Protein Ice Cream GENIUS
When this recipe for protein ice cream came to me, I felt like I had struck dietitian gold. This is easy as pie, packed with protein and fibre, and makes me feel like I’m eating dessert. Yep, I found a way to make protein ice cream out of cottage cheese and fruit. If that doesn’t sound amazing enough, consider that one serving has just 189 calories but packs 5 grams of fibre and whopping 19 grams of protein! Oh yah!
The only downside to cottage cheese is that it tends to be high in sodium, but I have two tricks to help you mediate that. First, always buy the lowest sodium brand you can find. And two, give it a little rinse in a colander. By rinsing the curds, you will help rinse off some of the excess sodium (which will also help this protein ice cream taste a bit more sweet).
Now, the flavour possibilities are endless with this protein ice cream. You can add a bit more sweetness with your favourite sugar or artificial sweetener (that’s what my fiancé likes). You can add almond butter for a nutty treat, or a little cocoa for a taste of chocolate heaven. You can also try throwing in freeze dried fruit, coconut, or chopped nuts.
You can also make a big batch, by pureeing it up, freezing it into ice cube trays, and then giving it a quick blitz before you want to eat it again.
Let me know what flavour combinations you want to try with this easy protein ice cream.
This berry cottage cheese ice cream is easy as pie, packed with protein and fibre, and makes me feel like I’m eating dessert.
- 2/3 cup 1% reduced sodium cottage cheese lightly rinsed
- 1 cup frozen berries no added sugar
Puree the cottage cheese with the frozen berries until very smooth.
Serve with additional berries and a sprig of mint if desired and enjoy!