Dessert might as well be my middle name. I know, I know. I am a fitness instructor so people have their doubts about my sweet tooth, but those that know me well can vouch it is legit.
I will admit that when I indulge, I try to find something with nutritional value…like eating a handful of almonds with my dark chocolate square so I can feel a little bit better about myself. Then I was introduced to Naturally Smart Frozen Dessert. Naturally Smart is the royal flush of all sweet treats. A scoop of this to-die-for creamy cold dessert packs 10 grams of protein. That is more than my handful of almonds, a slice of turkey or an egg.
What’s the big deal about protein-laced food you may ask. Well, protein is the building block of muscle tissue and it helps you stay full longer. More importantly than the added protein is how delicious it tastes. The flavors are so rich that a single serving (a half cup) is satisfying. Your mouth will think you are eating full-fledged ice cream. The vanilla is oh-so-creamy and the chocolate is decadent.
Why is it a frozen dessert and not ice cream you ask?
Well, it’s too stinking healthy to be ice cream. Naturally Smart can’t be named ice cream because its fat, sugar and calorie content is too low to be in that category, hence the frozen dessert title! I was happy to share this treat with my daughters (especially Kate who’s main source of protein is peanut butter) because unlike most treats that are packed with sugars, this one has less grams per serving (under 15 grams) than the ever popular fruit-flavored greek yogurt. I wondered though if it could win over my husband…
I’m the kind of wife that occasionally tries to trick my husband into eating healthy. I’ve gone so far as to hide ingredients for a sneak attack because he tends to decide things taste worse if I warn him I used a healthier substitute.
I set the stage for my dessert sneak attack. I doled out a couple of scoops to him quickly before he could see the foreign containers and waited. He liked the taste from the first bite! Then I revealed it was packed full of protein with less sugar, fat and calories than regular ice cream and he was pumped!
For $4.99 a pint, you will also support a local business. Naturally Smart was created by a Jacksonville native who chose to locally produce at a dairy in Georgia. This sweet sensation made an appearance at One Spark and is starting to pop up in area stores like Whole Foods, Bio Max, Grassroots II and select Winn Dixies this summer. When your sweet tooth strikes, choose wisely by eating a bowl of Naturally Smart full of calcium, protein and decadence.
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Thank you Naturally Smart for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!