Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Snacks....and such....

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....
My wonderful kitchenaid mixer with the ice cream maker attachment. This thing is AWESOME! The bowl has a liquid mixture and you throw the entire thing in the freezer, 12 hours later you can make ice cream!

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
Calories: 106
Fat: 1.2g
Carbs: 7.5g
Protein: 18g

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....

1 comment:

  1. I love the recipe! and ice cream! I have been getting the Breyer's Fat free. Only 90 calories per 1/2 cup, and really good!