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Minimalist’s Milkshake

The minimalist’s milkshake. Came up with the ingredient combinations for the drink to be thick and milky enough to be called “milkshake”. You can always up the thickness and sweetness based on your liking or your caloric needs.

By on Apr 1, 2016 in Food | 0 comments

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I consciously call this milkshake not a smoothie, because I think of smoothie as a drink that “make it sounds healthy but really loaded with sugar, more than anything in its ingredients, and still craves for a milkshake because milk shake is simply a better treat for your indulgent.” The key to the recipe is make sure you use FROZEN fruits. That gives the extra thickness that otherwise wouldn’t qualify as “milkshake”.

Why do I eat this

Mine is thick and milky and I made it light enough to be under 200 calories. It will fluctuate if you swap some of the ingredient but definitely stay under those “healthy” store bought smoothies or coffee-base drinks.

I made hundreds of homemade milkshake, from “super heavy & yummy but I just consumed two dinner worth of calories” to “this is a strawberry juice not a shake”. I wanted to lower the calories as much as possible without giving up milkshake-ness.

Another note is I’m not too big on sweetness. I do have to warn you that if your standard of milkshake sweetness is a typical retail milkshake…it might be not be sweet enough. You can add more ice cream or add more sugar if you’d like (be aware of the additional calories you are putting). Just think of this as the lowest common denominator of what can be considered “milkshake”.

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Minimalist's Milkshake
Print Recipe
The important thing to make this milk shake is to use FROZEN fruits. If you make it with fresh fruits it will be to runny to be called milk shake.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minute 0 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minute 0 minute
milkshake
Minimalist's Milkshake
Print Recipe
The important thing to make this milk shake is to use FROZEN fruits. If you make it with fresh fruits it will be to runny to be called milk shake.
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minute 0 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 person 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minute 0 minute
Ingredients
  • 150 g Milk I like my milk whole, but feel free to pick milk of your choice.
  • 70 g Frozen Strawberries or any frozen fruit will do
  • 1/4 cup Light Vanilla Ice Cream I use Trader Joe's. If you're not conscious about calories, any ice cream would do.
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. put the all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. run the blender until the ingredients has thick and smooth consistency.
  3. drink it up.
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