Monday, April 14, 2014
Protein Bar Ice Cream ?
I have made several variants of what I like to call protein bar ice cream or frozen protein bars. It's quite easy to make and it can be tailored to your own tastes and likings.
This batch pictured above was quickly and easily made with 2 heaping scoops of chocolate Bio TRUST Low Carb Protein Powder , 2 heaping scoops of vanilla Prograde Protein Powder , 1 cup of chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and water.
Simply pour all of the ingredients into a baking pan or sheet, mix evenly and then put it in your freezer until it is frozen solid. To eat, simply pull out the pan and let it thaw for a few minutes and then cut out servings.
I haven't calculated the macronutrient ratio or calories as I am too lazy and simply don't care but you could if you wanted to. Suffice it to say that this mix is high protein, medium fat and low carb in general.
You can add stevia, honey, fruit, vegetables or whatever you like to a mix like this. Experiment and use your imagination. You could also add coconut flour, pecan meal or almond flour and bake it for actual "brownie like" protein bars.
It's a healthy treat and a different and fun way to get your protein in other than drinking protein shakes.
Give it a try and see how you like it. Variety and imagination are helpful tools for long term nutrition plan compliance.
Remember, excuses don't burn fat. Train hard and eat right!
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Dempsey’s Resolution Fitness