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Fabulous Friday- My favorite “G Jimmy S” (GGMS) recipes

Hello BTTW readers! I hope you are all experiencing success and enjoying your THM journeys;) I have good days and bad and I am still undergoing tests. I continue to eat THM because it’s my way of life now and I know I would be feeling worse if I didn’t.

One thing that makes me feel fabulous and gives me a pick me up is a good GGMS drink, or as my 5 year old calls it, a G Jimmy S! Here she is sipping one on 4th of July with Ariel as we watched the boys set off fireworks.  She is one of the pickiest eaters I know and she will drink my whole G Jimmy S if I let her, so if she likes them, anyone can!

See how much she’s enjoying it!!

My first attempt at a GGMS was the caramel apple and I didn’t like it a bit. I gave up on it for awhile until my mom came to visit and insisted I try some new flavors. We had fun mixing and matching extracts. I encourage you to find your favorite flavors because the ACV really does give you a pick me up and they are great for drinking in between meals and for getting in your water intake. Here are some of our favorites that we came up with:

Matsumoto GGMS (named after my favorite Shave Ice place in Hawaii bc it tastes just like I’m eating a shave ice there!)

2 T ACV (apple cider vinegar)

1/2 t. coconut extract

1/2 t. banana extract

1/2 t. orange extract

12-15 drops liquid stevia (My favorite brand is the Trader Joe’s brand)

Fill a large tumbler or quart jar with ice, fill with water, and then mix all ingredients. Drink with a straw. We’ve decided they just taste better this way !

 

Berry Cherry

2 T. ACV

1/2 tsp. strawberry extract

1/2 tsp. cherry extract

12- 15 drops liquid stevia

Repeat process above

 

Rasberry/Lemon/Coconut

2 T. ACV

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

1/4 tsp. lemon extract

1/4 tsp. raspberry extract

12-15 drops liquid stevia

Repeat process above

 

Recipes to try from other THMers (I’m sorry I don’t know the original authors to these):

Mountain Dew GGMS 

use 1/2 water and 1/2 club soda

1 packet stevia

4 T ACV

2 T lime juice

 

Strawberry GGMS

In a blender add:

2 c. water

2 T ACV

3 packets stevia

Juice from 1/2 a lemon or lime

1/2 tsp. ground ginger (I don’t use ginger but I know it’s super good for you!)

4 or 5 frozen strawberries

Handful of ice

Blend well and enjoy

 

What’s your favorite GGMS recipe?

 

 

Tasty Thursday- Rum and Cherry GGMS

I’ve been busy this week with my part-time job, so Mom generously consented to coming up with a recipe for Tasty Thursday. Thanks Mom!!!

This is from Jo (aka Mom):

Since starting my THM journey back in November 2013, I kept reading about GGMS and how so many THMers love it. I finally learned that it stood for “Good Girl Moonshine”, and was usually made with natural apple cider. I had no desire to try it. So I stayed with my tasty amazing THM shakes and frappes. Then I heard about a THM drink called “Singing Canary”. I liked the name so I thought I’d try it. WOW!! At first I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not; and as I kept sipping I decided I kind of loved it, and made it almost daily. I kept seeing more posts about GGMS…a tropical one grabbed my attention. I tried it and loved it immediately! Since then I have been experimenting with a lot of different flavors. I’ve been making one mid-morning in my quart jar filled with ice; and as I sip it down, I add more water. The drink, of course gets more watered down but still has a lovely flavor; and I am drinking a lot mire water these days. I know ginger is sometimes added (my hubby likes it that way), but I mostly like:

2T vinegar, 1T lemon juice, liquid stevia to taste, a different mix of extracts – rum and cherry is yummy too-water and lots of ice. It’s so fun experimenting with all the different flavors! I still love my “Singing Canary”; now I have more to enjoy during those hot summer days ;)

Berry- Colada Shake- S

Berry- Colada Shake
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cp coconut milk
  • ½ cp almond milk
  • 2 scoops Swanson van. Whey pwdr.
  • ½ tsp glucomannan
  • Sweetener to taste (2-4 tsp Truvia
  • -Place above 5 in blender and whir til mixed
  • Add 1½ cp frozen strawberries
  • While blending add the next 2 ingredients (after melting the oil)
  • ¾ cp warm water- add in
  • 1 TBL coconut oil til melted.
  • 1 tsp coconut flavoring
  • 6 or more ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all until it makes a huge pink fluffy magical glass or 2 or 3 of yummy goodness. It's only a cousin to a shake since you need a spoon to scoop it up!!
Notes
I shared it with my hubby and daughter!! PS: that's a sidecar of Skinny Chocolate!! Gotta love THM!