Monday, July 7, 2014

Skinny Cherry Chocolate Milkshake

And the skinny shakes keep on coming.
I don't think I will ever get tired of creating new flavors. 
I usually quantify these as being "skinny" just so people know they are low calorie and low fat. That being said - they are not low on taste. In fact, if no one said anything then I am pretty sure you could feed these to everyone and not have them guess they were healthified. 
The texture is maybe a tad less creamy than a "regular" milkshake, but it is hardly noticeable. At least in my opinion.
I went with a chocolate covered cherry flavor for this one. 
I'm not normally a huge fan of chocolate and fruit but this is pretty darned tasty. 
And, for only 271 calories, 38 carbs, 6 fat, and 18 protein (according to Myfitnesspal) - it is practically begging to be eaten at breakfast and for dessert. 
And maybe brunch.
And perhaps snack time.

Skinny Cherry Chocolate Milkshake

15 cherries, pitted
1/2 cup 0 fat, plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup 1% milk
ice cubes
2 Tbsp light Cool Whip

First, freeze the cherries and Greek yogurt until solid. 
When ingredients are frozen, place cherries, Greek yogurt, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and milk into a blender.

Process until smooth, scraping sides as needed. If it is too thin - add some ice cubes and process again. If it is too thick - add a bit more milk and process again. 
Pour into a large glass and top with Cool Whip. (For the photos I saved a pinch of the graham crumbs and chocolate chips to sprinkle on top. This makes it look pretty but is not necessary!)

P.S. - If you want it more chocolaty but don't want to add more calories - place a tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder in when you are blending it. It totally ups the chocolate but only adds about 3 more calories.
By the way, this makes a large serving. It filled the glass in the photo plus about 1/3 cup extra. 

I halved the recipe and had half for breakfast and then the other half for my afternoon snack. 
I simply placed the leftovers from breakfast in a cup and froze it. When I wanted to eat it I just threw it in the blender with a bit of water and blended it again. 
Worked like a charm. 

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  1. Looks delicious! Sharing on Twitter!

    1. Mmmm homemade milkshakes. This looks so good. Love chocolate and cherries. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. Wow this does not look "skinny"-SO good!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!