The World’s Healthiest Vanilla Milkshake

This calls for celebration.

I’ve been a busy girl! I just put up a brand spankin’ new header, social media buttons, a bar with favorite posts, and a button for the family page.

Aaaaand I designed them all myself! I feel very accomplished. I owe a huge thank you to Something Swanky whose fabulous tutorials guided me through the whole process. I highly recommend them! Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it.

Okay, so enough talk about how I am now guilty of pulling up my blog homepage just to stare at it, let’s get down to business. Milkshake business.

When I was a wee one, the only thing keeping me from bouncing off the walls at the doctor’s office was the assurance that a drug store milkshake was just around the corner.

A woman named Annie, who is quite possibly the sweetest person alive, worked the drug store counter without fail. I was always greeted with a warm smile, a hug, and a milkshake. No wonder I love her so much.

Nowadays, flu shots are subsided by fruit cups because I no longer partake in large quantities of sugary fatty glop. But there is hope yet! Inspired by my recent DQ-realted revelation, I knew I could take on this other extremely delicious frozen indulgence.

So how did I handle it? Like any other sane person would,  I had this milkshake for breakfast. For testing purposes, of course, because we are all more alert in the morning and I wanted to make sure I could accurately judge the awesomeness of this milkshake. See? I did this because I love you.

One thing I realized via my extreme morning alertness? This thing is big. HUGE. Like, twice the size of a McFlurry huge. I doubted my ability to finish such a thing, but it turns out I encountered no problem in the area. Weird.

But if you’re a person with a semblance of normality in you, you’ll probably be enjoying this milkshake with the help of a friend or enemy. But at only 120 calories for the entire big huge ginormous thing, you might be able to make room.

Miraculous, I know. In more ways than one.

The World’s Healthiest Vanilla Milkshake (Vegan, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Low Calorie)

Ever wanted to slurp down a huge milkshake only to not have it go straight to your hips? Me too! And now you can with this amazing vanilla milkshake. Please forgive the infomercial type introduction. If you were to split the milkshake in half, it would only have 60 calories. A 60 calorie milkshake? Yes please!

Adapted from my Homemade DQ Cookie Dough Blizzard

Nutritional Comparison

McDonald’s Vanilla McCafe Shake

Serving size: 24 fl oz

Calories: 1060

Fat: 34 grams

vs.

World’s Healthiest Vanilla Milkshake

Serving size: 24 fl oz (1 recipe)

Calories: 120

Fat: 10.5 grams (healthy almond fats!)

Ingredients

3 cups of unsweetened almond milk, divided (I suppose you could substitute your milk of choice, but I haven’t tried it.)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

stevia or other sweetener, to taste (I use 1-2 packets of stevia)

Directions

Combine 1.5 cups of almond, vanilla extract, and sweetener (I use a glass measuring cup for this). Pour into an ice cube tray (or other plastic container) and stick it in the freezer until it is completely firmed up and frozen. Once the almond milk mixture is frozen, blend in a blender (go Vita!) along with the remaining 1.5 cups of almond milk until evenly blended and creamy. You can add more or less almond milk depending on how thick you like your shake. You can also add more sweetener at this point if you are so inclined.

Huge? Yes. Hard to finish? Not at all.

Enjoy!

-Kelly M.

 

 

Comments

    • says

      Thank you so much, Averie! I absolutely love your blog design, and it’s so nice to hear from someone who knows how long it takes (LONG) to put it all together. ;) So wonderful to hear from you!

  1. Tracy Lynn says

    Brilliant Idea about freezing the almond milk into cubes….this could take the place of using ice in smoothies too. I’m gonna try this…. :)

  2. Emma says

    I’ve stumbled across your site recently and am now making something off it everyday! I had this for breakfast and it tastes exactly like the vanilla frappe at Starbucks! (Which I can’t have now since I’m vegan) but this was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe.
    Ps I also have the homemade ‘chocolate’ waiting for me in my freezer

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