Thick, creamy and fudgy, this skinny red velvet milkshake will be sure to please your sweet tooth cravings without the guilt or the fat!
Sometimes you just need a milkshake. I loveee milkshakes. Are you a thick or thin milkshake lover? I am thick all the way. I require all my smoothies and milkshakes to be as thick as possible. If it is thin it just doesn’t feel like a real milkshake. Speaking of real, do I sound like a complete oxymoran putting skinny and milkshake in the same sentence? Well it is true. This is the milkshake of your dreams with all it’s red velvet goodness AND skinny. How, you may ask?
Well it all started last week when I received a big box of Elli Quark to try out. It is advertised as creamy German-style quark and was supposed to be very similar to greek yogurt except with better carb/protein ratios. I was so excited to try it out! I am all about measuring my carbs. After I had Stella, I had the hardest time losing those last 5 pounds. I ate “clean” but just wasn’t able to drop the weight. After a little research, I discovered that my carb intake was far too high. I set up a nutrition tracker and limited my carbs to 100 grams a day. I lost the baby weight in two weeks! Since then I have gotten a little off on my diet (hello white chocolate raspberry blondies!) but I try as much as I can to stay on top of my carb intake. So you can imagine my excitement upon receiving this healthier version of greek yogurt!
Here is the nutrition breakdown. Each flavor has only 80 calories, 14 grams of protein, and 6 net carbs. Hello SKINNY! You really can’t beat that! Add in the fact that there are no artificial sweeteners and I was sold. You guys, I really LOVE this product! It is technically a sweet cheese, but it is creamy like a yogurt.
I got to try all 12 flavors but one of my favorites was Red Velvet! It isn’t a typical yogurt flavor and I knew I could whip up something really unique. And thus this Skinny Red Velvet Milkshake was born. I used unsweetened almond milk as a base but you could also use coconut milk if you prefer. Almond milk is packed with calcium and is very low in calories and carbs. To sweeten this whole deal, I added some cocoa powder for that rich, fudgy flavor that makes red velvet so irresistible. For the cream cheese frosting effect, I used 2 teaspoons of sugar-free cheesecake pudding powder. I love using sugar free puddings in shakes because they sweeten and thicken all at the same time. The star of this milkshake is the Red Velvet Elli Quark! Seriously, all I needed was a big bowl and a spoon and I would have been happy.
Cheers to Friday’s and milkshakes. 😉
- 1 Container (6oz.) Red Velvet Elli Quark
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Sugar free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk, cold
- Optional: Fat-Free Reddi-Whip Topping and 3-4 Drops Red Food Coloring
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with redid-whip!
I highly recommend Elli Quark as it is a product I truly love. However, if you do not have access to Elli Quark than you can substitute with vanilla greek yogurt.
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