Healthy “Frosty” (AIP, Paleo)

This healthy copycat Frosty tastes like a milkshake and has two servings of hidden veggies! It’s also AIP, and Paleo.

If I were to throw paleo out the window and order fast food, I think the only thing I would order would be a Wendy’s frosty. 

Who doesn’t love frosties?

Fast food was a rare treat for me growing up, and you can forget about those little toys in kids meals, frosties were the star of the meal. 

Oh, and if you weren’t dipping your french fries in your frosty, what were you even doing?? I think frosties and french fries were created for dipping. 

But frosties are definitely not healthy, or dairy-free. They’re loaded with sugar, milk, artificial flavors and who knows what else! 

Not only does this copycat frosty recipe taste like a milkshake, it’s also nutrient dense. And has two servings of vegetables hidden inside to create a creamy, ultra thick shake. But trust me, you won’t even taste them! In fact, this frosty is so healthy, you can eat it for breakfast! 

Healthy frosty Ingredients:

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen White sweet potato
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • Coconut milk
  • Carob powder or cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey (optional)
  • Collagen powder (optional)

How to make a homemade frosty. 

Using a high speed blender, add the coconut milk, banana, cauliflower and sweet potato. Start by blending on low, increasing the speed for 15-20 seconds. 

Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for 20-30 more seconds. You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides depending on the power of your blender.  

When all the ingredients are mixed, and the smoothie is thick and creamy, pour into a glass and enjoy immediately. 

Tips for making a perfect smoothie. 

1. The order you add ingredients to the blender matters. Add liquid first, then larger frozen ingredients, and ice last. This will prevent ingredients from becoming stuck in the blade and spinning around without blending completely, leaving chunks in your smoothie. 

If you’re using a single serve blender that is flipped over before blending, fill in the opposite order, with the liquid first. 

2. Frozen fruit creates a thick, cold frosty and won’t water it down the way ice does. I like to freeze banana, leftover cauliflower and sweet potato in reusable plastic bags to have on hand when the craving for a smoothie strikes. 

3. Add collagen last, if using. Collagen tends to become sticky if it absorbs water before blending. To avoid chunks in your smoothie and prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the blender, add it just before blending. 

4. Start the blender on low speed, and gradually increase to high speed to effectively blend all the ingredients. 

5. Add more liquid if needed. Some blenders are more powerful and better at mixing frozen foods. If you find that your smoothie is too thick, and the blender isn’t fully mixing, you can try adding more milk until the smoothie reaches the desired consistency. 

Don’t forget to chew your smoothie! 

That’s right, you still need to chew your smoothie! Many people in the health space believe  smoothies are easy on digestion because they’re pre-chewed and digested. But did you know that digestion begins in the mouth? Saliva contains the digestive enzyme amylase, which breaks down carbs. So if you’ve ever wondered why you feel bloated after drinking a smoothie this could be why! Try chewing each sip of your smoothie for 5-10 seconds. 

Keep ingredients minimal.

Smoothies are a great way to get in your daily serving of vegetables and other healthy foods like seeds, superfood powders, etc. But adding too many ingredients to your smoothie may be hard for your body to digest all at once. Think about it, you wouldn’t normally eat 4-5 servings of fruit and vegetables, nut butter, almond milk, and protein powder in one sitting. Try limiting your smoothie ingredients for easier digestion. And take your time eating it! 

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Healthy “Frosty” (AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Molly

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This healthy copycat Frosty tastes like a milkshake and has two servings of hidden veggies! It’s also AIP, and Paleo.


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Ingredients

½ a frozen banana

½ c frozen steamed white sweet potato

½ c frozen cauliflower

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbs honey

2 tbs carob or cocoa powder (optional)

2 scoops collagen peptides (optional)


Instructions

  1. Using a high speed blender, add the coconut milk, banana, cauliflower and sweet potato and begin blending on low, increasing the speed for 15-20 seconds.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for 20-30 more seconds. You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides depending on the power of your blender.  
  3. When all the ingredients are mixed, and the smoothie is thick and creamy, pour into a glass and enjoy immediately. 

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