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PROYO! The better 'ice cream' alternative.

Updated: Apr 2, 2019

When the temperature increases, so does our desire for a cool, creamy treat to satisfy our sweet tooth! It seems like the Halo Top ice cream fad is still going strong, however I have found that their labels are very misleading. "Low-Sugar, Low-Carb, Low-Fat". Yes... if you eat ONE SERVING, but if you're one of the many that eat an entire container in a day, depending on what flavor you're eating, that one container will have more sugar and calories than what's in a candy bar!

Halo Top Cookie Dough Flavor

That brings me to Proyo! If you don't know what proyo is, it's basically a protein frozen yogurt (without the yogurt, making it lactose-free, unlike Halo Top which is not dairy or lactose free). You can make it and flavor it to your liking and it will cost you about $1.50 - $2.00 a serving (which comes out to a huge bowl the size of an entire pint of Halo Top) vs. $6.00 (that's the price I've seen it go for) for Halo Top. If your kids love ice cream, this is also a REALLY healthy sugar-free, high calcium alternative that you can make in less than a minute! WIN!

Here is the amazing bowl that I made last night for myself:

Now on to the details...


  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (or whatever flavor you choose)

  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 2 handfuls of ice

  • 3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum (this is a thickening/binding agent that is all-natural and gluten free)

  • Stevia (optional: if you prefer it sweeter, add stevia to your liking)


  • Fruit: Frozen fruit works best; in the recipe above, I used 4 frozen strawberries

  • Nut butter

  • Sugar-Free Syrups: Walden Farms makes really good calorie-free syrups that work great in proyo

  • Sprinkles: because, who doesn't like sprinkles?!

  • Others have added Greek Yogurt to their recipes as well, however, this will increase the amount of carbs, sugar, calories and will no longer make this lactose-free


(I used Firicano Whey Protein, nutritional values may differ when using other protein powders)

Calories: 150

Protein: 27g

Carbs: 2g

Fat: 2g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 0

Calcium: 40%


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