20 July, 2015
Milk-Shake It UpComments : 2 Posted in : food, foodie, funny, healthy, humor, milkshake, recipe, smoothie, summer, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb
Since I just got back from vacation, there isn’t much in my fridge, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for an article, today. I found this unfinished piece in my drafts and figured I would prep it for publishing (especially since I only had a half hour before noon — I got home, late last night, and I got a bit of a late start to the day, today… *points finger at jet lag*).
I made a breakfast out of the last smoothie, and the first one is actually a recipe I did up for my co-op (hence the slightly different presentation style).
I’ll try to get more recipes out there for you, as much as I enjoy writing the other articles. I have one more alternate article planned, at the moment, and I’ll see what I can find in the gardens to make.
Without further ado, here are a couple of sweet summer milkshake/smoothies for you to enjoy!
Simply Strawberry Milkshake
Who doesn’t like a sweet treat, every now and again? Store-bought strawberry ice cream and milkshakes are often too sweet for me and don’t actually taste like strawberries.
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup milk
Pulse the purée setting on the blender to break up the strawberries and then let it run for a few seconds to blend everything together smoothly.
Feel free to add other things, such as flax seeds (fiber and oils), chia seeds (to help with water retention), or protein/hemp powder to make this milkshake everything you want it to be!
If you’ve got some time on your hands and don’t feel like going to the store to buy ice cream, you can make it at home and cut the 1/4 cup of milk by pouring 2-3 cups of some kind of milk into a bag, adding about a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, sealing the bag, and putting it inside of another bag full of ice and a little bit of salt. Seal the outer bag and set it on a flat surface. Shake the mixture within the two bags until it freezes, just like in second grade science class.
Finally, if you don’t want to use ice cream, substitute it with some yogurt and a few ice cubes or about 10 frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones. You should be able to achieve a similar consistency. If you use frozen strawberries, let them thaw a bit by nuking them in the microwave for a few seconds or by letting them sit on the counter for about fifteen minutes. Your blender will thank you.