Protein-packed Peanut Butter Ice Cream Whoopie Pie
Alright, so I’m back from vacation and lK’s already in full-swing! In case you didn’t notice under the lK Travels section, we did a TON in Maine. My kids had such a BLAST, the weather was perfect, and we got to do everything we wanted to (and, of course, some unexpected stuff, too).
We went to the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor, Maine- a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY ME children’s museum that is just unbelievable. Hands on, super, super kid-friendly (and adult-friendly, too!), and was an entire afternoon ordeal. Kept them busy and not bored, and it was so educational, yet fun at the same time. Jasmine decided here that she was going to be Miss Future leanKitchen, too
On the way back to Dover-Foxcroft where we stayed, we stopped at Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine. There, we unexpectedly spent several hours. When we stopped, it was to see a couple of friends, get an ice cream cone, and chat. There’s what they call a “Petting Zoo” there, really a few pens of goats, some horses, and chickens. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY to do this!!! The weather, company, everything was perfect! The kids were so well-behaved, played endlessly…sincerely, could not have asked for a better experience.
The next day, we went to Bar Harbor to get another educational lesson at the Mount Desert Oceanarium in Bar Harbor. While there we learned about lobster babies, and where they come from, got to touch sea stars, sea cucumbers, and horseshoe crabs in the touch-tank (this picture of Jasmine you’ve GOT to see!), along with some other cool stuff. Kids loved it, I loved it, but we left with a big appetite. Thankfully, The Log Cabin down the street delivered some great food; Sea Scallops with Lemon Pepper.
We went to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, where we took a picture at 1532 feet- see my little man?
Alright…”Nedah, get to the point,” you’re probably saying : )
Well, we made another stop on the way to Dover-Foxcroft; this small deli store called Douins Market in New Sharon, Maine, that boasted brownie peanut butter whoopie pies. Now, I am not a sweets person, but I have heard about this place and their brownie-pb goodness, so I had to stop and check it out. Truth be told…they were pretty flippin’ good!
More than the taste, they gave me something way better; lK INSPIRATION! I decided when I got home, I was going to be making a peanut butter ice cream whoopie pie. I tried like heck, and here’s what I came up with:
Peanut Butter Ice Cream:
With an immersion blender, blend 1 cup almond Milk (or skim milk), 1 tablespoon peanut butter, and 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I, of course, use prograde) till smooth and well-mixed. Then, put into an ice cream machine till done:
Spray a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl (just a regular, everyday bowl-not plastic) with nonstick spray.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 -1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder, 1 egg white, and water till it forms a wet “dough” (will look more like brownie batter) that looks like this:
Then, take 1/2 the batter, pour into the sprayed bowl, and microwave for between 15-20 seconds. Repeat the spray and batter process for the second cookie. They’ll be done when they look like this:
Next, spoon the peanut butter ice cream in between two rounds, “smoosh” flat, wrap in plastic wrap, freeze till set (an hour or so), and ENJOY!
You’re welcome, guys. You’re going to LOVE this!
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