Black Raspberry Protein Fluff Recipe
This simple recipe for black raspberry protein fluff is a delicious, sugar-free, protein-packed alternative to traditional protein fluff. We are certain that you will love this healthy dessert.
Black Raspberry Protein Fluff can be made in a matter of minutes, is extremely satisfying, and is guilt-free. It’s a high-protein dessert cuisine that tastes amazing.
It’s a great alternative to whipped cream or ice cream, and it’s super filling.
First, What is Protein Fluff?
Protein fluff is a high-volume, low-calorie, blended frozen treat made with protein powder and other simple ingredients. It’s a staple in many strength training diets or weight loss plans because it’s so filling and contains so few calories.
Which protein powder to use?
The protein powder industry is rife with competition. In my kitchen, I like to use ingredients that are as natural as possible. There are several options that you could choose from and mainly the one you choose will come down to preference.
Whey Protein Powder
One of the most abundant types of protein in dairy is whey protein. Whey protein, a byproduct of the cheesemaking process, contains abundant quantities of all nine essential amino acids, which the body uses to fuel the processes that proteins perform.
I suggest a brand called Naked Whey if you are going to use stevia or aren’t looking to have your fluff super sweet. If you have a sweet tooth as I do, then I recommend using Garden of Life Vanilla protein powder.
Casein Protein Powder
Casein is a form of protein that is digested slowly, meaning it can help with both muscle growth and recovery. Taking it is a great way to get more protein into your diet and boost your overall health. This plays a significant role in reducing body fat and maximizing muscle gain.
I have not made this protein fluff recipe with casein protein yet. So if you try it out, please leave a comment below and let us know how it turned out.
Vegan Protein Powder
If you are looking for a plant-based protein powder to make your vegan protein fluff, there are a lot of great vegan protein powders on the market. Orgain vanilla protein powder is a great choice if you are interested in using pea protein powder.
I will say that pea protein powders have a slightly different consistency than casein protein powder or whey protein powders. But if you are going to make a vegan protein fluff recipe, then you really just have to be ok with it.
Brown Rice Protein Powder
I haven’t tried it yet, but one of our partners emailed me and told me that brown rice protein can also make a mean protein fluff. Just be sure you know that this will be a higher-carb version of this protein fluff recipe.
Different protein powders produce different results so just be sure to swap out a protein powder if you aren’t getting that fluffy texture or creamy fluff you are looking for.
Whatever protein powder you choose for your protein powder recipes, just be sure to check that there is no xanthan gum or guar gum.
Why is Xanthan Gum Bad For You?
The main reason to avoid xanthan gum is that it can cause digestive issues. It can cause some side effects such as intestinal gas and bloat.
It’s also not a natural whole ingredient so we usually recommend that people avoid xanthan gum in their recipes.
Why Almond Milk?
So I am recommending whey protein powder but thing telling you to use almond milk. What gives? Well for starters, whey protein powder doesn’t have the saturated fat that dairy milk has.
Studies have shown a correlation between heart disease and the consumption of saturated fat, so one benefit of almond milk is that it provides healthier fats.
It also contains more potassium, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, magnesium, and calcium and has a higher nutrient profile.
Also if you are going to use vegan protein powder, then using almond milk definitely makes the most sense.
Tips For Improving Consistency
To make protein fluff, you must have a powerful high-speed blender or food processor. This is most likely the most important tip of all.
High Powerd Blender
I was using an old blender when I first tried to make it, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get all of the frozen fruit to crush up and blend with the protein powder.
If you don’t already have one, invest in a high-quality blender (or food processor, as I did). Believe me, it will be worthwhile, and you will use it more than you think!
Be certain that your frozen berries are not freezer burnt.
Make sure you’re using a high-quality natural protein powder. Regardless of your other ingredients, if you don’t get the protein powder right, this recipe will turn out bad.
In addition, I’ve discovered that chocolate protein powder does not blend as well as other flavors. I’m not sure why, but it’s something to think about!
Can you store Protein Fluff?
Protein fluff is definitely best when you eat it right away. It’s best to devour this snack cuisine as soon as possible for the maximum fluffy texture. Refrigeration causes the texture to change from fluffy to chunky… ew!
Toppings or No Toppings?
That’s completely up to you. However, it would be a shame to create this amazing low-calorie protein fluff recipe and then chuck a bunch of sugar toppings on it.
But low and behold I do recommend one sugar-free, low-calorie topping that actually compliments this fluffy texture perfectly. That topping is Cacao Nibs or Cocoa powder.
Additional Protein Fluff Recipe Ideas
Let’s get started
Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s make protein fluff!
Black Raspberry Protein Fluff
Calories Per Serving
- 2/3 c. frozen blackberries
- 1/3 c. frozen raspberries
- 1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 c. vanilla whey protein powder
- Pulse berries in food processor until broken up.
- Add almond milk and continue to process until well combined.
- Add protein powder and process another couple minutes until fluffy and smooth.