Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl
Does anyone else have trouble with the ice cream truck coming to their neighborhood? I'm all for letting kids indulge every once in a while, but not every Tuesday when she comes to our street ;) I try to keep something, whether a homemade popsicle, ingredients for a smoothie, or ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams in my freezer so that I have a delicious, low-glycemic and high protein treat to offer Reaghan when I disappoint her with a "no" to the ice cream truck.
Since we've had some warmer days lately, I decided to stop by Kroger and pick up a few flavors to work up a guiltless sweet treat for us. ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams are available nationwide at Kroger and other Kroger banner stores.
I love that I can also eat ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams as a treat or snack for myself without wondering if I'm messing up the hard work outs I've done or worrying about having a stomach ache from too much sugar.
I'm not a fan of straight up sugar treats, and you know by now that I am trying to get protein into every meal for myself, Jordan and the kids. The high protein content (10g of protein per serving!) makes my mama heart so happy. ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams taste amazing too. Rae has loved the Coconut flavor as well as the Dutch Chocolate and LOVES this smoothie bowl too!
ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams also packs prebiotic fiber into every container and has no hormones, artificial ingredients, soy or gluten. The reason why I usually say no to treats (or limit them at special occasions) is because of the negative impact they have on Reaghan's behavior. Mama's of 3-year-olds all know how hard behavior is on it's own, so I don't want to add any "help" in that area.
Every time I give Rae a processed sweet, we have major meltdowns, tummy aches, and heightened emotions. With ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams, she's never had a bad reaction. Even for me, I've never had a stomach ache after eating it. That's saying a lot, in my opinion, since I just ate an "organic" oatmeal ball at a natural grocery store the other day and immediately had a stomach ache. Not all treats are created equal, so check those labels and especially the sugar content!
We make up this smoothie bowl into a drinkable smoothie as well if we are about to go play outside or leave the house! The rich Dutch Chocolate flavor makes this recipe so creamy and delicious. I like to mix and match my flavors so included a scoop of Dutch Chocolate and a scoop of Dark Chocolate Toffee for an extra strong chocolate flavor. I like really thick and creamy smoothies, so if you are wanting more of that consistency, add less almond milk. If serving to kids who need something a bit more drinkable (like we did in this recipe), go ahead with the entire 3/4 cup of almond milk.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Chocolate Toffee ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Cream
- 1 scoop Dutch Chocolate ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Cream
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional but double's the protein!)
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 stems of fresh mint leaves, removed from the stem
- Pour everything into a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. As noted above, if you want this smoothie bowl (or plain smoothie!) more drinkable, add the full 3/4 cup. If you want the texture more thick, add a little bit less.
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