I need to make the most calorie-dense shake possible.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    As some of you may know, both of my parents have cancer. That being said, they don't really have any appetite and they've both developed sores in their mouths that makes chewing food painful.

    I made them both a muscle milk shake today (2 scoops + 10oz milk) and they were ok with it, so now I need to figure out how to make it really high in calories without changing the consistency/flavor/volume too much.

    I was thinking about adding a couple scoops of ice cream as a quick way to increase the calories...any other ideas/recipes?

    Edit: Made my parents an awesome shake today...they said to say thanks :)
     
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    chocolate whey
    whole milk
    heavy cream
    peanute butter
    olive oil
     
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    Good call on the peanut butter...I don't think they'll be able to tolerate the whole milk too well (too much lactose makes them nauseous) and the same goes for the heavy cream. Will olive oil change the consistency/flavor a lot?
     
  4. Steve325

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    yes, don't use olive oil. Put the PB in there and maybe a banana to thicken it up a little bit so the PB can stay put and not all sink down to the bottom
     
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    i like the taste with the olive oil
     
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    :werd: Bananas work great for making it all stick togther.
     
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    add a raw egg with pb banana and milk, shit is good
     
  8. MaineSucks

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    Super Shake
    * I make 2 at the same time

    2 cups eggs whites
    4 tablespoons natural peanut butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 scoops creatine
    1 cup pecan halfs
    1 cup water
    2 teaspoons greens plus
    4 scoops of protein powder - choc
     
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    sorry to hear about that hootpie, they BOTH have cancer? that fuckin sucks dude
     
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    Really sorry to hear about your parents, but as some of the suggestions say, add peanut butter, banana, anything you think would work. Best of luck.
     
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    and damn dude, I didnt read your post. its a hard thing for your folks to be going thru, I'll put them in my prayers
     
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    Thanks for the kind words guys...none of our friends and family could believe it either. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in late February, then a couple weeks after she had surgery my dad had a violent seizure right in front of the both of us.

    He spent 3 weeks in the hospital and that's when they discovered a mass in his head. The biopsy came back as lymphoma of the brain, but somehow he doesn't have it anywhere else...if you know anything about cancer/lymphoma, you'll realize how incredibly strange that is. Luckily my mom just finished her last round of chemo, so she should be only improving from this point on.

    My dad on the other hand is yet to be seen...he's 77, and he's getting 60x the dosage of chemo that my mom is getting because that's the only way to get the medication into the brain, so it's hitting him really hard (he's lost weight twice as fast as me and I've been cutting like crazy).

    I basically take care of them 24/7 (ie walking my dad to and from his bed to wherever he needs to go, making food, getting food, picking up medications, taking them to dr's appointments/ER), but I still find time to go to the gym 4x a week :o
     
  13. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    cinamon is good for adding flavor. maybe add some flax oil for some EFA's
     
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    from another forum

    1 - 2 cups whole milk
    1 - 2 cups orange beverage (Hi-C, Corbo Force, whatever you like)
    1/3 of a can of frozen concentrated OJ
    2 scoops vanilla ice cream
    4 scoops Isopure vanilla protein


    1500 - 1800 calories depending on how much milk and ice cream you use
    about 120 grams protein
    tastes almost just like an orange dreamsickle

    sure you can substiture he milk with something and wont change that much
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    im sure going to the gym is a good thing, bringing some post workout energy into the hospital is probably good
     
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    I have some flaxseed oil I can put in there...for EFA's, can I just pop open a few fish oil caps and pour that in there?


    Other than my girlfriend's support, it's the only thing keeping me sane. What a lot of people don't know about chemo is that it messes with your mind too, so my parents have gone just a little bit crazy. I get yelled at every now and then for things that don't even make sense :rofl:, so it's nice to let the tension out.
     
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    Damn dude :hug: good luck, and kudos to you for being such a good child.

    Peanut butter is definitely a good addition, bananas too. Instant pudding could be good too in small amounts, you could play with flavors that way too. There's a lot of nifty flavored nut butters out there- Milky Way, Nutella, etc that you could probably put in for a good wallop of calories and some smoothness.
     
  18. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    there wouldnt be a problem other than that taste, i dont think flax oil is much better tasting so its up to you
     
  19. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    your a nutella addict
     
  20. hootpie

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    I'm almost 22 :squint::rofl:

    I'm going to play around with different combos and see what they like the best...I got a lot of good ideas from the replies.

    Thanks guys :)
     
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    No reccomendations for the shake but dang you're a great son :wtc:

    :cool:
     
  22. hootpie

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    You gotta do what you gotta do :dunno:...they've been there for me all my life and now that they're in need, it's the least I can do.
     
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    honey
    maltodextrin
     
  24. Elfling

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    Hello, tize.
     
  25. Elfling

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    I'm 25- beat that! :kiss: I just didn't know if you were a son or a daughter, so I went with child :o no youth-bashing intended.
     
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