But first…yesterday’s finalist is…
Bridget submitted a recipe idea she called “Ode to Joyous Almond”
Blend with your method of choice (I use the Super Chill Method). If you are adventurous (and have time) sprinkle with some fresh toasted almonds or unsweetened coconut…or sugar-free whippage (whipped cream)!
Congrats, Bridget! You don’t need to do anything until the end of this week when your recipe goes up against Penney’s “Wake Your A$$ Up” shake and the remaining three finalists. Then I need you to tell your mother, brothers, sisters, cousin and that annoying gossip at work to vote for YOU!
Today’s flavor: Vanilla (which is one of the NON-coffee based flavors).
And today’s challenge: Instead of giving a full recipe, tell me ONE ingredient you’d add to this flavor to make it YOUR shake. You can do that by responding to my call Facebook, sending a Tweet to @Bariatric Foodie on Twitter or making a comment here on the blog! One of your ideas will be chose as today’s finalist!
Now…you might remember that I did not try the Vanilla or Vanilla Latte. Why? Many reasons, chief among them that I am NOT a vanilla person. So I asked a few Foodies to review it. Thank you my friends!
Your reviewers are: Samantha, Heather and Gwen
Stats: Here are the stats on ALL the Fit Frappe flavors, and below are the stats for the 8 oz. serving of Vanilla:
Sugar Alcohols: 7g
Samantha: The smell of the Vanilla was great. It had a vanilla scent to it but was not over powering. It also did not give off a fake vanilla smell which some protein powders. The look was no different then any other powder.
Heather: Powder looked very smooth and of a fine texture. Due to having no sense of smell, I did not bother trying to determine odor of powder. A benefit perhaps as I have read of many complaints of the whey protein smell.
Gwen: Looked and smelled like any other protein powder I’ve used. The Latte one was a disappointment as it didn’t seem to have a smell of coffee.
Samantha: I prepared the plain vanilla one way shaken in a blender cup then poured over ice. I was a bit skeptical about only using water. I’ve noticed most say you can use water OR milk they were very specific about only adding water in their directions. I was expected a watery taste since I was using water on not milk. That was in fact not the case!
Heather: I made the drink with skim milk and my regular allotment of 5 ice cubes, again in the wonderful Ninja machine.
Gwen: I made it with water in a shaker bottle for on the go use.
Gwen: Better than expected. It dissolved nicely and had a smooth taste. Thickened up nicely for being made with water.
Gwen: (Nik Note) Gwen didn’t note any after-effects.
Heather: I would recommend both as acceptable protein drinks for bariatric patients. I think I will be switching from my base vanilla powder to the Big Train Vanilla as soon as I run out. It was that good!
Gwen: I would buy this one if I drank more protein shakes.
All three Foodie reviewers noted that they did not like the fact that the sample pack comes with two servings. Like me, they don’t want to have to figure out what to do with the other half!
Gwen pointed out that she liked that there were directions for three different ways of mixing the powder, while both she and Heather noted that it mixed nicely with water.
So…your Fellow Foodies told you what they thought. You ready to win some for yourself?
You guys are always telling me how you mix up your vanilla shakes. So tell me…what one ingredient would YOU add to Fit Frappe Vanilla to make it YOUR shake? Again, you can answer by leaving a comment on my Facebook, sending a tweet to @BariatricFoodie on Twitter or simply by leaving a comment on this blog post.
Your idea could score you the third finalist seat, with a chance to win a free tub of Fit Frappe! And remember, this weekend FIVE of you will get a chance to win a free sample pack with all five flavors to try!
TOMORROW: Your Foodie Reviewers tell you about the Vanilla Latte flavor and another one of you has a chance to become a finalist to WIN a full tub!