PROTEIN YUM: Chocolate Protein Ice Cream

 

Ingredients:

1½ cup raw cashews

3 cups water

3 cups cashew milk (or carton coconut milk)

2 scoops Protein Dynamix Dynapro Anytime chocolate protein powder

½ cup zero-calorie sweetener

2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

2 teaspoons cacao nibs (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)

¼ teaspoon sea salt

OPTIONAL ADD INS:

10 coffee beans

½ teaspoon mint extract

¼ cup coconut plus ½ teaspoon coconut extract

½ cup raspberries

¼ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (for the top)

Method:

  1. Soak the cashews in the water for 6 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Place remaining ingredients into a large blender and process for two minutes or until completely smooth. Include add in items here too.
  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions. Ice cream should be firm within 20 minutes. Scoop into 8 small frozen bowls.

Nutrition Info:

Yield: 8

Servings size 1/8th recipe (about ½ cup)

Prep Time: 5 min

Chill Time: 20 min

Calories 168
Total Fat 11g
Total Carbs 8g
Protein 10g

About the Author

"I'm a happily married fitness freak and mom to three amazing, super-fit kids. My passion is creating original recipes and transforming unhealthy eats into healthy treats. I believe in balancing macro-nutrients as often as possible, and cooking to delight the ones I love in the cleanest, yummiest ways possible. As a nutrition coach, trainer and fitness instructor, I feel food is fuel, but it should also taste splendid, because after all, you only live once." Erin holds a B.A. in English and Master’s degree in Education, specializing Group X, children’s fitness and nutrition. She’s been a group exercise instructor for 14 years and was a Master Trainer for three years, traveling the country certifying hundreds of instructors and handling the nutrition portion of the company.
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