Well, we are having quiet a wave of heat right now in New Hampshire. this heat has actually causes the Ice Cream trucks to drive up and down my street in the afternoons--it's melody calling out to the world "Summer is Here--Enjoy a Treat!" and of course many of us on a fitness journey are rarely satisfied with a serving portion of ice cream. For those of you not in-the-know; a serving portion is 1/2 a cup worth. How small is a that you may be wondering? Do you remember those Dixie paper cups we used to rinse our mouths out with after brushing? Yeah--not quit that much. So, I got to thinking about ice cream and how to make it Squeaky. A good friend of mine and someone who is a quoted review in our book told me about using xanthan gum in her protein shakes to thicken it. I decided to experiment and was more than thrilled with the results! The texture is ice cream--smooth, rich and creamy.
Ladies and gents--we give you:
Squeaky Gourmet Ice Cream
8 fluid ounces chilled skim milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 average sized FROZEN banana (roughly 4 ounces peeled)
1 tbls Xanthan gum
In a blender on high speed blend the milk, protein powder and gum until a smooth, rich consistency is reached. Chop frozen banana and add slowly to the ice cream as it is being blended. Poor into 2 goblets and chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
You can top this with DaVinci sugar free syrups, chopped nuts, fruits--I added hemp hearts to mine!
Calories per Serving: 169
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Fats: 1 gram
Protein: 16 grams