I've gotten super serious about my nutrition lately. I am laser focused on my body after baby goals. For me that means upping my protein a bit, dropping my carbs a bit, and shaving off a few calories.
Never one for depriving myself completely, I always try to concoct healthified versions of my favorite treats. This helps me keep my mindset right (no obsessing allowed) and still reach my goals.
Chips, soda, candy. Meh, no pull there. Ice cream? Frozen yogurt? Now these, these are the things I miss!
My Strawberry Protein Faux-Yo is a super easy, protein-pumped-up swap that is simply amazing.
Plus, it's really just 3 ingredients: cashew milk, whey protein, and frozen strawberries! Can't beat that.
Strawberry Protein Faux-Yo
Makes 2 servings
Approximately 100 calories each!! (depending on the type of protein powder you use)
1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Cashewmilk (you can also use unsweetened vanilla coconut or almond milk)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, I use SFH Vanilla (to make this vegan try Vanilla Vega One)
1 heaping cup of frozen strawberries
Add the cashew milk and protein powder to your blender. Blend briefly on low. Next, add in the frozen strawberries slowly. I add one strawberry at a time while upping the blender speed slowly from low to high. Add strawberries until it reaches a thick, frozen yogurt consistency. I pretty much just add strawberries until my blender will barely keep going! I seriously need a new blender. Anyway...
This recipe will be very thick. If your blender isn't great you may need to add less strawberries or try it in your food processor.
To make scoops like I did you will need to transfer this to a freezer-safe dish and freeze the entire recipe for about an hour.
Yum! It's protein. It's treat. It's perfect.
Let me know if you try it!