Thursday, March 29, 2012

I may never eat ice cream again

What looks like ice cream and tastes like ice cream, but has 12g protein, 19g carbs, a paltry 2.5g fat and just 150 calories packed in a 1.5-cup serving? It's not frozen yogurt, it's not fat free ice cream and it's not sugar free ice cream.

What you see in the above photo is my newest creation and the clear front runner for my evening dessert choice for the foreseeable future. Meet Strawberry Cottage Delight. 

To whip up your own bowl of this delectable must-try, you will need the following:

  • 1/2 cup 2% lowfat cottage cheese
  • ~1cup or 5-6 large frozen strawberries - no syrup, chopped (could prolly sub other chunky frozen fruits)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Truvia or your favorite zero-calorie sweetener to taste

Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until it reaches your desired consistency. I personally enjoy some strawberry chunks in mine. I plan on experimenting with canned coconut milk, bananas and nut butters in my next attempts. 

In comparison, an identical portion of Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream will cost you 675 calories packed with 57.5g carbs, 40g fat, and 10 grams of protein.

If you try this, let me know how it turns out!