can you add water to the shakes instead of milk?

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  1. JustForMe

    JustForMe Gold Member

    well it says all in the title :eek:
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  3. Sass

    Sass Silver Member

    i'm not sure but i reckon it would taste yuk. Do you not like milk or would you be doing it for other reasons ?
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  5. JustForMe

    JustForMe Gold Member

    im not really that keen on milk. Im currently doing CS but im looking for cheaper alternatives!
  6. scarymary

    scarymary Full Member

    Nope not water im afraid. The milk helps to give the shake more nourishment and calories. Its nutritionally balanced to be made with milk.

    Maybe try the bars or the smoothies?
  7. Stirky7

    Stirky7 Believe!

    Definite no no, like the others have said the skimmed milk is a key part of the balance of nutrients. Plus it would be disgusting and probably not drinkable with water. Like scarymary said, maybe best try the bars, soups or smoothies. But the milkshakes are very nice, my mum can't stand milk and she used to have them. She used to have the vanilla and strawberry flavours as she also hates chocolate!
  8. ColinT

    ColinT Member

    I understand the convenience it would be to make it with water instead of milk, so here's what I do. Fill up your shake to the 250 ml with water, then add 2 rounded tablespoons (or 3 dessertspoons) of milk powder (such as Marvel) and then the two scoops of SlimFast powder. Set to with the blender or shaking and it comes out much the same as if made with skimmed milk, but has the benefit of added vitamins A & D and you don't have to lug it home from the supermarket!
    Last edited: 11 April 2009
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  10. ColinT

    ColinT Member

    Got it - thanks!
  11. Rayven

    Rayven Addicted to Minimins!

    Aside from the fact that you need the calories and calcium the milk gives you if you do it with water it tastes minging! lol
  12. Gerry

    Gerry Full Member

    Tesco's actually do a hot chocolate version that you make up with water. Depends on the taste if you make it with cold water and don't heat it, no idea what it tastes like, but wether you drink it hot or cold I shouldn't think it makes any difference to the taste, just not sure what it would mix like. I have a blender that can heat as well as mix, so if you just press mix and not heat, what's the difference? You'd be restricted to the chocolate flavour though, although saying that I live on the chocolate milk mix one as it makes up thicker than any of the Slim Fast or Tesco Strawberry versions.

    Hope this helps.
  13. JustForMe

    JustForMe Gold Member

    haha im so stupid i literally thought it was a hot chocolate drink

    so is it do the same thing a slimfast shake would. ie replace a meal?

    or am i just been blonde again :rolleyes:
  14. Gerry

    Gerry Full Member

    Yes, it's a meal replacement. I shouldn't think it will make a difference to the nutrients if you drink it cold rather than hot. Chilled would be nice. :) Tesco's Lighter Choices. It looks similar to the one that you do make with milk, so make sure you pick up the right box.
  15. JustForMe

    JustForMe Gold Member

    oooo thank you for that! im just looking on there website but i cant seem to find it...

    will it be near all the slimfast products in the shops?
  16. Gerry

    Gerry Full Member

    Yes, most stores have it on the bottom shelf below the tins of slimfast. Usually the milk one on the left, then the hot chocolate one, then strawberry. Just look closely as there is not much difference between the cold milk one and the hot milk one on the box.
  17. ColinT

    ColinT Member

    Hi guys

    Sorry to let you know that it WILL make a difference if you make it with cold water - but you COULD make it with hot water and then let it go cold.

    "Here's the science bit ..."

    Much like instant custard, hot chocolate drinks contain starch cells to thicken the product. The boiling water bursts these cells and this is when the product thickens - and why you get lumpy bits if you don't stir well enough. If you've ever made custard using non-instant custard powder (or even blancmange - sorry to mention so many yummy desserts!), you'll remember that it suddenly thickens once the mixture reaches boiling point. For the same reason, the equivalent instant products need to be made with hot water.

    Not so blonde after all, Imgoingtobekelsagain!
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