Thursday, May 26, 2016

Refreshing Fruity Shake

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The weather is warming up quite beautifully here in Michigan. It feels like summer may arrive after all! PRAISE THE LORD!!! When it gets hot, my love for cold sweet treats goes WAY up. Thankfully there are so many items to choose from, for those of you who eat the Trim Healthy Mama way! I love a good cold shake or smoothie to keep me cool, and my sweet tooth satisfied all while staying on plan too. Here's a list of my favorite THM shakes, smoothies and cold drinks if you're looking for even more yummy ideas.

Back to my new favorite shake. With summer comes an abundance of local fresh fruit. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!! I created this shake to include some of my favorite summer fruits. Thankfully, I still had some frozen fruit left from last summer, but you can use fresh fruit in this shake too. If you use all fresh fruit, make sure you add some ice cubes. This shake is an E, so it's a great option for those of you who struggle to get in your E meals and snacks. I hope you find this shake as refreshing as I do!

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Refreshing Fruity Shake (THM: E, low-fat)
  • 1/4 c. 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c. vanilla unsweetened almond milk (if you don't have vanilla flavored milk, just add a dash of vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 c. water
  • (1) scoop of THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
  • (4) fresh or frozen strawberries
  • (1) medium peach, fresh or frozen
  • (1/2) banana, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 t. THM Super Sweet Blend
  • 4-6 ice cubes, optional
  1. Put all ingredients into the blender, except for the ice. Blend until completely combined.
  2. Add the ice (if using) and blend until it is smooth.

23 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! Can this be used as a snack/ dessert too ?

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    1. Sure. If you're using it as a dessert you can omit the protein powder if you'd like.

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    2. O.k. thanks. Do I need to omit the protein powder or can I leave it in?

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  2. This sounds perfect for a hot summer day!

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  3. Can you taste the cottage cheese in here? I really really hate cottage cheese. Brand new to THM and trying to find good recipes for a shake, but many seem to include cottage cheese.

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    1. I personally can't taste it.

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    2. I don't like cottage cheese abut love the smoothies made with it. You can't taste it at all.

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  5. This is amazing! It totally meets my fruit craving! And I can hardly believe it fits into an "E." Thank you!

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  6. If I added a tsp of MCT oil, would it still be an E?

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  7. I didn't have cottage chrrde so used a mixed berry 000, would that make it to many carbs?

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    1. No, you should still be ok. It will be right at the 45 though.

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  8. I'm not a big peach fan could you sub pineapple instead? If so would 1/2 cup be enough or too much? Can't wait to try this!

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  9. What could you sub for the cottage cheese? Some cream cheese? And if yes, how much do you think? Thanks :)

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    1. I would use 0% plain Greek Yogurt in the same amount of cottage cheese, or a Vanilla 000 Dannon yogurt.

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  10. I made this over the weekend and it was AMAZING!!! Wow!!!! I loved it so much!!

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  11. I am allergic to bananas (latex) the strawberries are fine, and I saw I can use pineapple. Can I use mango or blueberries? Would it be 1/4 cup each if I use mango, blueberry, and. 4 strawberries?

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