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McCafé Strawberry Shake Made Skinny

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Take creamy fat-free ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt and milk, add loads of luscious strawberries and such and the results are pure deliciousness!  It’s so flavorful, it doesn’t need to be topped off with whipped cream and a cherry like many choose to do at McDonald’s. Their shake is not even made with real strawberries!  McDonald’s uses a strawberry syrup instead to flavor the shake. One of my strawberry shakes has 166 calories, 1 gram of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS and 7 SmartPoints. Each skinny shake even has 7 grams of fiber!  The same 12 oz McCafé Strawberry Shake has 420 calories and 10 grams of fat.  My skinny shake makes a refreshing afternoon treat or dessert. So, give it a whirl…You’re gonna love it!

Prep Time: 8 minutes


Ingredients

½ cup Breyers fat-free creamy vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt, see shopping tip

3 tablespoons nonfat milk

1 cup fresh strawberries or frozen, sliced (if using frozen strawberries, you’ll not need to add ice)

¾ cup ice cubes

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ packages Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute


Instructions

1. Add all ingredients in a blender (if using frozen strawberries, you’ll not need to add ice) Mix on high until completely blended.  You might need to turn off the blender a few times to stir and then blend again.  It also helps to shake the blender a few times, while blending.

Makes 1 (12 oz) shake


Fat Fact

One (12 oz cup) McCafé Strawberry Shake topped off with whipped cream and a cherry has
560 calories, 18g fat, 11g protein, 89g carbs, 0g fiber, 170mg sodium, 79g sugar

 

Healthy Benefit
Did you know that strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange?  Eight medium-sized strawberries contain 140% of the RDA for vitamin C.


Shopping and Prep Tip

I used Breyers fat-free creamy vanilla ice cream. You’ll find it in most supermarkets.  If you can’t find it, use another brand of fat-free vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt.  If using frozen yogurt from you local shop, freeze for at least 1 hour to harden.

 

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
4
Weight Watchers
(old points) 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12 oz) Skinny Strawberry Shake
166 calories, 1g fat, 6g protein, 36g carbs, 7g fiber, 79mg sodium, 24g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 (12 oz) McCafé Strawberry Shake
420 calories, 10g fat, 10g protein, 73g carbs, 0g fiber, 130mg sodium, 63g sugar