Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/115475177918477006/
What I Did: I so love Wendy’s. I mean – I. LOOOOOVE. IT. Count me in for a frosty any day – except when I’m trying to watch what I eat for the dreaded summer bikini months. So I was super stoked when I found the most fantastic Pin, “Skinny Shake that tastes like Wendy’s Frosty!!” WHAT. Shut up. I had to try this.
Sidebar- I’ve never been a fan of making anything with ice cubes in the blender…. is it just me or does it never turn out right? Regardless of my hesitation, I had to give this a shot.
The comments section of the pin said, 3/4 c. almond milk, 15 ice cubes, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 or 2 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder (this is where I should have been suspicious…. unsweetened… ugh) and 1/3 of a banana. Popped in in the magic bullet for 3-4 minutes, until it looked smooth, poured it out and FAIL. Total disasterpants mess. And I don’t even want to begin to talk about how it tasted – HORRIBLE.
What I did after the fail was actually click on the pin and read homegirls’s blog, which lo and behold, included some other key ingredients. (Vanilla protein powder, xanthan gum, and guar gum to be exact.) Moral of the story: NEVER just trust the comments, go to the site/blog itself and check to make sure the comments are actually right.
Next Time I Will: Next time I’m going to go straight to the link associated with the pin. I don’t know if vanilla protein powder, xanthan gum, and guar gum can save this (they probably can,) but next time, I’m just going to Wendy’s. :o)