Saturday, September 8, 2018

How to Lose Weight Drinking a Yummy Orange Creamsicle Shake Every Day #HealthyLiving


*I first posted this in August of 2016 and it's been my top blog post since then. I want to make sure it really gets seen because it's a fabulous gluten-free meal/snack/treat. I've also added a new Category of posts to my blog called Hashimotos, as I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and am going to make some serious dietary changes. You can also check out my Kerrie the Kitchen Queen blog for lots of great recipes I'm going to try, post and share.

I wrote back here about giving the Trim Healthy Mama plan a shot. Except I still haven't cracked open the book. I have tried several recipes from the cookbook, but I'm definitely not sticking with the plan 100% ... or even 50%. BUT there is one thing I pretty much have every day because it feels like LIFE to me and doesn't give me a sugar headache and fills me up and makes me feel AMAZING.

It's the Trim Healthy Mama orange creamsicle shake. I have it nearly every day as my lunch and I'm slowly losing weight (also, walking daily doesn't hurt) and I'm not craving sugar and chocolate as much as I used to. When you see what is in it, you will see why I feel so great these days!

BONUS: less brain fog!

I have modified this recipe a bit by sometimes adding a tablespoon of collagen, sometimes adding vanilla extract, and I used xanthan gum to thicken instead of the THM plan thickener. I also use sweetener I get at the grocery store instead of their sugar substitutes until I can save up to try theirs. Here's the recipe I use:

Put all this in a blender and mix until you can't hear the ice rattling around anymore :-)

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon orange extract

1 full orange, peeled

1 tablespoon plus maybe more to taste of Splenda for baking (you can also try Truvia and just start with one packet (UPDATE: now I use the Super Sweet THM and it takes 2 packets for it to taste good to me)

1 scoop pristine whey protein powder (they call for half scoop but I use one whole scoop for 20 g protein and more calories)

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum to thicken

12 ice cubes

OPTIONAL:
*1 T peanut flour for a peanuty taste and more protein
*1 T collagen powder (this is not in the THM recipe but I added it because I'm not seeing anything major coming from it so I'm trying to use it up so why not toss it in a shake?)

Okay, so how does it help me lose weight?

Because it makes a HUGE portion and (1) I sip it instead of putting bad-for-me things into my mouth mindlessly (2) it's filling and takes a while to process so less snacking (3) the protein fills me up (4) I crave less sugary junk when I'm drinking this every day, no joke.

Give it a try and leave me a comment about how much you love it! And here is the chocolate version without cottage cheese!

UPDATE: Add an Advocare Spark packet in Mandarin Orange for a serious flavor boost and brain pick-me-up!!! My friend Grace is an Advocare rep and has lost 38 pounds using their products.

I also tried some Truvia Nectar in mine and loved it. You can sneak all sorts of good things in here in powder or liquid form!

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