Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lean Libation: Mudslide Milkshake

Just because I stick to a select 5 Food Network cooks on this blog doesn't mean they are my only favorites. I love watching ALL those shows and personalities. Another fantastic lady at the top of my "Food Network Favs List" is Claire Robinson from 5 Ingredient Fix. I love her because of how she makes so many great things with just 5 ingredients. That's genius! My Dad loves her for her raspy voice...but that's another topic. So, when looking for a Mudslide recipe to make "lean", I was really happy to find Claire's Mudslide Milkshake recipe pop up under my search. Simple, easy and oh-so delicious. You can't change too much when it comes to the alcohol needed for this recipe, but the "ice cream" ingredient gave me just the edge I needed to make this re-do a success. Check out my waistline-friendly version of Claire's decedent, delicious dessert-drink. Drink up! It's not Friday yet, but we're close enough!

Serves 2-3

  • 1/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup Three Olives Chocolate Vodka (or your favorite brand)
  • 1/4 cup 1% or FAT FREE milk
  • 2 WEIGHT WATCHERS Giant Latte ice cream bars; broken up and removed from stick
  • 1 small banana (6-7"); frozen and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon shaved dark chocolate

Put the first 6 ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into 2 or 3 glasses and garnish with dark chocolate shavings. Serve immediately!


You may have already seen this, but the recipe is no longer a "5 ingredient fix". The recipe now has 7 ingredients. But who cares?!? It's delicious!

We loved how they turned out! My Dad was such a fan that he requested them the next night too! It's hard to believe it is a "lean libation", but it really is...thanks to Weight Watchers. Their Giant Latte bars allowed me to save tons of fat and calories that would normally be coming from real coffee ice cream. The calories are still high for a drink, but this is more like a milkshake.So you can either consider it your dessert as a special treat OR split it among three people instead of two. You choose. Here are the facts!...

NUTRITION FACTS (per Mudslide/recipe made into 2 servings):

BEFORE: 822 calories;  43.61g fat;  67.57g carbohydrate;  11.61g protein;  3.1g fiber
AFTER: 355.5 calories;  8.6g fat; 45.64g carbohydrate;   5.74g protein;  7.25g fiber

SAVES: 466.5 calories;  35.01g fat;  21.93g carbohydrate 
 ADDS: 4.15g fiber

Want to see more "Cookin' Lean" makeovers for 5 Ingredient Fix recipes? Have another Lean Libation request? Please let me know! I love tackling the recipes that YOU love to see LEAN! Bring on the requests!


  1. Oh that drink is just calling my name right now and its only 6:30 am! Love that it is only 5 ingredients and healthy! 5 stars!~

  2. That is some serious calorie savings! Great job.



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