It’s the little things…how many times have you heard that phrase? But it’s true on so many levels and in so many contexts. It’s the little rituals that you have with your loved ones that have the most meaning and hold the most space in your heart. It’s the little adjustments in training and nutrition that set the gold medallists apart from the silver medallists. And when it comes to food, it’s the little touches of flavour and presentation that can take a meal from merely mediocre to masterful.
I like to think that this healthful cream cheese frosting or glaze is one of those little things. It’s the perfect little something extra that can be added to enhance just about any dessert, including protein muffins, carrot cake, cinnamon buns, apple pie…oh my! Heck, it’s so good for you, you could even put it on your oatmeal. No judgment!
I haven’t seen many “Got Milk” or “Milk. It does a body good” ads lately. Maybe they simply lived out their heyday on television and didn’t make the jump to social media (does anyone else remember those ads?). Or maybe the tide is turning as many people find out that dairy isn’t necessarily as good for them as the dairy producers would have us believe. Regardless, I’m still a fiend for cheese and unless you have specific dietary allergies or intolerances to dairy, this recipe is great in moderation. Whey protein powder gives it an extra boost of protein and provides flavour & sweetness.
High Protein Healthful Cream Cheese Frosting
Creamy, smooth and with the perfect touch of tang, this frosting can be smeared, spread or eaten straight off of the spoon!
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
1 tbsp (15g) light cream cheese
1/4 scoop (7g) vanilla protein powder (I highly recommend an isolate-casein blend like Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder)
1-2 tbsp unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like Silk Unsweetened Creamy Cashew in Original or Vanilla) OR 1-2 tbsp lemon juice for Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
1. Cream together cream cheese and protein powder until fully combined.
2. Slowly add liquid until desired texture/thickness is achieved. Additional liquid will result in a glaze instead of a frosting.
3. Spoon or spread over your favourite baked goods (or enjoy straight off of the spoon – no one is watching!).
Calories: 60 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 2g Sugar: 1g Fiber: 0g Protein: 7g
You can easily multiply the recipe for more servings to frost an entire batch of cupcakes or a cake.
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