Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week... Protein Powder Ice Cream!

Yes, you can have ice cream - even while on training / competition diet! And it's EASY!! If you can make a protein shake, you can make ice cream. If you can drink a protein shake - you can eat ice cream! Give it a try!!


Don't be afraid to get creative! Flavor Extracts are "free" in competition diet - mix and match flavors until you create your own signature ice cream! You can also use Capella flavor drops, if you're so inclined. ;-)



There are two ways to make this... the first is in an ice-cream maker, the second in ziploc bags.

ICE CREAM MAKER INSTRUCTIONS: 
I use a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker I just blend my ingredients, turn on the machine, pour it in, and 20 minutes later I have ice-cream!

ZIPLOC INSTRUCTIONS:
Back in junior-high, we made ziploc ice-cream... where you put ice and salt in a big bag, and your ice cream ingredients in a smaller bag, then the small bag goes in the big bag (sealed of course), and you shake... voila! ice cream!

Fill a gallon size ziploc bag about 2/3 full of ice.
Add 1/2 cup table salt (don't waste good sea-salt on this, use the cheap iodized stuff, it's only to make the ice colder).
Pour your ice cream mix into a sandwich size ziploc bag & seal it. 
Place the ice-cream bag into the larger bag. Seal. 
Shake for about 5 minutes or until ice-cream reaches the consistency you prefer. 
Remove the inner bag and quickly rinse it off (so you don't get salt in your ice cream when you open the bag). 
Dump ice-cream into a bowl and enjoy!


Important notes...

►  BLEND your ingredients before putting in the ziploc or the ice-cream maker.
►  SCOOP SIZE... My protein scoop = 1/3 cup. Measure yours, as volume will matter in these recipes.
►  Nutrition data will be dependent on your protein powder & ingredients. Any numbers listed here reflect my protein powder/ingredients. You can use NutritionData.com to run your own numbers (it's free!).
►  Substitutions... you can sub water for the almond milk (or coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk, etc) if you need to. 


And Now Some Recipes...

BASIC:
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (chocolate or vanilla unsweetened)
1.5 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla to match the almond milk)
Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.
Calories: 182; protein: 21 g; carbs: 7g; fat: 7g; sodium: 350 mg; sugars 2g; fiber 2g.


DREAMSICLE (orange/vanilla): 
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 cup almond milk (vanilla, unsweetened)
1.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (pure)
1/4 tsp orange extract 

Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1.5 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter.

Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.


MINT CHOCOLATE
recipe by Chelle Stafford
serves 1

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/4 tsp mint extract

Blend well, then prepare in either ice cream maker or ziploc method.







1 comment:

  1. <3 Pure Awesomeness, Chelle! Maybe I can talk the hubby into a Cuisinart Icecream maker... I mean, come on, who doesn't love ice cream? And it just so happens that all of our other kitchen appliances are made by Cuisinart too! It's a win-win situation! Lol! ~Kymberly

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