Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the daily boost train.

as someone who's spent months drinking boost after boost, i know it gets old and it gets old fast. just like anything in this world, we can only take so much before we get sick of it. however, if you're really devoted to your supplements and are as adamant about weight restoration as i am, you learn to get creative. and by getting creative outside the 8oz can, you can also get a lot of bonus calories & exchanges in without the extra bulk.

here's a recipe i threw together today:

the chocolate weight-restoration coffee shake.
8 oz chocolate boost (or ensure plus)
1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup refrigerated coffee
2 tbsp vanilla caramel cream
2 ice cubes

pour it all into a blender (i highly recommend owning a magic bullet) and mix that shit up. pop in a straw and enjoy! i would advise pouring it into a cup first, but that's all personal preference, i suppose.

it's easy to change it up, too. use chocolate, vanilla, whatever. i wish i had frozen raspberries to throw in. i've also heard pb is great for a shake - a good way to get extra fat/protein in, also. play around. there are so many ways to get your resources and avoid getting sick of them. i will not condone adding anything into the mix that is low in fat or fat free, artificial (such as sweet & low or splenda), etc.

if you have any good supplement recipes you would like to share, e-mail them to me and i'll be happy to post them.


KC Elaine said...

wow, I'm impressed about how hard-core serious you are about your health. way to go!

carrie said...

My "magic bullet" was the following:

1 cup super premium coffee ice cream (Hagen-Daaz or Ben and Jerry's), softened

1 cup whole milk

1 packet chocolate carnation instant breakfast

Top with Redi-Whip and cocoa powder.

I haven't craved one of those in a while, but I think I'm going to have to scrounge something up. :)

Anonymous said...

I love any recipe that includes the phrase "mix that shit up." Hilarious!

Labyrinith said...

If I could only get Walden to invest in the Magic Bullet (I guess getting a toaster passed first would be ideal). I've got 3 boosts on my mp while at PHP, how I'd love to make one of these while there-imagine the snack room! It would be MADNESS!

Labyrinith said...

I stopped at the Walgreens near Walden this a.m. to grab some strawberry boost b/c Walden was out (Walgreens was also) and I ended up w/ Butter Pecan and Chocolate Mocha! And they have the pudding and the smoothies (same cal/fat as the drink) incase you are looking for other flavs.
xo babes