Most days, I’ve adapted pretty well to my low/no sugar lifestyle. But. Sometimes I just want something extra special and indulgent feeling. This Chocolate Frosty does the trick. I call it a Frosty, because it reminds me of a Wendy’s Frosty. For real. You can make it as thick or thin as you are in the mood for, and as chocolaty or mild as you want. Sometimes, I even throw in a dab of peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter fix.
I don’t know if it’s watching the devastation from Hurricane Harvey this week, the divisive state of politics, post-summer blues, or just the fact that my mom isn’t here to do my laundry this weekend. Dammit. But I needed a little chocolate comfort this weekend, and I don’t even have to feel too guilty about it because this frosty has good fat and protein to (kinda) balance out the sweet banana.
As a note, if you aren’t drastically reducing your sugar intake already, why not? Take a look at That Sugar Film on Netflix to give you some positive motivation. If you are still reducing your sugar intake, this might not be sweet enough for you. Make it as the recipe stands, but after a taste, if it’s not sweet enough, add a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey.
Pro-tip for freezing your overripe bananas: Peel them first, then break them in half and store in a freezer bag in your freezer. If you freeze them flat and not touching each other, they are less likely to clump together into one frozen banana iceberg. Also, you will really regret it if you don’t peel the bananas first before freezing. Just sayin’.
Chocolate shake cravings satisfied!
- 1 ½ frozen bananas
- ½ to 1 cup whole milk, depending on thickness desired
- homemade whipped cream to garnish, if desired
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 serving protein powder (plain, unsweetened- I use Jarrow’s)
- grated 72% dark chocolate shavings
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey, if necessary
- Whip the cream in a mason jar with an immersion blender for about a minute until it forms peaks. Set aside for topping. If you are feeling super lazy, but still want a creamy touch, swap out a tablespoon or two of the whole milk for some cream instead. It will be lovely and thick.
- Place the frozen banana, milk, protein powder, and cocoa powder in the blender and blend on high until combined and smooth. Taste, and add maple syrup or honey if you absolutely have to.
- Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream, and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.