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How To Make The Perfect Herbalife Formula 1 Shake: Ultimate Guide

When prepared the right way, Formula 1 Shakes are so delicious. So delicious that you will often think to yourself "how is this even healthy?!…"

We’ve trialled and tested virtually every possible way of making Herbalife Formula 1 Shake and came up with this ultimate guide, so you can find the best formula for you!

We have also included our essential dos and don’ts when preparing your shake.

Let’s dive right in…

1. Blender vs Shaker

Let's start with the question "Should I use a blender or a shaker when preparing my Formula 1 Shake?"

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Shaker is convenient as you can simply add all the ingredients, shake it and go. However, the mixability of shaker can hardly compare with a powerful blender. If you don't mix the powder well, you may end up with a lumpy shake which is never good.

Pro Tip. With shaker make sure to ALWAYS add liquid first and then your powder to minimise the chance of lumping. Give it a good, big shake.

We love using a blender because you can achieve the super creamy and frothy consistency. Just make sure your blender has enough power to crush ice which we recommend you add (more at section 6). 

Verdict. Always use blender over shaker when possible to achieve the best result. If you want to take your shake on the go, prepare it in a blender and the transfer it to a shaker.

2. Milk vs Milk Alternative vs PDM

Now, let’s talk about the second component to making the perfect Herbalife shake.

One of our most common questions asked by our customers is "Can you prepare Herbalife Formula 1 Shake with just water?"

The simple answer is NO. You can't prepare Formula 1 shake with just water as (#1) it wouldn't taste good and (#2) you would leave out the protein component from the shake which is really important to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs.

You have the 3 following options:

  • Use regular milk
  • Use milk alternative (almond milk, soy milk, oat milk...)
  • Use Protein Drink Mix (PDM) + water

Thus, you can only prepare F1 shake with water if you use PDM as well.

Which option should you use for the best taste and result?

Milk Alternative. All of the Formula 1 Shake powders are now fully vegan. So if you're following a vegan diet, you will need to use 250ml - 300ml of milk alternative to make the final product suit your dietary requirements.

If you're not vegan, it may be better for you to use one of the other options as milk alternatives are generally lower in protein.

Regular Milk
. By standard, Formula 1 Shake can be prepared with 250ml - 300ml of semi-skimmed milk. Ideally use organic milk to ensure it’s as natural as possible.

However, regular milk has quite a bit of sugar and doesn't provide as much protein as the last option which is Protein Drink Mix + water.

Protein Drink Mix = The Best Option. Herbalife Protein Drink Mix is a whey-based (not vegan) alternative to milk to give your shake more protein, less sugar and much creamier taste. It's prepared with 300ml - 400ml of water, making it really convenient when on the go. (you don't want to be carrying with you a pint of milk right?)

From the image below you can see the exact comparison between Semi-skimmed milk, unsweetened almond milk and Protein Drink Mix. You probably can clearly tell the winner.

Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (588g) - The Herba Coach
Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (588g) - The Herba Coach
Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (588g) - The Herba Coach

Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (588g)

£36.70

Herbalife Protein Drink Mix can be consumed in 2 delicious ways. Prepare it as a tasty, calorie controlled high protein snack, or add it to your favourite shake, for an indulgent, rich, creamy drink.

Why Swap For PDM?

Adding PDM to your Formula 1 Shake instead of milk has so many benefits. It will reduce the amount of sugar and fat in your shake and boost its protein content. Also, PDM can be mixed with water making it more convenient when on the go.

protein drink mix calories comparison - why to use it

 

Key Benefits
  • 15g of high-quality protein per serving
  • Just 0.3g of sugar and fat
  • 24 essential vitamins and mineral
  • 7g of carbohydrates
  • Can be made with water
How To Use

One tub of Protein Drink Mix contains approx. 42 scoops and can be prepared in two ways:

  • Mix two scoops (28 g) with 250ml water for a quick and nutritious protein drink snack.
  • Mix one scoop (14 g) with 250ml water and a regular amount of Formula 1 Shake shake for a quick and delicious protein-rich meal.
    Nutritional Information

    Click below to see nutritional information and label:
    Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (588g)

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    3. How much liquid to use?

