4/12 11:02 A

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Hi..
What kind of protein powder did you mix this with?

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3/3/12 8:02 P

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Apple Pie Shake

1 pkt. Wonderslim Vanilla Cream Pudding/Shake
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
ice
(I would have used apple pie spice if I had any :-))
Blend and enjoy!!

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3/3/12 1:59 P

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1 can strawberry Equate or Slim Fast
1 cup frozen sliced strawberrie
2 pkts Splenda
1/2 banana
1 pkt. Splenda
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend till smooth. Will be thicker if the banana is frozen too. Equals a shake and two fruits.

I am definitely going to try the root beer float today. This is my 35th day. Going great,enjoy the meals and fruit and veggies. I try to add volume to the shakes with frozen fruit and to the meals with veggies as suggested in the book. This is the best plan I've found for me, but I haven't weighed yet so can't post it . Keep up the good work.

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3/2/12 7:38 P

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Root Beer Float

Ice
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
8 oz diet A & W root beer

blend til smooth

This is my treat style of protein shake

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/1/12 11:56 P

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This may sound kind of weird, but trust me, it's awesome.

Green Smoothie:

1 banana
1 handful of baby spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 packet truvia or other sweetener
Few ice cubes

Blend very well.

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3/1/12 11:43 P

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Creamsicle Float

Can of diet orange soda
Serving of vanilla protein shake
Few ice cubes
Blend until smooth

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3/1/12 10:07 P

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My favorite breakfast is simply a creamy milk chocolate Equate heated. Makes delicious hot chocolate. Eat a fresh fruit such as a banana, there is a good breakfast= a shake and 2 fruits. I really enjoyed reading the book and refer to it often.

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3/1/12 9:55 P

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1 can French Vanilla Equate shake
1 cup frozen mixed fruit
1/2 banana
1 pkt. Splenda
1tsp vanilla
Blend till smooth. Equals one shake and two fruits. I get Equate at Walmart. I prefer the canned shakes to the protein powder. Personal preference and convenience.

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3/1/12 9:12 P

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Peach Smoothie

1 cup frozen peaches
8 oz Diet Ginger Ale (I used just a tad more so it was nice and smooth)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/1/12 9:11 P

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Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie

1 cup frozen raspberries
8 oz Diet Ginger Ale (I used just a tad more so it was nice and smooth)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

Blend until smooth and enjoy.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/1/12 9:09 P

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Skinny Latte
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein powder
1 tsp instant coffee
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
ice
optional
almond or coconut extract
nutmeg

Blend til smooth

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/1/12 9:09 P

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Iced Mocha
1 scoop chocolate whey protein
1 tsp instant coffee
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
ice
optional
almond extract
coconut extract

blend until smooth.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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3/1/12 7:57 P

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Rootbeer Float

1 scoop vanilla protein powder
8 oz diet A&W rootbeer
ice cubes

Blend til smooth and enjoy

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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