As summer time approaches, many of us like to indulge in our favorite warm weather treat, Ice Cream!!! But regular ice cream can be high in fat and calories and put a stop to your weight loss goals. Instead, reach for a healthier yet still just as delicious, treat!!
Your best bet is going to be frozen yogurt, or a home made smoothie with fruit. Those are usually the lowest in calories and fat and they use real sugar, not substitutes or additives. In the calorie department, nonfat frozen yogurt is the best choice by far. Usually it ranges around 100 calories per servings with zero grams of fat. What makes it even better is it often has good for you probiotics in it which gives you live cultures to promote good gut health. For added protein, look for frozen yogurt that is made with greek yogurt.
Smoothies are a great choice as they are packed full of vitamins from the fruit. Throwing in some greek yogurt also gives you probitotics and extra protein. To up the protein, add a scopp of protein powder ( I like Try About Time Vanilla, use code TDF for a 25% off discount).
Here is my favorite smoothie recipe:
1/2 Cup Low Sugar Apple Juice
1 Cup Mixed Fruit (strawberries, mango, peaches, and bananas)
1 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Scoop Try About Time Vanilla Protein Powder
8-10 Ice Cubes (If your fruit is frozen, skip the ice)
Blend and Enjoy!!!
Here are some other good choices.
So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream: Comes in many flavors ranging from vanilla to chocolate to ore. They are 100 calories per serving, 7 grams of fat, and 1 gram of protein.
Arctic Zero: 75 calories per serving, 3 grams of protein, and 2.5 grams of fat! Flavors range from coffee, to cookie dough to key lime pie! Lactose free, gluten free, nut free.
Häagen-Dazs Cranberry Blueberry Fat Free Sorbet: 100 calories per serving and 0 grams of fat. Made from cranberries and blueberries.
Baskin-Robbins Light Aloha Brownie Ice Cream: 160 calories per serving with 5 grams of fat. Made with fudge and chunks of macadamia nut toffee
Haagen-Dazs fat free sorbet mango: Great choice for only 120 calories per serving and 0 grams of fat
Ben & Jerry’s Black Raspberry Swirl Low Fat Frozen Yogurt: 140 calories, 1.5 grams of fat
What is your favorite type of healthy sweet dessert to have during the summer? I would love to hear!!