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Diet Skinny Shake Recipe
Bahama Mama

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Non-Alcoholic Skinny Shake & Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Oh mama - let's go to the Bahamas by floating on a sexy shake that's so low in calories, guilt might overtake the surf board and leave us splayed out on the beach like a crab gone wild.

Healthy milk, heart-wise almonds, sweet banana and a twist of almond extract create a diet shake worth living for. Grab your tiki torch because the surf's in!

Non-Alcoholic Diet Drinks - Bahama Mama

Serves 3 for about 115 calories each
2 cups of ice cold skim milk

2 Tablespoons of slivered almonds (add last)

1 ripe, peeled banana

teaspoon of REAL almond extract

2-4 ice cubes

1-3 packets of Splenda or Equal if extra sweetness is desired

Simply blend all the ingredients above in a blender EXCEPT the almonds unless you prefer them chopped to smithereens. When thick, pour your Mama into a chilled glass and stir in the slivered almonds.

The Bahama Mama diet shake fits in well at large get-together's, creating a drink that the host can serve without guilt while wearing a coconut bra. Oh, and the hostess, too.

Coconut Shrimp Recipe, lower in calories than traditional coconut shrimp

This Diet Bites recipe goes fantastically with our Bahama Mama skinny shake. It only requires a few ingredients:

Shrimp, cleaned and de-veined
Eggs, beaten
Panko Breading Crumbs
Salt & Cracked Pepper as desired
Fresh, Moist Coconut Flakes

Because coconut is rich in caloric and fat values, we're going to make use of the Panko bread crumbs so that we won't have need of a plethora of coconut on our shrimp.

By the way, these can be fried in vegetable oil but if you're watching your waist line then you'll want to put them onto a sheet of foil spread with just a tab of vegetable oil (we prefer peanut oil) and bake them until they are crispy on both sides. A little toaster oven doesthe job very nicely.

Note that we didn't specify an amount of ingredients because you can make as many or as few as you life. Simply dip the cleaned shrimp into the egg wash, then roll them in the Panko breading that has been seasoned with the salt and cracked pepper.

Finish them off by rolling through the coconut flakes.

After baking, serve with a bit of sweet and sour sauce or with your favorite light seafood dip. Most sweet and sour sauces contain a skinny 60 calories per serving and it only takes a little to go a very long way.

Let's do a bit of investigating into the traditional dipping sauce where shrimp are generally concerned - tartar sauce. Let's see how it compares in nutritional values to the sweet and sour sauce. Right away, we can see that per 100 grams, the tartar sauce contains almost three times the caloric values and significantly more fat.

Sweet & Sour Sauce Calories, Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 grams

2 Tablespoons

Energy, Calories

kcals

150

52

Protein

g

0.27

0.09

Total Fat

g

0.02

0.01

Carbohydrates

g

38.22

13.38

Fiber, Dietary

g

0.1

0.0

Sugars

g

18.75

6.56

Saturated Fat

g

0.000

0.000

Monounsaturated Fat

g

0.000

0.000

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

0.000

0.000

Cholesterol

mg

0

0

Tartar Sauce Calories, Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 grams

2 Tablespoons

Energy, Calories

kcals

211

63

Protein

g

1.00

0.30

Total Fat

g

16.70

5.01

Carbohydrates

g

13.30

3.99

Fiber, Dietary

g

0.5

0.2

Sugars

g

4.25

1.28

Saturated Fat

g

3.333

1.000

Monounsaturated Fat

g

3.605

1.082

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

9.044

2.713

Cholesterol

mg

7

2

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