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Supplement Your Day: Blueberry and Mango Protein Ice Cream

Serves 4

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    This healthy ice cream comes together in minutes and satisfies when you’re craving a cooling post-workout treat.

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    This easy ice cream can also be turned into popsicles. Simply use a little more liquid to create a softer consistency that can easily be poured into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid and enjoy as a grab-and-go treat.

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    Supplement Your Day: Blueberry and Mango Protein Ice Cream

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup frozen blueberries
    • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
    • 1 scoop (about 3 Tbsp) unsweetened protein powder, vegetarian and/or gluten free and/or dairy free if desired
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/3 to 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or oat milk, gluten free if desired

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories96
    • protein6g
    • fat2g
      • saturated fat0g
    • carbohydrates15g
      • sugars10g
      • fiber4g
    • sodium55mg

    Directions

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    To food processor or blender, add blueberries, mango, protein powder, and vanilla extract. Pulse, scraping down sides of bowl, until fruit is broken up into smaller chunks. Add 1/3 cup milk and pulse until smooth. If youu2019d like a softer ice cream, add remaining milk and pulse to blend. Divide among bowls and enjoy immediately.

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