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My Milkshake is Better than Yours

July 23, 2013 | Eat, Food, Strange But Good | 64 Comments

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard,
And they’re like
It’s better than yours,
Damn right it’s better than yours,
I can teach you,
But I have to charge

Every time I hear or think of that song I think of one of my all time favourite movies, Mean Girls. Nothing beats it. I’m sure I’ve watched over 100 times and at one point I had every single line memorized.

But lately, that song has been stuck in my head. Not because I like it, but because I actually did make a milkshake better than yours 😉

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With my current obsession to smoothies, I’ve been experimenting a lot with new combinations and ingredients, which led me to creating a new protein smoothie recipe that tastes better than any milkshake that I’ve tried before!

It’s thick like a milkshake, but packed with nutrition! The thickness comes from baked sweet potato, so this is this week’s Strange But Good recipe!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Milkshake

1 c milk of choice (I recommend coconut milk or almond milk)

1 c baked sweet potato chunks

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

6 ice cubes

water (I added approximately 1/2 c of water to get it to the consistency I wanted, but the amount of water you add is up to you!)

cocoa powder (optional – if you want even more of a chocolate flavour add some cocoa!)

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth! Enjoy :)

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Do you have a strange but recipe to share with me this week?

Have you tried sweet potato in a smoothie before? 

Who else loves Mean Girls as much as me!?

Love always,

Meg xo

p.s. don’t forget about the giveaway for Handful bras/tank tops and High Five Friday! I need submissions! To submit, email me at adashofmeg@gmail.com :)

Have a great day!

 

 


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64 Comments

  1. Reply

    Linz @ Itz Linz

    July 23, 2013

    lol! i just laughed out loud when i got the email with your post title in it!! and sweet potato in a smoothie?!? hmmm #strangebutgood for sure! and uhhh jonny and i both love the movie mean girls… haha

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      i love that jonny loves the movie too!

  2. Reply

    Amanda @ Adventure Year

    July 23, 2013

    I would have NEVER thought to put baked sweet potato in a smoothie, but now that I think about it…the consistency makes sense! Love Mean Girls. I need to get a viewing in one of these days. Have an awesome day!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      thanks Amanda :) I hope you try the smoothie <3

  3. Reply

    Katie

    July 23, 2013

    I have putting sweet potato in my smoothie…I would highly recommend this recipe to try out!!

    http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2010/10/13/scrape-it-clean.html

    I LOVE mean girls…It never gets old.

    Strange item to put in smoothies…Zucchini!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      mmmmmm that smoothie does look really delicious! thanks Katie :) and yes, zucchini is a strange add in however I have done it and love it :)

  4. Reply

    I looooove it! Sweet potato is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients. It tastes like and has the texture of pie with the right spices!

  5. Reply

    Lucie

    July 23, 2013

    Sweet Potato in a Smoothie – now that is definitely interesting! I can totally imagine that it tastes delicious. It certainly does LOOK delicious!!

  6. Reply

    Huh… sweet potato — now there’s something I would have never thought about – even though I love them!! I have protein smoothies for breakfast every morning — may definitely have to try this one now!!!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      i think you should 😀

  7. Reply

    Kim Perry

    July 23, 2013

    oh em gee! Can’t wait to try this!! You should check out stuftmama’s sweet potato ice cream!!!! Strange but good 😉

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      you haaaaave to try this then let me know how you like it :) i think i might have a sweet potato ice cream recipe on my blog already?? lol i am going to go check that out now haha

  8. Reply

    Jody - Fit at 55

    July 23, 2013

    I think this sounds great!!!! I saw a sweet potato ice cream recipe on Dr. Oz that I have to search for – it sounded great too!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      mmm that would be good! i guess Kristin from Stuft Mama has a recipe, too!

  9. Reply

    Cassie @RedLetterDaye

    July 23, 2013

    Ohhh. Does this taste like sweet potato, or does the chocolate mask it?

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 23, 2013

      the chocolate masks it!! :) the sweet potato just makes it super thick :) yum!

  10. Reply

    Allison (Ms. Whirlwind)

    July 23, 2013

    It’s terrible how many times I’ve seen Mean Girls. It’s one of those movies where if I see it in the channel listings, I have to watch it. “Why are you so obsessed with me?”

  11. Reply

    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    July 23, 2013

    Haha YUM! I love smoothies and shakes! I was out of almond milk this morning so I had to make my own almond milk, but I was determined to have a smoothie! hah!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 23, 2013

      HAHA that’s too funny girl! LOVE IT! P.s. you still have to text me about your teas 😀

  12. Reply

    oh I’m going to have to try this! Makes me wonder if mashed sweet potato could be a good substitute in baking. People always use avocado and I’m really allergic to them. Can’t wait to make this!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 23, 2013

      you HAVE to try it Amanda 😀 and yes! It’s great in baking! Just like pumpkin!

  13. Reply

    Yummo…sweet potato in a milk shake…. this, I’ve got to try!!

