How do I make Medifast shake cakes?

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Its day three on Medifast and i'm having a hard time with the food. Especially the soup and shakes. Any suggestions? I keep hearing shake would I make this?.


Comments (11)

I have a couple of ways that I fix soup and shakes and the oatmeal. There's a recipe for muffins I can send you that uses oatmeal, a shake and egg beaters. The soup: I always add a little more water than they call for, let it set in the water for a couple hours before I cook it AND I add a little Mrs. Dash or Johnny seasoning for flavor. (I don't add extra water to the chili but do everything else). The pre-soaking helps to soften the veggies and meat in the soups.

Plus it gives you more volume and takes longer to drink/eat. You can pick up some of the sugar free syrups (the kind you might find for coffee) to add to some of the shakes i.e. coconut to the vanilla...:0) You can go to this website for different recipes. I have tried the muffins but not the cake. Also, my health coach fixed stuffed mushrooms with shredded low fat cheese, seasonings and baked them....yum.

I had a gal that gives tasting parties once a month and she fixes a couple recipes for everyone to taste, so you might see if there's a group in your neighborhood that you could attend. REALLY the food is pretty good...I love the scrambled eggs (try chopping a little spinache or adding a little shredded low fat mozarrelle cheese + spices.) You'll get by this first week and be fine...just hang in there. I've heard the brownies are suppose to be good...I plan on buying those the next time I order....Stay strong!! Blessings, SJ..

Comment #1

Thanks! I'm definitely going to try letting the soup sit before cooking. I have to get out and get some sugar free syrups too. I dont have a coach but I think I need one...

Comment #2

Shake Cake.

1 Packet Shake, Any Flavor.

1/2 tsp Non-Aluminum Baking Powder.

2 Tbs Egg Substitute or Egg Whites.

2 Tbs Water.

- tsp Flavored Extract (Optional).

Spray a small bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Mix all ingredients and pour into sprayed bowl. Nuke for 1 minute or bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes...

Comment #3

I agree on letting both the soups and the shakes sit for an hour or two before I eat them. All the Medifast foods seem to benefit from some soak time. Also, the shakes are great hot or cold, which is nice. Sometimes you just need a change and a hot banana shake is surprisingly good...

Comment #4

If you get a coach, please be very cautious. Many give out wrong or incomplete information...

Comment #5

MT is right about the coaches, mine sends me a joke email once in a while and I haven't heard from her since May 1! I asked her for recipes and that seemed to end the relationship!!!..

Comment #6

Ditto on the coach thing. My friend is doing Medifast with me and she has a coach that has sent her recipes that are so obviously off plan!..

Comment #7

Something that really helps with the soup is I bought a little thermos, at 7 am I put boiling hot water in with my soup and also 1/4 cube of bouillon I like the tomato chicken and at noon it is so yummy! I just let it sit in the thermos until lunchtime. I eat all of it and it's very satisfying. Perfect temp and texture. I got the idea from another member here and I can't eat my soup any other way...

Comment #8

I don't have a coach but after only a few days of being on the boards I am overwhelmed (in a good way) of how many wonderful and positive people I have met with so many great tips and ideas! I would choose this board over a coach but that's my personal opinion. There are also quite a few MF's that I met that note in his/her profile 'health coach' with an email address you may want to contact one of them. Good luck!..

Comment #9

My favorite shake is made with the dark chocolate or dutch chocolate shake mix. I make 6 oz. of espresso and set it in the fridge to get cold. For an afternoon meal, I get my medi shaker bottle and add the espresso (6 oz of cold coffee works well too, so save some from the coffe pot that morning), the shake mix and 2 tbl of SF vanilla syrup and shake it really well. I then add 3/4 cup crushed ice and shake some more. I flip the lid and stick a straw in and it's like a coffee house treat for me! I love it! And btw, the brownies are really good!..

Comment #10

Hang in there. The foods take a while to acquire a taste for. I take a shake and put it in the blender with a little ice and blend it for about 1 minute to make it extra thick and it tastes like a milkshake. As for the soups soaking does help them a lot.

Once you get to order your next time you will know what you like and what you don't.

Hang in there!..

Comment #11

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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