Super Skinny Milkshakes

I love milkshakes. I could probably write an entire post on why they’re amazing and delicious, but then there wouldn’t be any room to share recipes and that’s what I’m here for! So I won’t do that – we’ll just settle for the short version: THEY’RE AMAZING! End of rant. So what’s a person to do when he or she has an obsession for milkshakes but hates the calories and the result of all those calories? Make a skinny milkshake, of course! By using a simple ingredient called xanthan gum, we can make a really delicious, super creamy, filling and fulfilling milkshake with about 1/10 of the calories and no fat. Yes… no fat! Are you excited, yet?

So let’s start with some of the basic milkshakes:

Directions for Making a Chocolate Skinnyshake:

  • Gather your ingredients:
    • 1 Cup fat-free or low-fat milk.
    • 1/2 Cup ice cubes.
    • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar or plain white granulated sugar.
    • 1/4 Cup chocolate syrup.
    • 1 g. Xanthan gum.
  • Blend all incredients on high until creamy and smooth.

 Directions for Making a Vanilla Skinnyshake

  • Gather your ingredients:
    • 1 Cup fat-free or low-fat milk.
    • 1/2 Cup ice cubes.
    • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar or plain white granulated sugar.
    • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract.
    • 1 g. Xanthan gum.
  • Blend all ingredients on high until creamy and smooth.

So, by now, you’ve probably realized how easy they are to make, too. But you may be asking yourself one question: “What the heck is xanthan gum?!” I know, it’s not an ingredient most of us are used to using… but the food industry has been using it since 1960 to thicken sauces and dressing. And they even use it to make some of your favorite low-fat ice creams. Although, people with allergies to corn, wheat, dairy, or soy should probably avoid it. You can find it in my online store.

Stay tuned for more skinnyshake recipes!


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2 thoughts on “Super Skinny Milkshakes

  1. I did ask myself “what the heck is “Xanthan gum” ?’ But good thing for you, I actually read your whole post – not skip thru it. Online store…??? Ohhh must check out…

    1. DaretoDessert says:

      Should I include a little write-up in the beginning on what it is? I could happily do that. I mean… I wouldn’t want anybody to miss out on a milkshake with 30 calories.

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