Ways to Relax #2 – Milk Shakes

by Sherry Riter in Recipe,Ways To Relax

Ways to Relax

Finding it hard to relax?

I am finding this series to be quite enjoyable. The two hundred tips on the many ways to relax actually helps me to relax thinking of them all!


Ways To Relax #2

Follow this logic:

Babies drink milk.

Milk helps you sleep better.

Fresh fruit is nutritious.

Milk products combined with fresh fruit on a hot summer day is refreshing, nutritious and can help to relax you.

Just the process of drinking it through a straw or using a spoon to scoop bite after bite of cold milkshake is a methodical physical action.

It frees your brain as you think about looking into the glass and getting just the right amount on your spoon.


KitchenAid Blendermilkshakes

Strawberry-Banana Milkshake

    2 bananas
    10 oz. box frozen strawberries, partially thawed
    2 c. milk
    1/4 c. plain yogurt
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    2 pints minimum strawberry ice cream
    *adjust ice cream amount for thinner or thicker shakes
    Whipped Cream (can you really ever get enough of this stuff?)

    Cut the bananas into chunks. Combine the bananas, strawberries, milk and 1 pint of the ice cream in blender, in batches. Blend until smooth. Pour milkshake into 4 glasses, top each with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.

KitchenAid Mixerwhipped cream

Basic Whipped Cream

    4 c. heavy cream
    1/4 c. granulated sugar
    3/4 tsp. teaspoon vanilla extract

    Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric standing mixer with a whisk attachment and turn the speed on low. Whisk on low until bubbles appear and bring the speed up to medium. Continue to beat until medium to stiff peaks form.

Watching your weight?

Strawberry Milkshake

    3/4 c. buttermilk (skim, nonfat or 1%)
    1 c. frozen strawberries
    1 tsp. vanilla
    Salt to taste

    Blend in blender. Weight Watchers count 3/4 milk, 1 fruit.


Ready to try it?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly L April 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm


Love to you


2 Velvet Over Steel April 6, 2010 at 12:32 am

That is exactly how I eat milk shakes, with a spoon very slowly! & now you have verified that milk shakes are good for me….and I am very stressed and need to relax… so I should make more milk shakes! thank you, thank you, and thank you for the recipes too!! This was the perfect post for me to read today! 🙂


3 Pammy pam April 6, 2010 at 12:42 am

sounds good but i'd wanna substitute soymilk and maybe add some chocolate..?



4 Lynda Young April 6, 2010 at 1:07 am

Oh my goodness. It's a coldish day here in Australia, but now I'm craving a cold banana milkshake!!


5 Shabnam Ahsan July 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

yummmyyyyyyyy….its sooo hot here…..going to make mango shake than top it with lots of icecream…who is coming to share it with me heheheh


6 Gee August 26, 2010 at 12:39 am

Sounds yummy but the nilk thing is just not for my stomach! 🙁


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