Berry Shortcake Milkshake

Last week after trying to find dinner, snacks and desserts with low or no sugar, I stumbled upon the cookbook “Eat More of What You Love” by Marlene Koch.

I said recently that I’m having an easier time finding sweet things for the family to eat or drink. The only problem is the sugar that comes along with those types of recipes.  I’ve become a big more comfortable with the baking portion so that’s not my issue, it’s trying to fit those sweet things into our diet and not ruin the healthy part along the way.

This cookbook helps those along the lines that have diabetes.  I do not have diabetes but did realize that being on the low fat no cholesterol diet increased my glucose levels.  So I not only need to be cautious of what fat contents are in my food but the carbohydrates and the sugars.

I was happy to see that there was a Super Sippers, Smoothies, and Shakes section.  We’ve been having smoothies at least three times per week.  I’ve been using frozen fruits and Breyer’s no sugar Vanilla ice cream.

I love McDonalds Strawberry Milkshake.  So when I saw that there was a Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake, I made a change in the fruit and had this with dinner tonight.

It’s satisfying knowing that I can have these types of sweet foods and not have to be concerned about it.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup frozen Triple Berry frozen fruit thawed

1 teaspoon no calorie sweetener (I used a regular tsp of sugar – I have not gone to the store yet to get the artificial sweeteners – but this is a small portion so I was ok with it!!)

1/2 cup skim milk

1 tablespoon French Vanilla low fat no sugar instant pudding mix (the recipe calls for just no sugar, I had the no fat no sugar box on hand)

1/2 cup light, no sugar added vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup crushed ice

Lite whipped cream (optional) I topped ours with a spoonful of course

In a small bowl, mash the berries and sweetener together and set aside.

Combine the milk and pudding mix in a blender.  Blend to mix.  Allow the pudding to set for 1 minute.  Add ice cream and crushed ice (I had to crush ice first in my blender then remove and set in fridge while making the first portion) and blend on high until the ice is completely incorporated and the shake is thick and creamy.

Pour one half of the milkshake into a tall glass (we used little glasses); spoon the berry mix onto the shake. Carefully spoon remaining milkshake over the berries.  Top with a bit of lite whipped cream if desired (I desired) – adds 20 more calories – I’m not worried about the calories.

Nutritional Information per serving (I tripled the servings to make for 3 of us)

Calories 190; Carbohydrates 32g (Sugars 14g); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 3g); Protein 7g; Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 5mg; sodium 370mg; Food exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrates, 1/2 low fat milk, Carbohydrate Choices: 2; Weight Watcher Point Comparison: 5

Have an awesomely sweet day!
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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