12 Delicious and Satisfying Drinks

Shakes and smoothies are one of the best on the go drinks that can make or break you depending what is in them{calorie wise}. They are great for meal replacement, snacks, to cool off or great after a workout to help your muscles. Each and every one of the shakes and smoothies below are yummy and full of what your body loves. You can put 1 scoop of whey protein powder or a packet in each one and voila you have a protein enriched drink. By far my top favorites are the chocolate mint minus the mint with the fat-free, sugar-free pudding mix in it and the orange creamsicle. The ones below are just 1 portion, but they are large portions and my husband and I have always just split it in half. If you would rather a shake base....replace the 12 oz. water with 1 cup of milk. Hey, you might like it. That is the best thing about shakes and smoothies, because you can alter them so much. If you start with less you can always add to it to make it what you want.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Coconut Splash Fruit Smoothie
o 8 oz Coconut splash water
o 1 cup frozen mixed fruit

Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie
o 12oz. cold water
o 1 small banana or 1/2 of a large one
o 7 frozen strawberries
o 1/2 small navel orange-peeled
*This could be any kind of fruit smoothie....substitute the fruit you like the best.

Chocolate Mint Shake
o 12 oz cold water
o 2 tbsp chocolate fat-free, sugar-free pudding mix
o 1/8 tsp peppermint extract (omit for just chocolate)
o Handful of ice cubes

Pina Colada
o 12 oz cold water
o 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple chunks
o 1/4 tsp coconut extract
o 2 tsp wheat germ
o Handful ice cubes

Vanilla Shake
o 1 cup cold skim milk
o 2 tbsp fat-free, sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
o handful ice cubes

Cookies and Cream Shake
o 12 oz cold water
o 1/4 cup cool whip lite
o handful of ice cubes
o 3 chocolate cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry
o 12 oz water
o 1/4 cup frozen cherries, unsweetened
o handful of ice
o 2 tbsp fat-free, sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix

Orange Creamsicle
o 12 oz diet Sunkist
o 6 oz light, fat-free orange-flavored yogurt
o 1/2 orange peeled
o handful of ice

Blackberry Smoothie
o 12 oz cold water
o 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
o 10 frozen blackberries
o a few ice cubes

Reese's Shake
o 12 oz cold water
o 1 Tbsp natural Peanut Butter
o 2 Tbsp fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
o handful of ice cubes

Key Lime Pie Smoothie
o 12 oz cold water
o 4 Tbsp frozen limeade concentrate (more or less, depending on the tartness of your choice)
o 2 tsp wheat germ
o handful of ice cubes

Raspberry Lime Smoothie
o 8 oz light, fat-free, sugar-free vanilla yogurt
o 1/2 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries
o Squirt of lime juice
o 1 packet of sugar substitute to taste
o handful of ice cubes

Daiquiri drinks are also an option with some liquor added. I never go by a specific amount, I just pour a little bit or a bigger little bit. So pick your poison- Vodka, Rum, Gin...Tequila or even Everclear and omit the water in the recipe! Whatever you like the best. If the recipes calls for a dairy...you can use half and half for the replacement. Don't want to kill me if you make this and you don't like it, because everyones taste buds are different. Alter it to your taste. You can do like a chocolate based daiquiri...I tasted a Mudslide Daiquiri while down on the Gulf Coast and it was chocolatey and made me happy. Believe it or not you can pull right up to a drive-thru in southern Louisiana and pick up a cup, 1/2 gallon or even a gallon of your favorite daiquiri mix. Yes, drinking and driving is bad...so wait until you get home or have a designated driver. We have been all over the Southeast and that is the only location that this is acceptable. Either way it is a great adult slush! Wow, this post turned into a non-health related post....more toward the happy. :) Enjoy!


Amy Perdew said...

So many yummy drinks here in one place and totally pinned to refer back to now when I want to try a new one. Thanks for sharing Amy and hoping you are enjoying your weekend, too!! :)

Amy Perdew said...

Thanks for stopping by. Please do let me know if you happen to try one and what you thought of it. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend yourself!

Amy Perdew said...

hey thanks for sharing this amy, i am totally going to try some of these smoothies..not right now with this freezing cold weather though!

Amy Perdew said...

These look SO GOOD, and for not having booze, that's really saying something :)
Totally pinned these, which means there is a 60% chance I will actually make them!


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