    We recommend the following ranges. Use less liquid if you like you shake to be thicker. If you enjoy more liquid shakes, use the upper range:

    • 250ml - 350ml of milk or milk alternative
    • 2 scoops of PDM + 300ml - 400ml of water

    Try out different amounts the first a few days to find the best consistency for you.

    4. Picking the Best Formula 1 Flavours

    "What are the best Formula 1 flavours?" Formula 1 comes in so many incredible flavours. This can make it challenging to decide which ones to pick! Here is a description of all the flavours available (in the UK) so you can choose the right one for you:

    • Vanilla Cream - great natural taste, versatile and fantastic for mixing with fruit and other flavours
    • Smooth Chocolate - if you're a chocolate lover, you will love this one too
    • Banana Cream - exactly what it says on the box, sweet and creamy banana taste
    • Strawberry Delight - if you’re a fan of the classic creamy and delicious strawberry milkshake, this one is for you!
    • Summer Berries - fruity, smoothie-like flavour
    • Mint Chocolate - sweet, chocolaty and refreshing
    • Cookie Crunch - smooth vanilla base with chocolaty bits
    • Café Latte - for all the coffee lovers! Also great when mixed with Smooth Chocolate
    • Spiced Apple - sweet, fragrant. Tastes like Christmas! 

    Pro Tip. Combine two flavours together (1 scoop each) to create your unique shake. Some of our favourite combos are:

    • Banana Cream + Smooth Chocolate
    • Vanilla Cream + Strawberry Delight
    • Smooth Chocolate + Café Latte
    which herbalife formula 1 shake flavour is the best

    5. Measuring Your Ingredients

    Measuring all ingredients correctly is important to achieve a consistent nutritional value day in, day out.

    Formula 1

    For 1 shake, use 2 tablespoons or 26g of Formula 1 powder. You can also use the Herbalife Measuring Spoon which makes things so much easier.

    how to measure formula 1 shake with herbalife spoon
    how to measure herbalife formula 1 shake with regular tablespoon

    Use levelled Herbalife Spoon or heaped regular tablespoon. Find full Herbalife Spoon tutorial here.

    Liquids

    To measure liquids in millilitres you can use the measuring scale on your shaker, blender cap or any other container with a scale.

    Protein Drink Mix

    To measure Protein Drink Mix use one of the following:

    • 2 large Herbalife spoons
    • 2 heaped tablespoons
    • 28 grams

    6. Keep it cool

    This may be subjective to you but adding a few cubes of ice into your shake can make so much difference. If you like the icy, milkshake-like consistency, you will love your F1 shake with ice!

    You definitely want to use a blender for this to crush the ice into a smooth texture.

    Using ice will also make your shake bigger in volume making it ultimately more filling without adding any calories.

    add ice to your formula 1 shake.jpg

    7. know your marcos

    Our customers often ask "How many calories are in a Formula 1 shake?".

    Knowing the nutritional values is important to understand how much calories, protein etc... you're getting in each serving.

    So here is a breakdown for each shake variation: 


    CalsProteinCarbsFatFibreSugar
    2 scoops of F1
    + semi-skimmed milk (250ml)
    22718g25g6.6g5g21g
    2 scoops of F1
    + unsweetened almond milk (250ml) 
    12510g14g4g5g9g
    2 scoops of F1
    + 2 scoops of PDM + water
    21224g16g5g5g10g

    Note. When using a milk alternative, the macronutrients will depends on what type of milk you use. If you want to achieve a high protein content you can use fortified soy milk.

    8. spice things up

    Don't be afraid to experiment by adding other ingredients into your shake. You can add fruit, nuts, peanut butter, greens or anything else you like. Once again, you will want to use a blender for this to combine everything together. Here are a few recipes to kickstart your imagination.

    Keep in mind that adding other ingredients will change (increase) the calories of your shake. So always make sure you're adding ingredients aligned with your goal.

    to wrap it up

    We wanted to create a comprehensive Formula 1 shake guide to give you all the answers in one place. We hope you found what you need to make the perfect shake that suits both your goal and your taste buds!

    Find all products mentioned in this article below and if you need any help, feel free to reach out to us anytime.

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