Fruity Ginger Shake

April 16, 2008 at 12:47 am Leave a comment

Fruity Ginger Shake My BF had been craving root beer floats, so we picked up diet A&W and a carton of store brand non-fat, no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream. While he whipped up a frothy confection for himself, I considered how I could jazz up the fruit cup I’d gotten to round out the J-in-the-B Chicken Fajita Pita and side salad with balsamic vinaigrette I’d eaten for dinner.

A light bulb went off, and I decided to take advantage of some of the unique food available in my girlfriend’s pantry where we were house-sitting. I combined the fruit cup – which included melon, pineapple, and grapes – with a cup of the ice cream and two slices of diced crystallized ginger from Trader Joe’s, and pulsed them ‘til smooth in the blender. I poured the creamy blend into a tall glass and garnished it with a third slice of crystallized ginger. It was a little high in calories, but it was a delicious (and healthy) splurge!

Fruity Ginger Shake


  • 1 container Jack in the Box fruit cup (90 calories, 2g fiber)
  • 1 cup non-fat, no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream (160 calories, 10g fiber)
  • 3 slices Trader Joe’s Crystallized Ginger (90 calories, 1g fiber)


  • Finely dice 2 slices of ginger.
  • Combine diced ginger, fruit cup and ice cream in blender.
  • Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and garnish with 3rd slice of ginger.

Approximate nutrition stats: 340 calories, 13g fiber


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