Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Low-Carb Chocolate Milk Shake

When Andy and I were looking for ways to eat well but wise, I found a few great pages to follow on Facebook. One of my favorites feeds to read regularly has turned out to be Low Carbing Among Friends. That's where I found out about DJ Foodie and pre-ordered his new book "Taking Out The Carbage." (Hurry, if you pre-order, you can get an immediate pdf download of the book to tide you over until August delivery.) I was delighted to see he had a low-carb chocolate milk shake and couldn't wait to try it out. All I can say is we busted out Andy's vintage olive green Waring blender the other night, mixed up a batch and will be doing it again really soon. (We made a whole batch of the chocolate sauce and drinks for two). It was delicious and we couldn't believe we could enjoy something this good and not feel guilty about it. Be sure to check out the above links for a great healthy eating resources. The link to DJ Foodie's official recipe includes all the nutrition facts. Below is what we did to enjoy this treat for two (with extra sauce for another night).
In a small saucepan, on medium, whisk the following ingredients together until well blended and thickened. The official recipe states not all whipping cream may be necessary, so add the cream a little at a time. I ended up using the whole amount.
  1. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  2. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (add just enough to blend ingredients nicely)
  3. 3 tablespoons sugar replacement (I used Truvia)
  4. Dash salt 
In two glasses, drizzle some of that delicious chocolate sauce down the sides and set them to the side.

In a blender mix:
  1. 2 cups ice cubes
  2. 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  3. 1/8 cup sugar replacement
  4. 1/4 cup of chocolate sauce
  5. Dash of salt
Divide between the two glasses and top with a little whip cream and a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa. All you need now is a straw!

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