A couple of weeks ago I decided to try something new and I thought I’d follow up with everyone. After years of sipping on Click Mocha, I finally decided to give Big Train Fit Frappe Mocha a try. I got it at Sams Club for $25 for a 2.26 pound jug.
I love this stuff!! It has a great chocolate smell and taste, much more than the Click does. Don’t get me wrong, I still like Click Mocha, but the Fit Frappe Mocha is my new favorite.
Please note that the things I talk about and use are things that work for me. The things I do may not work for you just as the things you do may not work for me. I cannot stand the taste of some of the more basic protein powders and drinks, including the UNJURY products. What tastes good to one person may not to another.
I mentioned the Fit Frappe Mocha on the facebook page for where I had my gastric bypass surgery on January 25, 2011. I didn’t say, hey everybody, go do this, didn’t say you should do this. I posted the info on the price at Sams Club versus Amazon and wrote “for anyone who may be interested”.
I got a reply that someone there didn’t like the taste. That is fine, we are all individuals. I also got a reply from their nutritionist who said weight loss surgery patients should not drink this because it has the wrong type of protein and contains things that will upset people’s stomachs.
I do what works for me. While I got a great education from this center, the responsibility is on me to figure out what is right or wrong for me along with what works or doesn’t work for me. I only see these people once a year for follow up appointments.
I understand how they want to suggest what is best for their patients as a group but they need to remember that people are individuals. If you have ever watched The Andy Griffith Show, its something Andy was always trying to get Barney, his deputy to understand. There are rules and laws set for the public but sometimes you have to do what is best for the individual.
It also makes the suspicious side of me wonder how many other weight loss surgery places will say they cannot hand out samples of protein drinks but they ask you where you’ll be after the meeting so they can find you in a hallway and secretly hand you a bag of samples, most of which are from UNJURY.
So anyway, I like Fit Frappe Mocha and hope to try some of their other options soon. Here is a page on Big Train’s web site with info on how they have worked with weight loss surgery patients and surgery centers to make it such a great and nutritional product.
This is the most yummy creation I’ve come up with so far and have had two of them today.
Fit Frappe Red Raspberry Mocha Hot
I’m going to give directions the way I do things, again it is what works for me but you may do something different so it works for you.
First I take a large pyrex measuring cup and put one cup of water and one cup of Silk Unsweetened Soy Milk in the measuring cup.
Then I place it in the microwave for four minutes. Microwaves vary on power and ability to heat liquids, so find what works for you.
This gets the liquid hot, but not boiling hot for me.
I then pour the liquid into a glass blender, which I have sitting in the sink. I line up the measuring cup and the blender and slowly pour the liquid into the blender.
I place the blender on its base and add one scoop of Big Train Fit Frappe Mocha into the blender and pump 3 pumps of Torani Sugar Free Red Raspberry Syrup, using the pumps that Torani sells on their web site.
I place the lid on the blender, making sure its on securely and place a paper towel on top of the lid. I’ve found when you turn on the blender some liquid will splash to the top and when the liquid is hot, just helps to have something there to keep the heat from your hand.
I blend the contents for about 45 seconds, or until it just sounds like everything is mixed up.
I remove the lid and slowly pour the drink into a tall plastic tumbler which is actually two of these tall tumblers, one inside the other just to add a little insulation from the hot drink.
Slowly sip and enjoy.
Here is a link to the new blender I recently purchased at amazon.com
Here is a link to the sugar free syrups at Torani.
Here is a link to Big Train Fit Frappe Mocha at amazon.
I haven’t lost 172 pounds since surgery and maintained the same weight for over a year because I don’t know what I’m doing.
I’ve gone from size 48 pants to size 32 pants. I used to wear 4x shirts and now I wear large. I used to wear 4x ssweatpants and now I wear medium. I’ve stayed within a pound or two of 164 pounds for 14 months.