Milkshake recipe that helps cancer patients maintain weight.

Betty Ann's
Weight gain / Weight Maintaining Milk shake.
Great for people going through cancer treatment or other issue where maintaining weight is difficult.

Ingredients :
1. One bottle Ensure Plus in Vanilla
2. 1-scoop of Six Star Muscle Building Milkshake powder in the flavor "Rich vanilla ice cream milk shake" ( can be found in
the same isle as Ensure at Wal-Mart)
3. Approx. 2 cups of Mayfield vanilla ice cream (or other premium brand ice cream)
4. Vanilla extract (optional)
Directions :
1. Pour one bottle of Ensure Plus into blender, and add one teaspoon of vanilla extract( optional )
2. With blender on lowest speed, add one scoop of the Muscle building milkshake powder. (you can use the full serving of 2
scoops if desired, but I have found this tends to make the shake gritty in texture and we want to avoid anything that may be a
turn off , and texture has a lot to do with the way some people perceive taste.)
3. Add some ice cream and start blender, add ice cream until the blending mix reaches the 3 cup line on the blender jar.
4. Let mix blend until smooth ( about 30 seconds)
5. Pour into cup and add straw
6. Enjoy !!
Mix makes about 20oz of shake.
1. The ability to find an appetite can be helped along by attempting to please the other senses that usually play the smaller roles in
our normal eating enjoyment. Use a cup or glass that reminds the patient of that nice soda shop they love to go to so much, or of
a picnic or other fun, appetite stimulating, activity. I use 18oz Solo cups because it reminds us of a local ice cream store.
2. When shopping for straws, look for the flexible ones with a wide opening. They make for less effort, and less effort means more
progress in this exercise.

TIP : Remember protein is VITAL  in healing from radiation therapy.

Stats :
Ensure Plus = 350 calories , 11 grams fat, and 13 grams of protein
One scoop Six Star Muscle Milkshake powder = 140 Calories and 16.5 grams of protein. If you use two scoops just double these numbers
2 cups Mayfield Vanilla Ice cream = 640 Calories and 24 grams of fat.
TOTAL = 1130 calories , 29.5 grams of protein, 35 grams of fat
f you use the two scoops of the powder mix the Totals are :
1270 calories , 46 grams of protein, and 35 grams of fat.
None of these ingredients or procedures are set in stone, they are just what has worked best for my purposes. Play with it until you find
what works for the person you are caring for can enjoy.

 As always Ask you doctor if this is right for you before using this recipe.
Uploaded 09/22/2011
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