ok... so I know most of you that read this post will immediately gag on the thought of this. I am challenging you to put on your big girl panties now. Yes, I mean you, R.B. We are going to make the most delicious creamy chocolate shake ever. Well, maybe not quite as yummy as one made with a gallon of Blue Bell. But, it will have all kinds of rich & healthy chocolate goodness and with the added hint of peanut butter or banana. I have been drinking this for breakfast lately. I think I have lost a couple of pounds or so. It is super easy and fills me up for the entire morning or evening. It gives a healthy-needed chocolate fix too!!
Here is what you need............
1/2 cup of skim milk
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg beaters
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons splenda or more if you need it sweeter (do not forget to add this!!!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup crushed ice
a tiny pinch of cinnamon (optional)
optional ......... 1/2 of a frozen banana and/or a tablespoon of peanut butter/PB2.
Yes, you read that right........cottage cheese & egg beaters. Stop gagging R.B. Don't let the children see what you are getting this out!!! Trust me here. 2 of my 3 children won't get close to this now that they know about the cottage cheese & fake eggs. The 3rd child......she loves it. Well, she'll eat anything.......a prune is one of her favorite snacks. Go figure that one!
I like to layer all the stuff in there and get it all blended well together before I add the ice at the end. It just works out better that way. If you don't have a really good ice crusher with your refrigerator.....I think that a bag of sonic ice would be an easy alternative to keep in the freezer. (Well, and it would be a good reason to run to Happy Hour too!)
This is also a very good reason to run over to Williams Sonoma or Costco and buy yourself a vitamixer. I can't get enough of mine..... It will liquify anything into a smoothie.
|Yes, she needs to wash it.....|