Low Carb Frosty Protein Shake
You guyssssss. I did something ridiculous.
I’m doing this low carb diet, right? Yes. You probably knew that, even though most of the recipes I share here are very much not low carb! This blog didn’t start out as a low carb blog and I have no intentions of turning it into one. So, my promise has always been that I would never share a low carb recipe here unless even carb lovers would enjoy it. Like, for example, my cauliflower salad or my bacon cheeseburger salad!
Aaaaaand so that’s what I’m doing now.
I made a protein shake taste like a frosty and I don’t know how it happened, but it’s magical and it makes me happy. Even my kids ask to drink these things for snacks, which is probably not a great idea since it has espresso in it. Heh.
So, I want to be very clear and not oversell this shake – it’s not ice cream. It will never be ice cream. It is not an exact Frosty copycat recipe and it was never meant to be. In fact, when I made this, I had no idea it was going to taste like a Frosty. I was more trying to create a mocha frappe recipe. I’m all about the drive thru shakes and drinks, apparently.
But, this absolutely does taste like a Frosty! It’s got that malted milk thing going on that I love and it’s not overly chocolate. It does melt really quickly, because it’s blended with ice and not actually frozen. Although, my mama tells me that you can pop these in the freezer and it comes out even more like ice cream! I haven’t tried it myself though.
So, anyway, I’ve been drinking these shakes for lunch. I love them because the protein powder fills you up and keeps you full and the espresso gives you a little burst of energy. Plus, they’re sweet, like you’re eating something sinful, which is always satisfying.
My shake clocks in at 23 grams of fat, 360 calories, and 25 grams of protein. With just 4 net carbs, it’s perfect for my keto diet. Your exact numbers will be different depending on the brands of products you use, of course.
A note about my diet and how I’m staying on track and having such great success:
I obviously love food. I mean, it’s my job. Which means that I really struggle with sticking to a keto/low carb diet. I tend to cheat on the weekends, but get so discouraged because getting into ketosis takes a few days. Well, since mid-July 2015, I’ve been taking a supplement called Keto//OS. I didn’t want to mention it here until I was certain that it worked and that I could really recommend it to people with no reservations. I’m happy to say that I LOVE THIS SUPPLEMENT.
If I have a cheat day, the next morning I drink my Keto//OS (it’s a powder that you mix in water). Your body will show ketones if you test your urine within 60 minutes, but that’s just from what you’ve drank in the supplement. I drink one serving for breakfast and one serving for lunch. By that night my body is actually producing it’s own ketones and I’m in full blown ketosis. That’s just 12 hours on the diet and I’m in ketosis. It’s a miracle, if you ask me. It also helps keep you from experiencing keto flu, which is a total bonus.
I am currently only taking the supplement after cheating. I don’t take it every single day when I’m following a low carb diet. I do take it daily if I’m off diet for a week or more, though. It helps with brain fog, better sleep, and pretty much eliminates joint pain. I love this stuff!
You can get more information and purchase it HERE. You can also email me for more information! karly(at)bunsinmyoven(dot)com.
Low Carb Frosty
2 cups ice
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 heavy cream
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, dissolved in 2 tablespoon hot water
1/8 teaspoon liquid stevia
Add everything to a blender and process until smooth. Drink immediately or freezer for later.
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