Low Carb Milkshake
Low Carb Milkshake , 06-07-2012 01:09 PM


Expert Low-Carber


This is a basic creamy milkshake recipe I use with several possible variations:

1/3 - 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt (I prefer greek yogurt. Can also use sugar free flavored yogurt, such as Danon Sugar & Carb Control)
1 T cream cheese
1 oz heavy cream (can also use coconut milk or combination)
1 packet Truvia
3 - 5 squirts of sugar free vanilla syrup to taste (or combination of vanilla extract and sweetner)
1 T coconut oil
1 - 2 T chopped nuts - pecans, walnuts, sliced almonds, nut butter (optional)
Crushed ice

Combine all ingredients except ice in blender and blend to combine. I blend it with my Magic Bullit in a mug.
Add ice and blend till creamy. I add about half the ice, blend, then add the other half and blend.

From the basic shake recipe, you can make many different shakes by using different flavors of syrups, ingredients, or extracts. For example:

Add unsweetened coco powder or chocolate syrup for a chocolate shake.
Add shaved or chopped sugar free chocolate bar. I use unsweetened Giradelli 100% cacao, which is good in the sweetened shake, but use whatever sugar free chocolate you want.
Add frozen berries (in lieu some ice) or fresh berries for a fruit shake. Can also use fruit-flavored syrups.
Add instant coffee (or brewed coffee) for a "Frappacino."
Use pepermint extract and sugar free chocolate for a chocolate mint shake.
Any other combination per your imagination.

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.
RE: Low Carb Milkshake , 06-07-2012 06:57 PM


Advanced Low-Carber



1/3 - 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt (I prefer greek yogurt. Can also use sugar free flavored yogurt, such as Danon Sugar & Carb Control)
1 T cream cheese
1 oz heavy cream (can also use coconut milk or combination)
1 packet Truvia
3 - 5 squirts of sugar free vanilla syrup to taste (or combination of vanilla extract and sweetner)
1 T coconut oil
1 - 2 T chopped nuts - pecans, walnuts, sliced almonds, nut butter (optional)
Crushed ice

Combine all ingredients except ice in blender and blend to combine. I blend it with my Magic Bullit in a mug.
Add ice and blend till creamy. I add about half the ice, blend, then add the other half and blend.

From the basic shake recipe, you can make many different shakes by using different flavors of syrups, ingredients, or extracts. For example:

Add unsweetened coco powder or chocolate syrup for a chocolate shake.
Add shaved or chopped sugar free chocolate bar. I use unsweetened Giradelli 100% cacao, which is good in the sweetened shake, but use whatever sugar free chocolate you want.
Add frozen berries (in lieu some ice) or fresh berries for a fruit shake. Can also use fruit-flavored syrups.
Add instant coffee (or brewed coffee) for a "Frappacino."
Use pepermint extract and sugar free chocolate for a chocolate mint shake.
Any other combination per your imagination.
Sounds like a delicious and refreshing treat! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing, Renegade Diabetic!

Ida (co-author of Thin and Thinner)

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RE: Low Carb Milkshake , 06-08-2012 08:19 AM


Expert Low-Carber


That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Wen
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Not all carbs are created equal.


RE: Low Carb Milkshake , 06-10-2012 12:41 AM


Expert Low-Carber


What could you substitute for the yogurt?? Don't like it or the taste it gives food..Protein powder??

Melinda

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RE: Low Carb Milkshake , 06-11-2012 12:11 PM


Expert Low-Carber



You can try it. I've added protein powder to the shake with the yogurt, but never tried it alone. Maybe using all coconut milk or cream would work as well.

Sugar is the enemy; fat is my friend. The only bad fats are artificial fats.
Low Fat & Fat Free -- tastes bad, bad for you.
RE: Low Carb Milkshake , 06-11-2012 01:04 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Cream!! Sounds awesome!!!! I will definitely have to try it..

Melinda

Start Date: June 2009--400-- Starting again:--296.6 ---Currently:--290.8