Sometimes when cravings hit, they hit hard. And during those times I try my best not to give into sweet indulgences, especially when I’m on a mission to cut out sugars. But that doesn’t mean I don’t give in to nightly desserts… as long as they are healthy, loaded with protein, and taste amazing!
The Protein Frosty
Not only does this taste just like a Frosty, but it’s nutritional profile beats it’s famous twin, hands down.
Serves 1 (at approx. 2 cups): 150 calories, 18 grams of protein, 10 carbs, 5 grams of fat, and virtually no sugar
- 1/4 cup tofu
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup coconut water (or more almond milk)
- 1/2-1 scoop protein powder of choice (I used vanilla whey)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (and/or maca powder for a malty flavor)
- 5 (or so) drops Chocolate Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chili powder
- ice as needed (I used about 7 cubes from a tray)
Blend all ingredients with ice, tasting and adjusting as needed. Pour into a glass and serve with a drizzle of tahini (or almond butter) and frozen Flourless Sunflower Butter Cookies (note: these cookies freeze really well and might taste even better cold!).
In my humble opinion, the tahini drizzle and the cookie are spot on this with frosty. But with or without, this was by far one of the best smoothies I’ve had in a while. And really did taste like a Wendy’s Frosty, hence the name. 😉 Low in fat, low in carbs, high in protein, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free (depending on protein powder), and completely satisfying! Definitely worth the extra calories with the crumbled cookie and tahini.
Best smoothie/shake/frosty whatever that I’ve had in a long time. Other variations include ginger and extra maca without the cocoa powder. Still Mmmmm!
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