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Protein Creamsicle Sherbet

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For the past 6 weeks or so i’ve changed up my exercise routine. I’ve been forced to take a break from running and I was in an exercise funk thanks to of all things a toe injury. My husband suggested I start working out with him and our 15 year old so I have; I am back to lifting weights consistently. I hate to admit it but I hadn’t been consistent with my strength training in a while. I have barely done it since my car accident but I am back and I am doing good. In the just over 6 weeks I have been back at it i’ve made some great gains.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet


With my running I have always pondered adding a protein supplement to my diet. Now that I am lifting on a regular basis again (and plan to continue when I start running again) I am thinking more and more that it is a need. My mind goes in a tizzy when it comes to researching the different brands and each of my friends has a different opinion. So, I went to Walmart and picked up some EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control to try out.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet |Country Girl Gourmet

Why pick EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control? Here are some great reasons why:

  • EAS is a great source of Protein
  • EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control will help you manage hunger and nourish muscles.
  • EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control can help you manage your weight and increase your energy.
  • EAS is good, complete nutrition
  • EAS contains good for you nutrients
  • EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control can help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals when combined with an active lifestyle.
  • EAS can help you reach your best you yet.
  • This product is designed to help you get lean and toned – specifically designed for active, carb-conscious people looking for a lean-protein weight-management solution.

I have protein now to try, YAY! I am ready to try it out but I was also thinking, how can I make this protein drink even better? Yes, EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control is tasty by itself but my mind was thinking about turning it into a frozen treat so I did! I created Protein Creamsicle Sherbet and it was not only super easy to make but it makes the perfect post workout cold snack.


Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet


Making Protein Creamsicle Sherbet is actually pretty simple. You only need a few ingredients. One Vanilla EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control drink, an orange, orange juice, honey, vanilla and a wee bit of salt.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

You start by pouring your vanilla EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control drink in a bowl and adding to it the zest of one orange.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

I then drizzle in Vanilla Bean Paste. Vanilla Extract can be used but I prefer the paste and all the beautiful vanilla bean specks.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

I continue adding all my ingredients and whisk them all up. Once whisked up I transfer to a tupperware container and refrigerate overnight. This is a good time to place your ice cream maker in the freezer, if needed.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

The next day I set up my Kitchen Aide Ice Cream Maker and got it ready to make some sherbet. It took about 15-20 minutes until I had some soft serve consistency sherbet.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

I then placed the sherbet in an freezer safe container and into the freezer to allow it firm up a bit more.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

I was impatient though, I wanted to try some out. So after a couple hours I pulled it out to serve some up.

Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

So I scooped myself up a small bowl.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmetand it was delicious. It would be the perfect thing for after my summertime workouts in our garage.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl GourmetI will never know though. My husband and son thought so too as they finished it up after their work outs that evening. They ate it all! I guess that means I need to make some more.
Protein Creamsicle Sherbet | Country Girl Gourmet

What are your plans for reaching your fitness goals and becoming a healthier you? Have you added protein to your diet? How do you add it?

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Protein Creamsicle Sherbet
A easy to make low carb protein filled vanilla orange sherbet
  • 1 11oz French Vanilla EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Shake ( or 1½ cups of protein shake)
  • ⅓ cup Honey
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 cups Orange Juice (fresh or bottled not from concentrate)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or paste)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  1. In a large bowl combine EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Shake, Orange Zest, Vanilla, Honey, Orange Juice and Salt and mix well with a whisk.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl; cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Freeze in a 4 to 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer sherbet to a lidded freezer safe container, and freeze for 4 hours.

Want to know where you can buy EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control? You can buy EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control at Walmart or directly from EAS.

Watermelon and Strawberry Popsicles

Have I told y’all about my garden? It is doing pretty well if I do say so myself it is doing pretty well this year. Much better than last year at least. So far my biggest battle was an early heat spell. My garden didn’t care for the 100 degree temps, even the hot peppers. My pepper plants were always the first plants to wilt. I think the only thing that went unfazed by the high temps were my watermelon’s. Heck, my watermelons have pretty much taken over the front half of my garden. They are looking beautiful and we have about 10 watermelons growing at the moment and they are getting big!


With 10 watermelon’s coming I am left wondering, what we are going to do with all of that watermelon? There is always Watermelon Sorbet and Watermelon Margaritas, but i’ve wondered what else I could make. That is when I remembered a recipe I made last summer that my kiddos loved, Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles.

Watermelon and Strawberry PopsiclesI made them again with a watermelon I picked up at the store and they were still winners among my kids. Even my strawberry hating oldest son wanted more. Just don’t tell him they have strawberries in them…shhhh! He loves strawberry flavor but is adamantly against the sight of real strawberries, go figure!
Want another plus with these popsicles? You know exactly what is in them and you can pronounce everything! These have 4 super simple ingredients, watermelon, strawberries lemon juice and sugar. Yes, it is easy to buy real fruit juice pops at the grocery store but they have added ingredients you don’t need like, carob bean gum, guar gum, citric acid, artificial or natural colorings and flavorings and ascorbic acid. I really don’t get the added coloring because I know my pops turned out a beautiful color without any extra help. I guess that can go in the pile of things that make you go hmmm.

My melons need to get growing because I can’t wait to make these popsicles again with the melons from my garden! I can only imagine how much better they will taste. They will make this perfect summertime  treat even better.

How will you be eating watermelon this summer?

Watermelon and Strawberry Popsicles
  • 2½ cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  1. Place the watermelon, lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries into a blender or food processor, and blend on High speed until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds, and insert sticks or handles. Freeze until firm, several hours or overnight.

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Strawberry Peach Sorbet

It is officially summer, woohoo! I love the warm weather even the 90 degree days. Those extra hot days just mean it is time for frozen treats. My family is all about frozen treats. We each have our favorites. The top of my list is sorbet. I happily will pick sorbet over ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, I love my ice cream but I will choose sorbet first any day especially when it is homemade.

Sorbet is simple, it is fruit and simple syrup that is frozen. Using all the wonderful in season fruits and berries is in my opinion one of the best parts of making homemade sorbet. My newest favorite flavor has been Strawberry Peach. I used some beautiful local strawberries that I had picked and froze for later from my favorite produce stand, Gillis Hill Road Produce. Then I found some early season peaches. Peaches aren’t just for Georgia, we have local peaches here in North Carolina too and they are wonderful! Mix the two together with some simple syrup and you have something special. I had to fight my husband just to get some it was so good and he isn’t a huge fan of peaches.

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!

Strawberry Peach Sorbet | Country Girl Gourmet



Strawberry Peach Sorbet
  • ½-1 cup white sugar (based on your fruit’s sweetness)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 cup peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced)
  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cooled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Blend strawberries and peaches in a blender or food processor until pureed. Stir pureed fruit mixture into sugar mixture.
  3. Pour mixture into a large resealable plastic freezer bag. Seal, and freeze for 45 minutes to an hour. Move the contents around in the bag every 15 minutes while freezing. OR.... Transfer fruit mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Transfer sorbet to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, sorbet should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight