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Chocolate Frosty for breakfast? As a foodie and a nutritionist – I believe that it is possible for food to be both delicious and nutritious – it just takes a little ingenuity in the kitchen!! I love to make “upgraded” healthier version of foods – like this Wendy’s style “Frosty"!

"The Frosty"

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 5 min


  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk, cashew milk, or another alternative milk
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (such as Warrior Blend)
  • 1 Tablespoon of white chia or ground flax seeds
  • ½ of an avocado
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • ½ of a frozen banana*
  • Small pinch of Real Salt or Himalayan salt**
  • A few Ice cubes to chill and thicken
  • optional - 1 spoonful of cashew butter (optional)
  • optional - a few drops of Stevia or a natural Stevia/Monk Fruit sweetener blend


  1. Put the liquid into the blender, add the chia seeds, allow to soak & hydrate the chia for approx. 3-5 mins.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients except ice and stevia into blender, blend.
  3. Add desired amount of ice to thicken, blend.
  4. Taste & adjust for sweetness - add the stevia or monk fruit if desired.
  5. Pour into a glass, and drink (or eat with a spoon if super thick) right away.
  6. Enjoy!

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* I like to freeze my banana's with a slight green tip - it has less sugar and more beneficial resistant starch.

** I alway add just a small pinch of high quality unprocessed salt to my smoothies - it brings out the flavors and sweetness and adds some trace minerals – but just make sure to add just a pinch, no one likes a salty smoothie!!)

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