“Milk: It does a body good.” Without me even having to explain, I’m sure you pictured at least two milk mustache ads from that campaign! Of course you did. Dairy groups are one of the most popular food groups in the Western world. However, many of us have a sensitivity to it, so it doesn’t do our bodies good at all! Certain enzymes are required to absorb the nutrients in dairy and without them, digesting these products becomes difficult, creating mucous and acid in the gut. Lactose (the sugar contained in milk) intolerance is a common allergic reaction, as we need the enzyme lactase in order to digest milk. Without it we might experience gas, bloating, gurgling, upset stomach…sounds fun huh? Not so much. So, I guess we’re doomed to never enjoy the taste of ice cream or milkshakes ever again…sigh…well, you can wipe that frown away! Why? If you don’t know the answer by now…that’s what I’m here for! I’m here to bring you an awesome recipe that will allow you to have the rich creamy taste of a milkshake…without the milk!

This week I’m bringing you a dairy-free mint chocolate chip shake that I know you will love! I’m telling you, I’ve really outdone myself this time (well, until next time)! The rich creamy texture and flavor of this un-milk shake will leave your taste buds AND your tummy tickled. It is SO satisfying, SO delicious, and SO easy to make! Oh yes, and it will be done my way…the healthy way…the Alli’s Slim Pickins way!! You don’t have to suffer one bit in order to eat healthy— it’s all about taste without the guilt and without the dreaded dairy bloat!! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!

It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…

Dairy-free Mint Chocolate Chip Shake


1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
1 oz avocado
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TB coconut flour
1 TB cocoa powder
1 TB vegan carob chips
2-3 stevia packets (depending upon desired sweetness)
5-7 large ice cubes (depending upon desired thickness)
1 scoop glutamine, optional

How to prepare:

Put all ingredients, except for ice cubes, in a large blender and mix thoroughly, approximately 20 seconds.Add ice, 2-3 cubes at a time, and blend for approximately 30 seconds each time, scraping down the sides if necessary until shake is thick, creamy and fully blended.Scoop our pour it into a tall glass and enjoy your dairy-free goodness!! YUM!

Per shake (serves 1): 218 calories, 16 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams fat

100% TASTE, 0% GUILT

If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.

Check out more of Alli’s recipes at: www.AllisonFrahn.com and www.AllisSlimPickins.com and remember, it’s 100% TASTE, 0% GUILT