Fruits to use for a in healthy milk shake

@stary1 (6622)
United States
May 15, 2011 4:56pm CST
I really love milk shakes with fruit. It is a great way to stay on a diet as an afternoon snack, or with 1/2 sandwich at lunch. My favorites are to use protein powder (I use Jillians Triple Chocolate) with milk. Directions say you can use water but I think that tastes AWFUL!! I add whatever I have on hand...an orange, banana, papaya, blueberries, strawberries. I am wondering what other fruits can be used. Has anyone tried using pineapple in a milk shakes? That doesn't sound so good..but I always keep canned pineapple in natural juice.
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6 responses
• Philippines
16 May 11
hmmn, that made my mouth water just thinking about pineapple milkshakes!!!! I love it, and it taste super if mangoes and strawberries are added to the mix!!!! YUM!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
17 May 11
Have you tried it?? I have been waiting to see if anyone has. I love mangos and strawberries!!
• Philippines
17 May 11
Yes I have, this is my most favorite mix of fruits to use in a milkshake, sometimes I simply use mangoes and lemons, or if I could afford it in my budget pineapples and grapes with strawberry...I love plain strawberry milkshakes though but adding other fruits only enhances the flavor!!!hmmn...I'm wanting to make one right now!!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
29 May 11
Hmmm never thought of or heard of adding grapes to a milk shake. I too love strawberry milkshakes!!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
15 May 11
I agree with hiccup, it depends on your taste. I have blackberry and raspberry bushes, I think those would be great in a milkshake..
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 May 11
Both berries sound really good..I'll have to pick some up. I am envious you have the bushes!! We used to when I was growing up. Mom made blackberry pie..yummmm.
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• United States
15 May 11
I make pie, muffins, pancakes, and jam with mine. Last year between having a great harvest and not as much time to bake since I started school, I still have 2-3 bags frozen...lol
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
29 May 11
Yum!! That is what's so great about having your own bushes. Freezing them is especially smart!!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
21 May 11
Hi stary1, almost all fruits are nutritious and rich in vitamin and mineral and taking them frequently. It is sure that it would benefit to our health. adding fruits to the milk shake will make the drink more delicious of course. As different people have their favorite fruit so only adding the right fruits we love to our milk shake the beverage will then become tasty heavenly. Therefore there are so many kinds of fruits available in the outlet for customer to choose for their milk shake Happy posting
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
29 May 11
I really like milkshakes with a variety of fruits. Hmmm..I had watermelon with my cottage cheese this morning. I wonder if watermelon and milk would go well together in a milkshake?? Doesn't sound very good, does it?? :( I think I'll try it :)
@angelo315 (232)
• Philippines
17 May 11
I love fruitshakes with evaporated milk. I haven't tried pineapple because I usually use mango and guyabano (soursop in english). Since Philippines is a tropical country, Filipinos want cold drinks and desserts. Everytime I go malling, I do buy fruitshake at Fruitas. I can't resist it, it is so delicious.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
29 May 11
Evaporated milk sounds good but high in calories?? Good for you drinking milkshakes. YThey are really healthy for you. Thanks for mentioning guyabano. I am not familiar with it so I looked it up. It has quite a few interesting properties!
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
16 May 11
I used to live in the Caribbean, where they have plenty of tropical fruit and they always used to prepare all sorts of milkshakes! I would suggest you try pineapple and even lemon! Be sure to add a few ice cubes to the lemon juice before adding milk, but the result is just like a lemon pie drink: delicious!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
17 May 11
I would never have thought of adding lemon ..thanks..I will try that.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
16 May 11
I would think pineapple would taste especially good in a yogurt shake, rather than an actual milk shake. Pomegranate and cranberries are great to make a tart shake, and adding guava makes a shake sweet and delicious!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
17 May 11
I like yogurt. Pomegranate and cranberries sound interesting..guava sound delicious. Maybe the yogurt in the milkshake? I mix yogurt and cottage cheese to cut down on calories and keep the flavor.