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Better than Wendy’s Healthy Chocolate Frosty from Listotic

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Summer is upon us and that means one thing: ice cream. If you’re looking to satisfy your ice cream cravings without the sugar or the calories, I have the answer: Healthy Chocolate Frosty Recipe from Listotic.

Photo Credit: Listotic

This recipe is sneaky because even though it’s full of only healthy ingredients, it tastes like a chocolate milkshake or soft-serve ice cream. Bananas are nature’s candy!

The Recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup chopped frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1.5 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of flax-meal (optional nutrition boost)
  • 1 or more tbsp of sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar if you’re using unsweetened yogurt, almond milk and cocoa powder. (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a high quality blender, and blend until it’s nice and smooth. Start off with a little less than 1 cup of almond milk and add more as needed. It should be really thick just like a Wendy’s frosty when it’s done!
  2. Savor it immediately! This recipe makes what I consider one really large serving, although my 11 year old daughter doesn’t have a problem eating the entire thing in one sitting. Sometimes she lets me have a bite.

TIPS:

  • Occasionally I throw in a few strawberries or coconut flakes. Don’t be afraid to jazz it up a bit if you’d like.
  • I usually just use the ingredients I have on hand, so if I only have plain greek yogurt instead of vanilla, I’ll add in a little bit of maple syrup to sweeten it enough for my daughter’s taste, but honestly, I prefer it without any added sweetener (plain yogurt and unsweetened almond milk). The bananas alone make it quite delicious!
  • You can also use cow’s milk or coconut milk in place of the almond milk. Keep in mind, coconut milk will change the flavor.
  • You can find flax-meal (ground flax seeds) at most grocery stores. I add it to everything (cereal, oatmeal, muffins, cookies, smoothies, yogurt, etc.). It is loaded with vitamins, protein and fiber, and has virtually no taste so it’s easy to disguise in just about anything.

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