Ok so....I get HUGE cravings for sweets...
I LOVE ice cream...but I usually only eat about two scoops. Before my banding...it was ALWAYS my down fall. I would stick to a diet and about a week in my body would SCREAM for the cold delicious creamy concoction that I could normally go without as long as I wasn't banned from eating it.
Since my banding...I find that I still want ice cream, but I order it knowing that I can't eat as much as I used too. Now I stick to one scoop. I eat it and then get depressed when I look at the nutritional information. It is almost always double digit carbs and little to no protein. This is a no no according to what I have found is my lap band diet.
I have found a solution to this....
I made this...
Chocolate Protein Ice Cream!!!!
The recipe is as follows:
In a blender combine the following:
1 1/4 cup milk (I used 1% cows milk)
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp stevia ( or sweetener of your choice- sugar will drastically increase the carbs in this)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder.
mix on a high speed until the mixture is frothy...pour mixture into your ice cream maker and follow manufacture instructions...
When you have it at a soft serve consistency move to a container and place in freezer. This will freeze hard as a rock. When you wanna scoop it out defrost in your the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
The nutrition information on this is as follows:
Serving = 1/4 of total mixture
This stuff is awesome...You can easily change the flavor by changing the protein powder and the things you add.
Totally keeps me on track!
I just had to share....