How many of you got the new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook that was released last week? It’s called Trim Healthy Mama Table. I got my copy and have been having so much fun with it! Just like with the first full color cookbook, we get to drool over mouth=watering photos of these low-glycemic index yet luscious foods, taken by the THM photographer, Rohnda Monroy. She really has a knack for creating beautiful pictures! Thank you Rohnda!
I’ve had the Cinnamon Bun Shake, featured on p. 469, about 5 times already in just one week! I like to adapt it be FP instead of S. That way I can eat it whenever, instead of waiting 3 hours after an E meal to eat it since the original recipe is an S, with cream cheese. To make it an FP recipe I took out the cream cheese and added more fat-free cottage cheese. It really does taste like a cinnamon bun! This is the perfect drink right now as we transition into fall. It’s still pretty hot here in southern AZ, in the 80s. So the iciness of the shake is appropriate for how hot it is but the warming tones of cinnamon and ginger help me feel fallish. I’m thinking when it gets colder I will make it with warm water instead of ice and use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon. Yum!
OK, so here’s the recipe:
1 c water
Whiz those two ingredients in the blender to make your nut milk. Then add the next batch of ingredients:
1 c fat-free cottage cheese
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 T Pristine Whey Powder (if you don’t have that just add a little more cottage cheese)
whole sweetener of your choice to taste (1 T THM Super Sweet blend, or 4-6 doonks of stevia or 1-2 T honey, etc. Taste and then adjust to your liking.)
(Of course if you use honey then it’s not a THM FP recipe)
Blend until smooth. Then add as the blender is blending:
1/4 tsp glucomannan powder, or more if you like it thicker
Pour into a large mug and share some with your husband or child or drink it all yourself as a full meal!