Low-Calorie Red Velvet Shake Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Simply Red Velvet Shake
HG's Simply Red Velvet Shake

Better Off Red!

There's no reason to get sucked in by scarlet-hued shakes with scary-high calorie counts. Toss a few no-guilt ingredients in the blender, and voilĂ ! Red velvety goodness...

1 packet hot cocoa mix with 20 - 25 calories (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 drops red food coloring
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/4 cup light chocolate ice cream
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes
1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip

In a tall glass, combine cocoa mix, powdered creamer, and chocolate chips. Add 2 tbsp. very hot water and stir until mostly dissolved. Thoroughly stir in food coloring.

Transfer mixture to a blender. Add soymilk, ice cream, and ice. Blend at high speed until smooth.

Pour into the tall glass, top with Reddi-wip, and enjoy!


Serving Size: entire recipe (about 14 oz.)
Calories: 175
Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 239mg
Carbs: 22.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 17.5g
Protein: 6g

PointsPlus® value 5*

Fight it! Red Velvet Milkshake, Average
Red Velvet Milkshake, Average

Red Alert!

We feel like a broken record saying this, but why oh why are milkshakes so hard to resist and so ridiculous in the nutritional department? Unsurprisingly, this cake-inspired shake is no exception. All things red velvet are insanely alluring. We once devoted an entire email to RV: whoopie pies, a hot couple, our classic cupcake swap, and more. But we had no idea that a sippable frozen concoction would come around to haunt us. Luckily, we remedied things fast. We created a super-delicious swap that'll spare you the excess calories and fattiness of ice-cream-shop shakes and shake recipes that involve actual cake. (Not worth it.) Just be careful with that food coloring -- red velvet hands are NOT fun...

Serving Size: 1 shake (about 14 oz.)
Calories: 685
Fat: 43g
Sodium: 325mg
Carbs: 62g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 48g
Protein: 7g

PointsPlus® value 18*

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Today is National Peach Ice Cream Day, July 17th. Might we suggest a scoop of Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Yogurt Blends in Peach? Mmmmm!

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