WOW! Peanut Butter Milkshake

peanut butter milkshakeCreamy peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar and ice cream make this Peanut Butter Milkshake a thing to remember!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty’s Peanut Butter Milkshake

Betty is a prolific recipe writer and frequent YouTuber.  In this video, she shows how to make a delicious, rich Peanut Butter Milkshake.

This isn’t an easy or quick process, and requires making a sauce on the stove to use in your milkshake.  This sauce makes a great ice cream syrup, too!

Peanut Butter Milkshake Sauce

Combine 1/4 cup of granulated sugar with the same amount of water in a small saucepan.  Heat at medium-high until the sugar dissolves and little bubbles form around the edge.  Allow to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate.

Now, add 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter and 1/3 cup of confectioner’s sugar and stir until well blended.  This makes a sweetened peanut butter sauce.

Finishing the Peanut Butter Milkshake

Scoop 2 cups of vanilla ice cream into a blender.  Add 1/8 cup of milk and about 1/2 cup of the peanut butter sauce.  Blend on high until smooth, stopping to scrape the side of the blender occasionally.  Serve and enjoy your yummy Peanut Butter Milkshake!

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Smoothie Maker versus Food Processor?

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Can a Smoothie Maker Work as a Food Processor?

We have a Back to Basics Smoothie Elite smoothie maker sitting in the back of a cupboard unused. I never make smoothies, but I’m about fed up with my ancient blender and was wondering if the smoothie maker would work for processing food?

It’s supposed to be able to crush ice, so presumably it’s pretty heavy duty.

Will this smoothie maker process food?

Smoothie Maker Won’t Work

There are several reasons why this won’t work well for you:

  • The base of a smoothie machine is too small, so food will not drop to the blades well
  • A food processor doesn’t liquefy foods, but a smoothie machine does
  • There is a spout on a smoothie machine that will clog with food

Even though the two machines seem like they could perform similar tasks, they are too different from each other to work interchangeably.  That doesn’t mean you can never substitute the Smoothie Elite.  For example, chopping chives or other small herbs would likely work well in either.

Part of the reason for thinking the Back to Basics machine might work is the ice example.  But ice should only be added to a blender one cube at a time, and after a liquid base has been blended.  Filling a smoothie maker with ice and trying to blend it won’t work well.

So, unfortunately, it looks like you need to replace that food processor.

Recommended Smoothie Maker Machines

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A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Healthy Green Smoothie with a Protein Kick

A recent visit to my doctor ended with a prescription to ‘lose some weight and eat better’. Along with a suggestion to cut out some carbohydrates, the doctor wanted me to add more protein to my diet.

So when I can across this recipe on Yahoo (credited to Lily Kunin of Clean Food Dirty City), I figured it would be a good share for SmoothieRecipe.TV.  She dubbed it the Morning Warrior Smoothie Bowl.

Morning Warrior Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango (optional)
  • 2 handfuls of greens (kale, spinach, romaine, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp protein
  • 1 tablespoon soaked flax seeds
  • Small piece of ginger
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Dash turmeric

Preparation:

  1. Pour coconut water and lemon juice to a blender
  2. With blender on high, add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Drink as-is, or pour in a bowl and top with blueberries or other fresh fruit.

Learn more at the original post on Yahoo.

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McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie Review

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All That's Left is the Cup

I’m In Love With a Mango Pineapple Smoothie

I just finished drinking my first McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie, and it won’t be my last.

I sucked this down so fast that I had a massive ice cream headache.  The flavor of mango in this smoothie is heady, with just a slight aftertaste of pineapple.

It was creamy.  Real creamy!  And did I mention that flavor?

A friend of mine said she wouldn’t try it because it’s made of a mix instead of fresh fruit.  She has no idea what she’s missing.  Mix or not, this is the best I’ve had in quite a while.

As I’m following the Tweets flying by on Twitter, I’m seeing comments that many McDonald’s are running out already.  I’m not surprised!

