Whilst replying to a thread over on reddit, I remembered something I had pondered upon a few weeks ago.
I was making 12 blender bottles of Keto Chow for my wife and myself (lasts a whole 2 days if we both eat 3 meals a day) and thought that making Keto Chow for 2 is workable though kinda tedious. What if ALL the family was on Keto Chow? Granted, the smaller kids wouldn’t drink a full one but the big kids would and I would still probably need 7 meals worth just for the one meal. Mixing them individually doesn’t scale well, so how do you scale it?
Others mentioned it before but I hadn’t ever tried it: mass mixing 3 or more meals at a time either in a blender or in a pitcher with an immersion blender. Last night I tried it. I target 1400 calories a day so I’m using 50ml of heavy cream per meal. I like the thickness when I mix it up to be 16 fluid ounces (about 475ml). At that volume I could fit 8 meals into a 1 gallon pitcher. Figured it would be nice to have some room at the top to avoid spilling so I decided to do 6 meals at a time. The math was easy enough, just multiple everything by 6. 50g of powder = 300g. 50ml of heavy cream = 300ml. 13ml of MCT oil = 78ml.
- I stuck it all in the pitcher then added water to about the half point.
- I blended it for a bit with the immersion blender to get it going and then finished filling with water to the 3 quart mark.
- Kept the blender going for about 5 minutes.
- Finally I measured out 16 ounces into individual bottles and stuck them in the fridge.
The time stamps on my camera say it took 7 minutes from start to finish. Awesome!