Thursday, December 10, 2015

Candy Cane Milkshake (with Protein)

My hubby had just gotten me a new blender...just cause my old one wasn't in such good shape any more.  (He's definitely a keeper) *-*

So...I was anxious to try it out and nearly ran to the kitchen when I saw this cool recipe idea at Pinterest. 

I revised the luscious recipe that I found at Dashing Dish

I love that this shake is ready in just minutes!! 

And no one will ever know it has cottage cheese.  It 'disappears' in the blending process and adds a wonderful creaminess!

I think it's a fun recipe to serve to a girlfriend who drops by after a day of shopping.  You'll make her feel pampered with this awesome treat. Your family will think you're the greatest too when you serve to them.

What a great idea to serve on Christmas Eve huh? 

(with protein) 

1/2 c. lowfat cottage cheese
(I used 3 ozs. light cream cheese, room temp) 
1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
2 - 4 drops peppermint extract, or to taste
2 - 3 pkts. Stevia, Truvia or your favorite sweetener
1 Tb. (sugar free) instant vanilla pudding mix 
1 heaping Tb. vanilla Greek yogurt
4 - 8 ice cubes
4 - 6 ozs. ice cold water
(I used half that amount unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
A few drops of red food coloring to finish it off

Place all the ingredients, except for the food coloring, into the blender. 
Blend until thick and smooth.  Pour into a tall glass. Just before serving, drop in a couple of 
drops of food coloring; swirl and serve topped with whipped cream and
a candy cane or crushed peppermint on top.

Yield: 1 good sized serving


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