Ah, milkshakes—part of an American meal, right? You could picture that iconic image of two sweethearts in the 50s sipping from their own straws out of the same milkshake glass, or you and friends guzzling down a Shamrock Shake on St. Patrick's Day. Whatever your favorite milkshake moment is, you might want to think about altering it slightly and drinking a Smoothie instead.
Never! You may say. But think about it--here's one quick and easy recipe for a homemade strawberry milkshake (it serves two):
Then you put all of those ingredients into a blender and blend it until it's thick. Or, if you're feeling lazy, you could grab a McDonald's shake that's filled with water, sugar, glucose syrup, strawberry juice concentrate, and other artificial flavors. That shake contains a whopping 505 calories, 117 of which come from fat. The shake also has 8g of saturated fat, which is 40 percent of your recommended daily value.
You can have a drink that's just as delicious, but far more healthy, than that strawberry milkshake. Best of all, it's choc full of superfoods. So here's a recipe for Berries 'n Banana Green Power Smoothie:
Don't be surprised when, after you blend these ingredients together, the final smoothie is green in color. It really does taste good! Best of all, it only has 280-300 calories and provides you with a wealth of healthy vitamins and minerals.