Thursday, May 23, 2013

Protein "Ice Cream"

As you know, I sure love my sweet tooth! While I have to admit that my chocolate and sweets cravings have drastically declined over the last several months, I can't deny that I love a little treat :)

So, as I was daydreaming about what I would eat for a snack yesterday afternoon, I came up with a creative little idea. I knew I needed protein, I was studying pediatric heart defects so I needed a 'pick-me-up', and as I glanced up to my Optimum Nutrition Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein... My idea sparked. Why not make my vanilla 'ice cream' flavored protein seem like REAL ice cream?
Protein Ice Cream
And my new favorite healthy treat was born. (With only 155 CALORIES and 30g PROTEIN!) All you need are 3 simple ingredients:
Protein "Ice Cream"
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 scoop whey protein
(choose your favorite flavor)
1/2 t. Truvia
Simply mix 1/2 scoop of your whey protein (mine was the Optimum Nutrition vanilla ice cream flavor, found at my local grocery store Shaw's!) into a plan nonfat Greek yogurt and add in truvia for taste. Freeze it for 40 minutes-1 hour and it has an ice-cream consistency texture AND flavor! I was so excited to eat mine (I considered not even freezing it, it was so good) that I only left mine in for 30 minutes. It just depends how you will enjoy it!
Now I'm curious to try this with my chocolate whey, my cookies n cream whey.. The possibilities are endless and your sweet tooth will be SO satisfied! If you find a good combo, leave me a comment below!

Calories: 155
Fat: 0.5g
Carbs: 8g
Sugar: 7.5g
Protein: 30g
honestly delicious!
Enjoy this guilt-free treat after a workout, for a good filling snack, or whenever your dessert craving hits! Lets get healthy!



  1. More recipes please! I love the Quinoa Bites so much. Everyone in my family gobbles them as fast as I can make them.