Hey all! I thought it was about time I posted a new recipe! I can't even remember the last time I shared one with you guys! But this recipe was worth the wait..This easily just became my new favourite go-to snack. This is absolutely delicious and is wayyy better for you then any regular ice cream! It can actually be eaten as a meal replacement (highly recommend it for breakfast!). It's perfect for the warm weather coming up. It even looks like spring haha :). So now to the details I know you all want to know.. This little treat packs a good 284 calories, 5g fibre, only 3g fat, 21g yes 21g protein!(no protein powder!), & 41g carbs. You are also getting lots of healthy vitamins & nutrients from the fruit! So now how does that crazy high protein number come in when there is no protein powder you may ask? WELL, I guess you will just have to read more to find out…..
-3 small ice cubes (I use the mini trays)
-1/2 cup liquid egg whites (pasteurized! This is one of the secret protein ingredients!)**
-1/4 cup plain 0% greek yogurt (the other protein ingredient..)
-86g frozen ripe banana (about 3/4 of a medium ripe banana)
-100g fresh frozen mango chunks (about 1/2 cup)
-1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
-dash of sweetener (I used a small amount-like less than a 1/2 tsp of granular sweetener but feel free to add what you want to taste)
-1 drop of coconut extract (or more to taste)
-1/4-1/2 tsp xanthan gum (I estimate, probably put in a little over a 1/4 tsp but this is what give the ice cream that soft serve texture!)
-5g(about 2 tsp) desiccated coconut
optional: crushed pecans
*Note I measure in grams with a scale because I find if you don't you end up using more or less than you actually should! (Ex. I would have used less mango had I not known what 100g looked like).
**You cannot taste the egg whites whatsoever. So don't worry! 🙂
Directions: Combine all above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Spoon into a bowl or tall glass and serve topped with coconut and optional crushed pecans! Enjoy!