Who doesn’t love a delicious, creamy milkshake? Milkshakes come in many different flavors and combinations. Whether you like it in classic chocolate or a fun pina colada shake, there’s always a flavor combination that will suit your taste buds. However, milkshakes are often considered unhealthy because of their tendency to be full of fat and sugar.
Of course, like with anything, overindulgence in these sweet treats is not recommended, so a healthier way to approach milkshakes is to have them once in a while. You can look at this blog post for a regular approach to making milkshakes. However, if you’re just simply craving milkshakes and want a healthier version, the ingredients can be tweaked to make it healthier. Here’s how.
Milkshakes are made with milk and ice cream and are often the key ingredient of this sweet treat. It is not recommended to omit them completely, however, there are ways to approach dairy ingredients in a healthier way. You can replace regular milk with milk that has less fat or even plant-based milk such as oat, almond, or soy. While this doesn’t achieve a creamy texture as it would with regular milk, it is another option you could take.
The same approach can be taken with ice cream. However, with ice cream, it is still recommended to use regular ice cream as the iconic milkshake creamy texture comes from the ice cream. You can also opt for fruit ice creams instead.
A good thing to remember is that milk and ice cream aren’t necessarily unhealthy as they’re usually high in protein. With that said, the quality of the milk and ice cream does matter as they often contain
There are many flavors to choose from, however, to take a healthier route, fruits such as strawberry and mango are a great start. This flavor is added with the milk or is the base flavor of the ice cream. Here, you can get as creative as you like. You don’t necessarily have to avoid other ingredients such as chocolate or cake, but you may want to reduce it from your usual amount.
To keep the same theme with the dairy and flavors, toppings can be made healthier by using fruits and nuts – ingredients that are plant-based would be great options. Again, toppings like chocolate don’t necessarily need to be omitted but reduced in amount. It is all up to you, as you decide what is good for your body.
Like any other sweet treat, too much of anything isn’t good. While milkshakes are generally considered unhealthy, it is a great once in a while treat that makes everyone happy, and everyone knows that health in our mentality also matters. If it makes you happy, do it.
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