I started the V-diet a few days ago and have already realized what, for me, will be the most difficult part: variety. Drinking 4 flavors (in combination or alone) for 4 weeks is going to be extremely challenging, if not impossible. So, I’m looking at options.
Has anyone here tried adding spices and similar items to their shakes? Is this considered to be within the diet plan by the creators?
As an example, I’m currently drinking my last shake of the day, 3 scoops chocolate, 2 tbsp peanut butter, and some orange extract (no nutritional significance that I can see) and it’s pretty good. I do understand the overall point of the diet so I’m not looking to add sugar or milk or even almond/coconut milk I’m just looking to make these things a little more palatable for the next few weeks.
I am most directly wondering about unsweetened cocoa powder (mainly for my strawberry and banana shakes) as this has little nutritional relevance (10 cals/serving, no sugar, 2g fiber) but could really enhance the flavor of these in particular.
So let me hear em, things you’ve added to shakes that are worth trying but that don’t void the diet. Chris, if this is not in keeping with the intent of the diet, please let me know!