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EmC
Hello
Does anyone know of any good mineral , vitamin shakes around the 200 cal mark? 
thank you! 
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Foodsupport_AUS
Not quite sure what you are looking for EmC. Are you looking for a supplement or just a part of a snack? Your profile says you are in the UK so I am guessing you are looking for something available there. Ensure original is 220 cal https://ensure.com/nutrition-products/ensure-original

That being said unless you need a packaged product it may be better to just do it yourself and make a drink which you can vary. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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blondie
Your GP should be able to prescribe Ensure or Aymes drinks (some health trusts don't prescribe Ensure anymore for cost reasons) The Aymes comes as either a powder or a ready to drink shake - if you get the powder its around 250cals made with water or you can bump it up to around 390 if made with milk. You can also buy both over the counter from the pharmacy or online

Other options are a brand called Purition which you can get online or in Boots - it's a powder you can mix with milk, into yoghurt etc or there is good old Complan
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Kali

Hi EmC,

If you are in the Uk there is a company called Naked which makes protein smoothies (which we have in the US also) Their Mango Protein Shake has 420 calories and we used that plus a granola bar (around 200 calories) as a go to breakfast for those occasional days when we had to leave the house quickly and needed a ready made breakfast. They taste better than ensure or fortsip and we used them for snacks as well. They also have some products which are around the 200 calorie mark.

There are also Carnation instant breakfast drinks which have 240 calories. They also have some powdered products which can be added to milk. 

Also here is a quick recipe for a smoothie you can make at home:

1 cup full fat milk
1 cup full fat yoghurt
Heavy cream (as much as you want to add)
a dash of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of honey
cut up bananas, strawberries, mangos or a combination of them
ground up almonds (my d. wouldn't eat protein powder but the nuts provide protein and taste good)

Blend. Add a couple of ice cubes at the end and grind them up as well to chill the shake.

hope this helps,
Kali

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