  14. Reply

    Molly

    July 23, 2013

    I have to admit that I was expecting some form of ice cream or even avocado but you threw a curve ball at me when you added in sweet potato. Yum! I’ll definitely have to try this sometime. As for Mean Girls I too when through a phase of admiring Lindsay Lohan both in that and Parent Trap aha.

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      let me know if you try it, love :) i think you will like it

  15. Reply

    I would never think to add sweet potatoes to a smoothie, but I am LOVING this idea! I am a sweet potato junkie :).

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      i hope you try it, hannah :)

  16. Reply

    Lisa

    July 23, 2013

    Haha, funny because I used to know EVERY line from that movie too. Clearly, I was a little too obsessed 😉
    Love that you added some sweet potato, I’ve tried pumpkin before but never a sweet potato. I like this idea.

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      you should try it since you love smoothies :)

  17. Reply

    Sweetly Fit

    July 23, 2013

    I’ve made this exact one before! It’s even better if you add in coconut oil/butter or almond butter. Mmmmm!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      i will do that some time when it’s not post workout :) like maybe today! 😀 i definitely thought about adding pb/coconut/almond butter, so will have to since my girl does 😉

  18. Reply

    lindsay

    July 23, 2013

    you crack me up! you know i love this. Sweet potato anything is great and chocolate!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      HAHA i am so happy you loved this :)

  19. Reply

    Emily

    July 23, 2013

    Sweet potato in a smoothie is something I’ve always been intrigued by but haven’t tried yet. I’m definitely bookmarking this! Yeeee!
    And I always think of Mean Girls when I hear “MilkShake” too- I swear that movie will never, ever get old!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      let me know when you try this recipe :) i have a feeling you will love it 😉 i think i have had it every single day since i posted this recipe

  20. Reply

    Um, this sounds so DELICIOUS. I have never tried sweet potatoes in a smoothie, but I can’t wait to try it. I have been craving a milkshake like no other, and I bet that this will satisfy that craving. Would this also work with vanilla protein??

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      of course it would! i just liked the thought of chocolate and sweet potato :)

  21. Reply

    Love that song! I would never think to put sweet potato in my smoothie or milk shake but it sounds delicious! I do love sweet potatoes!

  22. Reply

    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    July 24, 2013

    You didn’t charge any of us anything for this recipe! 😉 Kelis would NOT be happy with you…. Until she drank this milkshake that is!

  23. Reply

    Hannah

    July 24, 2013

    yum!! Who knew sweet potatoes were so versatile:)

  24. Reply

    Oh wow! That is such a great idea. I love my sweet potatoes so I’ll definitely have to give this one a shot!

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      let me know when you do lovie :)

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  26. Reply

    I have had sweet potato in a milkshake before and I love it! It makes it so creamy and thick – my secret trick is using sweet potato or pumpkin in hot chocolate to give it the creamy texture without the cream.

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      mmmm what a great idea!

  27. Reply

    Kait @ChickadeeSays

    July 24, 2013

    I seriously laughed out loud at this title. And was totally singing the song and thinking of mean girls too! I’ve never tried sweet potato in a smoothie but I can see how it would taste delicious! Sweet and savory- works for me!

    xx Kait

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      i always love your comments, Kait :)

  28. Reply

    Oh I love that you added sweet potato! If there’s one thing I’ve learned from blogging, you can throw anything in those! :)

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 28, 2013

      HAHA I think I have learnt that from blogging, too :)

  29. Reply

    Deana

    August 21, 2013

    Made this shake today…. DELICIOUS!!!
    Thanks :)

    • Reply

      Meg

      October 21, 2013

      YAY 😀

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  32. Reply

    Ashley

    October 21, 2013

    This sounds great. Do you freeze the sweet potato chunks or do you just bake them then but then in the fridge.

    • Reply

      Meg

      October 21, 2013

      i do both 😀 it turns out both ways 😀 when i created the recipe i didn’t even think of freezing them, but now i usually do 😀

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  36. Reply

    Emily

    January 24, 2014

    Hi! What protein powder do you recommend for this. I am starting paleo real soon:)
    thanks!
    -Em

    • Reply

      Meg

      January 24, 2014

      well, if you eat paleo you should focus on eating REAL foods and not protein powders! :) aaaaaand i do not follow paleo, soooooo this protein powder is not paleo :) it’s whey, which is dairy, which is not paleo :) if you’re looking for a paleo protein powder check out egg protein :) 😉 !

      • Reply

        Emily

        January 24, 2014

        Oh okay. I thought you did do paleo;)
        We’ll i will choose to include natural powders in my diet, for I am an athlete and want to get addequate protein intake;) thanks anyway Meg!

  37. Reply

    Diana

    July 6, 2014

    I just made this and loved it. I had some fresh basil from the garden so I added it. It gave it nice twist.

    • Reply

      Meg

      July 6, 2014

      that’s awesome! thanks for letting me know!

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