Thursday, July 17, 2008


One of our "old life" favorite things was to head on over to Steak n' Shake or Chick-fil-A and get a milkshake.

After finding out how many calories were in those dearly loved concoctions we had to make a change.

Steak N' Shakes large vanilla shake....897 calories
regular vanilla shake....717 calories

Chick-fil-A vanilla shake....660 calories

Anything with the word shake attached to it was pretty much bad news after we started counting calories.

We are only human and our need of shakes was great, so....we started making them at home the healthy way.

Banana Milkshake
2 servings

2 cups Breyers Vanilla Double Churned Light- 400 calories
1/2 cup l % milk- 50 calories
1 small banana- 90 calories
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine in a blender and mix until all ingredients are combined
Divide equally into 2 of your funnest, coolest glasses, add a straw
Sit back relax, enjoy slowly in no-quilt heaven!!

270 calories each....yum!

Another switch we made at Graeters was not ordering anything we felt like. If we go now, we get the child's one blinks an eye, the size is perfect, about 240 calories. No guilt!


sara said...

Oh, yum!! We do a lot of smoothies at our house. I really should get some recipes up. My favorite one right now is Pineapple with skim milk & low fat vanilla yogurt, ice & vanilla! I feel like I am on the beach!! And it's practically screaming HEALTHY!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, those were the days. I sure do love me some shake. We've come up with a great plan to still get what we want. You're doing awesome job on this blog Mom...your a natural! :P

Maree said...

Yum! Sara that sounds great! I'm going to try that one!!

Marla said...

Maree, I just love your blog. Your family has talent pouring out of it, I see where Melissa gets it from. You make losing weight easy and doable.

Maree said...

Thanks Marla! Your too kind...I've learned from Melissa, she's my hero!

Dana said...

Hey Maree, linked up to your blog from Leslie's. I love it! We tried the banana shakes tonight and they were so yummy!! I look forward to reading more.

Dana (Myranda's mommy, Leah's Panda Pal friend!)

Maree said...

Hi Dana! I'm going to try an post more recipes with pictures....I've got a bunch I've been fixing that we love. Myranda is such a doll!