Monday, January 5, 2009

Protein Packed Ice Cream

Who doesn't love ice cream?  Even better, who doesn't love ice cream that is pretty darn healthy?  

I've been making this for awhile, although it is a thousand time easier now with my new food processor.  I wanted to eat it before it started to melt, so the picture is a little fuzzy..oops!   

Strawberry Protein Ice Cream
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp solid fat (that sounds gross, but I mean coconut oil, or a nut butter..who knows, maybe avocado, but I haven't tried it)
1 scoop protein powder (should be about 1/3 cup, if you don't have a typical scoop)
2 tbsp of your choice of milk (I have used soy and almond)
water to "taste"  

Throw everything but the water into the food processor.  I'd imagine this would work in a high powered blender that everyone has but me ::pouts::  but I wouldn't recommend a regular blender, because its a pain.  You can still do it, but you have to manually turn everything a lot.  Anyway, blend everything.  Once it is combined, add water until it has reached the desired texture.  I usually only use a tbsp or so of water.

Serves 1 - made with strawberries and coconut oil
Nutrition Information:  292.3 Calories;  15.3g Total Fat;  12.1g Saturated Fat;  0.0mg Cholesterol;  17.0g Carbohydrates;  5.0g Fiber;  25.3g Protein  

There are a ton of combinations that you can make:  Strawberries and almond butter, cherries and cashew butter, raspberries and coconut oil...tons of combinations!  And honestly, you can't really taste the fat, so it is kind of irrelevan, taste-wise.  What is important though, is the protein powder.  I've talked before about my favorite protein powder,  and the quality and type of protein powder affects the taste.  This is the case with almost any protein powder recipe that I post.  If you hate the taste of your protein powder, this recipe isn't going to mask it.  

Anyway, this is one of those desserts that just makes me so happy!  I only have it on days that I don't work out though, because I don't like to use a protein supplement more than once a day.  If you haven't realized from my workout posts yet, I work out most days, haha, so I maybe have this once a week.  Of course, this would make a perfect post workout snack, I just like to have it at nighttime.  

Zoe says:  Mommy, when are you going to make ME something??  

As a small aside...I fixed my rainbow problem from yesterday morning.  Apple Pie Quinoa with a tofu scramble instead!!
Tomorrow is going to be a raw day!  Stay tuned :)


  1. Yummy ice cream. Oh and the quinoa and scramble too! I've bookbarked the quinoa recipe =)

    Raw day? I wish I could do that but with the cold it's unbearable.

  2. oooh, raw day, can't wait. Ice-cream always makes me happy too!

  3. The ice cream looks and sounds delicious!

    I'm excited for the raw day tomorrow!

  4. ooh i definitely wouldn't mind healthy ice cream =D looks delicious!

  5. haha yeah, I was supposed to start gym back thsi week, but the car broke down. Bummer, but tehn again I am not sure that i would have the energy to do it on the first day of a juice fast, I need to train my tummy to it!

  6. Ice cream is one of my biggest weaknesses, right behind vegan marshmallows! To think that I might actually get some protein into it would be awesome... I'll have to keep this idea in mind next time I'm craving it.

  7. I love the sound of that ice cream! you are right, the possibilities are endless! I'm wondering if coconut milk will work in this :)

  8. Your ice cream looks so tempting. I need to get me some protein powder.

  9. Your blog is um um um gooooooodddd! Thanks I will be trying that ice cream recipe for sure.