Nutritious Treats

Healthy Chocolate Frosty Smoothie

Healthy chocolate frosty smoothie is a copycat Wendy’s chocolate frosty made dairy free with simple ingredients and less sugar. Just as thick, creamy and delicious as the real thing, this smoothie remake will satisfy your craving for a Wendy’s Frosty in a more balanced and nutritious way!

Wendy's copycat healthy chocolate frosty smoothie

Inspired by a Wendy’s chocolate Frosty, this smoothie taste just like one except is made dairy free with simple ingredients and less sugar than the real thing. To be clear, I’m not against having a real Wendy’s Frosty when the craving strikes, I just think a more balanced and blood sugar friendly option like this one is more of an every day thing!

Thick enough to eat with a spoon, this smoothie will bring back good memories of your childhood when the worries were small and you were just hanging out at Wendy’s with your friends! Was that just me?!

Please tell me you were one of those people who also dipped their fries into your frosty too! That is truly the original sweet and salty combination that you just can’t beat.

Oat milk, ice and frozen banana gives this smoothie that frosty like consistency and texture. Naturally sweetened with just banana, it’s not overly sweet plus has a good silky smooth chocolatey flavor!

While I see people pack in so many ingredients into their smoothies, I prefer to keep mine pretty simple and always balanced with protein, fat, and fiber so that I stay fuller for longer and don’t have a blood sugar crash after drinking one. If you want to add a handful of spinach to this chocolate smoothie, you totally can — the almond butter and banana will mask the taste so you won’t even know it’s there!

And of course, I would love if you would follow me on Instagram for more recipes and nutrition tips like this. Now let’s make a healthy chocolate frosty smoothie! 🙂

ingredients for wendys copycat healthy chocolate frosty smoothie

Ingredients for healthy chocolate frosty smoothie

  • ice
  • frozen banana — a regular banana would also work but frozen banana gives this smoothie a thicker, creamier, more frosty-like texture. When my bananas are spotty and about to go bad before I can get to using them, I take the peel off and stick them in a Stasher bag in the freezer!
  • unsweetened oat milk — I find this makes smoothies creamier and thicker than almond milk!
  • collagen — read more about the benefits of collagen here. mindbodygreen has a really delicious low sugar chocolate collagen that I recommend, however an unflavored collagen would also work to give this smoothie more protein. If you’re interested in trying any of their supplements you can use code “PUMPKIN10” for 10% off your first order.
  • cacao powder – cacao powder is less processed version of cocoa powder. Typically cocoa powders are sweetened, cacao powder, on the other hand is not and a good source of polyphenols which help reduce inflammation.
  • cacao nibs — alternatively you could use mini chocolate chips. Cacao nibs are slightly more bitter and a good source of iron and magnesium. They are like nature’s chocolate chip!
  • creamy unsweetened almond butter– I love the Target brand. Check out what else I stock up on at Target in this post about grocery finds at Target. Almond butter gives this smoothie a little more protein, plus healthy fat that helps stabilize our blood sugar.

For more protein (because collagen is NOT a complete source of protein) I recommend adding a protein powder of your choice. This will give the smoothie more staying power and make it a good post-workout option.

equipment / utensils

  • high-speed blender
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Wendy's copycat healthy chocolate frosty smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Frosty Smoothie

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Healthy chocolate frosty smoothie is a copycat Wendy’s chocolate frosty made dairy free with simple ingredients and less sugar. Just as thick, creamy and delicious as the real thing, this smoothie remake will satisfy your craving for a Wendy’s Frosty in a more balanced and nutritious way!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. creamy unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs (or mini chocolate chips) 
  • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder 
  • 1 serving collagen 

Instructions

  1. Add all if the ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend on high until well combined. 
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy! Top with granola if desired. 

Notes

A handful of spinach also works in this smoothie! You won’t taste it, but the color might be a little less chocolatey. 

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