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Lotsa Calories Milkshake

What you need: 

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice
splash of soy milk
2 tablespoon soy protein powder
1 - 2 tablespoon Udos oil (or flax oil)
1 - 2 tablespoon organic blackstrap molasses
1 - 2 teaspoon greens powder
1 ripe banana (frozen is good too!) or frozen strawberries, raspberries....
maple syrup to taste (optional, but more calories! ;-))

What you do: 

Put everything into a blender except the molasses. Pour this into the blender after you have started the machine...I find it mixes in better this way.
If you are going to be using frozen bananas, wait until they are very ripe, then peel and put into freezer bags for easy access later on. Make sure you peel them first or else you will freeze your fingers off trying to peel them once frozen!
I called this lotsa calories b/c I am forever trying to GAIN weight. This is an inbetween meals snack. Before you say, oh I wish I had her problem, let me tell you...you don't! I want to be the picture of health so that when people look at me they see a healthy vegan. If any of you know of high-calorie, easy-to-make vegan meals, PLEASE send them my way. I am in the member directory under vegangal.
Thank you & peace! Sheri

Preparation Time: 
5 mins
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Aye, there's nothing wrong with peanut butter per se ;) - balance is what we're after.

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Don't be too quick to knock the peanut butter.  Nuts in general are a good way to add calories to the diet if weight gain is desired.  The fat in nuts is the good kind (mono and polyunsaturated, which contrary to Sisse's belief, which is unfortunately shared by many, CAN improve your health, especially monounsaturated and omega-3's), and can actually help the heart and arteries. They got a bad rap for years, but now nutritionists have realized that nuts are really healthy, containing not only the good fat but also antioxidants and other phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good carbs, along with protein.  You just don't want to go hog-wild and eat a jar of PB at one sitting.

Sorry, I'm a nutritionist in training and sometimes we get a little enthusiastic...

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That's exactly the thinking behind my pointing people in the direction of veganfitness.net. Regardless of whether or not you're an athlete, the advice on that site is sound and healthy.

Sadly, peanut butter is not always the answer....  :P

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Buba6: putting peanutbutter on everything, frying instead of baking, etc. the things you mentioned is NOT the way! Lots of fat might bring flesh to the bones, but it will certainly not improve your health! Your heart and arteries will suffer from it, so the shakes that Vegangal drinks is much better. Its not just about gaining weight, its also a question about being healthy while doing so!

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Vegangal and Bchica5, check out www.veganfitness.net. It's an excellent website by and for vegan athletes of all types, and there is a lot of information on gaining weight healthily. It's well worth a look.

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