Red Velvet. The sight alone is enough to make your mouth water… you’ve seen it all over in cakes, muffins, cupcakes, ice cream (how could you miss it?)…it’s all the rage…but what exactly is…Red Velvet? No more wondering, I’m about to reveal the “secret ingredients”! <insert evil laugh> OK here goes: cocoa powder! YUP, that’s the magic ingredient in this heavenly dessert…oh, and red food coloring, but that wasn’t as obvious. So where does the Red Velvet take an unhealthy (but insanely delicious) twist? When the mounds of other not-so-healthy ingredients come out to play. To call out a few, in random order, butter, buttermilk, sugar, cake flour and cream cheese (the full-fat kind). Another tempting treat that you’ll have to avoid…until now! That’s right; I’m going to recreate this delectable dessert into a healthy version!
There’s no reason why you should have to avoid the scrumptious flavors of desserts…at least not when I’m around! Wait until you try this dessert. The creamy texture, combined with the flavors of cocoa, cream cheese, and vanilla, combine to make this an ice cream treat you’ll scream for! Even your kids will love it with the beautiful red color! This faux “ice cream” will give you all the flavors of a dessert without all the calories. It is a fantastic treat to satisfy your sweet tooth craving; aaaand….it is high in protein, low in sugar and low in fat! Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and yes it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about ingredient swaps! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!
It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Roll out the red carpet, it’s Red Velvet time!!
Light Red Velvet “Ice Cream”
1/3 cup almond milk
1 TB heavy cream
2 TB fat-free cream cheese
2 TB vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
1 TB coconut flour
1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (casein preferred for consistency purposes)
4 tsp. red food coloring
How to Prepare
- Put almond milk, cream, cream cheese, yogurt, and food coloring in a mixing bowl and whip together until smooth.
- Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, and protein powder and stir together until thick and fluffy.
- Put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove and stir well to fluff the mixture again (it should be almost solid at this point). Scoop into a serving bowl with an ice cream scoop (or large spoon)…get all of it in the bowl!…and put back in freezer for an additional 30 minutes, or until desired consistency is reached.
- Remove from the freezer, grab a spoon…and dig in! Enjoy.
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Per recipe: 240 calories, 30 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams fat
If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.