Raspberry Smoothie! FP

One of my absolute favorite things about Trim Healthy Mama is enjoying yummy shakes once a day!  I am not a great breakfast eater so one way I get my protein in the morning and some good stuff in my body is with a smoothie!  Shake or smoothie..you pick your favorite term.   I have been making smoothies for 7 months now and I’ve finally found the secret to making them perfect!  The secret ingredient….COTTAGE CHEESE!  I know a few of you just made a yucky face but, REALLY!!!  Don’t knock it until you try it!  My shakes went from icy to smooth and creamy with this one ingredient!  I’m pretty sure this is a FP!  If you use a higher fat content in the cottage cheese it would go to an S but, I use 1%.

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Here’s my easy Raspberry Smoothie recipe:

~One handful of frozen raspberries!  ( I’m sure you can use fresh)

~1 cup of unsweetened, vanilla almond milk

~1/3 cup of cottage cheese (I use 1%)

~1 scoop of Swanson’s Vanilla Protein Powder (my fav)

~1 tsp of vanilla

~1 tsp of butter flavored extract or I love almond extract (*two drops if you use almond)

~pinch of salt

~1/2 tsp of Glucomannan

~8 shakes of NuNaturals or a stevia powder sweetener

~10-12 ice cubes

** I mix all the ingredients together EXCEPT the ice in my Ninja.  I let it mix for 20 seconds or so.  Let it sit for about a minute, then I add in the ice.  The mixing and waiting is for the glucomannan to do it’s thickening magic.  Wonderful natural thickener for those who’ve never heard of it!

Now, mix!!  I mix until I see the ice is all crushed and that it’s now the consistency of a nice, yummy, thick milkshake!  You will NOT miss a milkshake from an ice-cream stand!  I often drink a smoothie for an afternoon snack or on the way to church!  They are quick to make and very filling!  I also make this shake in strawberry all the time!  Both are so good.

YUM!!!  Enjoy!

Check out Trim Healthy Mama’s website for more info on the book that I mentioned!  Also, Gwen’s Nest is sharing wonderful recipes and tips for anyone else who is on THM!

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Raspberry Smoothie! FP — 4 Comments

  1. I’ve been doing a lot of shakes just like this that I found at Dashing Dish…you should totally check out that site! 🙂 Full of yummy ideas. This one looks great and we LOVE raspberries! Thanks so much for linking it up at Trim Healthy Tuesday! 🙂 And you’re right – you totally can’t tell the cottage cheese is in there.

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