Feed Your Cravings With This Healthy Ice Cream Recipe
If you’re like many, ice cream is one food that you crave time and time again, but yet, you know that if you want to maintain a slim waistline, it’s one food that also needs to get the boot from your diet plan.
Ice cream is loaded with sugar, fat, and calories – clearly all things that do not make for a lean body composition.
Of course you could opt for some low fat frozen yogurt, but are you really better off?
Sure, the fat content of this variety may be very low, but the sugar content is usually twice as high.
Does this mean you need to write-off all frozen yummy goodness for as long as you hope to maintain a healthy body weight?
Not a chance.
All you need to do is know how to create your very own healthier version.
This healthy ice cream recipe will do the trick perfectly.
The Ingredient Exchanges
This healthy ice cream recipe takes the sugar and fat out of typical ice cream and replaces it with protein and fibre – perfect for those looking to get and stay lean.
With so many different varieties of protein powder available now on today’s market, there’s no reason you can’t find one that you love.
And, given all this variety, there’s no reason you can’t create an ice cream version that you love.
Banana nut ice cream? You bet! Strawberry swirl? Not a problem! Chocolate mint? Easy!
Whatever your particular craving happens to be, you can satisfy it with one of the many protein powders out on the market.
The real secret in this recipe however comes with the addition of xanthan gum. This is going to really help to increase the overall creamy and thick taste of the recipe, ensuring that you get the maximum ‘ice-cream’ feel.
Don’t skip over it – while you will need to visit a health foods store in most cases to purchase it, it’s well worth the investment. Just a tiny bit will make a world of difference.
Then to boost the fibre content up, you can add any frozen fruit that you desire, giving it the sweet, icy taste that you enjoy.
Having plenty of variety in your diet is important and this recipe won’t fail to deliver.
In addition to using different protein powder variations, you can also use different types of fruit, add in nut butters, nuts, seeds, as well as unsweetened shredded coconut.
Likewise, you can stir in some dark chocolate chips, or drizzle over some melted nut butter if you want a totally different feel.
Get creative and see what you can come up with.
To help get you started, here’s the basic ice cream recipe that you can try out. Give this a try first and then start experimenting with your own unique creation.
Strawberries And Cream Ice Cream
1 scoop strawberry flavored protein powder
¼ cup strawberry yogurt (low sugar, low fat)
½ cup frozen strawberries
2 ice cubes
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ tsp. xanthan gum
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse blend until ice cream consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
So next time you’re craving ice cream, don’t deny yourself any longer. Simply whip up a batch of this high protein ice cream and you can feel good about indulging in your favorite treat.