Recipe: The Frosty

By now I am sure you all have realized I have a love of turning some of my favorite desserts and treats into superfood smoothies. It is so much fun to create a healthified version of the sweets I ate growing up- no deprivation!

When I was little we would travel from Atlanta to Pittsburgh in a day- all 5 of us packed into our station wagon for a 12 hour voyage to our home state. You guys know there are slim pickings when it comes to food on a road trip and one favorite of my sister and I was a Wendy’s Frosty with Fries. We would dip the fries in the Frosty and it would be heaven!

My superfood Frosty recipe has all the sweet, that little salty that I would totally miss from my fries and is packed with all things healthy, nourishing and good for you. Feast your eyes on “The Frosty”

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The Frosty

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (any nut milk works here)
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 Tbsp. raw cacao
  • 1/2 Tbsp. organic coconut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Barney Butter “Bare” Almond Butter
  • 1/2 tsp. maca powder
  • 5 ice cubes
  • himalayan pink salt

Directions: Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. Top with a sprinkle of pink salt and raw cacao if you want.

I love that the maca adds a great malty flavor that you get from traditional milkshakes or Frosty’s- and the benefits are through the roof.

Make sure you use raw cacao in this smoothie- raw cacao is the purest form of the cocoa bean. It is thought to be the highest form of antioxidants in any food- and is Whole30 approved!

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Just for fun I wanted to compare how my version stacked up nutritionally against a real Wendy’s Frosty. Here is the breakdown:

B.B. Wellness Frosty:

  • 358 calories
  • 18 grams of fat
  • 22 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of carbohydrates

Wendy’s Frosty (large):

  • 580 calories
  • 14 grams of fat
  • 80 grams of sugar
  • 96 grams of carbohydrates

There you have it! If you are in search of a delicious smoothie- that is Whole30 approved- look no further. This smoothie will knock your socks off!

Cheers to your health (and not missing a thing!)

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