Hiya Lisa, They do sell the shakers at the chemist but I always use a blender because I have all my shakes hot and I think you need the blender so you don't get the dreaded lumps. The shaker is great if you have your shakes cold. Hope this helps and good luck this time.
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I prefer to have the shakes cold and use the shaker you get from the chemist. But you should def try both and see what you think.
When are you starting?
I use a stick blender at home which is the easiest to make the shake smooth.
At work I use a simpel tesco shaker. To avoid lumps I put in a couple of inches of cold water, tip in the contents of a sachet, shake really well until all smooth. Only then add the rest of the water (hot or cold whichever you prefer).
Thanks for your replies I am starting on Monday as its my bday on sunday and im out friday n over weekend, im hoping to go and get everything from pharmacy on friday but wonder if they will giv it me in advance or will i need to weigh in on the day that im starting?
Another vote here for the shaker, its been indispensable for me because work doesn't have a blender and its, for me, a lot less mess, noise and hassle cleaning afterwards.
I'll reiterate whats been said about only using them for cold drinks, I once tried to make the chicken soup in it only for the steam to increase the pressure inside the shaker blowing the lid off as I shook it...at least it warned me that the chicken soup was rank before I tasted it
Tastes vary from person to person, I can't stand anything but the vanilla so I've had that for the last 6 weeks. You can choose what flavours you want from the chemist, easiest thing to do is perhaps ask for a variety, if there are any you don't like you can normally take them back to exchange.
I've never tried the shaker, I bought a hand mixer which cost me all of £3.96 and it mixes my shakes/hot chocolates really well, I wouldn't do without it ( started off using a hand whisk, lumpy results everytime )
before i used a shaker i used to whisk it in but id run it through a small sieve first to get the lumps out and make sure it mixes properly weird i know but at the time it worked pretty well know i just through it all in my shaker and shake like hell for a min or two lol and works a treat