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SS for 24hrs now doing well but have a query

#1
Started SS yesterday evening and doing ok just having my lunch shake late I know. I have been good so far have drunk just under 3 litres got a bit of a headache lack of tea I think. I even sat through my daughter eating lunch in McDonlads treat for her as she started school today. She never finishes her happy meal and I never helped her like I usually do :D.
I am having a bit of difficulty with lumps in shakes and soup was not too bad. Any suggestions?
 
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#3
Well done for getting through McDonalds - that's your first hurdle cleared! :)

how do you make your shakes? I use a smoothie maker, and they're smooth as anything. You can also use those really cheap hand blenders (£5 value brand in Tescos) that makes them really smooth too.

good luck, and stick with it - the headache will soon go - just keep drinking that water!!

xx
 
#4
I have a braun hand blender using the whisk bit. Maybe I am not whisking long enough. Is it better to mix the shake in some hottish water first then add the cold or does it mix better in cold water?
 
#6
I use a hand mixer but not the whisk attachement but the one with the blade on it {does that make sense} I have found it best for removing any lumps as they are gross when you hit one.
 
#7
Unlike everybody else in this post, I just use a big mug and a fork... I put the powder in the mug, give it a quick mix before adding anything, and then gradually add a drizzle of water, all the while mixing very well. I then make it into a fairly liquid paste doing this, and once all lumps are gone, I either add hot or cold water to fill up the mug and give it anothe good whisk with the fork, until everything is completely dissolved. It works 9 out of 10 times, and the key is to not add water too quick or too much in the beginning.

Good luck!
 
#8
hiya well done on getting through your first SS day and for resisting scrummy Mcd's mmmm r.e shakes i'm new to the making ones as i usually have tetras but i had to buy a blender and have them with ice as i found them tasting too powdery without and they're lump free too :)
 
#10
The magic bullet or similar is great for shakes or the kenwood frothie for soups / hot shakes. Mixes and heats.
 
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#11
I use a Hinari Genie (identical to the magic bullet but a lot cheaper) to make my shakes and mousses. (here's a link - item No1)
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Good thing is that you mix the shake in a cup attachment - less washing up!
I use a Braun hand blender (not whisk) for soups and never have a problem with lumps.
 


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