Honestly, I have no idea how I came up with this. Probably because I like strawberries. And fudge. Oh yeah, lots of strawberries and fudge.
Now, I’m all for eating in moderation, and if you eat an overall a balanced, wholesome diet, then I see no problem giving yourself a treat here or there. But sometimes when you’ve got a goal in mind (aka SPRING BREAK in 1.5 months, not that I’m counting down or anything), you want to stay on track, because you know good things come to those who wait (it’s true!).
And since we’re only a few weeks into the New Year, chances are you’ve been going to the gym, eating right, and yada yada yada…
So don’t worry – you and I both know how hard you’ve been working in the gym, so don’t let all that hard work go to waste – so how about reaching for some high protein freezer fudge instead?
Vanilla Strawberry Protein Freezer Fudge, that is.
You, know, for those days you want to indulge a bit without indullllllging (I get you.)
This recipe is high protein, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and grain free. Perfect for all you Paleo’ers, Vegans, and Vegetarians, or overall health nuts out there.
The recipe is also going to vary depending on the type of protein powder you use, but it is very simple and can be modified in a variety of different ways – so feel free to go crazy with your imagination with different combinations!
Strawberry Vanilla Protein Freezer Fudge
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Vanilla Vegan Protein)
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2-3 packs stevia (or your choice of sweetener)
5-6 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup freeze fried strawberries (more or less depending on much you love strawberries – I used Trader Joe’s brand*
1 tbsp nut butter (optional, give a creamier consistency/taste)
Mix all dry ingredients together and slowly stir in almond milk until a thick consistency forms. You may need more or less liquid, depending on the type of protein powder you use. Form into ramekins (like I used in the image above) or into desired shape. Pop into freezer for about 1 hour or until firm. Thaw a little bit before eating (or pop into microwave for about 10 seconds). Store the leftovers in freezer until ready to eat!
*You can substitute any freeze dried fruit here – blueberries, raspberries, cherries, bananas – the list goes on!