Since I didn’t have smoothie Monday, I thought I would make it Smoothie Tuesday. However there shouldn’t be a specific day for a smoothie, especially healthy ones! Today’s smoothie takes after one of my favorite, that I don’t order drinks, the Vanilla Cream Frappe. I love them, but with all of the calories and sugar I just don’t order them, ever! So why not try to re-create a tasty drink with a healthy and even tastier drink that is guilt-free and will give you energy, plus it won’t hurt the waistline!
I made this shake using Wallaby Vanilla flavored Kefir, however, if you don’t have vanilla Kefir, vanilla yogurt will work too!! To thicken up my drink I also used one tablespoon of vanilla protein powder. The brand I used is Designer Whey, I buy it at Trader Joe’s, but I do know that vitamin stores like GNC and Vitamin World carry it. Honestly I am not the biggest protein drink person, so I only used a little to give me a nice vanilla taste. I really try to like protein shakes, but for some reason they are not my thing, but I still drink them.
This drink is creamy, smooth and tastes just like vanilla milkshake, just not as thick. It’s a fabulous drink that is perfect for having after a workout, for breakfast or anytime where your craving a sweet drink. Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors, I even like it over chocolate, which sounds kind of odd even coming from me, but it’s true!
- ½ cup vanilla kefir or vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup non-fat milk or milk of choice
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
- ½ tsp. stevia (to taste)
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Note: If you don't have vanilla kefir, use vanilla yogurt instead.
This recipe makes a tad over three cups, so feel free to share it with someone you love or drink it all yourself, like I did. he he
Well I am still plugging away at making recipes for this week and I must do it quickly, since I won’t be in the kitchen for 4 days. Oh my gosh that is so long. Eck!!
Have a great day!
Be happy, be healthy…