When summer hits, most of us kiss our weight loss plans goodbye. Why? Well usually we’re just lounging by the pool, chowing down on fatty ice cream and other such munchies. However there is a solution to your summer sweet blues – milkshakes. Now we know what you’re thinking, milkshakes are loaded with fat and calories so how do you burn fat with milkshakes? Simple, we’re proud to bring you three heavenly and healthy milkshakes that won’t even make a dent in your weight loss plans, nor will it disappoint your taste buds. These milkshake recipes are jam-packed with calcium, protein, vitamin-D, and other minerals and vitamins that your body needs to meet your diet goals. Need we say more?
Toasted S’mores Milkshake:
Just the word “s’mores” is enough to get one’s taste buds watering. Especially in this case when we’re talking about a s’mores milkshake that aids with weight loss. Is your mind blown? Cause ours is. Did we mention that the Toasted S’mores milkshake is also lactose-friendly?! It’s the A2 milk that makes it dairy-free AND it’s the A2 milk that also lowers the amount of total calories. What a beautiful concoction.
1 1/2 cups A2 Whole Milk
2.5 oz gluten free graham crackers 1 1/2 sheets
3 tablespoons mini marshmallows
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon agave
.5 oz dark chocolate shavings
Pour one cup of whole milk into an ice cube tray. Let this freeze. When ready to eat, set the oven to broil.
On a greased cookie sheet, layer 3 tablespoons of marshmallows. Then broil for 1-2 minutes. Remove.
In a blender, add an entire cup of whole milk ice cubes, 1/2 cup of liquid whole milk, 2 oz graham crackers, cocoa powder, and agave.
Blend until smooth. (If this is too thick, then add 1 tablespoon milk, or more if needed, to thin out.)
Pour milkshake into glasses and drink up!
Dairy-Free Red Velvet Frappuccino:
Oh man, a delicious frappé drink that doesn’t interfere with your weight loss plans? Heaven! The Dairy-Free Red Velvet Frappuccino Milkshake is dairy-free and seriously low in sugar AND fat. PLUS, it has meets all your caffeine needs and wants. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not, it’s perfect.
Red Velvet Swappuccino
1/2 cup Cold Pressed Coffee
2 cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
2 ripe frozen bananas
4 tsp cocoa powder
4 tsp honey
1 tsp finely shaved dark chocolate
1 tsp finely shaved dark chocolate
Vegan Whipped Cream
2 1/2 cups ice
1 can coconut milk frozen or refrigerated
1 tsp vanilla
Vegan Whipped Cream –
Open the can, remove the solid coconut cream, and transfer into a bowl. Whip together with the vanilla until thick and light, then set aside for the time-being.
Red Velvet Swappuccino –
Get that large blender out so you can pulse the coffee, Almond Milk, raspberries, bananas, cocoa powder, honey, and ice until it has reached a shaved consistency. Pour into four cups. Top off with a tablespoon of coconut vegan whipped cream and then sprinkle with dark chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries. YUM.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Probiotic Milkshake:
Strawberries and summer are practically synonymous. Furthermore strawberries and weight loss even go hand in hand. You’ve got the best of both worlds here. This Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Probiotic Milkshake is naturally sweetened with berries and raw honey. Then the fact that it has yogurt in it adds a probiotic bang that doesn’t even come close to destroying your weight loss plans.
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/2 cup cream
1/4 cup cherry juice (or other red juice)
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
Place all of ingredients into a blender in the order listed above. Be sure to blend on low until just combined, then switch to high until thick and creamy. Freeze for the next few hours or even overnight.
Don’t let the summer heat throw your weight loss plans out the window, these three milkshakes are the perfect answer to staying on track without sacrificing taste!