Frosty Light

Hi honeybunnies!

I had a super fun photoshoot with my friend Brett yesterday to photograph all of my new RFFMBT shirts! After traveling to San Francisco, Denver (twice), Palm Springs, Nebraska, Iowa, and Monterey,  I’ve finally had some down time to get the ball rolling on my shirts! Ohhhhhh my goji I’m so excited I can’t even stand it!!! I did Brett’s hair and make-up yesterday (she looks like the ultimate rffmbt bunny!) and then we blasted some top 40 hits while taking pictures. We had so much fun that I ended up with over 500 pictures! Oopsiessss! Now I have lots of sorting and editing to do in order to get my store up and running. Hopefully (cross your little bunny paws) that the new inventory will be ready for the store this weekend or early next week! Of course I will definitely notify you guys in a post as soon as they are up!

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So I’ve seen this recipe for a healthy Frosty Shake floating around the interwebs recently, and this morning my friend’s mom (Brett’s mom, actually!) posted it on my Facebook! It was pretty much a sign that it needed to be tried. I had all of the ingredients on hand, so I decided to go for it. The end result? Not up to RFFMBT standards… It was a little too icy and bland for my taste, so I took to the kitchen to perfect a Frosty Light for you guys!

Frosty Light
Did you know, that a small Original Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s has a grand total of 290 calories, 7 (g) fat, and 40 (g) of sugar? Yes 40 grams of sugar! OMG! Ya, I had no idea either. I’m usually really good when it comes to reading nutrition labels, but when I indulge in ice cream I usually avoid the label and enjoy. So when I do look up the nutrition information for things like this, sometimes my jaw drops! I forget how much sugar restaurants add!

Behold the Chocolate Frosty Light! Only 5 ingredients (well 6 if you count ice cubes) that you probably already have in your kitchen! Score! I’ve used a frozen banana for natural sweetness, almond milk for that rich creamy texture, and chia seeds for thickness! Chia seeds in a “Frosty?” You betcha! Chia seeds swell to about 10 times their natural size when combined with liquid, resulting in a thick gel-like texture. Blend them thoroughly in your Frosty Light and get a nice ‘n’ thick smoothie and an added bonus of healthy Omega-3s and fiber. Trust me, after they’re blended up you won’t even know they’re there!

Chocolate Frosty Light
Serves 1

1 cup original unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
8-10 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

Frosty Light

62 Comments on Frosty Light

  1. Jenn Lamb
    May 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds great! Perfect way to use up my almond milk before it goes bad and it sounds super filling with the chia.

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    • Joelle
      June 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm (6 months ago)

      Tried this recipe it was disgusting! Ended up throwing it away :/ don’t waste your time making it.

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      • ellen cherry
        October 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm (2 months ago)

        a little bland maybe, but not disgusting. I’d def try adding less ice next time. maybe start with 4 cubes…blend…taste and add more if desired. maybe even add a 1/2 tspn of pure organic maple syrup to kick the sweetness up just a tad.

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  2. Connie
    May 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Where can you find chia seeds?

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    • Catherine
      May 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Connie! Chia seeds can be found at most health food stores like Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, and Sprouts. I’ve also seen them in the supplement aisle of Walgreens before! The Costco by my house had them as well! xo

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      • Oakcliffgirl
        May 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

        Amazon is also a great place to find chia seeds along with everything else you need for your bunny food.

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        • Catherine
          May 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm (2 years ago)

          Amazon is the best! They have everything a little bunny could ever desire!

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          • Angela Bergeron
            May 24, 2013 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

            I actually just saw som Bob’s mills or something like that, brand at ocean state hob lot the other day, but they are in the health food aisle of the grocery store I go to

      • Connie
        May 25, 2013 at 9:03 am (2 years ago)

        Thank you Catherine! I love your site and all the healthy choices you post! I am trying to lose some weight but its so Hard at my age. Your blogs encourage me to keep trying!

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    • karen
      August 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm (1 year ago)

      trader joes

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      • Jadexa1973
        January 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm (11 months ago)

        This recipe is lower in calories and sugar free!

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  3. Operation Fit
    May 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I was doing some of my own research and the frosty that you are mentioning above is actually the nutritional value of a large frosty, the small Chocolate has 290 calories, and 40g of sugar which is still A LOT! But what I would like to know what is the nutritional value of the “frosty” you made?

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    • Catherine
      May 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my gosh thank you for letting me know! I just double checked on their website and realized I grabbed the nutrition info for the small Chocolate Frosty SHAKE! Ooops! Totally different than the Original Frosty! I just updates the info in my post :) What would I do without my readers?!

      I just calculated the nutrition info for my version and it came out to 175 calories, 4(g) fat, 2.5 (g) fiber, 15(g) of natural sugars, and 4 (g) protein!

