Healthy You: Milkshakes get party started


Who says you need alcohol to have fun? Not me! Not only is drinking bad for your health, but it leads to poor decisions … and I don’t know about you, but I’ve already made enough bad decisions sober. So instead of alcohol, here are some fun drinks that you can serve at parties, without spiking them.

Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie:

You will need:

2 cups fat free milk

1 (8 ounce) vanilla low fat yogurt

½ cup thawed pineapple orange juice

2 cups frozen strawberries

1 banana, coarsely chopped

Process all the ingredients in a blender until you have reached a thick and creamy consistency. Then, voila! It’s all ready to go. You can even throw in a decorative umbrella to really get the party started.

Lemonade Milkshake:

You will need:

2 cups milk

1 pt vanilla yogurt

7 ozs lemonade concentrate thawed

1 pt lemon sorbet, softened

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Divide into 4 glasses with a large scoop of sorbet. So classy.

Peppermint Mocha Milkshake:

1 cup chocolate milk

4 ice cubes

½ cup Greek yogurt

12 tbsp instant coffee

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp vanilla extract (I personally like to add more vanilla because I just love vanilla but that is completely up to you)

½ tsp peppermint extract

¼ tsp of sugar

1 candy cane.

Put all the ingredients into a blender except the candy cane. Once smooth, pour shake into glass. Then, top it off with some whipped cream, crush the candy cane, and sprinkle the candy cane on top. Perfect for all of your holiday parties!