The phytochemical shake you feature in your book makes 3 cups. Is that really just one serving? If so, can I drink some of it later? Does it keep in the refrigerator? Have you ever tried freezing it?
Yes, the entire recipe is one serving. I drink about half right away and then put the other half in an insulated coffee mug and sip the remainder through a straw over the next hour or so. It is all I have for breakfast and I drink this usually 6 days every week. (In contrast, one of my teenage sons drinks an even larger shake (about 4 cups) for breakfast in 5 minutes, plus a huge bowl of cereal and fruit - I'm not kidding!)
Yes, it can be refrigerated, but it both thickens (due to the free water in the soymilk and juice being absorbed by the wheat bran and mucilage in the flax seeds) and separates. Many people have written to tell me they drink half of the shake in the morning and then the other half at a later time. They solved these issues by simply stirring in a little more juice when they were ready to drink it later, and then it is perfect!
Other people have written to say they make it up in bulk, and freeze it in 1 cup portion sizes for ease of handling when thawing. It needs to be thawed and then mixed with some additional liquid of some type to thin it down for the same reasons explained above.
faq posted 12/00, updated 1/04
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