Sunday, April 1, 2012

Super Yummy "Ice Cream"

I found this recipe on the BR website and thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did... It was awesome!

It's easy to make and while a little higher in calories, it is packed with protein. If you can budget it into your daily allowance, it is a wonderful treat.

1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen over night
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
Cinnamon to sprinkle on top

I just tossed everything in my blender and mixed it up until it was smooth. It's cold and the consistency of a nice ice cream.

My protein powder happened to be chocolate which goes well with PB and a banana.

Naturally the PB is high in cal and bananas aren't the lowest cal fruit in the word. BUT it is very healthy. The products you use and the size of the banana will change your data but mine was 410 calories. Basically a "meal" in terms of calories. It takes a little moving around of what you eat an when but it is definitely worth the effort.

Give it a try sometime.... And mix it up with some of your own innovations. Experimenting with what you make is part of the fun!

XOXO

2 comments:

  1. does it taste like banana? Because I generally don't like bananas, especially frozen, but I need to find something to substitute ice cream for, since it's one of my weaknesses!

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  2. Yes, it does have a banana taste it.

    Hmmm.... I wonder if something else would work. The banana is the perfect consistency. I may have to experiment with this.

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