Enlightened: The Good For You Ice Cream

December 17, 2016

 

 

 

On the first day of Christmas Enlightened sent to me... A box full of healthy ice cream!

 

I am ALWAYS searching for new ways to continue eating my favorite food while still staying on track towards my fitness goals. Ice cream is always my go-to cheat meal. I rarely ever crave anything unhealthy except ice cream! I don't ever really find myself wanting french fries, potato chips, or even pizza. 

 

But ice cream is a totally different story.

 

That's why I have always been so excited when I discover new brands like Enlightened: The Good For You Ice Cream. 

 

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Enlightened for introducing me to their products by sending me all SEVEN (that's right, SEVEN) pints of their delicious healthy ice cream. I was so excited to come home for winter break last week to an early Christmas present sitting on my doorstep! It's always a good day when you come home to a box full of seven pints of ice cream, right?

 

I'll be honest, I tried a spoonful of every pint the minute I opened the box. How could anyone resist flavors like Triple Chocolate, Frozen Hot Cocoa, Mint Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Caramel, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip - especially for less than 100 calories per serving and less than 400 calories for an entire pint? I definitely could not! Here are the flavors I recommend giving a try (It was hard to narrow it down). 

 

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This was the first pint I cracked in to. One thing I love about Enlightened is how creamy and smooth it is! There are REAL cookie dough chunks and chocolate chips blended into this sweet cream ice cream, yet each serving is still only 100 calories and only has 6 grams of sugar. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was definitely my favorite flavor!

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Cream, Wheat Flour, Brown Sugar, Contains 2% of Less of: Vegetable Glycerin, Cane Sugar, Dutched Cocoa, Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Coconut Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Natural Flavor, Cocoa Butter, Ghee, Monk Fruit Extract, Soy Lecithin, Pasteurized Eggs, Corn Starch, Salt

 

 

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

A close second, peanut butter chocolate chip was definitely in the running for my favorite flavor. I LOVE the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I eat peanut butter pretty much every day; at least once, sometimes twice. It is a great source of healthy fats and I love grabbing a spoonful for a quick snack. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor was so spot on. Sometimes, healthy ice cream that is supposed to be peanut butter flavored can end up tasting like whey protein or have an icy texture - but not Enlightened. This pint was loaded with rich chocolate chips blended with smooth and creamy flavorful peanut butter ice cream. I couldn't even tell that the pint I was indulging in only has 4 grams of sugar! 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Cream, Peanuts, Cane Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of: Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Dutched Cocoa, Sea Salt, Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Ghee, Natural Flavor, Monk Fruit Extract, Corn Starch, Soy Lecithin

Made in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.

 

3. Triple Chocolate

If you are a chocolate lover (like me), then this is the pint for you! This flavor is a triple threat: literally. Rich chocolate chips, chocolate fudge, and creamy chocolate ice cream come together to create heaven in the form of ice cream. I love ending every meal with something sweet; and when I am craving chocolate, a spoonful of Enlightened Triple Chocolate is the perfect way to satisfy my sweet tooth. This pint is only 90 calories per serving!

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Dutched Cocoa, Cream, Cane Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of: Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Monk Fruit Extract, Ghee, Natural Flavor, Monk Fruit Extract, Pectin, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Corn Starch, Soy Lecithin

 

4. Sea Salt Caramel

This Sea Salt Caramel flavor was seriously SO impressive. Each bite had caramel ribbons

swirled through caramel flavored ice cream. Not to mention, it has 7 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar! This flavor would be even more delicious (If that's even possible) served with some warm cinnamon apples on top.

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Cream, Cane Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of: Vegetable Glycerin, Butter, Natural Flavor, Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Pectin, Citric Acid, Baking Soda, Caramel Color, Malic Acid, Disodium Phosphate

Made in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts.

 

5. Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch

There are REAL clusters of yummy oatmeal cookie and swirls of caramel mixed in this pint! If you are an oatmeal cookie fan or like foods with cinnamon in them, then you will love this Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Crunch flavor. The cookie clusters are sweet, chewy, and delicious, yet the pint only has 6 grams of sugar. All pints of Enlightened ice cream are also high in fiber; and this flavor packs in 5 grams per serving - that's 20 grams for the whole pint!

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Skim Milk, Milk Protein Isolate, Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Non-GMO Soluble Corn Fiber, Cream, Cane Sugar, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Rolled Oats, Contains 2% or Less of: Vegetable Glycerin, Butter, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Carob Gum, Guar Gum, Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Cinnamon, Pectin, Citric Acid, Baking Soda, Caramel Color, Coconut Oil, Nutmeg, Malic Acid, Disodium Phosphate

 

If you are searching for a way to satisfy your craving for ice cream, I definitely recommend trying one of Enlightened's flavors. They also make Ice Cream Bars and Roasted Broad Bean Crisps! Check out Enlightened's website to locate a store near you that carries these delicious and healthy snacks: www.eatenlightened.com

 

Have you tried Enlightened Ice Cream? Leave a comment with your favorite flavor below!

 

xoxo, Samantha Jo Bowers

 

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