A Root Beer Shake that is rich and creamy; sweet and fizzy plus sugar-free and low carb? If you miss root beer floats then this smoothie is for you!
I am a true blue root beer fan-addict. It was the very hardest thing to give up when I started this diet. Then I found a blog that had a post for a Root Beer Smoothie and enjoyed it very much…but something was missing. So I started tweaking and then I tweaked some more until I finally devised a Sugar-Free Root Beer Shake that is so good I will literally NEVER miss my Barq’s root beer float again. It’s crazy I know but it is the honest truth! If you’re a serious root beer lover like myself be sure you give this drink a try!
I’ve included this recipe for Root Beer Shakes in a whole roundup of Nana’s Cool Summer Drink Roundup so if you love cool, refreshing, too yummy to be sugar-free drinks be sure and check out that post too!
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1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (might can use original I always keep vanilla 🙂 )
3 tablespoons low fat cottage cheese (I use Daisy brand 2% in my smoothies)
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon root beer flavoring (I use Watkins brand from Wal-Mart and love it)
2-3 tablespoons Gentle Sweetener 1-3 tablespoons Truvia
(either of these should work great)
Optional 1/4 tsp molasses (gives a creamy flavor and a little more Southern Root Beer umph!) On plan in tiny amounts
14 ice cubes
1/2 scoop Pristine Whey Protein THM whey protein powder (or other on plan protein powder)
Super fizzy mineral water or other carbonated water- the brand I used is in the picture below.
Put all ingredients except the mineral water into a high-powered blender and blend.
Pour the shake into glasses filled 3/4 full and carefully top the drink off(not all the way) with the mineral water. Doesn’t take much for a really fizzy reaction.
This drink makes me so happy I could just cry – or jump for joy – or both!