Wendy’s Frosty – A Boardwalk Favorite

Along the Boardwalk, Wendy’s has a monopoly as far as traditional fast food restaurants go. So this was another favorite spot to stop at the end of a beach day if we decided against a 7-11 Slurpee (see my healthy recipe here).

Here are the ingredients in the original Wendy’s Frosty:

Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Dry Milk, Cocoa (processed with alkali), Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Artificial and Natural Flavoring, Vitamin A Palmitate

I can do without several of those ingredients, so here is my version of Wendy’s Frosty- a healthy and sustainable smoothie better tasting than the original fast food treat! This is my all-time favorite smoothie that I make!

  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 frozen banana (frozen a must- keeps it thick!)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large tablespoon peanut butter (no hydrogenated fats)
  • 1 large tablespoon brown rice protein powder (I use vanilla flavor)

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until frozen banana is broken up and completely mixed. Makes 1 serving.