Treat Yourself with Ice Cream

As our days get warmer we start craving cold treats. What treat gets colder than ice cream? July 17th is National Ice Cream Day and we want our members to celebrate with an #inshapeattitude.

Ice cream is typically made with milk, cream, sugar, and eggs which leads to high fat and calorie content. The trick to making a healthier option is to substitute ingredients. Frozen bananas are a great substitute because they offer a creamy texture. Just blend and add any flavorings or toppings for a low fat treat.

Another way to substitute high fat ingredients is to use frozen fruit. This will give you a sorbet treat. You can use any frozen fruit and blend with yogurt to make it creamy. Feel free to mix in other ingredients to make your own flavor!

Overall, treats like ice cream are okay in moderation. Feel free to make some ice cream, and enjoy it too! If you need inspiration, here are two recipes to try for National Ice Cream Day. Treat yo’self and stay cool this summer!

 

Chocolate Nut Butter Swirl

This ice cream uses bananas and Greek yogurt to make it extra creamy. Try using chocolate protein powder for an extra nutritional boost!

 

Ingredients:

4 Bananas, frozen
½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
2 tbsp. Nut Butter

Directions:

Combine bananas, yogurt, and cocoa powder in a blender and blend until desired consistency. Drop in tablespoons of nut butter and pulse until mixed in. Serve and enjoy!

 

Mango Mania

Frozen mango gives this ice cream rich flavor, and Greek yogurt makes it creamy. Feel free to add additional fruit to make it even more tropical!

Ingredients:

2 ½ cup Frozen Mango
¾ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract


Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency. Serve and enjoy!