Recipe Alert!-Not really Ice Cream
This is my go-to evening snack. I have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Seriously. I control what I put in my pie-hole, but if there were no calories and no health or body compositon repercussions from living on M&M’s, red wine and chocolate ice cream, I’d do it.
Anyhow-this is a way for me to have something sweet and frozen-ish, and get me some good nutrition at the same time.
I use the Magic Bullet for this. It’s a great little kitchen tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space and is super versatile. I was worried about the motor holding up, but I’ve been using it at least once a day for a year and it’s going strong so far.
So-add everything into the bullet plastic container, or whatever you want to blend it in. (Can you believe I don’t have a regular blender, but I’m sure that would work too.)
Obviously you can change the amounts to suit your taste, this is an example:
- 150 g of 1% cottage cheese (or whatever cottage cheese you like, my grocery just started carrying Cabot’s which is also the bomb-diggedty-the Friendship has a better macronutrient profile as far as more protein for my taste)
- 10 g of sugar free fat free pudding powder (the kind in a box-I’ve used Jello and Royal, and I use the chocolate flavors)
- Some stevia or splenda to taste (2 packets of Stevia Balance gets it done)
- 1 tsp of instant decaf coffee (becasue I like a mocha-y vibe-you could omit, or use more!)
- 1 tsp Navitas Naturals Raw Chocolate Powder
- Water to help blend it
- 1/2 tsp Glucomannan powder (totally optional-this adds fiber and thickness, and makes me full so I don’t think about snacking anymore)
- Blend the heck out of it until smooth. I’ll blend everything but the glucomannan, then add the glucomannan and a little more water.
- Stick in the freezer for a couple hours. If you have the Bullet you can put it in right in the plastic container, and eat it out of there too.
- Remove and enjoy! I’ll have a tbsp or so of natural almond or peanut butter along with this as my “dessert.”