Peach Pie Smoothie | THM: E

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m all about pie, late summer fruits, and E meals this week (mostly due to Serene and Pearl’s most recent Poddy which explains the difference between keto and THM, and why our bodies still need those life-giving carbs!). There’s nothing like fresh, in-season produce to inspire creativity in the kitchen! God is so good to give us these gifts.

Peaches are the most recent local fruit to hit the farmers markets in our area. I managed to sneak one away to use in this recipe yesterday afternoon, while our kids inhaled the others. This Peach Pie Smoothie tastes like a refreshing version of an American favorite. A solid Trim Healthy Mama-friendly E, you can enjoy this protein-packed smoothie as a meal or snack.

Normally, I post recipes that don’t use special ingredients, but this one makes use of vanilla whey protein powder. If you don’t have it on hand, that’s okay; just up amount of cottage cheese and use a splash of vanilla extract instead. Or, if you have collagen on hand, you could add a scoop of that, too.

Yield: 1 serving

Peach Pie Smoothie | THM: E

Peach Pie Smoothie | THM: E

This THM E smoothie is packed with protein and tastes like peach pie! A wonderful way to use up fresh or frozen peaches.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peach, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp xylitol (or 1/2 tsp of Gentle Sweet)
  • 2 Tbsp old fashioned gluten-free oats
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 2 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add everything to the blender and blitz until smooth and frothy. Pour into a large glass and enjoy!

Notes

You can still make this smoothie, even if you don't have protein powder. Just up the cottage cheese a little to increase your protein and add a splash of vanilla extract.

 

Shrinking Southern Sweet Tea ‘Shine | THM: Sipper

I bought a box of Oolong tea several weeks ago because I wanted to make the Shrinker in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. Well, I still haven’t made the Shrinker, but I accidentally made an Iced Tea that shrinks and shines!

It tastes just like Southern Sweet Tea, made even better with components from both the Shrinker and the GGMS. Completely sugar-free, this refreshing Summer drink is a Sipper that can be enjoyed all day long, which means it’s perfectly fine to be totally addicted. Right? Asking for a friend.

You’ll need oolong tea, lemon green tea (you can use regular green tea, too, and increase the amount of lemon juice instead), apple cider vinegar with the mother, liquid stevia, water, and lemon juice (fresh tastes the best, but bottled works as well).

Yield: 4 servings

Shrinking Southern Sweet Tea ‘Shine

Shrinking Southern Sweet Tea ‘Shine

This Shanker/Moonshine combo tastes just like Southern Sweet Tea! A Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull, you can refresh yourself with it this Summer, all day long.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oolong tea bags
  • 2 lemon green tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia extract
  • 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2 cups of cold water

Instructions

  1. Put tea bags into a 1 quart Mason jar and fill with boiling water. Screw on the lid, and allow the brew to cool completely in the fridge.
  2. In a large pitcher add the cold tea and all other ingredients. Stir well, and pour into a glass, and enjoy!

Notes

Adjust lemon juice, sweetener, and acv to own it!

Mock Tim Horton’s Iced Capp | THM: S

Pre-THM, I would spend my Summers landscaping as a teen for 10-12 hours a day, fueling myself with my favorite drink in the world: Tim Horton’s Iced Cappuccino made with chocolate milk. Most of the properties we cared for were in town, and since you can find a Tim Horton’s at practically every intersection in the urban jungle, I’d sometimes have two of these a day! They were cool, refreshing, and gave me a jolt of caffeine.

Since physical exertion on the job was high, I didn’t gain any weight from my horrible habit, but if I did drank the same amount now, 5 children later, I know without a doubt, that I’d pay for it in pounds and sugar crashes. A medium-sized Tim Horton’s Iced Capp (minus the chocolate milk) contains a whopping 48 grams of carbs….47 grams of which are sugar…and a measly 3 grams of protein.

Lucky for me, my Timmie’s favorite was very easy to convert to a much healthier Trim Healthy Mama-friendly treat that’s low in carbs, sugar-free, full of healthy fats, high in protein, and tastes so much like the real thing, my hubby’s only complaint was that it was cold. 😀

Technically, one should use Tim Horton’s coffee for a more authentic duplication, but (pardon the unpatriotic preference), I like McDonald’s coffee more! Freeze an ice cube tray filled your favorite brewed coffee, and you’ll end up with an Iced Capp you truly love.

I used cashew milk in this recipe because it’s creamier than almond milk, but almond or coconut milk will work just as well. Also, I added a scoop of Integral Collagen (you could also Great Lakes) to my Iced Capp recipe to boost the protein level, but you can leave it out if you don’t have it on hand. You’ll still have a good amount of protein in your Iced Capp from the nut milk, heavy cream, and cocoa powder. A tiny bit of xanthum gum is added to increase the creaminess of this Iced Capp, but you can omit it entirely, if you’d like; your Iced Capp will just be a little thinner and more icy, but it will taste the same.

In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, drink up, Canucks!

