I’ve actually never been a big frosting girl. I mean, sure I’ll eat it, but I was never the type to grab a jar of frosting and eat it by the spoonful (let alone piling it sky-high on a cupcake). I think it’s the butter and sugar combo that would always make my tummy a little queasy by the second bite. However, I do know that some people LOVE frosting. My husband is one of those people who has been caught with his finger in the frosting jar a time or two. Luckily I don’t possess this same habit, as these occasional little scoops of frosting can really add up. Let’s take a look at the amount of calories, fat and sugar in a jar of store-bought frosting:
Buttercream frosting: Serving size – 2 Tbsp., Calories – 140, Fat – 6g (1.5g saturated fat, 1.5 grams trans fat), Sugar – 22g.
Now, of course it’s normal to enjoy a little frosting from time to time on cupcakes or cookies. We are only human, right?! However, what if I told you there was a way you could enjoy frosting more often with out all the calories, sugar and bad fats? But wait! There’s more! This particular frosting also has some extra protein, which makes it even better for you! AND to “top it off”, I’ve got two different delicious recipes for you!
First up is my personal favorite:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Frosting
- 2 tbsp. Fitmixer Chocolate Protein
- 1 tbsp. All Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp. Unsweetened Light Coconut Milk, Unsweetened Almond Milk or Low-Fat Milk
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until a creamy frosting-like mixture forms. Serve on top of bananas, rice cakes, toast, or enjoy it by the spoonful!
It’s super tasty and very low in calories, which makes it almost guilt-free!
Nutrition Facts: Calories – 146, Carbs – 6, Fat – 10, Sugar – 2, Protein – 13
*You could easily substitute the protein for Chocolate Fitmixer Slim as well.
Maybe you’re not a huge chocolate-peanut butter fan. I’ve got you covered with this vanilla-based protein frosting:
Lemon Vanilla Protein Frosting
- 2 tbsp. Fitmixer Vanilla Protein
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp. Unsweetened light Coconut Milk, Unsweetened Almond Milk or Low-Fat Milk
Mix all ingredients well then serve with whatever your little heart desires! My favorite for this one is definitely a big bowl of fresh organic strawberries. Yum!
This one contains even fewer calories so feel free to double it if you’d like!
Nutrition Facts: Calories – 59, Carbs – 5, Fat – 2, Sugar – 1, Protein – 8
Either one you choose, both are a much better alternative to the sugar and calorie packed jars of store bought frosting.