This paleo (gluten-free, dairy-free), low-sugar, high-protein smoothie tastes just like a Frosty!
The second I tasted this smoothie I (literally) ran to my laptop so I could share the recipe with you guys ASAP.
This smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep your blood sugars stable and satisfy a sugar craving in a healthy way.
Plus it’s perfect for anyone who has dietary restrictions, including a lactose intolerance!
First let’s take a look at the regular Wendy’s Frosty.
These are the nutrition facts for a medium Wendy’s Frosty:
470 calories and 65 grams of sugar!
Even worse, the ingredients:
Not only is the Frosty packed with sugar and corn syrup, it also contains a thickener called carrageenan which is linked to gut inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, blood sugar imbalance, and food allergies.
Now let’s take a look at my paleo Frosty!
And the ingredients?
No corn syrup, it contains all-natural ingredients, and it is thickened with xantham gum (which may actually have health benefits).
It technically contains cane sugar, but never fear. The cane sugar accounts for only 1 of the 9 grams of total sugar in the smoothie – the rest is natural sugars from the banana!
- All-natural ingredients
- Only 1 gram of added sugar
- Less than 10 grams of natural sugar from banana
- 26 grams of protein!
- 6 grams of fiber
- 600 mg potassium
Now the part you’ve all been waiting for… the recipe!
- blender (I love using a Nutribullet!)
- 1 cup unsweet vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 medium banana (peel and freeze your bananas to make the smoothie extra creamy!)
- 1 Tbsp Wildly Organic cacao powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2/3 scoop OWYN chocolate protein powder
- 2 scoops Vital Protein Collagen peptides
- 8-10 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 30-45 seconds.
If you’re looking for a high-quality blender that is easy to use and easy to clean, I highly recommend a Nutribullet.
This smoothie is delicious as-is but here are some fun additions:
- cacao nibs
- shredded coconut
- almond butter
- vanilla extract
- cold brew coffee (I recommend decreasing the almond milk if you choose to add this!)
Love this recipe? Let me know in the comments below!