Just thought I’d drop in and say Hi. I’ve order a batch to try, with the main aim to improve my breakfast and lunch routine at work, instead of eating junk irregularly. If by straightening that out I shift some weight, then great.
Got my first delivery today, two bags of Vanilla. My intention is to start with breakfasts, then phase in lunches as well, having a “normal” main meal in the evening, and likely the weekends off. However today, as I wanted to try it, and I’d eaten a main meal at lunch, had my first go for dinner.
It wasn’t an amazing success to be honest. I’ve not done any kind of shakes before, so I’m putting it down to a major learning curve.
The first thing that struck me was the strength of the Vanilla flavour, and it seemed almost toffee like. I made up the recipe that’s suggested in the booklet as a starter, and clearly didn’t shake it anywhere near hard enough or long enough. My first few mouthfuls were full of lumps. So, much shaking later, and a whisk up with a fork and I managed to smooth it out so it was much better to drink. Unfortunately the lumps, combined with how different it is to anything I’ve ever had meant the taste totally overwhelmed me. I ended up stirring in some coffee to tame it.
I think straight from the tap isn’t cold enough, so I need to make some ice up, and I also think I’ll make up tomorrow’s and leave it in the fridge overnight. I’ve got the sample pack of flavour boosts, I think I’ll make up the mocha one. I’ll see how that goes shaker made, then maybe try blending.
Up side, it seems to have left me feeling comfortably “full up”, so I think it’s just a case of cracking on, and finding what works for me now! I love cherries, and have a load in the freezer. I think I’ll try them in one soon.
Thanks for reading my ramblings if you got this far!