Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD is author of the best selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook. This milkshake recipe is one of many yummy recipes in the book. Nancy has a private sports nutrition practice in the Boston area. She counsels the spectrum from casual exercisers and professional athletes, helping them win with good nutrition. Her website offers more information: www.nancyclarkrd.com
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Thick & Frosty Milkshake
Yield: 1 serving
1) 1 cup low-fat milk
2) 1/4 cup instant pudding
3) 1/4 cup powdered milk mix
4) 3 ice cubes
Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup (frozen) fruit chunks
1) Place all ingredients in a blender.
2) Blend until smooth.
This thick and tasty milkshake is a healthful alternative to ones made with ice cream. The instant pudding adds a nice thick texture and the ice cubes make it frosty and refreshing. I like to make these for my kids—an enjoyable way to boost their protein and calcium intake. By varying the flavor of the pudding (vanilla, lemon, chocolate), you can create numerous variations. You can also add fruit (preferably frozen chunks) for extra nutritional value.
Note: The shake thickens upon standing; you can add more (or less) pudding mix, depending on how thick you like your shakes. If there are pieces of ice cubes remaining in the shake, worry not—they’ll just keep the beverage cool.
Total Calories: 280; Carbohydrates 55; Protein 15; Fat —