Lemon-Orange Sunshine Shake – THM E

Well, what a beautiful morning we have here in Georgia!  Even though it’s a bit overcast, there is a surprisingly cool breeze out there.  It’s a perfect day for my Lemon-Orange Sunshine Shake.  This light, crisp, refreshing shake promises to transport you to the nearest citrus grove in your imagination with its zippy combination of lemon, naval orange and a splash of vanilla.  Have you ever tasted a Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake?  It kind of reminds me of that.  My Lemon-Orange Sunshine Shake is sugar-free (no added sugar) gluten-free, low glycemic and blood sugar friendly.  Best of all, it’s oh so delicious!  Let’s make this shake.

Ingredients – Single Serving

  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup 1% Cottage Cheese (2% Optional)
  • 1 Rounded Tablespoon 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Scoop Whey Protein Powder (I use Trim Healthy Mama Pristine Whey Protein)
  • 6 Teaspoons Pyure (or 3 Teaspoons Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Glucomannan (or Trim Healthy Mama Gluccie)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Madagascar Vanilla (or Any Vanilla)
  • 1/2 Naval Orange
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pure Orange Extract (I use Nielson Massey)
  • Juice of 1/2 Medium Lemon
  • 1 1/2 Cup Ice or 10 “Old School” ice cubes (the big cubes that come from an ice-cube tray)

The great thing about shakes is they only require a measuring cup, measuring spoons and a blender, so there’s not a lot of clean up.  Well, there’s not too much clean up unless one forgets to put the lid back on the blender, which I may or may not have done. 😉  Dump all delicious ingredients into the blender, and give them a good whirl until blended.  If you’re using the “old school” ice listed in the ingredients, the more powerful the blender, the better.  I use a red Vitamix (not a necessity) I’ve had for years, and “The Little Engine That Could” just keeps on chugging along.DSC_5654 (2)    As always, pour your shake into a fun, festive glass (make it a big glass for this one) and enjoy!  Warning:  Sip slowly to avoid brain freeze.

Y’all come back, now.  I’ll be posting regularly throughout the week.

This recipe was adapted from the Orange Creamsicle Shake recipe in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook written by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison.

 

Notes:

  1. If you live the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle regarding food, this will be an E fuel source.
  2. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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