I have fallen in love with my blender.
Its a cheapo blender by Oster that Aaron got on clearance while he was in tech school. Four years later and it has surpassed most of our other small appliances.
It is far from fancy. It has a lot of buttons, but honestly, high and low is the basics of what they do. And it may take a bit longer than a fancy expensive blender to make a smoothie, but I can still get creamy, delicious smoothies/milkshakes within just a few minutes.
The other day I was craving a lemon flavored dessert. But it was breakfast time and I needed something to eat while I nursed G. And so this protein filled smoothie, similar in nature to the Fat Stripping Frappas of THM, was born.
I wish I had a good picture for you. The picture just doesn’t do it justice. Believe me, though. This is an amazing combination. Tart and sweet.
Lemon Cream Smoothie
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese (I like Daisy 2%. And even if you aren’t a cottage cheese fan, trust me on this ingredient.)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this one from Swanson’s.)
- 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup of Water
- 1 tsp Lemon Extract
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- Sweetener, to taste (I use Stevia Extract or Truvia)
- 5-10 ice cubes
- optional, 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
- optional, 1/2 cup Blueberries
- optional, 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
- optional, 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- Put all liquid, and dry ingredients into the blender, leaving out the ice cubes for now.
- Blend until mixed and the cottage cheese curds are smooth.
- Taste to make sure there is enough sweetener. Adjust as needed.
- Add ice cubes.
- Crush and blend until light and fluffy.
Fat: approx 4 grams
Carbs: 5 grams
THM’ers: As written this fits nicely under the FP category and can be a great substitute for the traditional chocolate FSF. If you add a tablespoon of chia seeds, you will increase the fat content by 3 grams which will put it squarely into the S category in THM. If blueberries are added, remember to keep it to only 1/2 a cup in order to stay within the FP category. Any more and you will be going into the E category. 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds is 1 gram of fat. This would put the fat at 5 grams which is just barely in the FP category. Just watch how many you add.