Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

Disclaimer: I received a container of Nature’s Food Organic Protein mentioned in this post. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my time. 

Protein Ice Cream

Summer means ice cream. Ice cream usually means a bevy of sugar, saturated fat and carbohydrate. Not this time!

This time ice cream means protein. Not just a little more protein. LOTS more–I’m talking 26 grams per serving.

26 grams protein per serving

But how can this be?

Wait, there’s more. Not only is this ice cream super high in protein, it’s also super easy to make with just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes in an ice cream maker.

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Nature’s Food

This luscious ice cream combines Nature’s Food Organic Protein Powder with yogurt and powdered peanut butter to create a protein packed scoop of summer.

Nature’s Food specializes in gluten-free, vegan-friendly proteins and supplements. Since I support choosing organic whenever possible, their organic protein powder is the best fit for me. It is USDA Certified Organic , non-GMO, vegan, and free of gluten, dairy, and soy. There are also no preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners to be found.

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Brown Rice Protein

One scoop provides 18 grams of brown rice protein, which had me inquiring about how they ensure there is no arsenic in their product. Here is their reply:

“We use a very high quality rice protein and our products are manufactured in a cGMP facility with the utmost of care. Our raw ingredients must pass stringent quality control parameters even before they are included into the final formulation, and this includes heavy metal testing for arsenic. We have a whole team of talented Quality Assurance personnel who verify the quality of the products before they are launched into the marketplace.”

It’s great to have an option for those that do not tolerate soy or pea proteins, and a brown rice protein that you can feel safe taking.

 

Extra Goodies

This isn’t just protein powder. There is also:

  • a veggie powder blend that combines organic alfalfa, spinach and flax seeds for extra nutrition
  • papain – an enzyme (protease) that breaks down peptide bonds in protein, making it more easily digested and absorbed
  • the probiotic Bacillus coagulans – a spore-forming bacteria that remains viable during manufacturing and storage and survives stomach acid to make its way to the intestines

Supplement Facts

For those who are trying to increase your lean muscle mass, this is excellent for pre- and/or post-workouts. It is also great for an easy breakfast blended with a serving of berries, some leafy greens and almond milk. For a super easy way to bump up your protein intake, just mix with cold water or non-dairy milk.

Oh yeah, and definitely make some protein ice cream!

chocolate peanut butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients

1 scoop Nature’s Food Organic Protein, Chocolate Cocoa

1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/3 cup chocolate powdered peanut butter (like PB2)

Optional mix-ins: 1 tsp each of cacao nibs, crushed peanuts, chocolate chips

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Directions

In a blender, combine protein powder, yogurt, milk and powdered peanut butter. Blend until thoroughly combined.

Follow the instructions for your ice cream maker. I use a KitchenAid ice cream bowl and need to turn it on low before adding the mixture. Let churn for 4 minutes before adding the optional mix-ins. Churn for another minute.

Serve immediately!

 

Notes

The night before you want to make ice cream, make sure to freeze your ice cream bowl.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you may want to try pouring the mixture into ice cube trays, freezing the mix, and then giving it a whiz in a high-speed blender. I haven’t tried this so let me know if it works for you.

 

Nutrition Information per serving

180 Calories

2.5g fat

14g carbohydrate

3g fiber

7g sugar

26g protein (holla!)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

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