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Friday, September 2, 2011

Faking It Ice Cream Style

I love ice cream- like eat it every day love it!

Here is a trick to a healthy version of what my family calls a Redneck Milkshake. 

First the history of the Redneck Milkshake:
My dad is the ice cream trailblazer of our family- and I inherited this gene. He would always take chocolate ice cream and pour milk over it in a cup. Then he would add his sweet of choice- peanuts, peanut M & M's, etc. Next he mixes the ice cream and milk up with a spoon. It gives it this grainy texture and it is great eating it with a spoon. Biggest plus- you don't have to pull out the blender. 

Now that you know where it started here is where it has turned...

You will need:
Orange juice (you can use frozen but it is easier in my opinion to use "fresh")
Vanilla frozen yogurt
Ice cream scoop

I am certain if you have never tried one next time you are in the Atlanta area you MUST go to the Varsity and order a Frosted Orange... This is the next best thing!

First scoop the frozen yogurt into your cup. I fill my cup about 3/4 way up with the yogurt.

Next shake up the OJ then pour over the ice cream. I fill the cup about 1/2 way up with the OJ.

Now stir with the spoon. You may need to add more yogurt or OJ depending on the texture you like.

This can be frozen and saved for a later time. Enjoy!

Here is some information from


Orange juice is often recommended as a good start to the day, as a drink with breakfast. It contains a number of nutrients, including almost a day's recommended serving of vitamin C, according to In addition, it delivers potassium, niacin, folate, vitamins B6 and A, carotene, magnesium and thiamin. You can purchase it fortified with calcium, and the vitamin C can help with iron absorption.


Orange juice contains about 110 calories per 8 oz or cup. It also contains the concentrated sugars of the orange, as much as 20 g. This might not sound like a lot, but when calories are restricted, every calorie counts. This can make orange juice a questionable choice, depending on the other foods you would like to enjoy during your day.


A well-balanced, nutritious diet for weight-loss should have a wide variety of nutrients and should start with a good breakfast, recommends Incorporating orange juice for breakfast can help make your diet more enjoyable and boost your energy throughout the day. Consider diluting it with water to reduce calories and sugar intake. Orange juice is also a substitute for soda, helping you wean yourself off higher sugar drinks.

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