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      • operation fit
        May 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm (2 years ago)

        Awesome thanks for the info I can definitely work this in my diet every once in a while! Love your page btw!!!! ♥

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    • Danielle
      June 13, 2013 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you for asking this ! I was also very curious :)

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      • Catherine
        June 13, 2013 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

        HI Danielle! The nutrition info of my Frosty Light came out to 175 calories, 4(g) fat, 2.5 (g) fiber, 15(g) of natural sugars, and 4 (g) protein!

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    • Jadexa1973
      January 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm (11 months ago)

      This recipe is sugar free which is better than a Wendy’s frosty by far and lower in calories.

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  4. Alyssa fermin
    May 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG I need that black and gold one! I hope you have a big many of stock for that one!

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    • Ezgi
      May 28, 2013 at 4:09 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, me too! :D

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  5. Lisa
    May 24, 2013 at 4:50 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! Thank you for this fabulous recipe, I will be sure to use it to tame my sweet tooth on a warm day :) I might try adding chocolate protein powder for some extra protein (in replacement of the cocoa powder)! Anyways, I was wondering about the chia seeds…I’ve added them to smoothies before and they never blend in, just kind of sink to the bottom…Am I not blending long enough? Any advice?

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    • Catherine
      May 24, 2013 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Lisa! Hahaha this recipe is definitely a sweet tooth tamer :) I have a Vitamix, so it is really powerful when it comes to blending. You could try putting only the almond milk and chia seeds in the blender first. It might help to get them ground up! You could even try blending them dry (like a coffee grinder technique) and then add the almond milk and other ingredients! Let me know if this helps get your chia seeds blended in :) xo

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  6. Stacey
    May 24, 2013 at 6:28 am (2 years ago)

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe out later today!
    And the new shirt is adorable!

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  7. Lilly Passalacqua
    May 24, 2013 at 8:13 am (2 years ago)

    totally read my mind! I was on the hunt for a healthy chocolate fix, I think this will do the trick!

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  8. Jolie
    May 24, 2013 at 11:03 am (2 years ago)

    I have to try this. It sounds sooo good! Where did you get that awesome silver straw for the frosty?

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    • Lisa
      May 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

      West Elm has them!

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  9. Nicole
    May 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post! I’m so thrilled you posted something that fills that chocolate ice cream craving! Also I’m so ready to order a t-shirt! I really want to support your amazing blog and I love shirts that are cute and remind me to eat more like a bunny! I get paid in a week so I’m hoping they come out in a week, that way they don’t sell out! Hehehe!

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  10. Christine Fitzpatrick
    May 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the font for your blog, did you hire a pro to custom make it? Looks GREAT on the shirts! This recipe also looks perfect for the summer; ice cream has scared me ever since I started trying to follow your bunny food advice! Love it.

    xx Christine
    http://www.prepschoolfeminist.blogspot.com/

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  11. m3grls1boy
    May 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Love, love, love this yumminess! Drinking it as I type! Thank you :)

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  12. Taylor
    May 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm (2 years ago)

    That looks amazing. Can’t wait to buy another shirt! :)

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  13. Luisa
    May 29, 2013 at 4:05 am (2 years ago)

    My daughter has a nut allergy. Will it taste yucky with just water?

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    • Catherine
      May 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Luisa! Can she have cow’s milk or any other milk alternatives like soy, rice, or hemp? You can use 1 cup of any milk :)! xo

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  14. Rita Marie
    June 3, 2013 at 7:06 am (2 years ago)

    Just found your site. Wow! You made such a transformation. When I read your story, I saw some of my story in it. I lost a ton of weight and became kind of obsessed with not gaining even one pound. The only difference? I hurt my hip, stopped being able to run, and let that make me comfortable with gaining almost all of the weight back. I am back on track now, though, and truly inspired by your story.

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  15. Jessica
    June 7, 2013 at 8:59 am (2 years ago)

    Hey! This looks absolutely delicious! This may be a stupid question but do you need to include the Chia seeds? I would love to make this without having to buy more ingredients.

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    • Catherine
      June 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Jessica! The recipe would work just fine without the chia seeds :)

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  16. Elle | nutritionella
    June 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm (2 years ago)

    You girls are too cute – can’t wait for the tank debut! xo

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  17. Delayne
    June 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm (2 years ago)

    When is the shirt going on sale??

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  18. Stacey
    June 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I was so excited about this — but I’m allergic to bananas. Ugh. Any suggestions?

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  19. Mary
    June 14, 2013 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

    I just made this and I’m loving it! I substituted a scoop of Trader Joe’s vanilla whey powder for the vanilla for a little extra protein (this is my breakfast, after all). With that substitution it is 246 calories.

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    • Catherine
      June 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Awesome idea with the protein powder, Mary!

