This mixed berry milkshakes are perfect for any of your special Valentines! (Or just yourself if you’re celebrating single appreciation day).
Happy Valentine’s Day my amazing friends and fans! I hope your day is filled with gut-busting, stomach-wrenching, heart-exploding, can’t-breathe love. And if it’s not, well I hope you enjoy a few bottles of wine, a few boxes of chocolate and all of the anti-love, heartbreak movies on Lifetime you can handle.
My husband, he freaking rocks. We’re on a budget, but he surprised me this morning with an Arrested Development themed Valentine’s Day, complete with a menu inspired by the show and candy beans. He knows me so well, and that trumps some stupid fancy dinner any day.
Plus, I can totally enjoy my meals while wearing yoga pants and an over-sized sweater and not have to force my body into spanx or skinny jeans. I don’t have to put on make-up, style my hair, wear uncomfortable shoes OR even shower. But, for the sake of my darling husband, I’ll do that. And I might put on some mascara, but that’s pushing it.
Part of me wishes we were going out, mainly because I love trying new places, but I’m also just as happy being at home. I’m trying to soak up this last week before I’m gone in for 14 days in Southeast Asia. Don’t get me wrong, I’m THRILLED about my upcoming trip, but it’s definitely the longest I’ve ever been away from E (besides our long-distance stint in college). It’ll be hard.
I’m not complaining, I absolutely can’t wait for two weeks away from the stove, but being away for that long will make this Valentine’s day just a bit more special. And I get to enjoy it all while wearing yoga pants. Did I mention that part yet?
Mixed Berry Milkshakes
Prep time: >5 minutes
Blend time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups strawberry Arctic Zero frozen dessert
- 3 ounces (about 1/3 cup) frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 7 Hershey’s kisses
- 2 tablespoons freshly whipped cream
- Chocolate tortilla chips (I used about 8 chips)
- Place the frozen dessert, mixed berries, milk and Hershey’s kissed in a blender. Blend on high until smooth and thick.
- Pour the milkshakes into mason jars and top with one tablespoon of whipped cream each. Garnish the shakes with crumbled tortilla chips and more berries.
Nutritional information per shake:
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 26.3 grams
Fiber: 2.2 grams
Protein: 7.6 grams
Weight Watchers points: 5