Thanks to brands like Halo Top and Enlightened, protein ice cream is the biggest go-to “healthy dessert”. So why not make your own? Try this recipe, which uses frozen blueberries and coconut milk. Coconut milk contains lauric acid, a type of medium-chain triglyceride the body burns for energy.
Nutrition (per serving)
260 calories; 28g protein; 27g carbs; 4g fat
Makes 1 servings
- ¼ cup light coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- 1 Tbsp coconut flakes (optional)
- 1 Tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
How to make it
Place a serving bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before making ice cream—this will delay the time it takes the mixture to melt in the bowl.
Place coconut milk, blueberries, protein powder, honey, lemon zest, and almond extract in a blender. Begin blending on low speed and work your way up to high speed until mixture is creamy. Or use the ice cream setting if your blender has one. If needed, add a small amount of additional coconut milk to help with blending.
Place mixture in chilled serving bowl and top with coconut flakes and/or cacao nibs, if desired.