Let me break it down for you. This pie is:
- Quick and easy to make
- A refreshing and cold, minty dessert
- Filled with lots of fabulous nutrients and antioxidants
- A really damn good pie
How’s that sound? Good? Great! Here’s the details behind this frozen sweet creation: The kind folks over at Skoop sent me a big package of some of their best plant-based protein powders. For this pie, I wanted to boost it’s vitamin and protein power and thus, used the B-Strong Skoop.
First of all, I must tell you about this protein powder. I’m not usually a big fan of protein powders, bars, drinks, etc. and it’s usally because you have to be careful about the ingredients that are actually in these supposedly healthy protein-packed foods. Oh yeah, and I usually can’t stand that “chalky” taste that can be pretty characteristic of many protein powders and fortified foods. Bleh….
Bearing all that in mind, I highly recommend you try out this B-Strong Protein Powder because it is by far the best protein powder I have ever tasted!
B-Strong Protein Powder:
- Plant-based protein powder designed to help your body absorb nutrients, build muscle and recover quickly
- Blend of super pure Brown Rice and Pea Protein supplies a complete amino profile for strong, healthy muscles and lasting energy
- Prebiotics promote a happy belly
- Added Omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids to aid hormone function and boost skin and cell health
- Blend of antioxidant-rich Mediterranean fruits for post-workout recovery
- Tastes great–not “chalky” at all!
The B-Strong Protein Powder, along with all the other lines of Skoop Protein Powders can easily be incorporated in smoothies, oatmeals, baked goods, and, of course, pie
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Protein Pie
Serves: 1 pie (8 servings)
1 reduced fat graham cracker pie crust
2 1/2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Great Value brand)
2 Tbsp. Skoop B-Strong Protein Powder (or other vanilla or plain flavor protein powder)
2 Tbsp. sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix
2 Tbsp. sugar-free, fat-free cheesecake pudding mix
1/2 tsp. NuNaturals Peppermint NuStevia Liquid OR peppermint extract *
green food coloring
whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
1 heaping Tbsp. mini choc. chips
2 Tbsp. Andes mint chocolate squares (approx. 7 squares; chopped into small pieces)
*Note: if you use the peppermint extract, I recommend adding a bit of stevia or sweetener of choice to the mix as well. Depends how sweet you want the pie.
Add the yogurt, protein powder, and pudding mixes to a bowl and mix well. Add in the NuNaturals Peppermint Liquid OR peppermint extract and green food coloring to your desired flavor and color. Mix well in bowl.
Spread the pretty, green yogurt mixture into the pie crust. Top with Cool Whip or your desired whipped topping. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips and chopped Andes mint chocolate pieces on top of pie. Or you could even go the extra mile and top it with some Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies….Yum!
Store in freezer. Serve cold, either straight from the freezer or slightly thawed. It’s up to you! I prefer it slightly thawed.
What’s your favorite type of pie?
Do you have a favorite protein powder you regularly use? Or have you tried the Skoop protein powder?