Summer Sweet Frozen Treats

What is summer without the sweet taste of a frozen treat?  No-added-sugar popsicles or fudgesicles are musts to keep stocked in the freezer. Blend ice and Crystal Light. Many commercial sugar-free ice cream options are packed with gut-wrenching sugar alcohols—so be cautious with these. Best bet, use a little imagination or do a quick internet search for delicious no-added-sugar frozen treat recipes. Here are two, with the added benefit of protein, to get you started:

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

1 cup frozen strawberries (sliced if you can find them), no-added-sugar
4 tbsp. light cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. sweetener (Splenda, Stevia, or erythritol)
1 tbsp. sugar-free gelatin powder, strawberry
1 cup Fairlife milk, fat-free
2 scoops Matrix protein powder, vanilla or strawberry

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well mixed. Pour into ice cream maker and follow instructions for freezing. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition information per serving:  163 calories, 22 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrate, 137 mg sodium.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

1 cup Fairlife milk,  fat-free
2 scoops Matrix protein powder, chocolate
2 tbsp. powdered peanut butter (like PB2)

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well mixed. Pour into ice cream maker and follow instructions for freezing. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition information per serving:  175 calories, 32 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrate, 187 mg sodium.

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