Summer is here, school is out, the weather is warm and Chick-Fil-A has brought back the Peach Milkshake. The sad thing is that they only keep it on the menu for a limited time so by the time fall rolls around, the peach milkshake is just another memory of a summer gone by. I love the huge chunks of peaches that get stuck in the straw. However, a large shake contains an astronomical 850 calories and 144 grams of sugar (a Big Mac contains 550 calories and only 9 grams of sugar)- that is an astronomical amount of sugar. Can you say diabetic coma?
Well, I can’t let the summer pass me by without enjoying this summertime staple. However, I want to do it MY WAY. With only three ingredients I can replicate the shake and keep it healthy and low in calories. My version has only 235 calories and 34 grams of sugar. While that is still a little high on sugar, it certainly beats the full fat Chick-Fil-A version. And you can also substitute the frozen Greek yogurt with a lower fat version however be very careful not to buy yogurt that contains aspartame. Aspartame is bad bad bad and has been proven so.
- 1 cup fresh peaches, chopped**
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup frozen peach Greek yogurt
- Simply blend the ingredients together, adding a little more milk if the shake is too thick. Be sure not to over blend so that you can enjoy the tiny chunks of fresh peaches just like the Chick-Fil-A version.
**When peaches are not in season you can use canned peaches. However, steer clear of canned peaches in heavy syrup- look for canned peaches in 100% juice.
Now, the Chick-Fil-A version is also topped with whipped cream and a cherry. I personally like it better without all the bells and whistles but you can certainly make your own decision.
Enjoy the summer!!