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Silly Shakes - Ya Just Gotta Love 'em!

Monday, April 29, 2013

When my grandkids were young I introduced them to Silly Shakes. We would get out the blender and they were encouraged to add ice and any combination of foods they wanted. The only rule was they had to drink whatever they concocted. They put in peanut butter, chocolate chips, yogurt, eggs (yes we washed them first), sprinkles and all sorts of other goodies. It was great fun and they learned that anything tastes good in a silly shake. Well the grandkids have pretty much grown up, but they still talk about the fun we had, and I still enjoy a good Silly Shake. In fact the one I made for lunch today was so healthy and tasty I just had to share it here.

Chocolate Strawberry Silly Shake
Yield: 2 - 8oz shakes, 100 cal each)

1/2 of an 8oz bottle of Boost Calorie Smart Chocolate Drink. (or substitute your favorite flavor) Boost gives you all kinds of good vitamins
1/2 banana
4-5 fresh strawberries
1/4 C fat free cottage cheese (this makes the shake thick and adds protein)
1/2 C fresh spinach (trust me, you won't even taste it)
Lots of Ice

Blend and enjoy!

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  • DUTCH1811
    Thanks for sharing. I will have to try one. I have been drinking Protein shakes when I do a lot of yard work for muscle recovery. I will have to try to add some of your "silly" ingredients.
    2699 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5904612
    What a delightful activity you shared with your grandkids, and are now sharing
    with Spark folks. Thanks for the great idea, which can also be used as a nutri-
    tional plus. You've made a convert of me.
    2732 days ago
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