Low Carb Vanilla Chocolate Chip Shake


This is simply a delicious vanilla shake.



Low Carb Vanilla Chocolate Chip Shake

Into a blender add:
1/2 cup cottage cheese, Daisy brand
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, Silk brand
2 to 4 packets of Truvia (stevia and erythritol) natural sweetener, adjust per your taste. 
1 to 2 tsp vanilla extract, per taste
1 1/2 to 2 cups of ice



Options:
1 to 2 Tbsp of sugar free chocolate chips (store bought or homemade).

Options:
1/4 cup kefir


Blend until smooth, pour it into a quart jar, add a straw to drink with, and enjoy.



This shake makes about a quart jar of sweet creamy comforting vanilla shake, depending on how much ice you add. Even though it makes a quart, the whole recipe has very few calories and is rich in essential nutrients our bodies need.  If you have access to raw milk, then use it and your shake will have way more nutritional value than almond milk.  Other “nut milks” like cashew milk and coconut milk can be used too. However, avoid pasteurized homogenized store bought milk.  Adding kefir is another great way to get the creamy texture and the probiotic digestive benefits of cultured milk, without adding in too many additional sugars and carbs.  This recipe will supply your body with 4% of the RDA of good cholesterol your body needs for healthy lifestyle. If you want to use this shake as a meal replacement, then add 1 scoop of whey protein powder (grass fed, bioactive, low temp). It will increase the carbs slightly, but will likely triple the protein amount and will satisfy you until your next meal.   

Would you rather eat it with a spoon?  That can be easily arranged too!



NUTRITION:

With just VANILLA!:
137 calories, 5 net carbs (12 grams total carbs-7 grams of fiber), 5 grams of fat, 14.4 grams of protein, 553mg Calcium, 584 IU vit A,  100 IU vit D, 10 mg vit E, 11.3 mcg Folate, 3.5 mcg vit B12, 18.4 mg Choline, 1.7 mg Zinc, .5 mg Iron, 24.4 mg Magnesium, 11.3 Omega 3 Fatty Acids, 11.2 mcg Selenium, 130 mg Potassium, the complete spectrum of amino acids, and more.

With Optional 1 Tablespoon of sugarfree CHOCOLATE:
208 calories, 5.3 net carbs (16 carbs – 10.7 grams of fiber), 12.9 grams of fat, and 14.9 grams of protein. 


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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business www.weisernaturalfoods.com I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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