Yield: 1 serving

Mock Tim Horton’s Iced Capp | THM: S

Mock Tim Horton’s Iced Capp | THM: S

Tim Horton's famous Iced Capp made Trim Healthy Mama-friendly! Drink up, Canucks!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 coffee ice cubes
  • 2 Tbsp xylitol (OR 1 Tbsp Gentle Sweet)
  • 3/4 cup cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop collagen
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately! Optional, garnish with whipped cream.

Hot Chocolate | THM: S

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Pure decadence.

That’s what this hot chocolate is. You’d never guess it was friendly to your waistline, but it is! This favorite Winter drink is a rich THM S.

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Personally, I don’t care for the taste of canned coconut milk, even though I used it in this recipe. The coconut flavor is completely undetectable, masked completely by high-quality cocoa powder, but it lends a wonderful smoothness and consistency to the hot chocolate.

If you don’t have Gentle Sweet on hand, you could also use a 1/4 cup of xylitol, or 2 Tbsp of Super Sweet instead.

Yield: 4 servings

Decadent Hot Chocolate | THM: S

Decadent Hot Chocolate | THM: S

The flavor of the coconut milk is undetectable in this hot chocolate, but it provides an amazing consistency and smoothness to this decadent Winter drink. A THM S.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 cup Gentle Sweet
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Garnish:
  • naturally sweetened whipped cream
  • 85% Lindt chocolate, grated

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients together (except garnish) in the saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until hot. Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Notes

You can sub coffee for the water in this recipe and make a Mocha instead!

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Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

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Eggnog.

Love it, or hate it?

We have both extremes in this house. I’m not going to name names, but one of us is thoroughly disgusted at the thought of “drinking eggs,” and the other one can hardly survive the holidays without the stuff.

Like I said, I don’t want to point fingers, but I’m quite thrilled about this Trim Healthy Mama-friendly eggnog that’s high in protein and low in carbs. Cashew milk and eggs make up the base of this eggnog; a little rum extract and a few spices give it a traditional flavor.

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This eggnog doesn’t taste like the stuff that comes in the carton; it’s more like the kind your Grandma (or mine, anyway) used to make, showcasing the real flavor of eggs. The recipe fits perfectly into a mason jar for easy storage (and swigging!).

Yield: 3 cups (6 servings)

Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

Low Carb Eggnog | THM: S

This low-carb, high-protein eggnog is a Trim Healthy Mama S.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashew milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 cup half & half cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Warm cashew milk in saucepan until hot but not simmering. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and xylitol together in a bowl. Pour half the hot milk into the egg mixture,whisk together, and return to saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer (don't rush this step or the eggs will curdle). Stir constantly, until thermometer reads 160 F. Strain through a fine sieve into a mason jar. Refrigerate until eggnog is completely cold (you can make it a day ahead ).
  3. Before serving, add half & half, extracts, and spices to jar and shake vigorously to combine. Pour eggnog into small glasses and serve.

Notes

This recipe fills a mason jar and can be made ahead one day ahead of time.

You can use almond milk instead of cashew milk, but it won't be quite as creamy tasting.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake | THM: FP or S

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake…

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…is everything that’s nice about Fall in cool, thick, creamy, slimming shake.

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Trim Healthy Mama friendly (you can keep it a Fuel Pull or turn it into an S by topping with xylitol or stevia-sweetened whipped cream!), and full of protein (without the use of protein powder), this Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake is a filling meal in itself for those end-of-Summer days that are still hot enough for shakes, and colorful enough to be craving all things pumpkin.

Be sure to make the Pumpkin Spice mix first; it will give you enough flavoring to have one of these shakes a day for a whole week if you’re one of those pumpkin-loving people.

(Like me.)

Yield: 1-2 Servings

Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake | THM: FP or S

Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake | THM: FP or S

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Shake is everything that's nice about Fall in a cool, thick, creamy, slimming, Trim Healthy Mama compatible shake that can be a Fuel Pull or an S - your choice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

PUMPKIN SPICE MIX:

  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

SHAKE:

  • 4 large ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup cold coffee
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese (fat-free or 1% for FP; 2% or higher fat for S)
  • 4 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp xylitol
  • 1 Tbsp collagen
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream (optional: use if you'd like a decadent S)
  • 1 scant tsp Pumpkin Spice mix
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract
  • 1/4 tsp stevia extract

Instructions

  1. Add Pumpkin Spice mix ingredients to a small container, stir to combine, and set aside.
  2. Add shake ingredients to blender and blend for several minutes until smooth, thick, and creamy. Pour into a mason jar or large glass and enjoy immediately!
  3. Optional: Top with naturally sweetened whipped cream to kick it into S territory and take it up a notch!

Notes

Keep this shake a Fuel Pull by using cottage cheese that contains 1% fat or less. It's still incredibly delicious without the cream!

For a richer, S shake, feel free to use full-fat cottage cheese, heavy cream, and a whipped cream topping.

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