You’ve heard the expression “a little bit goes a long way!” Well, I’m here to tell you that this is so true, especially when it comes to healthy eating! It’s all about the flavor! You can still get the flavor of your favorite treats in your healthiest recipes by simply using a small portion of the treat and spreading the love. That’s right; make it work hard for our enjoyment! You would be surprised how even just a little bit of our favorite treats can permeate our healthy foods and taste like we’re eating a whole lot of the “real thing” when in fact it’s just a tiny bit! Do you want an example? Ok, today’s recipe proves my point. Today I’m bringing you my dreamy Cookies ‘n Cream Shake. By simply using one Oreo in this whole shake, it basically tastes as if you’re eating a “real” shake, but it’s just your regular protein shake with a few creative ingredients. It’s time to test it out for yourself!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
COOKIES ‘N CREAM SHAKE
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Oreo cookie
1.5 scoops vanilla protein
1 TB coconut flour
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stevia packet (depending upon desired sweetness)
5-7 large ice cubes (depending upon desired thickness)
How to Prepare
1. Put all ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender and blend on high speed for approximately 10 seconds or until well blended.
2. Add ice cubes until desired thickness is achieved.
3. Pour into a tall glass and sip or spoon it up! Enjoy
(YES, it’s really that simple)
Per shake (recipe makes 1): 265 calories, 36 grams protein, 14.5 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fat
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.