Chocolate Fig Frosty

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2016/10/10 by nikkiledford

I love how the seasons change in Southern California. It’s gradual but unmistakable when the scent of autumn hits the air regardless of the reading on the thermometer (hint: It ain’t chilly). Changes like the oranges, reds, and yellows of seasonal produce hitting the market, tourists leaving our vacation destination town, and holiday advertisements infiltrating our media – okay maybe not that change, that’s just irritating.

Like I said, it may be autumn, but you wouldn’t know it by our 80 degree days. Smoothies to the rescue! One of my all-time favorite childhood indulgences was the chocolate frosty from the popular fast food chain, Wendy’s! The texture was unique being almost like a mix between an icy smoothie and creamy milkshake.

This smoothie is reminiscent of that Wendy’s Frosty while also imparting a healthy dose of quality fuel and nutrition for active and healthy bodies! This drink works great as a meal replacement due to the fat content of the almond butter and avocado. There is also a good amount of fiber from the figs for added satiety and gut health. Make it a post-workout meal by adding your favorite protein powder to feed your muscles!

Chocolate Fig Frosty

Chocolate Fig Frosty

4 frozen figs
handful of ice
1/2 c. almond milk
1/4 c. avocado
1 Tbsp. almond butter
2 tsp. cacao powder
pinch of sea salt

optional add-ins
– collagen
– protein powder
– shredded coconut

  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender* until smooth.

* if you don’t have a high-powered blender, use a regular blender and use as much almond milk as needed to blend thoroughly.

 

If you want some other nutritious cold drink ideas!

Mint Chip Smoothie

Banana Kale Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

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