I’ve also seen many Tweets that said “Just had my third (fourth or fifth) Mango Pineapple Smoothie of the day at McD’s.”

It sounds like McDonald’s has a winner here.

 

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Is it OK to Make a Protein Shake with Hot Water?

protein shakeI always use cold water with my protein shake but it tastes disgusting and it tastes so much better if its hot water.  Is it OK if I use hot water or I should keep using cold water?

Do You Like Your Protein Shake Cold or Warm?

The guy who asked this question about his Protein Shake on Yahoo! Answers seemed to like his hot.  I’ve always been a big fan of cold water for my shakes.

The consensus of the online community seems to be that there is no major affect on the power of the protein in a protein shake, no matter if it is made with hot or cold water, so long as it is consumed within an hour or two of mixing.  The one exception to this may be using boiling water.

Let me know how you like your protein shake by leaving a comment below.

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What are some good ways to mix up Vodka drinks?

vodka drinksI want to fix Vodka drinks different other than just mixing it with Sprite, cola, etc.

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What would happen if I only drink meal replacement shakes?

meal replacement shakes and salads are convenient for me, also oatmeal
doctors say the human body runs off calories.

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McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie Coupon

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Click Picture For Your Coupon

Buy One – Get One Free Smoothie Coupon

I just read about the new McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie, and found a Smoothie Coupon for it.

Just click the picture to the left to print your own coupon.

Smoothie Coupon Offer Expires 7/31/2011

Make sure you print your coupon today!  It expires at the end of July.

I’m off to taste test this, and I’m taking my smoothie coupon with me!

When I return, I’ll post a review of the newest McDonald’s smoothie.  I’m sure it will be just as good as the rest!

While I’m doing that, why not learn more about making your own smoothies?

I have to say that McDonald’s has gone out of their way with this smoothie!  It is one of the best tasting smoothies I’ve had in a while.  That, and it’s nice and think and smooth — just the way a smoothie should be.

Don’t forget… Click the Photo Above for your free smoothie coupon!

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How do I make a good fruit smoothie, similar to Jamba Juice?

I like Jamba Juice smoothies, but they’re not worth spending on.

How do they make their typical smoothies and what’s a good recipe to make a quality fruit smoothie for breakfast?

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How To Make a Frozen Margarita from Scratch

Making a Frozen Margarita

The Frozen Margarita has become common in bars and restaurants all across America.  Most of these are made from pre-made mixes using frozen margarita machines that blend the frozen slush at the perfect temperature to keep the drink frozen but not frozen solid.

Most of us will never be able to afford these machines for use in our own homes.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your own homemade Frozen Margarita, made the old fashion way, using raw ingredients.  Here’s one way to do just that.

Frozen Margarita Requirement List

  • 1 1/2 oz. 100% agave tequila
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • A splash of simple syrup
  • A small dish of salt
  • 1 c. ice
  • A lime
  • A measuring jigger
  • A blender
  • A large margarita glass (or cocktail glass)

Step by Step Frozen Margarita Instructions

  1. Frost the glass by placing it in the freezer a couple of hours ahead of time.
  2. Cover a small dish with a thin layer of salt.
  3. Cut the lime in half. Set one half aside and cut a wedge from the other half.
  4. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the chilled margarita glass, leaving an even ring of moisture along the outer edge.
  5. Turn the glass upside down onto the dish of salt and twist until a thin layer of salt adheres to the outer rim. Turn the glass right side up and set aside.
  6. Add one and one-half ounces of tequila to the blender, then add one-half ounce of orange liqueur.  Pour in one-half ounce each of lime and lemon juice.  Sweeten with a splash of simple syrup.  Finally, add one cup of ice.  For a creamier, smoother drink, freeze the lime and lemon juices into cubes, and blend those instead of the juice.
  7. Blend the margarita on medium speed for about fifteen seconds, or until smooth.
  8. Pour the drink into your frosted margarita glass.
  9. Garnish the drink with a lime slice on the glass, and serve right away.

Frozen Margarita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your tasty Frozen Margarita today!

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