Nutrition Monday – Healthy Shakes


Today is National “Rocky Road Ice Cream” Day. While we love some ice cream as much as the next person, sometimes it is not the healthiest items in the food groups. So we found 5 great low-fat, low in calories, great tasting shakes you can make at home and not feel guilty!

1. Brandied Berry Milk Shake

berry-shake-400Berries pack this recipe full of disease-fighting antioxidants, but the sweet treat is the brandy mixed in. It’s a small portion, but it adds a hint of flavor to the fruity drink.

Ingredients: Vanilla low-fat ice cream, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, low-fat milk, brandy

Calories: 182

 2. Espresso Soy Milk Shake

espresso-shake-400This sweet sip makes a delicious dessert. The boost of caffeine may help lower your risk of diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and this shake is vegan-friendly.

Ingredients: Fat-free chocolate syrup, instant espresso granules, vanilla soy ice cream, low-fat soy milk

Calories: 290

3. Pumpkin Pie Shake

pumpkin-shake-400Though pumpkin is popular in the fall, you can enjoy this creamy treat year-round. You’ll get calcium from the milk and beta-carotene from the pumpkin.

Ingredients: Vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, fat-free milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin-pie spice, fat-free whipped topping

Calories: 198

4. Snickerdoodle-Peach Milkshake


Nothing says summer like peaches! Here is a great peach milkshake topped off with snickerdoodle crumbles.

Ingredients: 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup Vanilla ice cream,  1 1/2 peaches (fresh, chopped), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 cookies (snickerdoodle, + crumbles for garnish)

Calories: 100

5. Classic Strawberry Milkshake

strawberryA Strawberry milkshake is a timeless classic. We made ours with very few ingredients and all for under 150 calories.  A perfect treat for a hot summer day.

Ingredients: 2 cups strawberries (cleaned), 1 cup milk (We used 2%), 1 cup vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt (or plain lowfat)

Calories: 140

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