Root Beer Float Smoothie

This root beer float smoothie is a wonderful summer treat-- and a healthier way to enjoy the classic favorite!

This root beer float smoothie is a wonderful summer treat– and a healthier way to enjoy the classic favorite!

This root beer float smoothie is a wonderful summer treat-- and a healthier way to enjoy the classic favorite!

I was never entirely on board with the whole drinking my ice cream thing.

Not that I don’t like a milkshake– it’s just that if I’m going to have ice cream, I prefer to be eating it!

The one exception was always root beer floats. I love me a root beer float. There’s something so wonderfully nostalgic about them that brings me right back to summer vacations as a kid.

There’s no replacing the real deal, but this root beer float smoothie is a healthier way to turn a special treat into something you can enjoy every day!

A quick note about your protein powder– this is where you’re going to get a lot of your vanilla ice cream flavor, so make sure you really like the taste of the one you’re using!


Root Beer Float Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • sweetener of choice, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon root beer extract
  • handful of ice
  • cocoa powder, for color (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour everything into a blender and process until smooth. Top with whipped cream if desired.
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This root beer float smoothie is a wonderful summer treat-- and a healthier way to enjoy the classic favorite!

Thinking Out Loud

  1. Currently reading: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks
  2. Is anyone using an eyeliner that they really like? I’ve been trying to find a new one and I haven’t had any luck so far. I am about this close to getting my eyelids tattooed and being done with it. 😉
  3. Still painting the house… still hating the painting. I just have to keep reminding myself that it’s going to look so good when it’s finished!
  4. I love these DIY sea glass bottles. So pretty!
  5. These felted animals are precious and I’d take all of them.
  6. Recipes I tried this week:
    Chocolate Chip Brownie Pie – Chocolate-Covered Katie

 

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60 comments

  1. Stacey says:

    That looks delicious! My son a crazy about Root Beer and would love this. I’m going to send him the link. Your photos are beautiful too.

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are honored to have you. 😉

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says:

    I am so with you on eating my ice cream with a spoon! I even make my post-workout protein smoothies super thick so I can eat them like ice cream. Which is what I want to do to this. Love the cottage cheese add too!!!

  3. Farrah says:

    Yay for root beer floats! That’s pretty much the only time I ever drink soda, haha. This looks delicious! I never knew they had root beer extract! :]

  4. Jody Cowan says:

    I just love Root Beer although I hardly ever drink it anymore. But I’m going to make this! I know I’ll love it. ‘m glad I found you on Share The Wealth Linky.

  5. Cristina @ I Say Nomato says:

    Okay, when my brother was little he would chop up all his ice cream so that it melted faster and then he would drink it! I don’t agree with that kind of behaviour (ha!) but I love the twist you’ve put on a root beer float here, it looks delicious!

  6. lLaurie says:

    This looks totally amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by this week and sharing your recipes with us at Brag About It! Pinned to share 🙂

  7. Miz Helen says:

    I am a Root Beer Fan so I will love this smoothie! really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen!

  8. Angie Rose says:

    My boyfriend and I are big on making root beer floats every summer! I love how this is a unique take on the recipe, combining it with one of my favorite things. SMOOTHIES! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. Hoping to see you back this week 🙂

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