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'lumpy' shakes, the best way please

S: 12st6lb C: 11st8lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 0st12lb(6.9%)
#1
Hi, Ive got a LT shaker for my shakes which is fine, apart from trying to get the flippin lid off (expecially in my weakened state - lol). Everytime I make a shake I end up with brown lumps of powder (only have choc shakes). Is there a knack to it. I put the water in the shaker then tip the shake in, then shake like crazy.. whilst presently I would love to eat something, I do not want these lumps :D

Whats the best way to do your shakes? thanks Lisa
 
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nerac123

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#2
best to mix with cold water and with a hand blender - but, i can't use one at work, so i use a shaker. i have to shake for a good couple of minutes, there are a couple of lumps, but the vast majority are gone.

good luck

caren. x
 

pizzle84

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#3
I use a shaker (one people use to make up their muscle bulking shakes) and i have no lumps at all...however i do find that some of the shake powder (all choc too) sometimes collects at the spout of the shaker. I just poke it back in and shake again!
 

Ricisme

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#6
Use a hand blender to get a perfect creamy consistency - this one from Argos will do the job...

Buy Argos Value Range White Hand Blender. at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for .

OH NO! NO NO NO! I have that blender.
Firstly, it's HUGE! Secondly, the only time I've tried to use it and NOT been covered in food mess is when I made a huge pot of curry and could submerge it near the bottom of the pot. Of course, I may not be using it properly but man I hate that ugly phallic thing taking up my cupborad space.

I use a celebrity slim shaker and it does the business -same as Pizzle - powdery pout (hehehe) but push it in, and shake shake shake senora. The BEST way though is in a blender with ice! mmmmmm

I'm on my way to make an iced vanilla latte dont you know. :D
 

Elle-Emm

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#7
Sorry but my LT shaker does the job fab for me, and the Argos hand blender has been aces too!

YOu do need a bit of welly with the LT shaker but i've never had lumps. Great for the bingo wings too i'm sure ;)
 
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#8
LOL -See an upside to everything on this diet. LOL
 

Elle-Emm

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#9
absolutely - there's a bright side to almost everything in life!
 

indie.rainbow

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#10
Ive just had my first shake (day one :)) and i used a bowl and a normal hand whisk.
There was very minimal lumps, i think that because im a chef, and ive spent 14 years perfecting my whisking action. lol
My partner also started today, she will need a shaker for work, which we forgot to pick up from the chemist yesterday :(
off to buy a smoothie maker/blender today, as its been suggested that we crush ice with our shakes.
I would reccomend the milk frothers that you get from ikea (or most places) they are about £3, silver, and have a tiny whisk on the end. This will get a smooth finish, and it battery operated, and small enough to fit in your handbag/etc (approx 5'')
Hope this helps :)
 

Elle-Emm

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#11
Crushed ice is great for the shakes, I agree.
I stick my cubes in the empty LT packet and bash away with the bottom of my (heavy!) glass.

Great tip about the Ikea whisk though - I'm off there tonight so will look out for one. I'm going to buy a bookcase, so clearly will come back with piles of other stuff i don't really need, lol :)
 

indie.rainbow

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#12
Lol, I always find that too.
We can never have too many scissors, batteries, candles and mini daim bars! (whoops, well not any more!):)
 
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#13
I got a cheapo blender from Tesco for £9 :)

I found my hand blender thingy like the one from Argos just got me covered :rolleyes: lol

LiSe Xx
 
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#14
thank you all, I do have a hand blender so will give it a try - much appreciated. Lisa (who I may add is finding TFR hard today) I
 
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#15
thank you all- I do have a hand blender and will give it a go on my next shake (oh the excitement!!) Probably end up having to suck most of the shake out of my clothes, but hey, it may taste better LOL ... thanks Lisa
 

Bill-J

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#16
I have one of the Magic Bullet type Thingies, Sat in the cupboard for a year or so, I am SO glad I never Binned it.

No Mess. no Washing Up. (Just Hot Water and Blend).

Really good for shakes, and chips Ice so Real Cold Shakes to.

Bill
 

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indie.rainbow

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#17
Just got back from Asda, all excited, as we found a blender/smoothie maker for £6! Plugged it in ready to try our 2nd shake... and it doesnt bloody work :(
Had to mix them by hand, as both starving, and will go back and swap it later. Poo!
 


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