Inspired by my brother’s want for a milkshake from Red Robin last week, I had healthy milkshakes on my mind all weekend and wanted to see if my own advice could stand up. I had suggested that for far less calories you could make the milkshake at home.

After a great weekend, Phil and I decided tonight sounded like a good night to experiment. So after dinner, I went for a run. I did have to earn that dessert 😉 . Then, I set to work. First, I looked up recipes and really didn’t find a great milkshake recipe that included almond milk and frozen yogurt. Today at Publix, Silk Almond Milk was on sale. Also, we had conveniently picked up a pint of Edy’s Yogurt Blends Chocolate Fudge Brownie. I wanted to use both. Original almond milk has only 60 calories per cup. Also, Edy’s frozen yogurt is our favorite. With no recipes to inspire, I looked up a chocolate milkshake recipe on Food Network. I read through a few and decided how I could make substitutes. Here’s what I came up with:

Ingredients –

  • 1/2 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extra
  • 1 cup of original almond milk
  • Edy’s Yogurt Blends Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Directions –

  • Pour in a blender, the almond milk.
  • Add the almond extract and vanilla extract
  • Start adding some frozen yogurt (don’t put in too much at first, it’s easier to add more)
  • Blend until smooth
  • Look into blender, too thin and milky? Add more frozen yogurt
  • Repeat until you see an acceptable milkshake consistency
  • Pour into cups and treat your significant other to more of the milkshake so you can keep the dessert light and not too caloric.

Enjoy and bon apetit!

I really enjoyed making the milkshake and it tasted so good. Phil loved it too except when he finished he looked forlornly into the bottom of the cup. I could tell he wished there was more.

And really, you can be proud that the most significant portion of the calories comes from the frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt full of healthy live cultures, calcium, low in fat, not high carbs, and full of creamy, delicious taste.

DK, this one is for you. Make it for yourself sometime or come here and I’ll make it for you. Trust me, this one’s worth a try!