Root Beer Shake

I used to be a bit of a jerk when I was a teen…a Soda Jerk, that is! Yep, I worked in an old-fashioned soda shop for 4 years.

Hand-dipped shakes, floats, fries, and hand-made burgers were my whole world there. I made al the things, and the recipes are forever etched into my brain. My kids were pretty impressed when I made them a shake for one of their birthdays this year with huckleberries that we had picked ourselves in the woods.

Almost all of these things I used to make, I have been able to recreate on our gluten free lifestyle, and this shake has been on my list for some time to make a recipe for my THM Lifestyle, because it was my absolute favorite from when I worked at the soda shop.

Think of the best vanilla-flavored shake you have ever had, and then add a bit more vanilla, and you have it!



Peel the banana and freeze it the night before. You need this to be frozen solid. Then add it and all other ingredients to the blender, except the protein powder of your choice. Blend until smooth and free of banana or ice chunks. Add your 1/4 Cup of protein powder and blend until fully incorporated.

***This is an E meal or snack on the Trim Healthy Plan***

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Celebration Sip

If you live a sugar free lifestyle, certain traditions become more of a challenge, especially when concentrated fruit juices are at the heart of them.

Specifically communion, biblical feasts and celebrations like Shabbat(Jewish Sabbath from sundown Friday evening to Sundown Saturday evening).

As a Trim Healthy Mama, I don’t drink juice, specifically concentrated fruit juices without the whole fruit included for fiber. So, this is SIPPER, yes I was able to make it a sipper, is going to be my new celebratory grape juice-style drink!

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Put the Butterfly pea flowers or tea bags in 2 cups of hot water, for several hours or overnight to steep. Strain and put into a quart sized vessel. Add all other ingredients, and mix well. Fill to the top of the vessel with ice cubes and use as an all day sipper on the Trim Healthy Plan or a sugar free celebratory drink to replace grape juice and wine as you would like.

“That’s Bananas” Shake

This recipe is a recreation of one that I used to enjoy when I was young. That recipe called for regular milk, which we now enjoy raw or fermented into kefir in the Treehouse, and a sucralose-based sweetener which we do not use in our home anymore.

I craved that child-hood drink while pregnant with our 7th child, and I wanted to see if I could make it something I could enjoy in any season of life while keeping it a single fuel for our food plan, and dairy free because we did not have any raw milk available at that time and I thought kefir would not work well here.

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  • Peel and freeze your banana several hours in advance, this helps make the shake creamier.
  • Mix all other ingredients together in a blender long enough to chop up all the ice.

*This makes a single serving, and it falls into an E setting on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.

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