The weather is warming up quite beautifully here in Michigan. It feels like summer may arrive after all! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
When it gets hot, my love for cold sweet treats goes WAY up. Thankfully there are so many items to choose from, for those of you who eat the Trim Healthy Mama way!
I love a good cold shake or smoothie to keep me cool, and my sweet tooth satisfied all while staying on plan too. Here’s a list of my favorite THM shakes, smoothies and cold drinks if you’re looking for even more yummy ideas.
Back to my new favorite shake. With summer comes an abundance of local fresh fruit. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!! I created this shake to include some of my favorite summer fruits.
Michigan has some of the BEST strawberries! Come mid-June they are just perfect and taste better than any candy! Some years we go and pick them, and sometimes I’m too lazy and just buy them from the farmer’s market. Either way, I look forward to them all year!
Thankfully, I still had some frozen fruit left from last summer, but you can use fresh fruit in this shake too. If you use all fresh fruit, make sure you add some ice cubes.
This shake is an E, so it’s a great option for those of you who struggle to get in your E meals and snacks. I hope you find this shake as refreshing as I do!
Shakes are my favorite thing to have for breakfast because you literally just dump everything in the blender and voila, a perfect, blood sugar stabilizing and protein-packed breakfast is ready. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
You can make this shake the night before so it makes it a great breakfast option for really busy mornings. Just make sure you stir it really well before drinking it.
This shake does have cottage cheese in it and I know many of you may be skeptical about that. You honestly can not taste it. I promise! 🙂 My husband HATES cottage cheese, but cannot detect it in shakes.
If you absolutely can’t stomach the cottage cheese, you can always add more protein powder to up your protein intake. It will however not be as creamy.
Refreshing Fruity Shake (THM: E, low-fat)
- 1/4 c. 2% cottage cheese
- 1/2 c. vanilla unsweetened almond milk (if you don't have vanilla flavored milk, just add a dash of vanilla extract)
- 1/4 c. water
- (1) scoop of THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
- (4) fresh or frozen strawberries
- (1) medium peach, fresh or frozen
- (1/2) banana, fresh or frozen
- 3/4 t. THM Super Sweet Blend
- 4-6 ice cubes, optional
- Put all ingredients in the blender, except for the ice. Blend until completely combined.
- Add the ice (if using) and blend until it is smooth.
Amy Waddell says
Sounds yummy! Can this be used as a snack/ dessert too ?
Darcie Jackson says
Sure. If you're using it as a dessert you can omit the protein powder if you'd like.
I thought that anytime you ate something or drank a smoothie you needed it grounded by protein. Did I totally misunderstand?
There is protein in the cottage cheese as well protein powder.
Amy Waddell says
O.k. thanks. Do I need to omit the protein powder or can I leave it in?
This sounds perfect for a hot summer day!
Can you taste the cottage cheese in here? I really really hate cottage cheese. Brand new to THM and trying to find good recipes for a shake, but many seem to include cottage cheese.
I personally can't taste it.
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Wendy Kotlarczyk says
I don't like cottage cheese abut love the smoothies made with it. You can't taste it at all.
Rebecca W. says
This is amazing! It totally meets my fruit craving! And I can hardly believe it fits into an "E." Thank you!
I'm so glad you like it!
If I added a tsp of MCT oil, would it still be an E?
That would be fine.
Amy Wolffbrandt says
I didn't have cottage chrrde so used a mixed berry 000, would that make it to many carbs?
No, you should still be ok. It will be right at the 45 though.
Desiree' McNamee says
I'm not a big peach fan could you sub pineapple instead? If so would 1/2 cup be enough or too much? Can't wait to try this!
Yes you could use pineapple. I would use 1/4 c.
Desiree' McNamee says
What could you sub for the cottage cheese? Some cream cheese? And if yes, how much do you think? Thanks 🙂
I would use 0% plain Greek Yogurt in the same amount of cottage cheese, or a Vanilla 000 Dannon yogurt.
I made this over the weekend and it was AMAZING!!! Wow!!!! I loved it so much!!
I'm so glad you liked it!
I am allergic to bananas (latex) the strawberries are fine, and I saw I can use pineapple. Can I use mango or blueberries? Would it be 1/4 cup each if I use mango, blueberry, and. 4 strawberries?
Yes that would be fine.
What if you are dairy free? What can I sub for the cottage cheese?
Donna English says
How many servings is this? Mine makes 2 tall glasses and I feel full after 1 glass but my husband doesn’t like the taste of stevia so I can’t share half with him.
I eat it as 1 serving. If it is too much, just save the rest for a snack later or breakfast the next day. Make sure you just stir it well before drinking.
Christine Salinas says
Loving your website and meal plans!! Thanks for all you are doing to help me get back on track with THM!! Meal planning is my vice. 🙁 I used to be great at it but can’t stand it now after doing it for 20 years. It would be super awesome if you would consider adding photos to some of these recipes that don’t included one on the print out version of the recipe. Thanks again for all your hard work.