Like ice cream? But don’t like the carbs, sugar, fat, and dairy that comes with it? With summer rapidly approaching I would like to share my favorite ice cream recipe to beat the summer heat without ruining your summer beach body!
To make this you NEED a good blender, I have a Vitamix which does the trick, but I have tried the recipe in a magic bullet and it cannot handle all the ice.
Here are your ingredients:
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (Quest Cinnamon Crunch is my favorite)
- 1/2 scoop Quest MCT powder (gives a creamy consistency)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 12 ice cubes
Add protein powder, MCT powder, and almond milk in the bottom of your blender. Put your ice cubes on top (this prevents an explosion of protein powder when you first start blending). Put blender on low and using your blender tamper tool to push ice cubes down toward the blender blades. Continue to do this until the mixture has an ice cream like consistency. I avoid using the high power on my Vitamix because it creates too much heat which melts the ice cream.
You should be able to flip your blender up side down and the ice cream will stay at the bottom of your blender (as pictured on right).
And voila! you have rich creamy ice cream that is 130 calories of pure deliciousness! Top with your favorite ice cream accompaniments. I like Whole Foods no sugar added light whip cream and a little cinnamon, a handful of almonds, or even a few rainbow sprinkles!
Nutrition facts: Calories- 130cals, Protein-20g, Carbs-6 g, Fiber- 3g, Sugar- 1g, Fat-6g