How To Make A Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe


Healthy And Delicious Homemade Protein Ice Cream With No Added Sugar

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m showing you how to make a protein ice cream blizzard recipe.

That’s right Live Lean Nation, I finally nailed a homemade protein ice cream blizzard recipe.

But before I share how to make this protein ice cream, remember how much I used to love Dairy Queen blizzards?

If you’re a long time Live Leaner, you may even remember my first Live Lean TV intro included a clip of me actually eating a blizzard.

I Used To Crave Dairy Queen Blizzards

It’s true.

I loved eating Dairy Queen blizzards.

But guess what?

Even though I haven’t had a Dairy Queen blizzard in over a year, I still eat “blizzards” almost every day.

Say what? 

When you’re Living Lean, it’s not all about only eating chicken and broccoli.

We find ways to “Live Lean-ify” delicious treats like blizzards, using healthier ingredients that provide a much more balanced macronutrient profile.

Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas!

In other words:

So do you want to know how to make a protein ice cream blizzard recipe?

Well since you’ve been so good to me, it’s time for me to share my homemade protein ice cream blizzard recipe with you.

If you’re like most people who crave snacks at night, this is the perfect night time snack since it high in protein, high in healthy fat, and lower in refined sugar. 

How To Make A Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe

Here’s how simple it is to make this homemade protein blizzard.

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Protein Ice Cream Blizzard
Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe
  1. In a blender, add 1 cup of coconut milk from a carton, 1 frozen banana, 1 serving of vanilla protein powder, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of a lemon flavored fish oil. Blend it up.
  2. While it's blending, add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries to a serving bowl, while keeping the other 1/2 cup of blueberries in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the blended mixture over top of the 1/2 cup of blueberries in the serving bowl.
  4. Next, you're going to add the other half a cup of blueberries right on top of the mixture. Since the blueberries are frozen, they will help thicken up the mixture and turn it into some delicious ice cream.
  5. Add 2 tbsp of the unsweetened shredded coconut and the other 1/2 tsp dash of cinnamon over top of the mixture.
  6. For the last step, I like to take the spoon that I'm going to be eating with, and scoop out a tbsp of almond butter, and mix it into the ice cream mixture.
  7. Set the mixture aside for 2 minutes to allow the frozen blueberries to help solidify the liquid.
  8. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 330

Protein: 20g

Carbohydrates: 31g

Fat: 14g

How simple was that to make?

Just look at how good that protein ice cream blizzard looks.

How To Make A Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe

It’s now time to take a bite.

Damn That’s Good!

Wow, ice cream at it’s finest.

Once you try this homemade protein ice cream blizzard recipe, you’re never going to crave a Dairy Queen blizzard again.

Have this bad boy at night and say goodbye to your sugary night time cravings.

Dairy Queen Blizzard vs. Homemade Protein Ice Cream Blizzard

Now let’s compare the nutrition information of a typical Dairy Queen blizzard with my homemade protein ice cream blizzard.

Dairy Queen Blizzard Nutrition Facts:

A small DQ blizzard contains:

  • Calories: 570
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 80g
  • Fat: 23g

Macronutrient Percentage Breakdown:

  • 7% of the total calories are made up of a measly 10g of protein.
  • 56% of the total calories are made up of a whooping 80g of carbohydrates, which 72g are pure sugar.
  • 36% of the total calories are made up 23g unhealthy fat.

Dairy Queen Blizzard Ingredients:

Just look at the unhealthy ingredients found in a Dairy Queen Skor Blizzard.

Dairy Queen Vanilla Soft Serve Ingredients:

  • Modified milk ingredients
  • Sugar
  • Glucose
  • Mono and diglycerides
  • Guar gum
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Carrageenan
  • Artificial flavor

Skor Pieces Ingredients:

  • Milk chocolate contains:
    • Sugar
    • Milk ingredients
    • Cocoa butter
    • Chocolate
    • Lactose
    • Soya Lecithin
    • Artificial flavor
  • Sugar
  • Milk ingredients
  • Chopped almonds
  • Salt

**shakes head**


Now let’s compare that to the healthy ingredients found in our Live Lean homemade protein ice cream blizzard.

Check it out.

My Live Lean Homemade Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Nutrition Facts:

This recipe made a lot of ice cream, so it could easily be split into two servings.

If you did that, here’s how the nutrition facts would work out.

1 serving of my homemade protein ice cream blizzard contains:

  • Calories: 330
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fat: 14g

Macronutrient Percentage Breakdown:

  • 24% of the calories are coming from 20g of healthy protein.
  • 38% of the calories are coming from 31g of carbohydrates, mainly from natural sources of fruit.
  • 38% of the total calories are coming from healthy fat, mainly from omega 3 fatty acids.

So this is proof, once again, that you can still eat delicious food, and still Live Lean.

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47 responses to “How To Make A Protein Ice Cream Blizzard Recipe

  1. This recipe is perfect for me! I’ve been eating very clean with basic 1
    ingredient whole foods for about 2 weeks now, and honestly the one food
    I’ve been craving is DQ BLIZZARDS! So thank you so much! You made me smile
    big when I saw this recipe:)

  2. Well, great. Now I have an excuse for eating a gallon of ice cream during
    one of my fits of manic depression.

  3. Hi! Have you tried – Timeout Paleo Recipe Book (just google it)? Ive heard
    some incredible things about it and my cooworker got amazing fat loss with

  4. Hey brad!! Could you please do a video on protein powder? I’m really
    confused to what I should be looking for when purchasing one. Why should I
    have whey over plant based.. what ingredients should I look for and also
    the nutrition values. This would be such a great help… thank you so much
    🙂 x

  5. Brad! Thank you for this recipe. Im sure I could use chunky peanut butter
    versus the almond butter correct?

  6. Subbed! Nice Video!
    If I dont like the taste of cocnut milk and cinnamon. What product can i
    use to substitute those? (also almond butter, its a bit hard to find in my
    country). Thanks!

  7. Hi brad thanks for the recipe! What protein powder did you use? I’m always
    in search of a good protein powder . whey doesn’t sit well with my
    stomache. I’ve been using a soy based protein powder from vitamin world.

  8. You nailed it! This is on my weekend menu! Thanks. I have been eating
    frozen bananas/fruits with nut butters but never thought to do it quite
    this way. Great idea!

  9. awesome recipe, Brad…I like to snack on dairy at night so what I do is take some Fage 0% greek yogurt, whip up some vanilla protein powder just for flavor, throw some raisins or fresh berries in, add some almond butter, and put it in the freezer for a half hour. Plain yogurt does not freeze well, that’s why even organic stuff has guar gum or something in it to stabilize while frozen, so you can’t freeze it for too long…but that’s my nonfat version of your recipe minus the banana…gonna have to try yours next time!

  10. voted for you! you definitely deserve to win brad, you’re the awesomest!
    and this looks super good as well! what’s the best tasting vanilla protein
    powder that you recommend?

  11. I kove these videos, I’m trying to live lean but I have to say.. when you
    come in Italy and you taste REAL ice cream….you remain enchanted! Anyway,
    I think one ice cream a month, or two a month doesn’t really affect the
    diet if you really live lean 😉
    And of course I’m not speaking of fast food ice creams or ready to eat

  12. wow welcome to the group of the other 200 videos using essentially the same
    recipe for healthy ice cream on youtube…

    1. Joseph do you eat nonfat greek yogurt? Try that instead of coconut milk as the base. It’s pretty much nonfat whey protein as pure as nature allows lol. I’m sure on the nut butter side you can substitute whatever type you want, just make sure it’s natural with no added junk.

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