Thursday, October 4, 2018

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

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 one of a variety of Trim Healthy Mama shakes (also check out Orange Creamsicle and Chocolate Fat-Stripping Frappa). When I have one nearly every day as my lunch I slowly lose weight (also, walking daily is important) 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. You can use sweetener you get at the grocery store instead of the THM sugar substitutes, but I do have the Super Sweet blend. Here's the recipe I use:

Put all this in a blender and mix until you can't hear the ice rattling around anymore :-) (or use your immersion blender, which we got from my mom and love it!)

1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries

3 packets Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet blend (or alternative like Stevia)

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

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum to thicken

12 ice cubes

*1 T THM peanut flour for a peanuty taste and more protein
*1 T collagen powder

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.

UPDATE: Add an Advocare Spark packet in any flavor 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 to customize it just for you!

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