How About Some Nutritious High Protein ‘Ice Cream’?

Blueberry Banana Frozen Protein Yoghurt “Ice Cream”

We like ice cream. We just don’t like to look like we do. Although tasty, this recipe probably won’t yield the best gourmet ice cream that you’ve ever tasted. The ingredients it contains are healthy and won’t extend your waistline or give you a heart attack, either.

(approx. 8 ½-cup servings)

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt*
  • 2 scoops Molecular Dynamics vanilla PROTON protein powder
  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • In blender or food processor, blend bananas, yogurt, protein powder until smooth.
  • Add the blueberries to blender a bit at a time, pulsing until combined but still chunky.
  • Cover and put in freezer for a few hours.
  • Optional: for an extra nutrition punch, mix some ground coconut in and  top with chia seeds or milled flax seeds. Prefer lower fat? Use low fat or nonfat Greek style yoghurt.
Blueberry and Banana

Blueberry and Banana “Ice Cream”

Nutrition

Per ½-cup serving, using Full Fat Yoghurt (these values are approximate and will depend on quantity and nature of ingredients).

Calories 144
Fat 10g
Carbs 11g
Protein 7g

2 Comments on “How About Some Nutritious High Protein ‘Ice Cream’?

    • We’ve never used an ice cream maker. But this particular recipe should yield a concoction that will freeze into a kind of ‘frozen snow-ice’ consistency within a few hours. Different amounts of thawing time will produce various consistencies and textures ( If you eat it right out of the freezer, you get a kind of high protein Popsicle). If you thaw it too much, the result will be something like a toothpaste consistency. Incidentally, this high protein ‘toothpaste’ works pretty nicely as a dressing for fruit salad.

      The most popular texture will most likely resemble a cross between sorbet and frozen yoghurt. You can also play around with taste and textures a bit by adding a little almond or coconut milk.

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