Well, I went ahead and made one of my fave shakes just a little while ago, using the refurb Ninja I got here from Woot about a month ago:
Fill the pitcher up with ice, about 2/3 full (when in doubt, go light on the ice....you can always add more later)
Add 1 can of Atkins low-carb choc. drink and
1 can Atkins low-carb vanilla drink
Add a generous plop or two (or three) of plain yogurt (I use Dannon's because it has nothing else added---no sugar, no sugar substitute, etc: just plain yogurt, which I can't stand to eat by itself)
Add 1 frozen banana***, broken into 3-4 chunks
Add about 1/4 cup flaxseed powder (esp. impt for women!!!)
Add a plop of coconut oil (very healthy, and has been shown to help with weight loss)
Now here, you can go in one of 2 directions from my above basic "recipe":
Add a nice scattering of frozen strawberries and maybe even a few frozen pineapple chunks (both available in the grocery store's frozen food section in resealable bags) for the "fruity" chocolate version
Add a huge spoonful or two of peanut butter for the "Elvis" version (Chocolate, banana, peanut butter)
Pulse that sucka a few times, and.....YUM!!!!
(don't tell anyone that it's actually healthy and non-fattening, too!)
Only problem is that it's a hot, sunny day today.....drank too much of it.....and now feel like I'm going to explode. *burrrrrrrrrrrrrp*
Please note that "plop" as used in the ingredient list is a highly accurate, scientific unit of measurement.
***Re: frozen bananas. I often buy a bunch or two at a time, peel them all at once, and put just the bananas themselves into a zippered freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible before closing. Double-bagging is good, too. Then, I'll eat them either as-is, one at a time (it's like banana ice-cream in popsicle form!---especially if I remembered to stick a popsicle stick in one end before freezing), or throw them into the blender to make shakes/smoothies, etc. so I don't have to use as much ice. They'll "look" a little brownish (and won't last more than a month or two frozen like this), but they taste great!