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”.