Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Healthy Shake Recipes - Part 1

Posted By: Leah
For the past week I've been replacing 1 or 2 meals a day with Herbalife Healthy Meal shakes. When I received the powder containers I tried googling for shake recipes, but honestly, none looked good to me. I even tried pinterest and found nothing that I liked.

So... I set out to create my own delicious shake recipes. No, not everything I created was epic, but I did put together some pretty good ones. And the epic recipes I included in this post! The secret (and what is missing from 99% of the online recipes I found) is the addition of Jell-O pudding mixes (I got fat free, sugar free of course).

I had some awesome ideas, but quickly found that not every grocery store has every flavor. This leads me to my first tip before you get too excited about the shake recipes below:
Once you know what flavors are available to you, it's easier to create the delicious shakes.
Oh! And yes, duh... of course you can just follow the directions on the side of the Herbalife container.
The shakes are really good that way. But I like making everything next level awesome & delicious.

This leads me to my next tip:
Heck yes add stuff to your shakes and smoothies!
I got chocolate and regular low fat graham crackers, walnuts, fresh and frozen fruit, etc.
I even got low fat cool whip, just to make mine more like a real milkshake.

On to the shakes!

*=Disclaimer: I personally do not add the extra protein. I highly recommend it if you are someone who is always hungry. The protein will keep you full and make the shake even more delicious and effective. If you are vegetarian/vegan and are used to low protein diet currently, you may not need it. If you lift weights or are building muscle, I absolutely recommend it. Also, duh, I'm no doctor so these recipes are what I've created, and I can only speak from my personal experience.

This one almost rivals the amazing banana pudding milkshake from chick-fil-a. So so so so good.




Depending on how much you like key lime I might recommend using more than 1 tsp lime jell-o. This deff. has the 'essence' of key lime pie, but is missing the tartness. Maybe add key lime yogurt instead of the almond milk?

You of course could use any flavor jell-o and frozen fruit, how great would blueberry be? Or strawberry?


This is my personal favorite. I LOVE pistachio pudding. I haven't had it in years, but when I saw it at the store, I got it.  YUM. I keep walnuts in the house (to put on everything) but any kind of nut will kick up this shake.

I want to use more of the chocolate mix I got, but I'm a little stuck for ideas. This is all I've come up with so far that is even semi-exciting (I guess I could have called this Chocolate Oreo?).
 And a little something special I created in honor of Easter...

These are all the exciting ones I've created so far. I have PB2 (below) arriving any day now from Amazon, and I'm excited to create some shakes using peanut butter. Hello Reece's cup shake!
These shakes (without all the mix-ins, almond milk, pudding, etc.) will only be around 180 cals. each. You absolutely must have a 'well balanced' 3rd meal if you are drinking 2 shakes a day. I like to have my 3rd meal be dinner with my 2nd shake of the day for dessert. I do fruit 'till noon and a shake for lunch. A well balanced dinner and shake for dessert. Night time is when I'm most hungry, and have no clue what to eat. I found doing this gives me a little more guidance. Plus dessert!

PS - A well balanced dinner contains 50% fresh veggies/fruits, 25%+ protein and up to 25% starch/carbs. Your body must have 40g protein (give or take depending on your size) a day, and at least 1300 cals a day (depending on your size). Otherwise you go into starvation mode. That's a big time sad face. So obviously, like I said before, I'm no doctor. But these are some recipes I've created. I will post more as I try new ones out! I have 2 month's supply of the Healthy meal Herbalife at home, so I'll be talking about this for a while LOL.

PPS you could use your own protein powder like whey etc, but I personally think those are SICK and this Herbalife shake mix is YUMMM.

So where can you get some Herbalife shakes? The sad news is they aren't sold in stores. The exciting news is Courtney (you know, who I work with) is an Herbalife distributer. You can read all about it and how I got started on it in THIS POST. If you'd like to order any Herbalife products (the healthy meal I use for shak
es, protein, etc) e-mail her HERE.

Ok last thing....
If it's good enough for hottie  David Beckham, and the LA Galaxy (even though he hasn't played for them in yrs)
It's good enough for me!

5 comments

  1. So glad I found this site on Pintrest!! I sell Herbalife and am constantly looking for new recipes to show my clients. If you are looking for more recipes there is a site I always refer my customers to its wlc101.com

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  2. Thanks for giving new and different varieties of Shakes recipes. Nice collection and these are simple homemade Shakes recipes.

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  3. How much ice and water do you add? Can't wait to try these out!

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