Saturday, June 12, 2010


2/3 cup frozen strawberries (just plain- NOT in syrup!)5 oz. light vanilla soy milk2 tsp. Fat Free French Vanilla Coffee-mate powder (dissolved in an oz of warm water)1 oz. Sugar Free Torani Strawberry Syrup3 Splenda packets3 large ice cubes2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-WipPlace all of the ingredients in blender, except for the whipped cream. Blend on high speed for 30-45 seconds. Pour, and top with Fat Free Reddi-Wip. Strawberrylicious!

Serving Size: 12 oz. with whipped topping
Calories: 119
Fat: 1g
Sodium: 102mg
Carbs: 21g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 14g
Protein: 4g

A Berry Bad Idea
Starbucks' Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Blended Creme not only uses the word "creme" too many times in its name, but it also has too many calories and fat grams. One might think, "how bad can strawberries, milk, ice and whipped cream be?" Uhhh, try 410 calories and 11 grams of fat bad. And that's for the smallest size! Yikes. The bottom line is, there is absolutely no reason to partake in one of these fat-filled strawberry shakes, especially since our version of the blended beverage won, HANDS DOWN, in a side by side taste test. Men, women, children (and even some small animals) preferred our 119-calorie, 1g-of-fat "Strawberry Cloud" over The Bucks' calorie-infested pink frap. So ditch Starbucks' strawberry screw-up and try a Strawberry Cloud instead. This recipe will rock your frozen drink-loving world.

Serving Size: 12 oz.with whipped topping

Calories: 410

Fat: 11g

Sodium: 250mg

Carbs: 68g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 59g

Protein: 9g

I had to choose one because i was getting addicted to starbucks! So I found a substitute and it is absolutely amazing! Try it!