I made the Fat Stripping Frappa this morning and I had some trouble.
I added everythig in order but the 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water wasn't enough liquid. My Blendtec kept freezing up so I had to add quite a bit more almond milk to get it to blend, probably close to a cup more? The consistency in the end was nice and it only ended up being maybe a half cup over a qt total.
My Blendtec is brand new, could there be something wrong with it? Or could there be another issue?
I have a vitamix and I couldn't get the frappa to turn out with the measurements in the book. I've changed it up and now have very good, and consistent, results. Into the blender I add enough almond milk and water to reach almost 2 cups (I vary the amount of each liquid depending on how much almond milk I have that day), a couple of grinds of salt, 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder (I like mine really chocolatey), 1/2 teaspoon of guar gum (I don't like gluc) and then a scoop of whey protein powder. Blend that all up until it's smooth, and then I add in about 1/3c of either raspberries or strawberries and about 10 ice cubes from my ice maker. I blend that for about a minute, or until the berries and ice are completely crushed and blended.
This is great with a little peppermint extract and coffee added!! Also if you let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours its still great if not better! I fed it to my cousin and she was amazed and said if she could get used to losing weight THM way if this was on the plan!!
The first time I tried this it was a bit of a disaster, my family wanted to go to Sonic for shakes and I needed a THM sub for me. I was new to THM and time pressed. Also, I hadn't read this helpful thread yet!!
I finally got around to trying it again. Using less ice, about 8 cubes, helped with the blending and mixing. I also used a full teaspoon of Truvia this time, and that balances out the chocolate.
But it still tastes watery to me...maybe that's how Frappa's turn out? Or maybe I need to blend more? My ice is separating from the liquid and floating on top as it sits here.
steffanie3: You can use corn tortillas on occasion if you want to, there are sprouted ones that would be an even better option if you go that route. You could see how you do, I personally use low-carb options as well
May 6, 2015 11:29:11 GMT -5
sms: I'm so confused and overwhelmed. Now my husband wants to join me and I haven't a clue. I am to the recipes in book but don't understand how to develop menues. Please help
May 9, 2015 18:36:06 GMT -5
steffanie3: sms, don't get overwhelmed Some new ladies prefer to stick to all S one day then E the next until they feel more comfortable, but you are free to jump in and switch back and forth as you menu plan as long as your meals/snacks are three-ish hours apart.
May 11, 2015 14:57:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: If you post up above we can have more room to give some suggestions if you put the things you currently like to eat and what menus look like pre-THM
May 11, 2015 14:57:49 GMT -5
meemee: Is 0% greek yogurt with Polaner sugar free with fiber jam an E snack?
May 14, 2015 11:39:46 GMT -5
natcr3w: Foran e meal can I have oatmeal with 1 slice of sourdough bread with t.of butter?
May 15, 2015 8:13:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: meemee if you use a full tbsp of Polaner it can be, you could add some more E fuel to it if you like and are struggling to get in Es
May 18, 2015 13:20:01 GMT -5
steffanie3: natcr3w, that works just fine for E You do want your sourdough to be whole grain to be on plan and your oats to be not instant.
May 18, 2015 13:21:15 GMT -5
kimlopez: Would the Earth Milk be OK to drink during pregnancy. I love it and just wanted to make sure. I'm assuming yes since "the shrinker" is on the list but just thought I would ask.
May 19, 2015 13:34:12 GMT -5
stacylynn: What do you think about doing the fuel pull weeks continually? It seems to be working and I don't want to mess up again!
May 24, 2015 8:21:09 GMT -5
stacylynn: Oops! Fuel pull weeks should have been Fuel Pull Cycle in my aforementioned comment...I need more sleep!
May 25, 2015 8:39:34 GMT -5
meemee: Was a Chick-fil-A grilled chicken breast sandwich minus the multi-grain bun and no condiments ok and an E?
May 27, 2015 13:32:56 GMT -5
lindah60: Hello I am brand new to THM I will take any and all pointers for success, I am also type one diabetic... My book should be arriving any day.
May 27, 2015 21:12:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yes kimlopez, some mamas cut back a bit on the Oolong for caffeine and/or folic acid absorption, I personally drank mine a different time of day than my prenatal. I did make it with pregnancy tea as well and enjoyed it very much that way
May 30, 2015 1:21:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: stacylynn you want to take a break, you can do three weeks but then I think you want to break for a month. I would have to check on the time I think it is a few weeks to a month in between.
May 30, 2015 1:22:29 GMT -5
steffanie3: meemee you could us the grilled chicken breast in an E, but you would want an E fuel with it for an E. We don't have CFA, but I think I have seen mentioned they have a fruit cup or some kind of fruit option (maybe a salad with fruit) so you could do that
May 30, 2015 1:23:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: for your E fuel alone the breast would be FP
May 30, 2015 1:24:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: lindah60 Welcome I think you will find THM very compatable with your diabetes, one thing you might find is you need to do more of a "pulled back E", basically lighter on the E fuel (on plan carbs) to help your blood sugars stay stable. You might also
May 30, 2015 1:26:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: have a little bit of a journey to find out what time of day works best for your E meals, my friend likes them earlier in the day since she can do a bit of excersize since that helps her levels stay in a good range (she is type 2) though.
May 30, 2015 1:27:19 GMT -5
steffanie3: A walk after an E lunch or breakfast seems to work just great for her
May 30, 2015 1:27:45 GMT -5