[If you get the chance, please head to Munch Cooking and vote for me in the Best Kids Food Blogging category today. Voting closes October 29. Thanks!] One of the things I've enjoyed most about Trim Healthy Mama is the drinks. Every day I fill a big jar with some delicious life-giving concoction, and it helps me get through the day with energy and a smile on my face. Some of the recipes are listed in the Trim Healthy Mama book, and some have come afterwards, via the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group. I thought I'd post them all here so I only have to come to one place to find them. Strawberry Big Boy Smoothie (from the THM book) This Fuel Pull smoothie helps strip away fat, yet is energising and delicious. I usually turn it into a Satisfying (S) smoothie by adding a dash of cream and some milk kefir. I also usually double the recipe to fill a large jar. Then it sits in my fridge all day and I just pour a glass of it as I need. Ingredients 1c unsweetened almond milk (I make my own using this recipe) 1c ice 1c frozen strawberries 3T / 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder (THM recommends Swanson, which isn't available in NZ so I use a good equivalent - Evolv Whey Protein Isolate Powder) Stevia/Erythritol based sweetener to taste (Natvia is a good one you can buy at Countdown in NZ. Huckleberry Farms does an affordable self-packaged natural stevia, which is green. You only need the teensiest bit of that.) Pinch of salt (to combat the bitter aftertaste of the stevia) Dash of vanilla essence Zest and juice of one lemon (this is my addition to the recipe but I love it - it gives a sherberty taste) Method Blend all the ingredients together in a high powered blender, or in a large jar using a stick blender. Serve and enjoy. Kid friendliness Lily loves this smoothie, Sophie doesn't. On the whole my girls don't seem overly fond of stevia-based sweet treats, much is the shame. Chocolate fat stripping frappe (from the THM book) As it is, the recipe is Fuel Pull (FP). For a delicious dessert treat to accompany an S meal, I sometimes turn it into a Satisfying S by adding a dash of cream and milk kefir. I also add a tablespoon of mesquite powder, because I like the caramel sweetness it adds, plus it's a superfood. Ingredients 1/2c unsweetened almond milk 1/2c water 1T (heaped) cocoa powder Scant 1⁄2t glucomannan powder (you can also use Xantham Gum or Guar Gum, or do without this ingredient all together) Two pinches sea salt Few sprinkles stevia/erythritol based sweetener to taste Dash of vanilla 2c ice 3T / 1 scoop good quality whey protein powder Method Whiz all the ingredients together in a high powered blender or in a large jar with a stick blender. It's recommended in THM to whiz the ingredients before ice together first, then add the ice and whiz, then add the whey protein powder and whiz again. This theoretically helps the mixture froth up more, but I've never noticed the difference so I just whiz it all together to save time. Kid friendliness Both my girls enjoy this drink, especially when I add the cream and kefir in. Singing Canary (from Facebook page) A delicious lemon-based drink designed to combat adrenal fatigue. I love it, especially when I'm feeling run-down or have a cold. The pithy part of the lemon is important for this drink as it contains healing bioflavonoids. Ingredients 2 lemons 3c water 1t non-iradiated turmeric powder (you won't taste this ingredient, but it has amazing inflammation fighting and adrenal rebuilding properties) 2 good pinches of good natural salt (eg. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Rock Salt) 2000-4000mg Vitamin C (buffered ascorbic acid powder or tablets or whatever is in your cupboard that does not include sugar or dyes) 1t extra virgin coconut oil 2t whey protein powder 3 splashes vanilla essence Pure stevia extract to taste 4-8 drops of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil of Lemon, optional Method If using organic lemons, cut them into chunks, deseed and throw lemon chunks into a blender with 3c water and whiz until fine. If using non-organic lemons, remove the zest first, then follow the steps above. Sieve to remove fibre and return liquid to the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend well. Fill a large jar with ice, pour the lemon drink over the top, adding more water if it doesn't cover the ice, shake and serve. Kid friendliness Sophie loves this drink, possibly because she loves coconut oil. Lily hasn't been keen to try it. Shrinker (from Facebook page) A metabolic enhancing, fat burning drink that I love for its Chai taste and the energy it gives me. It also hits the hunger spot so I don't need to snack as much. Ingredients 4 Oolong tea bags (I buy the Dilmah brand from Countdown. At a pinch you could use green tea and get the fat burning benefits, but you'd miss out on some of the other health benefits of Oolong.) 1/2c unsweetened almond milk 2 generous pinches of good natural salt (eg. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Rock Salt) 1-2t natural vanilla essence Stevia extract to taste (go easy and add more if needed) ½ - 1 tsp. of cinnamon (cinnamon lovers can use more) Cayenne pepper to taste (this stuff is HOT so use a teensy bit or replace with black pepper if your taste buds aren't up for the charring) 4c ice Method Place 4 Oolong tea bags in a large coffee mug and cover with boiling water. Leave to cool. Pour cold tea into a blender with unsweetened almond milk, salt, vanilla, stevia extract, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Turn on blender and blend well. Pour blended concentrate into a large glass canning jar and fill to the top with ice. You can add a bit of water to the concentrate if needed to make the liquid reach the top of the jar, but make sure there is plenty of ice to keep the SHRINKER chilled. Put a lid on the jar, shake well, then taste and adjust flavors. Kid friendliness The girls don't like drinking it, but they always steal the ice out of my glass. So there you have it - my favourite THM drinks so far. Are there any others I should try and add to this collection?