Snickers Smoothie, Revamped

Remember my Snickers Smoothie?

I’ve been thinking of revamping and making it even better, and I had the perfect opportunity to do just that.

A few weeks ago, Foodbuzz offered up a challenge: Send in your most creative smoothie/shake recipe using Lactaid milk and you could have your recipe presented at the Foodbuzz Festival AND possibly win a chance to attend! Sign me up :) I had SUCH an amazing time at the Festival last year, and I’d love to be able to share my smoothie with others!

There are endless possibilities for smoothies and shakes, but what could be better than a candy bar in smoothie form?

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And I think this second one turned out even better than the first ;)

I was surprised when I got the email that my smoothie was a finalist, but I was ready to make it even better than before.

Earlier this week, I received a coupon for Lactaid from Foodbuzz in order to make my smoothie happen.

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I was really hoping to find the Lactaid Chocolate milk to kick this smoothie into high gear, but my stores didn’t have it.

Good thing regular milk works fine :)

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Snickers Smoothie. Makes 1 smoothie.

  • 1 cup Lactaid milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • drop of vanilla
  • 1.5 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp caramel syrup

Blend everything together and get your toppings ready!

  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel syrup
  • sprinkling of chopped peanuts

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Wowza – the caramel syrup IN the smoothie AND on top was incredible!

If I didn’t use the caramel, I might have wanted a little sweetener in the smoothie, but this was perfect.

Salty from the peanuts and caramel, sweet from the chocolate and caramel…and just good! I was a little sad when it was gone.

My caramel syrup was the kind you’d use for ice cream, but you could use the coffee-type syrup and it would work great.

Also – to bump up the peanut flavor, you could add in some peanut butter to the smoothie itself. I bet that would be delicious!

And I’m pretty sure this mix would make an awesome milkshake if you subbed in some Lactaid ice cream, too ;)

 

PS: Lactaid just launched an exciting new offering called Moovision!

From their website:

Despite the large number of Americans who may be lactose intolerant, misperceptions around lactose intolerance and lactose-free milk abound. Moovision.com’s shows—Moolah!, Moo News and Gourmoo Cookoff—have been created to help address misperceptions about lactose intolerance and lactose-free milk and to get people talking, laughing and sharing. While lactose intolerance isn’t a laughing matter, the more we talk about it and share information, the less control it has over those who deal with it every day.

Looks like they have some great information on the website (plus shows, games, and a Gourmoo Cookoff!) – make sure to check it out!

 

Happy Sipping!

 

20 Responses to “Snickers Smoothie, Revamped”

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    janetha — October 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have me drooling! I hope this gets you a ticket to the festival.

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    Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ — October 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Did you say snickers??? It’s gotta be good.

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — October 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Oh, Snickers..my beloved :) haha I used to have one a day way back when…not even kidding. I have to try this..no dobut it’s way way healthier!!

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    Amanda — October 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    That looks way better than any milkshake I’ve had at a restaurant! You are a magician with food!

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    Lauren — October 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    This looks better than a Snickers Blizzard!!!

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    Heather — October 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Are you kidding me?? Yum!

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    Shannon — October 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    ooh, i need some caramel sauce in my life :) fabulous entry!

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    Sarah R — October 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    OMG.

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    Heather Eats Almond Butter — October 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    but what could be better than a candy bar in smoothie form? Nothing! ;)

    I remember that first Snickers smoothie – both sound delicious, but put chocolate and peanuts in anything, and I’m sure to love it.

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    LimeCake — October 15, 2010 at 4:02 am

    i could use that smoothie right about now!

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    Christie {Honoring Health} — October 15, 2010 at 5:36 am

    That looks delish!

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    withasideofhope — October 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

    I LOVE this! I am lactose intolerant so you always will see me popping lataid pills before I have any dairy and I always have lactaid milk in the house. I MUST try this! :)

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 15, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Awesome smoothie!!! I’m making one today! :)

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    SusieBee @ eatlittleeatbig — October 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    What a treat! I have a soy milk smoothie almost everyday so I’ll give this an adapted try.

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    Bash — October 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    You had me until the caramel sauce. Caramel sauce is made with milk. Often skim milk or 1% which are both high in lactose. Sooooooo, while I’m sure this is delicious, it can only be for slightly lactose intolerant folks.

    • Brandi replied: — October 25th, 2010 at 7:15 am

      That’s true!

      That’s one reason I also listed using those thinner coffee syrups as an option – they don’t have any dairy in them, so it would be a great option!

      Also, while it would be more work, someone could also make their own caramel sauce using Lactaid milk, which would be delicious.

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