Originally Posted by spaghetticat
Oh Girl, I love your posts! I don't like coffee but please tell me how the white chocolate strawberry comes out. I've used unsweetened vanilla almond milk a lot in the past when I did low carb, but its been months!
It was AWESOME!
I'm not a huge coffee fan, either. I have to be in the "right" mood (I bought the tiniest instant coffee jar I could find, and in six months you can hardly tell it's been used at all - that's how often I have a taste for coffee).
You can leave out the coffee and the smoothie is still very good. In fact I've made countless variations of smoothie by using the formula
1. base liquid (any of the following)
1 cup almond milk (40 to 60 calories)
1 cup of skim milk (80 to 90 calories)
1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water (90 calories)
preferably frozen, to equal about one fruit exchange on my exchange plan (usually about 50 to 70 calories)
any protein powder but I prefer whey protein (50 to 110 calories).
4. Flavorings and sweeteners (optional)
Splenda, equal or stevia (I prefer Splenda)
sugar free pudding mix
Torani or Davince syrups
Crystal Light style drink mix powders
sugar free jello (dry mix)
flavorings and extracts
5. Ice cubes (if I don't use frozen fruit)
Using the formula I haven't had a bad combination yet. I got the idea from the low-carb smoothie book by Dana Carpender (I love her low-carb cookbooks, but the smoothie book is the only one I wasn't even tempted to buy - because most of the recipes follow the above formula. So I wrote down a few that looked really good, but mostly I just use the formula to develop my own.