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Milk-Shake It Up

Comments : 2 Posted in : food, foodie, funny, healthy, humor, milkshake, recipe, smoothie, summer, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb

I know I don’t share vacation pictures, and this has absolutely nothing to do with the article, but here’s a pretty canyon from Twin Falls, Idaho. Think of it as inspiration for something to daydream about while you’re sitting in the sun, drinking some sweet smoothies!
Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho -- The bridge I was standing on when I took this picture is apparently one you can legally base jump off of!

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

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.

This recipe makes it quick and easy to make a healthy milkshake with fewer preservatives and a more natural taste that’s just sweet enough.

10 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.


Blueberry Protein Power Milkshake!

Blueberries, for being blue berries, make one of the prettiest shades of purple if you do anything with them.

I’ve made this one for the boyfriend, before, and he loves it as a dessert milkshake or as a post-workout treat. It features frozen blueberries, protein mix, and a special spice (spices in milkshakes — who knew)!

For this one, you’ll need:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 packet of Carnation Instant Breakfast mix (I prefer chocolate, for this one)
A couple taps of cinnamon
1/2 cup milk (more or less depending on whether you want to make a loose smoothie or ice cream in your blender)

Blueberries are smaller than strawberries, so I’m less concerned about thawing them before throwing them in the blender. Add any toss-in goodies, mix away, and enjoy!


2 thoughts

  • July 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    You just gave me a great idea for those Huckleberries on the freezer. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  • July 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Don't think you mentioned this, but you could substitute almond, cashew or soy milk for the dairy, make it vegan friendly! 😀

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