I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for a long time. It’s so simple, healthy, and seems like a great substitute for actual ice cream. Basically the ice cream part stems from a frozen banana. All you really need to do is blend a frozen banana until it has the consistency of ice cream. If you didn’t want banana ice cream though, you can throw in whatever ingredients you’d like to change the flavor!
I made mine with protein powder, peanut butter, and cocoa powder, and it’s delicious.
Chocolate Covered Banana (Protein) Ice Cream
(adapted from BodyRock.tv)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter, you could probably use any butter you’d like.
- 1 tsp of cocoa powder
- 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
This was actually harder to blend together than I thought. I’m not sure if it was just the frozen banana or the protein powder (maybe peanut butter?) but it was pretty chunky at first.
I interrupted the food processor a couple times to smooth out the ball o’ ice cream. Finally, it looked like ice cream should…actually more like gelato. Fancy, I know.
This is seriously really good. I’m so excited I tried this because I have to have some sort of dessert every night (I know, I’m like a 10 year old) and this is a great substitute for ice cream.
I even had my husband try it this morning and guess what it was made of. I’m sure his mind went running wild (broccoli ice cream?) because he always thinks I’m feeding him something weird but not this time! He genuinely liked it too, especially after I said it was banana.
If you wanted to cut some calories out, you could use less peanut butter or none at all. You also don’t have to use protein powder. The protein powder I use is “light” so it’s 100 calories per scoop but I know some are much higher.
I loved this dessert! I’m definitely eating some tonight. I also have a lone banana sitting on top of my fridge that I think I need to pop in the freezer…
Do you have dessert after dinner? What are some healthy alternatives to standard desserts that you eat?