Protein Fluff Your New Favorite Dessert
Do you love ice cream but hate the effects if leaves your body with?
Do you wish someone would create a frozen decadent dessert that was not loaded with dead calories?
Your dream has come true.
You need only 3 ingredients to make an awesome, frozen, thick, “marshmallow” airy light, pudding-type ice cream appropriately called “Protein Fluff – Ice Cream of the Gods. It is extremely light in weight and voluminous.
Protein Fluff is not new…it has been circulating for a while among the fitness community.
It is calorie friendly and low in both fat and carbohydrates – making it a satiating stand-alone dessert, breakfast or anytime snack. You can also use this versatile substance as a great topping for pancakes, cheesecakes or whatever else your imagination might conceive.
This staple among many fitness people and dieters is not only low-calorie but is extremely easy to make with 3 basic ingredients: milk, protein powder, vegetables or fruit…pretty much the same kind of ingredients you would use a protein shake or smoothie.
What makes this fluff so special is you can create a delicious type of ice cream by blending just a few ingredients together. You eat it just like you would traditional ice cream. You can simply enjoy using a spoon and bowl or you can create a protein cone just as you would with ice cream that is amazingly delicious!
The key to this “healthy ice cream” is to whisk it for a good 5-8 minutes. That’s when the magic happens and it tunes into a full-blown fluff.
I promise your taste buds will fall in love. Once you begin making this special dessert or treat you can’t stop making it or eating it. It truly is a bit addicting and a healthy meal or snack to die for. In fact, calorie for calorie this may be the most satiating food you’ve ever tried.
There is a wealth of information and different kinds of recipes you can easily find on the Internet but here’s one to get you started:
CAULIFLOWER CHOCOLATE PROTEIN FLUFF
This sounds like an odd combination but the cauliflower taste is not noticeable – it tastes chocolaty and delicious!
- 1 cup of steamed cauliflower frozen
- ¼ cup of flavored whey protein (chocolate, vanilla or other flavor)
- 1 tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder
- ½ cup water
Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend to a smooth, frozen mixture.
Using an electric whisk, whisk mix for 5 minutes or more until it gains volume.
A couple of things worth mentioning about the ingredients:
Cauliflower must be steamed until it’s well-cooked and tender.
Cauliflower must be cut in small pieces before freezing. Small frozen pieces are easier to blend than big florets.
Plain protein powder may be your usual preference but in the case of fluff, you really cannot get away with plain protein powder.
The fluff is easier to make if the whey protein contains xantham gum (which flavored ones do). It’s the flavored protein powder and an extra tablespoons of cocoa that masks the cauliflower taste.
If you are intent on using unflavored protein powder then simply add xantham gum – ½ teaspoon per serving which will make your protein fluff stay fluffier longer and gain a thicker consistency. This is altogether optional.
Don’t get caught in a “fluff rut.” You can basically make Protein Fluff using any fresh fruit or vegetable as long as it is frozen. Using fruits and veggies that are not frozen simply makes a smoothie not a fluff.
Beyond cauliflower you could try frozen cooked sweet potato or butternut squash…even frozen carrots are a good choice. Have fun and experiment.
Watch this video to get some recipes to prepare a calorie friendly low fat dessert that tastes like ice cream – Protein Fluff – 3 Best Recipe Variations! (No Sugar, Classic, Powderless)
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Carolyn Hansen is the author of The Blended Bites Healthy Snack and Dessert Recipe Collection. This is a one-stop resource for delicious, healthy, guilt-free snacks that you can eat every day. And even better, EVERY ONE of these recipes are RAW healthy snack foods that taste as good as their fattening counterparts.
You can NOW satisfy your snack urge without any negative impact on your weight loss and fitness goals, and without sweating over a hot stove. These easy-to-prepare snacks contain no sugar, no flour or butter and are paleo friendly.
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