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Slim and Save Mousse!


Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
Some of the VLCDs use things like Mix a Mousse to make the shakes into a mousse so I thought I'd give it a whirl with a Slim and Save shake. If you can get hold of Mix A Mousse from the Cambridge diet then that's the simplest way (but it's quite expensive) or you can use powdered gelatine.

I had some Mix A Mousse left over from when I did a VLCD before so I tried yesterday with a strawberry shake and it came out fine (but I did end up with a couple of small lumps).

Today I tried with normal gelatine powder from the supermarket. I used half a sachet of gelatine and disolved the gelatine in a measuring jug in a little boiling water (about 50ml). I did whizz it in the microwave for 10 seconds to disolve the last bit as there was still a little that wasn't disolved (but you shouldn't allow it to boil). Gelatine liquid was then put into the fridge to cool.

Once cool I topped it up with cold water to 150ml and added the liquid to a shaker and tipped in the shake powder. Shake until blended as per a normal shake (but it's thicker) and then add to a bowl. I then added a little more water to the shaker and shook to ensure that I got every last bit of the shake :) stirred it into the bowl with the rest and put into the fridge to set. I'm not sure how long it took to set as I got distracted but it's supposed to take 10 - 15 minutes. It was quite nice (I used banana) and quite firm. It's not to everyone's taste but it made a bit of a change.

Given how firm it was I would think that you might be able to get away with a bit less gelatine, or more liquid but you'd need to play around with that to suit your own personal taste.

Dr Oetker Gelatine powder is 69p in Tesco for 6 sachets (ie 12 mousses!) but make sure that you get the powdered gelatine, not the leaf or the sheets. It's not for veggies though as it's 100% meat protein. There is a vegetarian gelatine but I'd suggest that is not good as it's 90% carbohydrate. Cambridge diet say that you can have 1 shake per day made into a mousse so I guess we can probably do the same with no problems.

There are also threads in Minimins about making a trifle from a jelly made of water with added water flavouring (if you use those) and gelatine as the base and the mousse on top. No trifle sponges though! :)
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S: 12st0lb C: 10st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 1st4lb(10.71%)
Sounds nice! I had a banana shake last night which I made really thick by accident, t'was like drinking a mousse :D

Sounds a bit of a faff to make, not sure I could be bothered :eek:


Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
Sounds a bit of a faff to make, not sure I could be bothered :eek:
Believe me I'm absolutely no cook and it wasn't too much of a faff to make if you have a bit of time to let the things cool / set. No good if you're rushing around though. I only tried this week because I have the week off work.


Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
Nor me, that's what got me in this state in the first place! :D
Yep, ready meals and junk rule in our house! :eek: Will have to try to cook more healthy stuff when I've finished with this. When I finished LT last time I used to eat salad and lean chicken during the week and then at weekends I used to do a homemade veg curry with loads and loads of fresh veggies. It was lovely. I used to have it on it's own (I did write naked but that implied that I was naked when eating it :D) and the OH had his with rice. That's back in the days when I had my sensible head on!
S: 20st5lb C: 16st13lb G: 12st4lb BMI: 35 Loss: 3st6lb(16.84%)
Sounds good. Will totally be trying your mouse idea. Thanks! Anything for a bit of variety!
S: 12st10lb C: 10st10lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 2st0lb(15.73%)
Thanks for this thread , Ive got into a bit of a habit of having no shakes during the day just 4 meals as I prefer them to the shakes , its not a taste thing I just prefer chewing to drinking my meal

so im going to be stuck with loads of shakes , I usually have a bowl of porridge in the evening as my dessert so thought that making mousses from my shakes might be a good alternative

which did you think gave the best results the mix a mousse or gelatine powder ?


Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
The mix a mousse was easier but I reckon that the gelatine gave the better results despite melting the gelatine being a slight faff as I didn't get the lumps that the mix a mousse gave me. And gelatine is much cheaper than mix a mousse. I think it would make a good dessert. Maybe with a bit of sugar free jelly to go with it? I haven't tried that but it looks as if there are less than 10 calories in a serving and hardly any carbs. I could see me having jelly and S&S mousse, or even jelly on its own. Mmm!

You could probably get away with splitting it into 2 servings as long as you didn't mind not eating it within 10 minutes.

Nanny Dawn

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S: 18st12lb C: 16st11lb G: 10st12lb BMI: 35.7 Loss: 2st1lb(10.98%)
mousse sounds like a nice change x


Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
Slim and Save actually do their own mousse mix now so you don't have to faff around with the gelatine if you don't want to, although the powdered gelatine is a cheaper option.


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i use gelatine powder to make the water flavouring into a gorgeous jelly. It makes a perfect jelly whereas the mousse mixers from sns and cd tend to cause a frothy top when used to make water flavouring jelly.... however, some people like that.
I was the one who did the first cd chocolate trifle and i added photos with the recipe. makes a hugeee amount. i tended to use the tetras (ready made brik shakes) as they made a creamier 'custard' topping. I must confess, i havent tried making the trifle on sns as yet ( but ive only been on it for 3 days after switching from cd) :)

Here is the link to my original post about the cd choc trifle incase anyone wants to try an sns version.


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