21 March 2014

Strawberry Milkshake (S) ~ Trim Healthy Mama

This recipe is a variation on my Chocolate Drinking Yoghurt (FP)

It is great with some fresh light whipped cream (or Reddi Whip in the USA) and a strawberry on top!
The best news? It's a super tasty Fuel Pull snack. Enjoy it with anything, anytime, anywhere. :)

10 March 2014

Chocolate Drinking Yoghurt (FP) ~ Trim Healthy Mama

This is my equivalent of a Chocolate Milkshake. It is yummy, filling and even better, it's a Fuel Pull treat!

It is quick and easy to whip up... Literally. Hope you like it. :)

And the best part? It is weight loss promoting! That's right! It does not contain a fat or carb source, so drinking this milkshake will result in your body burning it's own body fat to get fuel. A chocolate milkshake that will help you get slimmer!? Absolutely!

Chocolate Drinking Yoghurt (FP)


  • 400 grams of 0% Greek Yoghurt (plain) 
  • 2 tsp of cacao (or cocoa) powder 
  • 1 scoop of Whey Protein (if using choc flavoured whey, omit cocoa or reduce to 1 tsp, if needed.)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp Stevia powder 
  • 3-4 tsp of Xylitol powder
  • 150 grams water

1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and whiz until well combined and smooth. 2. Adjust sweetener to taste and add a small amount of water, if the mixture is too thick to drink.
3. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge.

This recipe makes enough for two cups. Double the recipe for a bigger serving.

Serving Idea:
  • Take this with you in a thermos, to work or on an outing, for a quick healthy protein-filled drinkable snack! No spoons needed!

If you like it, let me know what you think below!


5 March 2014

Instant Mixed Berry Sorbet (S) ~ Trim Healthy Mama

I am so excited to bring you this recipe!! 
It is so creamy, sweet, and full of goodness!
If you need a snack or dessert in a hurry, then this recipe is for you! It literally makes less than five minutes to make. Sound good? Read on!

Mixed Berry Sorbet (S)


300 grams of frozen mixed berries (or a single type of berry is also fine!)
1 scoop of Whey protein (optional)
2 tsp of Xylitol powder
1 tbsp of Coconut oil
200 grams of Coconut cream (or heavy cream)
Vanilla extract (pure, no sugar)
Half a tray of Ice blocks

To Make: (serves 6-8, depending on portion sizes)

You will need a high end blender. I use a Thermomix, but a blender or processor that can crush ice will work too. Just be careful and start slow! Crushing ice can break the bowl, if it's made of plastic.

1. Slowly crush 300 grams of berries and a cup of ice to a fine powder. In the Thermomix, start on speed 2 and slowly work up to speed 8.
2. Add in 2 tsp of xylitol, a dash of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 scoop of whey protein (if using) and about 200 grams of coconut cream or cream. (Cream will make it more like berry ice cream, coconut cream makes a more tropical sorbet). 
Mix until well combined and smooth. In a TM, mix on speed 4-5 until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with the spatula as needed.
3. Serve immediately and enjoy! You can also serve with fresh or dried mint leaves if you want.

Yep, it really is that simple. No one will guess that it contains no sugar. It is perfect for summer treats, dessert when guests arrive for dinner, or afternoon icecream cravings.

Freeze individual portions in an ice block tray for easy snacks. Pop in a paddle pop stick to make them into icy poles for the children!
This sorbet is best served fresh, as it will hard freeze once you put it in the freezer. However, you can thaw it for 10 or so minutes to soften it, if you freeze it to eat at a later date.

  • Omit the ice and add 1 cup of coconut milk for a berry smoothie.

  • Add a tbsp of cocoa for a choc berry sorbet. You may need a little more sweetener to balance out the bitterness of the cocoa.

  • Freeze mango slices, apricot slices or other on plan fruits for a fruit sorbet. Omit the berries.

Note - I try to make these recipes inclusive for those who don't use a Thermomix. But I don't use a conventional blender or food processor anymore, so I apologise if the directions need tweaking to create the same results!

God bless!