Cambridge Weight Plan Shaker & Mixing Ball
I have to admit when I began the Cambridge Weight Plan I did purchase this as the shakes are quite thick and difficult to mix any other way to get a nice smooth consistency. It did take a bit of practice to get it right however.
Pros – This is a really great thing if you work and have to take your shakes with you as you have to drink them within 15 minutes of making them so you must make them fresh. The steel ball really helps mix up the shake powder with the 227ml of water however I found that if you put a little bit of water in first, add the shake mix and shake like mad, then add the rest of the water you get a nice smooth product. Any other way and I tend to get lumps which isn’t nice.
Cons – You cannot use it to mix soup really as it doesn’t cope well with hot water and tends to spit out (I didn’t realize until I tried it but having said that I don’t think you are supposed to use it with hot fluids but I’m not sure have you are supposed to make up the soup) and also the hot water creates air which you have to let out after a few shakes so if you like soups for work this isn’t a good option at all. I have used it to make soup but it is a pain to do but you can do it. Also if you don’t want people to know you are doing the diet then I wouldn’t buy one of these as it has the name Cambridge down the side, I personally don’t mind anyone knowing but some people are quite sensitive.
The price at roughly £5 available from your Cambridge consultant is not a bad price but considering there are plenty of these available on places like Amazon (see suggestions below) which are cheaper and do exactly the same thing – people use these to mix protein shakes and for people on the move you need a solution.
Personally I find if I am at home using a blender is a far better option overall as most people following the plan would probably agree and adding some ice makes a lovely smooth shake and if you add 5-6 cubes of ice it can make a nice slush puppy type drink too