Healthy Huckleberry Frosty

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday!

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday!

Every time the temperature shoots through the roof, I find myself making a frosty! Last summer I was all about this Strawberry Watermelon creation, but this year I can’t get enough blueberries, (and now local huckleberries). This version is easier to make for year round enjoyment because it’s made with frozen berries, (whereas watermelon in January just isn’t quite right)!

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday!

When I hear the word frosty, I always think of a variety of sugary drinks from childhood, (anyone remember Mr. Misty freezes and Slurpies?). These treats were reserved for those days when our family was getting out of town to head to a local lake for a weekend of sun and swimming. Now, I have a few versions of these childhood favorites that are healthy enough to have for breakfast, (and I love them even more than the originals)! The pure flavor and sweetness of real fruit wins every time!

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday!

These are just as easy to make as a smoothie, so it’s a good thing they’re healthy too, and I don’t have to worry about overindulging! You can add more or less ice depending on how thick and icy you like your drink. The amount of sweetener will totally be dependent on your fruit – I’ve had blueberries sweet enough I didn’t add any sweetener, and other times I’ve had to add a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup.

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday! Healthy Huckleberry Frosty | Get Inspired Everyday!

It’s funny how fickle the weather is around here lately – I made these frosty drinks a week ago when it was boiling hot, and this morning I could see my breath it was so cold outside, (I love hot days with cool crisp mornings though – best time of the year)!

Healthy Huckleberry Frosty
 
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Serves: 4-5 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries or huckleberries
  • 1 cup honey Greek yogurt or vanilla coconut yogurt for dairy free and Vegan
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup - optional, add to taste according to your fruit sweetness
  • 2-3 cups ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, starting on low speed and working up to speeds 6 or 7 on a Vitamix.
  3. You'll need to use the tamper to keep the frosty moving in the blender because it will be very thick.
  4. If you want thinner consistency, use fresh berries or let them thaw in the blender first, and it will be more like an icy smoothie.
Notes
I love using greek yogurt in this recipe because it reminds me of a milkshake, however I'm rather partial to the coconut yogurt flavor as well - so either way it's a win!


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4 Comments on “Healthy Huckleberry Frosty”

  1. Mike @TheIronYou

    Oh huckleberries…how I love thee. And yet, I always forget you even exist. How’s that possible? Seriously, it’s a mystery.

    BTW thank you for reminding me of huckleberries Kari, I’m going right now to WF to buy some, so I can make myself this awesome frosty later today (it’s still sooooo toasty warm outside here in NYC!)

    1. Kari

      Huckleberries are part of the tourist attraction where I live, so there’s no chance you’d forget about them! Huckleberries and Glacier National Park come hand in hand – most people come here to experience both! I’ve heard though that what you have on the East Coast are actual true huckleberries whereas ours are some form of wild blueberry… don’t really know what the difference is but I’ll have to try them if I’m ever in the east!

  2. Arielle

    I grew up in the Flathead (Kalispell) and your posts of the beautiful parks and huckleberry recipes make me so nostalgic! Subscribing to your awesome blog is a great way to get a touch of home every once in a while. 🙂 Thanks for your creative, healthy recipes!

    1. Kari

      Thanks so much Arielle! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the site and the recipes – you’ll have to visit sometime and get your fill of huckleberries! 🙂

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