Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yummy Smoothie Recipe

I love this smoothie recipe. I got it from a friend that found it on a message board, maybe South Beach (I don't believe in 'diet' plans but the recipe is really good!) I make lots of substitutions and it is always yummy! I generally use all natural peanut butter, creamy too. I personally like cottage cheese better in this recipe, I think it makes it smoother. I also substitute vanilla extract instead of almond, now to find a sugar free one! I think I need to have to go and see if I have the ingredients so that I can make one right now! Oh, I like to double it so I can share with the kids!

Peanut Butter/Chocolate Smoothie 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter (without added salt or sugar) 1/2 cup nonfat or part skim ricotta cheese/cottage cheese 1/2 cup milk of choice(original recipe called for water) non sweetened cocoa to taste about 1-2 TBS Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup ice cubes Place all ingredients except ice in a blender and blend for 20 to 30 seconds, until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend for 20 to 30 seconds more, until thick.


Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Frontier makes sugar-free almond and vanilla extracts. I found sugar-free almond milk at wholefoods.

Red said...

My daughter makes smoothies and she puts peanut butter in hers. Ick. I love peanut butter anything, but not in my smoothie and truth be told, I am more a straight juicing girl.