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How to make meal replacement drinks "easier to swallow"

My son needed to gain about 10 pounds over the course of a month and a half so that he could qualify for the higher weight class in varsity wrestling. We went to a nutritionist and one of the ways she recommended to put on weight was to drink meal replacement drinks in addition to meals, like a snack in between lunch and dinner... or sometimes even between snack and the next meal. It sounds like an easy way to add a few pounds but drinks like Ensure and SlimFast can be pretty hard to swallow. In order to help my son out, I devised some ways to make the drinks tastier and more appealing.

Each morning, along with his huge solid breakfast, I would prepare him a SlimFast in the blender. I would take one can of Vanilla, 5 ice cubes and a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and pulse it in the blender for about thirty seconds. Somehow, the addition of ice and cocoa powder made it a little more tolerable.

Another way to make the drinks more tasty is to turn them into milkshakes. By adding two ice cubes and a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, you can transform any drink into a yummy, but not too filling supplement. My son's favorite combinations are coffee SlimFast or Ensure with chocolate icecream, or Strawberry SlimFast mixed with vanilla ice cream

If you are on the go and don't have blender handy, there is one more way to make one of the supplements tasty. Have you ever heard of a soda float? Maybe I'm dating myself here, but when I was a kid, root beer and coke floats were all the rage. In order to make a root beer Ensure or Slimfast "float" simply mix half a can of root beer or coke with half a can of the supplement It makes for a surprisingly tasty and refreshing drink!

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