One of the few things that I really miss from my pre-surgery days is ice cream. Nowadays I can’t tolerate it. I don’t know if it is the fat, or the dairy, or both, but more than a spoonful and I’m a sick puppy. It’s simply not worth it.
But I am finding some replacements that are as good, or close to as good, as the real thing.
One of those is So Delicious Dairy Free Ice Cream Sandwiches. They’re made with soy milk so the dairy is not an issue. And they taste really good. I like the fact that they are tiny, too. It’s just enough to satisfy my sweet craving and yet not so much that I am tempted to over eat.
I am also experimenting with my protein shakes. I’d gotten stuck in a rut drinking the same Click mocha protein shake every day and I was getting tired of it. Now that I’m “back on the wagon” after the holidays, I thought the blender needed to be dusted off.
I’ve been trying out some protein shake recipes I’ve found on the Bariatric Foodie blog (they have a ton of great recipes) but I wanted to try some that were more to my taste buds… not that I’m not game for trying a Samoa protein shake, or a Blondie protein shake, but I wanted to use what I had on hand.
Here’s what I came up with today… Even if you are not a bariatric patient, it’s still super yummy – SuperMan had half and he loved it!
Banana Pudding “Blizzard” Protein Shake
1 ripe or overripe banana
10 oz milk
1 Tbsp Sugar Free Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup ice
8-10 vanilla wafers
1 Tbsp Sugar Free caramel syrup (Toriani or DaVinci)
Mix all ingredients in a blender.
Makes 2 servings
It’s my lunch today – and I feel like I’m having a super-special treat, when I’m really doing something good for me! 28 grams (give or take) of protein and no fat or sugar!
It’s the good kind of blizzard to have!