Sometimes I miss the obvious.
For the first five months of taking MIralax, I mixed it into 100% cranberry juice. This worked out dandily. The juice is strong in flavor which, I figured, would mask any taste the Miralax might have. It doesn't, really, have any discernible flavor of it's own. Just granulated plastic.
Last month I went through a week or so where I had a lot of diarrhea, which was followed by a depressive episode. (Though a bummer, the diarrhea wasn't the trigger, it was Mother's Day.) The episode was short, but strong enough to push me into a state of denying myself proper health care--including taking the Miralax. After nearly a fortnight off of it, I was back to my former glory days of constipation. Not a pretty thing at all.
When I did go back on the Miralax, I found the idea of mixing it into juice made me say "Blech." So I thought I'd try mixing it into other things. Foody things. I tried pudding first, and then my morning cereal. It wasn't until I was stirring it around in the last 1/4 cup of cereal this morning that I realize why it's a good idea to NOT mix Miralax into food.
Miralax works in our bodies by pulling moisture into the colon, softening up stool. Well it works the same in foods. It must pull moisture from the air, because both the pudding and the cereal changed viscosity. Still looked like pudding, tasted like pudding, but had the consistency of crepe batter. The cereal was worse. It loosened up and tasted watered down. I set it aside with a grimace. After a few minutes, I picked up the cup to rinse it out and there was water, actual freaking water, pooling at the bottom of the cup!
So, my fellow Miralaxers, I encourage you to stick with liquids for the Miralax. Try to use ones that are already somewhat thick and flavorful, or plain water. What have you found works best for your Miralax?