The Black Raspberry Protein Fluff I made for dessert the other night was such a delightful sugar-free treat that I decided to make it again last night, but with one twist little twist: I wanted to see if there was a way to omit fruit from the recipe, but still have a similar fluffy finished product.
I attempted to use frozen chopped spinach instead of frozen fruit and.... it worked!!! I had to process it a little bit longer than when I use fruit, but the spinach did eventually incorporate in pretty well. I also threw in some chopped pecans to add a little more texture and bit of crunch to this batch.
Most people have heard of potassium and know our bodies need it, but do you know why?
Well, potassium is an electrolyte, a substance that conducts electricity in the body. It is crucial to heart function and plays a key role in muscle contraction, which makes it important for normal digestive and muscular function. Sounds pretty important, right?! Along with reducing the sugar content in the recipe, adding spinach made this a potassium packed treat since 1 cup of frozen spinach contains almost 600 mg of potassium. That makes this recipe a winnder in my book!
Chocolate Pecan Protein Fluff
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
1 c. frozen chopped spinach
1/4 c. chocolate whey protein powder
1/8 c. chopped pecans
cocoa powder, optional
- Pulse spinach 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.
- Pulse in additional cocoa powder, if desired.
- Fold in chopped pecans.