Apple Pie Protein "Ice Cream" (GF, and can be vegan!) ... no ice cream maker required!
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Because this is not true "ice cream", it will freeze solid if left in the freezer for longer than a few hours. It will need to be thawed before consuming, so it is best when enjoyed within a couple hours after preparation!
Serves: 2
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 medium apple, diced and divided into 2 portions
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice (or mix together equal amounts of cinnamon, all spice, and ground nutmeg)
  • 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use North Coast Natural's Whey Isolate, if you prefer this to be vegan you can use a hemp, soy, or rice protein powder!)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  1. Blend all ingredients (except for half the diced apple) in a blender until it is a very thick, smooth, milkshake consistency.
  2. Pour into a large bowl or tupperware, stir in the remaining diced apple.
  3. Place in the freezer for an hour and a half, stirring every 30 minutes. The final consistency should be like a thick frozen yogurt.
  4. Scoop into 2 bowls, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy!
To keep this recipe gluten free, be sure to use a certified gluten free protein powder.
To keep this recipe vegan, use a vegan protein powder.
If you do not want to use protein powder at all, I recommend substituting with another ½ frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 225.7kcal Fat: 7.5g Carbohydrates: 30.7g Sugar: 17.9g Fiber: 4.5g Protein: 15.3g
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at