Today I am sharing one of my favorite summer recipes! You might think that this one is high in calories or not appropriate for those of you working on your weight, but you’d be wrong!
This delicious and satisfying breakfast, or post-workout treat, contains only 345 calories. Macros are equally divine at 39gC/11gF/29gP. (That’s a whole 29 grams of vegan protein for those of you not versed in macro-lingo).
I have shared here before, that a frozen banana, whirred in the food processor with just a splash of water, makes something eerily similar to actual ice cream. But because it contains no dairy products and therefore, no animal cruelty, we call it “Nice Cream”. Cute, or self-righteous, who cares, it’s wonderful.
In this version, I mixed my nice cream with a scoop of vegan protein powder and a spoonful of peanut butter. Layered with a super quick chocolate sauce made out of maple syrup and unsweetened cocoa powder, the most time-consuming part of this recipe is washing up afterward.
Quick. Easy. Cravings Busting. Vegan. Fits My Macros. Delicious. Ticks all the boxes for me!
My kids love this as well and I feel really good about making them such a healthy snack. The last time I made it, one of them took a picture and whatsapp’ed it to all his friends. I loved the stream of “Yuuuummm” and “I want!” that followed.
I should open a Nice Cream Shop. (But I won’t, so feel-free to steal that idea, oh entrepreneurial ones!)
- 1 frozen medium- large frozen banana
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder (I used vanilla flavor)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- water, see below
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- enough water to get syrup texture, 1-3 Tbsp
- Chopped nuts and coconut for garnish if desired
- Put banana in food processor with peanut butter, protein powder, and vanilla.
- Pulse a few times to mash.
- With machine running, slowly add water 1 Tbsp at a time until a thick ice cream texture is achieved. Do not over-mix or add too much water or you'll have a smoothie!
- Layer peanut butter nice cream in your jar with fudge ripple.
- Top with chopped nuts and coconut flakes if desired.
Protein powder is not essential if you do not use it. I personally find that eating foods with a balance with carbs, protein, and healthy fats keep me (and my clients) feeling full and not binge-y. If you choose to leave it out, add a few dates for sweetness and thickness.