Confession. I LOVE ICE CREAM. LOVE. When its hot, cold, raining, sunny, storming… it doesn’t matter. But the high sugar content often leaves me feeling sick after. And its not as nourishing as I would like it to be. I’ve tried protein ice cream, protein smoothies, even protein oatmeal… but this new treat is by far my favorite way to enjoy protein. It is just like a soft serve treat, except its nourishing AND doesn’t have all the added sugars. It makes a great dessert, snack, post workout recovery… or even breakfast
My current favorite flavor combination comes from tart cherries and mango chunks. YUM. Tart cherries have anti-inflammatory properties (making them awesome for a post workout treat) and mango is just an awesome summer fruit. For this recipe, I used fresh- frozen fruit with no added sugar. I may or may not have snuck a few pieces out of the bag before they made it to the blender. 😉
I’ve tried many different milks in the past with my shakes and smoothies, but Califia Farms makes a coconut almond milk blend that is INCREDIBLE!!!! It is by far my favorite “milk” to use in smoothies. It provides a creamy texture to the frozen treat and leaves a hint of coconut flavor in the background. YUM.
The last component is protein powder. My current favorite to use in baked goods and Fro-tein shakes is Its About Time- Vanilla Whey Protein
Sweetened with stevia, it doesn’t have the artificial sweeteners that you find in so many other brands.
This delicious treat is so easy to make. Four ingredients. A blender. That’s it. Enjoy!! And be on the lookout for more Fro-tein shakes in different flavors!!
Cherry Mango Fro-tein Shake
~1/3 cup frozen tart cherries (heaping)
~1/3 cup frozen mango chunks (heaping)
1 scoop of Its About Time vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup Califia Farms Coconut Almond Milk blend
water as needed to achieve desired consistency.
Add all ingredients to blender (I use a Ninja blender). Blend until consistency is even and smooth. Enjoy as a snack, post workout shake, or even breakfast.