A skinny version of the famous girl scout cookie – thin mint in a shake version.You won't be able to believe this is healthy!!
Aaaaand I'm back to the current holiday at hand.Or I guess Girl Scout cookies aren't really a holiday.
So nevermind.I guess I'm trying to say,I'm not postingEaster cupcakestoday (obviously) and I'm back to"在季节”foods.Namely the in-season food of GIRL SCOUT cookies.
Sorry sometimes I have to shout.I just get so excited yabo体育下载appabout things. Namely food things.And more specifically girl scout COOKIE foods.
There,it happened again.Can't help it guys,I can't.
Let's just talk for a second yabo体育下载appabout how excited I am about this shake.First off,it is honestly the yummiest"healthy"shake I've ever had.Promise.
And it is a"skinny"shake which 亚博体育下载二维码makes it being delicious that much better.
The ingredient line-up: milk,a frozen banana,vanilla yogurt (I used low-fat),sugar-free chocolate pudding,truvia,peppermint extract,ice,xanthan gum,and 1 crushed up thin mint.
Okay,but let's talk yabo体育下载appabout a few things.Like if you don't like bananas?I could not taste banana in this shake at all,honest.But it does give it a creamy thickness and helps everything to blend together.I freeze my bananas beforehand by peeling them,slicing them into coins,and then putting the coins on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment) to freeze.Once they are frozen on the cookie sheet,I transfer the frozen banana coins to a resealable bag ready for shakes to be made.This shake works best (and tastes best) with a very ripe frozen banana.
Next,xanthan gum.Have you heard of it?It's amazing.Like changes a watery shake to the thickest creamiest drink ever.To be rivaled only by a DQ blizzard.I got mine at Wal-mart in the gluten-free section.It can be a little pricey,but if you use it for shakes,it will last a looooong time.A very tiny amount goes a long way.To get this shake to be really thick and creamy you are going to want to add some of the xanthan gum to it. I also added ice to increase the thickness and volume of the shake.You can adjust – more ice is thicker and less ice will create a thinner shake.
The yogurt and milk can be adjusted to your personal preference.I used unsweetened almond milk (30 calories for 1 cup),and a low-fat vanilla yogurt (90 calories) which is how the calorie amount was calculated. The sugar-free pudding gives this shake a rich chocolatey taste with a lot less calories.The truvia can be substituted for any sweetener you choose,but the calorie amount reflects zero for truvia since it doesn't have any calories.
顺便说一下,this shake – only 130 calories!Wa-bammmmm.And it tastes like ice cream.Well,almost.
Finally,peppermint extract.Like the xanthan gum,a little goes a long way as well.I didn't want an overpowering taste,so I added a very small amount.You can add more if you want a stronger peppermint taste in your shake.
Oops,I almost forgot the garnish!I crushed up one thin mint on the top of the shake and swirled it around.This is of course optional,but a great touch to a"thin mint"shake!(P.S.The cookie isn't calculated into the calories,but it would add 20 calories to each shake!)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or sub another milk
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 container (6 ounces) light vanilla yogurt or sub another yogurt
- 3 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate pudding mix dry
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract not mint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon truvia or sub another sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum optional,for super thick shake
- 1/2 - 1 cup ice depending on desired thickness
- Optional: 2 thin mint cookies crushed over the shakes
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth and no ice or banana chunks remain.
Separate into two glasses and crush a thin mint cookie on top of each shake if desired.
Want some more healthy shakes??