Ever wondered if you should mix your Exante meal replacement shakes with milk or water? Ever blended them with ice, made them into a cake or even a toastie?! We look at the pros and cons of your favourite ways to enjoy your Exante shakes and find out if you could be consuming more than you’d bargained for…
How should I mix my Exante shake?
If you’re looking for the simplest answer, you should mix your shake with water. We recommend adding 200ml of cold water to your Exante shaker, mixing well and enjoying straight away (or within 20 minutes).
Why? Our meal replacements are perfectly nutritionally balanced with the exact amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats your body requires – so there’s really no need to add anything further in terms of calories or nutrients. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals – which could lose their potency if left over time or heated in any way.
Can I mix my shake with milk?
You can mix your Exante shake with milk – it will certainly add to the creamy and delicious taste!
Adding milk will change the nutritional profile of your shake – adding in the sugars from milk as well as additional protein and fat content. For those following our Total Solution – this will impact on the number of calories you are taking in per day.
That said, milk is a great source of vitamin D – essential for immunity and building strong and healthy bones. You can also use non-dairy milk like soy, coconut or almond milk.
Do the shakes blend with ice?
Absolutely! Our customers love adding ice to their shakes and blending until they have a creamy, cold icy treat!
This trick works particularly well with our Frappe shakes or our Mocktail range for the perfect alternative to a high-calorie milkshake or cocktail with a fraction of the sugar!
Can I bake the shakes?
You might have noticed our particularly innovative customers baking, making and shaking our shakes into some seriously inventive designs!
We’ve had shakes made into cakes, waffles, doughnuts, toasties – even crisps!
Baking the shakes raises the temperature of the vitamin and mineral mix, which could degrade the vitamins and minerals. So if you are following our Total Solution and are relying on 3 products a day to provide you with 100% of your nutrition, you might want to give baking a miss.
For those on Man Plan, 5:2 or Flexi who are adding other sources of nutrition to supplement their products every day, there’s no harm in you giving it a go and don’t forget to send them to us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!