You probably know this about me since I talk about it a lot :) but I have a MAJOR sweet tooth.
I get a lot of questions from you about how to deal with your own sweet tooths (teeth?), and how to incorporate sweets and treats into your diet without feeling guilty, and so that you don’t feel like you’re being too restrictive with yourself.
Especially on occasions like late night eating, or more indulgent periods, having a pre-decided treat makes it so much easier to stick with our health goals.
One of my favorite treats is ice cream. Sometimes we think – eh, a treat is a treat, I’m just going to choose a) what tastes best, or b) what’s the lowest in calories.
Along those lines, I hear this question all the time – Should I eat the low calorie ice cream?
When choosing an ice cream, let’s talk about ingredients. V. important. Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your ice cream?? I always look for light ice cream in the store because it helps me stick with my health goals – but I didn’t ever pay attention to the ingredients in the different brands.
Many low-calorie ice cream choices include erythritol or other sugar alcohols – which can cause some less-than-pleasant side effects (bloating, gas, and diarrhea are ones I’ve personally, unfortunately experienced).
Let me introduce you TO a brand that is sweetened with organic cane sugar – never Erythritol: Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream! They have 7 delicious flavors and (seriously) taste GOOD – creamy and rich just like regular ice cream (which is HARD TO FIND among light ice cream brands!).
They also have kick-a** flavors including
Cookies & Cream
Peanut Butter & Cookies
Mint & Chocolate Cookies
Cookie & Brownie Dough
Here are 5 ways to use it – each with ½ cup serving!
If it helps you, pre-portion it into ½ cup servings in small glass containers in the freezer.
With frozen fruit - top with ½ cup frozen fruit like bananas, raspberries
With whipped cream - top with 1-2 Tbsp whipped cream, I go for the light kind!
With PB and frozen fruit as a mini milkshake - make a smoothie with ¼ cup frozen fruit and 1 Tbsp peanut butter
With fresh fruit - top with ½ cup fresh fruit like frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.
In a fancy dish – you may enjoy it more!
Which way are YOU going to use it? Share your pictures on Instagram and tag me! Can’t wait to see!
I have partnered with Arctic Zero. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.