Medifast Recipes > Soups and drinks > Medifast Strawberry Shortcake Shake Recipe
- Strawberry Extract (1.0 tsp)
- Ice Cubes (0.5 cup)
- Cold Water (0.5 cup)
- French Vanilla Shake (Medifast) (1.0 pkg (package))
Love Strawberries? Prepare this tasty, low-fat and low-calorie Strawberry Shortcake Shake that will fit into your diet!
- Prepare your blender and put the following ingredients on it – 1 package Medifast Vanilla shake, ¾ to 1 teaspoon of Strawberry Extract, and ½ cup of water. Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth mixture.
- Tip: If you don’t have Strawberry Extract, you can use strawberries for your shake. Strawberries are known to be delicious and nutritious fruits that most of us love.
- Then gently add the ice cubes into the blender. Blend it again until you have a smooth and foamy like a shake.
- Pour your shake in a glass. Stir and enjoy.
- Facts on Strawberries:
Strawberries are great addition in your diet because it is known to be nutritional powerhouse fruits.
Diet - It is good for your diet because one cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the RDA of dietary ﬁber, with only 43 calories. The dietary ﬁber in strawberries helps to preserve regular digestion, and it also lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
Antioxidants - Strawberries have a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a specific phenol richly found in strawberries, provides the rich red color to the fruit. It is known that when anthocyanin-rich foods are consumed, the body's uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.
Anti-Inﬂammatory - The phenols in strawberries also ﬁght against inﬂammatory illnesses, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do. But strawberries do not carry undesirable side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.
Anti-Cancer - The combination of antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory agents in strawberries is well-known to ﬁght against different kinds of cancer. The vitamin C, folate, and the ﬂavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain make strawberries a delicious protection against possibly cancerous cells.
Healthy Eyes - The Archives of Opthalmology lately published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can reduce the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.
The Vigorous Vitamin C - One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Magniﬁcent Manganese - One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an important nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inﬂammatory agent. By increasing the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochonrdria exposed to oxygen, manganese not only helps to ﬁght the battle against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular inﬂammation -- another cause of numerous cardiovascular diseases.
Bone Health - Manganese is also great for the bones, assisting in bone development and preserving proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health.
So eating strawberries does not only make our tummy satisfied but it also help us in maintaining a healthy body.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving