Thursday, March 29, 2012

Re-Post: Banana Pudding Milkshakes

I posted this up on my old blog last year when Chick-Fil-A brought their banana pudding milkshakes out and after I drastically cut sugar from my diet; it's my lower-cal rip off of their delicious drink. I haven't checked to see if the calories are still current, but you get the idea. If you try it, let me know if you like it.

Re-Post from 3/6/2011
Just because I’m finished being a sugar fiend doesn’t mean that I can’t still think about it and talk about it. At work the other day one of my co-workers mentioned that he had the new banana pudding milkshake from Chick-Fil-A.“Say whaaaaaaat?” I didn’t even know one existed, but that crazy banana pudding with nilla wafers is my fave of all faves. I love milkshakes more than just about anyone does, but I can’t often justify wasting more than half a day’s calories on one drink (no matter how awesome and ESPECIALLY not on weigh-in week). Nonetheless, I couldn’t stop thinking about it or Googling pics of it (I know). So, I decided to try some of my magic smoothie making tricks to create a lower-cal version that will be close in deliciousness. I’m going to go ahead and give it 4/5 stars!
  1. 1/4 cup crushed ice (0 cal)
  2. 1/4 cup water (0 cal)
  3. 1 whole banana, sliced (105 cal)
  4. 1 single-serving of Archer Farms Vanilla Yogurt (low-cal and the lowest sugar I could find) (80 cal)
  5. 4 Nilla Wafers (broken up into small pieces) (70 cal)
  6. 2T Cool Whip whipped topping (25 cal)
Blend ingredients 1-4 until you reach desired consistency (some people like a thicker milkshake). Stir in cookies pieces and top with Cool Whip. Enjoy!! :)
Total Calories: 280
Chick-Fil-A Shake (as of 2011): 780 calories (small) and 1,010 (large) — I love you, Chick-Fil-A, but Ouch!!
I love doing experimental recipes so if you have an idea for a low-cal food makeover, let me know in the comment box below. :)I’d be happy to try it out and blog about it.  As you may have noticed, there’s no spinach in this smoothie so y’all have no reason not to try it – unless you don’t like bananas or cookies. If that’s the case, I’ll have to blacklist you because that’s just not right. 

1 comment:

  1. not a problem here - i love bananas and i love cookies..... :D


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