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Chocolaty, protein-rich, cookie dough studded ice cream!

Chocolaty, protein-rich, cookie dough studded ice cream!

Chocolaty, protein-rich, cookie dough studded ice cream!

What if I told you this luscious chocolate banana cookie dough ice cream is perfect for a post-workout extra special treat?

Well it is! Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a cold, icy treat after a workout? I know I would. Smoothies, shakes and cold eats are the only things that sound good to me after a good sweat.

This ice cream is packed with protein, superfoods and electrolytes which makes it a fun post-workout meal, a great mid-day snack or an afternoon treat.

Now, I’ll be quite honest. My workouts mostly consist of running around after my youngest and getting a “workout” vacuuming and steam-mopping the entire house. I am all about healthy eating and natural health, but exercise is an area that I need to work on.

My husband on the other hand, he hasn’t missed a workout for one day in several years. I have never not seen him train.

That being said, I don’t want him reaching for some synthetic, junky, protein post-workout supplement.

Thankfully, he hasn’t used any of those kinds of protein supplements in ages. When he learned about the synthetic and chemical ingredients that are in most of the mainstream protein pre and post-workout supplements, he stopped using them immediately.

When you’re working out, you need wholesome, REAL ingredients that fuel your body and taste good too.

No one wants to drink or eat something that tastes awful after exercising.

My husband loves the chocolate banana nut flavor of this protein powder. It’s one of the best tasting protein powder supplements that he’s ever tried. It has a tiny hint of cinnamon that comes through the chocolate flavor, which he really loves.

Most importantly, he LOVES how Rootz Paleo Protein-Superfood makes him feel. It gives him a great burst of energy, from clean, wholesome ingredients.

Usually my husband just mixes the Rootz Paleo Protein-Superfood into a quick shake and he’s good to go. But I like to mix things up from time to time.

I wanted to surprise him with an extra special treat, especially since it’s starting to warm up here in Northern California.

Ice cream!!! The perfect treat for hot weather! And … the perfect treat after a workout. Of course I had to make the ice cream a little more fancy and add some optional grain free cookie dough in there. Because, why not?


To make the optional cookie dough, add the cassava flour, maple sugar, gelatin and sea salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir to mix. Add the melted butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract, stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips, stir to combine. Cookie dough should be crumbly, but will hold form when you pack it together into little cookie dough balls. Roll cookie dough into mini cookie dough balls. Place them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and stick them in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

To make the ice cream, add all of the ice cream ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Pulse just until combined. Set aside.

Prepare the ice cream maker. Turn the ice cream maker on and pour ice cream mixture into the ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer's instructions.

When the ice cream starts to have a "soft serve" texture, it's done. Remove the mixer from the ice cream and very gently fold in the pre-frozen cookie dough balls. Serve immediately or use a wooden spoon to transfer to the ice cream to a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze until ready to serve. If it's frozen overnight, make sure to remove it from the freezer and set it on the counter for at least 15 minutes before serving.


Freeze bananas at least 4 hours prior to making ice cream for best consistency.

Make sure to use a lighter honey like clover, star thistle or orange blossom {wild flower varieties tend to be too strong for this flavor combo}.

I run my ice cream maker for about 20-25 minutes until it's a thick soft-serve consistency. My family loves it like this. If we're not eating it right away, I usually place it in the freezer for a few hours to firm up a bit.

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My kids would go absolutely nuts if I told them I was going to make chocolate banana cookie dough ice cream! I can just see them jumping up and down and waving their arms in excitement now. And to be made with Rootz too- that’s so awesome. Love that protein powder!

Now that the weather has warmed up and it’s sunnier, the kids are asking me for more ice creams and sweet treats for the weekends. I’ve pinned this because I know they’ll love it – thanks for a great recipe! MMmmmmm! Cookie dough ??

Microwave cooking and nutrition

Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?

How does microwave cooking work?

Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.

Are microwaves safe to cook?

Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.

When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.

Are microwaves bad for your health?

The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.

But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.

Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"

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