Fit Banana Sundae

Banana Ice Cream with Protein Powder

Oh man!  Who wants ice cream for a snack?  HELLO!  I do!!

When I first saw this recipe idea I knew I had to try it because I kind of didn’t really believe it.  Well, guess what!?  It works and it is VERY delicious!  I usually push this into one of my snacks on a day when I’m about ready to lose it (lose it in a way where I might just eat your cookie straight out of your hands if you’re standing next to me).  This makes me feel slightly indulgent without feeling super guilty afterwards.

It’s the frozen banana that brings the magic to this recipe.  It offers a rich, wonderful “ice cream-like” consistency.  When my bananas are getting pretty ripe then I simply slice them into 1-inch chunks, place them in a Ziploc freezer bag, and throw them in the freezer.  When you blend them up, they seriously emulate ice cream.

Now, I’ve made this with just the bananas and protein powder and it was GREAT.  Then I had this splendid idea to mix a little bit of milk with some peanut butter and drizzle that over the top.  I mean, peanut butter and bananas are a pretty heavenly mix, right?!  It was SUPER GREAT.   So, if you have the calorie allowance . . . try it.

Either way, you’re going to love this!  Seriously!

Fit Banana Sundae

1/4 cup skim milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (about 22g of protein & 110 calories)
1 cup frozen banana slices
2 tablespoons fat free Reddi-wip, optional
1 maraschino cherry, optional

Pour skim milk into blender or food processor.  Add protein powder and blend on high speed for about 15 seconds.

Add frozen banana slices and blend on high speed for 45 seconds or until smooth, stopping blender to stir with a spoon and scrape down sides as needed (a food processor will give you a smooth result faster than the blender).

Spoon into a dessert bowl.  Top each sundae with 2 tablespoons of Reddi-wip and a maraschino cherry, if using.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information (Per Sundae without Reddi-wip or Cherry)
Calories:  209
Protein:  25.2g
Carbs:  26.3g
Fat:  1.3g


One thought on “Fit Banana Sundae

  1. Emily says:

    I too love the delightful texture of blended frozen bananas! Also, great job teaching the ladies about nutrition! I was with you on every word. I’ve already shared E.L.M.O. and the gas tank analogy with my husband.

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