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Hi - I'm heading out to get a digital scale and some kind of shaker for the shakes. Could you all give me your recommendations for the shaker-type you feel works best and where you found it? Thank you!..

Comments (27)

I like a blender, because I like them like slushies with lots of ice. So I have a Healthmate from Medifast at work, and a full blender at home. Magic bullets I hear are good, and Ninjas. Good luck!..

Comment #1

Yep, I vote for the Ninja. I started using a regular old fashioned Hamilton Beach blender but switched to the Ninja and I LOVE it. I'm like Freya...like my shakes with lots of ice so they have a lot of volume and I can eat them with a spoon...

Comment #2

If you like them thick and made with ice, I agree about one of the Ninja or Magic bullet type of blenders.

I started out using my regular blender, but much to my surprise - I actually prefer them thinned down and using more water. I bought a Blender Bottle (bottle with whisk in it - they sell them on Medifast I think but they may be smaller) and LOVE it. It makes them just the way I like, no electricity needed, and I keep one at work and one at home. Very easy cleanup too...

Comment #3

I think my MB is dying and I've only had it a few months, so I'd go with a Ninja...

Comment #4

So any suggestions where to buy a Ninja? Walmart? I really appreciate all of your feedback so I can't make a good decision and not waste time and $. THANKS!..

Comment #5

Walmart doesn't seem to have it but Target does. Will hunt around...

Comment #6

I've used the Medifast blender since last Nov '09 and I adore it. Great for the pudding, shakes and soft serve. Love it...

Comment #7

Don't know if you have one close by or are a member but Costco has the Ninja...

Comment #8

No Costco. Not memeber of Sam's. Walmart, Target, etc...

Comment #9

Personally, for me, a blender is way to much fuss, work and mess for me.

I love love love my GNC Blender Bottles they are 30 oz which I need since I make shakes with 16 oz of liquid plus ice. They are durable as all get out and completely dishwasher compatible. I have 4 and haul them everywhere.

PS: the blender bottles that Medifast has on their website are significantly smaller and would not work for me at all.

Http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp...LAID=293851588..

Comment #10

I like the GNC suggestion. Probably less expensive that the Nija too. Will check it out. THANKS!..

Comment #11

GOOD one for me. THAT'S the ticket. Thank you...

Comment #12

I got my Ninja at Costco and I LOVE it. It makes snow out of ice in about 10 seconds total (several pulses) and I make my shakes like slushies every time. I do prefer to pre-hydrate my shakes in the fridge for at least 6 hours before making..

My process:.

Mix a shake and put it in the fridge for at least 6 hours (and so far up to 30 hours without a problem). Take about a cup and a half of ice and make it into "snow" in the Ninja. Stir the hydrated shake and pour it over the snow. Blend in the Ninja two or three times for 3 or 4 seconds each time. Pour into TWO of the plastic "party" type cups. I get about 24oz of shake out of each serving. Drink with a straw :-)..

Comment #13

I have a Cooks......same line as the magic bullet......bought it at jcpenney. Love it...

Comment #14

Not a fan of the Magic Bullet. It seems to burn out with not a lot of use, and it doesn't do a very good job with ice.

That's my experience, ymmv...

Comment #15

I like my Ninja and it seems to be holding up well. I bought a Magic Bullet but when I got it home and too it out of the box, I didn't think I would use all those jars and cups and that they would just gather dust in the cupboard...so I took it back and went with the Ninja...

Comment #16

Oh and the Ninja is the easiest to clean of any blender I have ever had...

Comment #17

I also used the Blender Bottles. I love them. I don't like my shakes blended with ice at all...

Comment #18

Love my Magic Bullet. Check Craigs list.....got mine for 20 bucks : )..

Comment #19

Thanks for including your process. My first order arrives Monday and I imagine I will soon understand what why pre-hydrating shakes is a good thing. Thanks for sharing. I'm keeping your tip close by...

Comment #20

Rawhide - congrats on making a great change for yourself. Welcome! It will be 10 weeks on plan (OP) for me on Monday - and that's a great day to start (IMHO) your journey. I wish you every success, and I look forward to hearing about your progress.

My reasons for the prehydration: I find that prehydrating (as in hydrating at least 6 hours before I eat/drink anything that starts as a powder) really eliminates some grittiness that I personally don't care for. Putting everything in to soak really helps. The best method of eliminating any lumps is to add enough water to make a thin paste and stirring all the lumps out before adding the rest of the water and stirring again. I do this 6 hours+ prehydration on everything that comes in powdered form except pancakes (which I prehydrate for at least 30 min and they are fluffier if I go for an hour) and brownies (which I mix according to directions and cook in the microwave for 70 seconds and then pop into the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes before eating)..

Soups especially benefit from a longer soak - I try to give them a minimum of 12 hours..

I have not found a way to make the oatmeal better - I recommend you wait to even attempt to eat that until your 2nd or 3rd week on plan.

Also you should know that if you hate a flavor or type of food (or for any other reason) - call Medifast at the number on the bottom of the invoice you get with your shipment (within 30 days) to exchange any box with 7 or 6 meals left in it. You would have to pay for the shipping back to them, but they will pay for replacement of those meals with like-priced items. Takes a week or two, but is how I got rid of the oatmeal and any flavors I disliked intensely (I don't drink coffee for example - so the cappuccino went away.).

I hope you enjoy the plan as much as I have. This has absolutely been the easiest and most convenient way I've ever lost weight thus far. Yes the first week sort of sucked, but drink lots of water and stick it out. Week 2 gets easier, and I really really started loving it at week 3.

Cheers,..

Comment #21

My reasons for the prehydration: I find that prehydrating (as in hydrating at least 6 hours before I eat/drink anything that starts as a powder) really eliminates some grittiness that I personally don't care for. Putting everything in to soak really helps. The best method of eliminating any lumps is to add enough water to make a thin paste and stirring all the lumps out before adding the rest of the water and stirring again. I do this 6 hours+ prehydration on everything that comes in powdered form except pancakes (which I prehydrate for at least 30 min and they are fluffier if I go for an hour) and brownies (which I mix according to directions and cook in the microwave for 70 seconds and then pop into the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes before eating)..

FANTASTIC and practical tips! Thank you so much. On my first order, I ordered only bars and shakes as I have bad memories of the gaggy Jenny Craig food. I sent your tips onto another Medifast friend who goes to the center. Thanks again!..

Comment #22

Costco has a Magic Bullet with blender, cups and much more - got mine for like 49.99 I think a few months ago - Have used it maybe 4 times..

Now that I have some foods that need blending like soft serve I am using it more...

Comment #23

I travel a lot and am rarely home and it's only day #4 for me but I use the Blender Bottle. It can be purchased at any GNC or Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage. I bought a green one and it looks fun - I'm finding that if it looks fun, I'll do it..

Comment #24

I love the colors....I have red, blue, purple, pink and lime green! I really want an orange one.

I also use them for water, they don't leak, I can shove them full of ice and toss into my purse. I can refill it at any fast food joint if we are on the road and it's a great way to make sure I drink all my water, I just make sure I fill it 5-7 x's a day. No straws or lid seals to lose and I have had them for almost a year. They all hit the dishwasher a couple of times a week and are still good as new...

Comment #25

I have the Hamilton beach blender cup I'm cheap and I needed something that was portable. This has been working great for me. As for the shakes...I prefer the chocolate pudding as a shake or even the peanut butter soft serve. Good luck..

Comment #26

I am on my second Magic Bullet and it is dying too! I would not purchase another. I do like the Ninja much better. I am going to use the MB til it dies but I will not ever buy another one...

Comment #27


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