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Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate

A dreamy, icy blend of chocolatey goodness, without the guilt! Today’s recipe is a guest post from my dear friend Brandi. She’s blogs over at BranAppetit[1], please welcome her!

Hi guys! This is Brandi from BranAppetit[2], and I’m so happy to be here, sharing a recipe with you.

If you’re anything like me, you have families that love to eat and drink super high calorie foods during the holidays. I’m guessing it’s like this for everyone, really, but it doesn’t have to be! I definitely indulge in some foods that I only get during the holiday season like my mom’s fudge pie or my Mammaw’s ham gravy, but there are some easy ways to make great holiday treats a little more figure friendly.

Take this frozen hot chocolate.

A normal recipe would set you back hundreds of calories, but you can slim this down easily by swapping in skim milk and adding a touch of rich unsweetened cocoa powder for even more intense chocolate flavor.

My favorite way to have this is to add in a drop or two of peppermint or coconut extract, but it’s just as delicious without it, too. And with the warm December we’ve been having in Virginia, a frozen hot chocolate has been my go-to treat this year.

Hope you all have a great holiday season!
 
Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 2 • Size: little over 1 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 111 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 7 g • Sugar: 18 g
Sodium: 166 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 tbsp Ovaltine Rich Chocolate (or Chocolate Malt flavor)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp fat free whipped topping (optional)
  • drop of peppermint extract (optional)

Directions:

Pour the milk and ice into your blender. Add in the ovaltine, cocoa powder, and whipped topping (optional – you could also leave this for the top instead).

Blend  3-4 minutes until the ice is completely chopped and the mixture is thick and icy.

Pour into two glasses, and serve immediately.

References

  1. ^ BranAppetit (www.branappetit.com)
  2. ^ BranAppetit (www.branappetit.com)

Pumpkin White Russian

Pumpkin White Russian

by Pam on November 4, 2013

My sister introduced me to a delicious new drink while she was visiting. It was a pumpkin flavored White Russian and it was delightful. It was quite simple to make and tasted heavenly. My sister has a sweeter tooth than I do so she used one shot of the pumpkin pie cream liqueur while I only used half a shot. I am looking forward to making these again and again – especially on Thanksgiving. Thanks for the tasty drinks Dana! Also, a HUGE thank you to my husband for taking these pictures while I made dinner. Thank you Chad!!

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add 1 shot of  Whipped Cream Vodka, 1 (or 1/2) a shot of Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur, and fill with milk, to taste. Stir well and serve. Enjoy.

Side Note: The pumpkin pie liqueur is great by itself over ice or added to coffee.



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Pumpkin White Russian




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

Glass full of ice cubes
1 shot of Whipped Cream Vodka
1 shot (or 1/2) of Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
Milk, to taste

Directions:

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add 1 shot of Whipped Cream Vodka, 1 (or 1/2) a shot of Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur, and fill with milk, to taste. Stir well and serve. Enjoy.

Side Note: The pumpkin pie liqueur is great by itself over ice or added to coffee.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Created by my sister Dana

 

 

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Pina Banana Colada Smoothie

No time for breakfast? Make a smoothie! I love this combination of
bananas and pineapple – a little taste of the tropics to start my
morning.

Pineapples are rich in enzymes, which is great for your digestive system. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C. I like to throw in some chia seeds, but it’s completely optional. Along with bananas, this smoothie is high in fiber, vitamins and a perfect start to your day!

Piña Banana Colada Smoothie
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 smoothie • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 160 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 18 g
Sodium: 95 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium ripe frozen banana
  • 6 oz Almond Breeze almond coconut milk[1][2][3]
  • 3 1/2 oz (about 1/2 cup) fresh pineapple
  • 2/3 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in the blender except for the coconut and blend until smooth. Mix in coconut and pour over a glass of ice.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze[4].
I only share products I use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ Almond Breeze almond (almondbreeze.com)
  2. ^ coconut (almondbreeze.com)
  3. ^ milk (almondbreeze.com)
  4. ^ Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (almondbreeze.com)