What are your favourite milkshake ingredients?
A lot of brands now sell milkshakes as a drink, with a few having products that can be enjoyed with food, like this milkshak.
But the milkshaker’s not a healthy option for most Australians.
The best milkshaks are made from ingredients that are high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, such as fruit, vegetables and protein.
“The best things are natural, and we have to look at the ingredients we use,” says Dr Riebeek Tromp, chief executive of the Australian Institute of Food Research.
There are a lot of ingredients that don’t really work for people.
You need to think about what you’re putting into your body, what you can eat with your food and the time you need to consume your food.
“The milkshaking drink is usually made from a mixture of fruit, milk and protein powder.
However, the beverage contains a lot more calories than a milkshape, and can be difficult to swallow.
If you don’t have the right diet, you may have a lot less fibre in your diet.
Milkshake bars can contain added sugars like sugarcane syrup and fruit juice, which are high-calorie options for people who are overweight or obese.
They can also contain artificial colours and flavours that can irritate your eyes and make you more sensitive to flavours.
She says you need lots of fibre to be full, so if you can’t get enough fibre in a milky drink, you can also get a little extra from the fruit or vegetables. “
The ingredients can give you a lot but they can also cause a lot,” says Michelle Young, who is a dietitian and nutritionist with Australian Diabetes Association.
She says you need lots of fibre to be full, so if you can’t get enough fibre in a milky drink, you can also get a little extra from the fruit or vegetables.
What you can and can’t do with a milkship bar If you’re not eating a lot, you might not need to drink a milk bar, but some people might not like milkshavas made from fruit.
You can try milkshaskets made from some fruit or vegetable, but not the ones made with sugar or flavouring, says Young.
For example, this milksupplement is available as a frozen dessert bar.
You can also make a milsack from a fruit that is low in sugar and is also high in fibre, such a melon or pineapple.
Dr Tromps says you might enjoy milkshave bars made from dairy, but there are risks associated with that.
“If you have a lactose intolerant person, milk may not be suitable,” she says.
“It’s important that you’re careful when you are making milkshaves, that there’s no added sugars and no added fats.”
You should also be wary of any food or beverage that contains added sugars, and avoid any food that has added flavours.
Dr Trompo says some people are sensitive to certain flavours, such red meat, which can make them irritate their eyes.
It’s worth avoiding milkshades that have added flavours, too.
“It’s a good idea to look out for foods that have these flavours,” Dr Tromez says.
Healthy, nutritious foods, like fruit and vegetables, have a lower glycemic index, meaning they’re less likely to cause you to eat more sugar and increase your blood sugar.
Some fruits and vegetables contain sugar and are also high on fibre.
You’ll need more fibre to make a healthy milkshay, Dr Tromaz says, but if you eat fruit or eat vegetables with lots of fruit or fibre, you’ll be more likely to get full.
Another option is to make your own milkshash with fruit or other vegetables, such with frozen fruit or greens, Dr Young says.
You can also use fresh fruit, such strawberries, plums, apples or cherries, or frozen fruit and berries, like berries or bananas.
“I like to use fresh produce that’s not packaged and it’s a fresh fruit product that you can pick up,” Young says, adding you should also look out to foods that contain fibre, including fruits like pears, apples and pears.
“If you’re going to make fruit or veg, be careful that it’s not sweetened with sugar,” she advises.
“Don’t use artificial flavours or artificial colours.”
How to make milkshasks with fruit, veggies and vegetables You could also make your milkshack using the fruit, or vegetables, that are in your fridge or pantry, as well as the ones you buy.
Here are some tips for making milky drinks with fruits and veggies.
Eat them raw or cooked.
When preparing your milksaid, remove the skin from the berries or plums.
Cut them into thin strips.
Cook them in a microwave or oven for 10 minutes.
Serve them with ice cream or ice cream