Monday, September 23, 2013

Vegan & Sugar Free Strawberry Thick Shake

We all know how bad the strawberry thick shakes from McDonald's and Starbucks' Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino are for us. They're full of sugars, additives and ingredients you've never heard of, but people keep going back for more because they taste so damn good. Today that will change.

Natvia were kind enough to send me a pack of their Natvia, Norbu and Vitarium products, as in return I will be developing some recipes for their upcoming new and improved Sweeter Life Club website


Vitarium's strawberry drink mix is what gives this recipe it's intense flavour and the sweetness reminiscent of its unhealthy counterparts, but completely sugar free! Another improvement is using almond milk to make the thick shake vegan-friendly, however you could use rice, soy or oat milk if you prefer. 


Ingredients

2 Cups of Ice Cubes
2/3 Cup of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
3-4 tsp Vitarium Strawberry Drink Mix


Directions

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until all of the ice has been crushed
Pour into a glass, and either drink with a straw, or use a spoon - it's that thick!


Makes 1 serve


Macros

30 calories
1g protein
2g fat
1g carbs
0g sugar
1g fibre







How does my Vegan & Sugar Free Strawberry Thick Shake compare nutritionally with the drinks offered at McDonald's and Starbucks? See for yourself:




1 comment:

  1. Could have done with this drink today - why does this country have to be so hot?! I'm liking the frothiness of it and I'm already a big fan of the Vitarium strawberry drink mix (have been known to eat it with a spoon,on it's own...).Definitely have to try this!

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