Looking for a healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Look no further than this low calorie high protein ice cream recipe! Made with berries and protein powder, this dessert is not only delicious but also good for you. So go ahead and indulge – your body will thank you!
The ingredients provide the perfect balance of protein and carbs, while also offering up some delicious flavors. And best of all, it’s easy to make! Simply blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy.
Macro Breakdown & Calories
- 130 Calories
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Protein: 13 g
- Fat: 1.5 g
Each of the ingredients in this recipe contributes to the high protein, low calorie, and low-fat macros.
Protein powder and high protein almond milk are great sources of, well, protein, which is important for muscle growth and repair.
Almond milk is also high in protein, as well as calcium, and some healthy fats.
And finally, the berries and bananas provide essential vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and sweetness.
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- Mixed Berries: Use any berries you like or have on hand. I used a mixture of mixed cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
- Protein Powder: I used Orgain vanilla protein powder as it’s a classic flavor that goes well with most mix-ins. I find that it gives the ice cream a good texture, too. You could also use chocolate or another flavor.
- Almond Milk: You could use any type of milk for this recipe. I went with my favorite Orgain protein almond milk because it adds another source of protein.
- Banana: Just half a banana is used per serving as they are more energy-dense than other recipes. Frozen is best for this recipe to keep this ice cream smooth.
How To Make Low Calorie High Protein Ice Cream Recipe
First, start by adding the banana, berries, protein powder, and almond milk to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. You may need to add more almond milk or water here if you’re having trouble blending.
Next, pour the mixture into a container and add your toppings. I added more berries as they are lower in calories than other toppings and add lots of nutrition.
Chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. If you leave it overnight, let the ice cream thaw for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before scooping.
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To increase calories, add more bananas or another high-calorie fruit such as mango. You could also add a high-calorie topping such as chocolate chips, crushed nuts, or peanut butter.
You can also reduce the calories even more by omitting the banana or using half the amount of protein powder.
To make this recipe vegan, use a plant-based protein powder and almond milk.
You could also use another type of milk such as soy milk.
You can switch up the flavor of this recipe by using different types of fruit, flavors of protein, or toppings.
How To Store & Meal Prep:
This ice cream is best enjoyed fresh, but you can meal prep it ahead of time.
Simply blend all the ingredients together, pour into a container, and freeze for up to 1 week.
When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before scooping. You can also store leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Question
Is Protein Ice Cream Good For Weight Loss?
Yes, this recipe is high in protein and low in calories, making it a great option for weight loss. The high protein content will help keep you full and satisfied, while the low-calorie count will help you lose weight.
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Other High Protein Recipe
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- Protein Ice Cream Sandwich
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About The Author
Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.