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  20. Shawna
    July 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm (1 year ago)

    This recipe is delish! Thanks!

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  21. julie
    September 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm (1 year ago)

    What can I replace the banana with? It also can not be avocado. Thanks!

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  22. Jason
    December 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm (1 year ago)

    My Chia seeds didn’t swell. Do some swell and others not?

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  23. BlitzAndGlam
    December 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm (12 months ago)

    I’m definitely going to try this! As a diabetic, this sounds like something that I can work into my diet as an occasional treat.

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  24. Ariella
    December 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm (12 months ago)

    I analyzed this nutritionally on caloriecount.about.com and this is what it gets: 147 calories, Saturated fat 3%, sodium 182 mg, Total carbs 30.9, Dietary fiber 5.9g, sugars 14.5g. Great numbers compared to the original!

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  25. Jessica
    January 4, 2014 at 12:38 am (12 months ago)

    Where do I get the black and gold tank? LOVE it!!

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  26. Lindsay
    January 13, 2014 at 9:53 am (11 months ago)

    This. Is. Delicious!!! I upped the vanilla to about a tablespoon and I’m a chocoholic so I added a few more tablespoons of coco powder! It was so good I would rather have this than a frosty! It also might be good to do half almond milk and half coffee!! :D

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    • Catherine
      January 13, 2014 at 10:52 am (11 months ago)

      Oh my gosh now I want to make it with coffee! Great idea, Lindsay!

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  27. Shalane walters
    January 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm (11 months ago)

    I planned to try this but chia seeds were $11.99 for a small bag at the closest store and I have flax seed at home…. I know you can make a gel with ground flax but do you have any idea how much flax I should try?

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  28. Deep
    January 26, 2014 at 9:28 am (11 months ago)

    to the people who were wondering about a banana substitute (I’m allergic too): I found some sites that suggested using greek yogurt or frozen applesauce or frozen pumpkin puree- i guess you get a better result if it is frozen. I haven’t tried either one, but I’m going to real soon. My take is that since this is a chocolate smoothie- the applesauce will enhance the cocoa flavor so hopefully it works.

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  29. Kris
    January 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm (11 months ago)

    I am sorry, but WHAT IN THE WORLD THIS TASTES NOTHING LIKE A FROSTY!!!!!!!

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    • Catherine
      January 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm (11 months ago)

      Oh no! It’s definitely not the same flavor of an ice cream frosty, but it’s a light sweet treat with the same texture and idea!

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  30. Amy
    February 8, 2014 at 10:20 am (10 months ago)

    I been making this for a while w drk mini chc chips and thought I was so clever lol runs in the fam I guess ;)

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  31. Meg
    February 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm (10 months ago)

    It didn’t taste great in my opinion, so I added another tbsp. of cocoa powder and a couple packets of monk fruit. That did the trick – delish!

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  32. Steph
    February 17, 2014 at 9:21 am (10 months ago)

    Could you use flax seed instead of chia?

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  33. Darlene
    May 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm (7 months ago)

    This didn’t taste sweet at all. I love chocolate and sweets and frostys! It looked like a frosty and I followed the recipe exactly but it tasted super bland. I had to add a few teaspoons raw sugar and then it was good but became unhealthy :((

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  34. Sarah Nickerson
    May 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm (7 months ago)

    Made this tonight! Was suuuuuper good and satisfied my sweet tooth. I let my bananas get very rips (lots of brown spots) before freezing them and that always gives a lot of sweetness.

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  35. jessica
    May 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm (7 months ago)

    Is there something I could use in recipes like this instead of banana? Im allergic to them.

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  36. Maurício Redaelli
    July 19, 2014 at 5:04 am (5 months ago)

    Hey! Just did it and found a little bitter taste in the end . Was it the cocoa powder? Maybe the banana? I just added 1 Tsp of honey and now it’s better, but the honey masked a little bit the taste of the almond milk, so one must take it easy with the honey. Now the rest of the almonds I used to prepare the milk will be transformed into delicious cookies, gluten-free & lactose-free. Want the recipe? =)

    PS 1 – You
    PS 2 – are
    PS 3 – Gorgeous.

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  37. Melissa
    August 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm (4 months ago)

    How many calories does this drink have?

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  38. Lucy
    September 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm (3 months ago)

    I don’t know what you think a Frosty tastes like, but it is not like this. It wasn’t horrible, but it just tasted like a chocolate banana frozen thing. Ugh. What a waste of time. Thanks for trying, though.

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  39. Kori
    October 22, 2014 at 6:29 am (2 months ago)

    I just made this with a few substitutions and it was great! I didn’t have unsweetened coco, so I used a tablespoon of hot chocolate mix, and I used flaxseed instead of chia, and I added two tablespoons of protein powder to make up for the sugar in the hot chocolate mix:) Very yummy way to start the day!

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