Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Healthy "Wendy's Frosty"
I am a total sucker for milk shakes. If they weren't so high in sugar, fat, and calories, I could probably eat one several times a day.
And I say "eat" because I love it when they're so thick you can't slurp the shake through the straw. No - a spoon is necessary for a proper milk shake.
So needless to say, when I saw this pin for a healthy, protein-packed Wendy's Frosty, I fell in love with the picture alone.
Oh. Em. Gee. People. This is hands down a 2 pins up. I think this is the most awesome pin I've reviewed and - perhaps - my favorite pin of all time.
Ok, let me calm down and give you a few thoughts about it:
- Don't skip the Xantham gum because that is what thickens it up and makes it a milk shake consistency. If you don't have it, just wait to make the shake until you go to the store. Seriously. I tried it twice without the Xantham gum because I'm totally impatient when it comes to anything remotely like ice cream and both times it was a bust. (Not sure why I thought the second time would be different from the first when none of the ingredients changed!)
- I'm not sure if you can tell from my picture, but you may notice that mine has little "chunks" in it. That's little bits of ice. It's just because my blender is old and I need a new one. If you have a good blender, yours will blend the ice up completely.
- I used stevia for the sweetener the first few times, but have since branched out to frozen strawberries and a frozen banana. All of these were excellent.
- I chose to use plain protein powder that I had previously purchased for baking because it does not contain an artificial sweetener. Even with no discernible flavor from the protein powder, the shake is excellent. So, you can try out various protein powder blends in this and I'm sure it would be great.