Tropical Protein “Nice” Cream ~ Vegan

Now that summer is in full swing our house has has officially turned into an inferno because we don’t have AC.  It is so hot up in hurr that I literally want lo live off salad, smoothies and ice cream.sohotMy after-dinner snack is usually some form of banana ice cream.  If you’ve never made this before all you need is a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec) – I’ve heard you can also do this in your food processor – some bananas, a splash of milk and an imagination for flavour combos!  It doesn’t even have to be frozen bananas, it can be any frozen fruit, but bananas make it more creamy and therefore more “ice cream-like”.

This time I’ve decided to head to the Tropics and try a banana pineapple coconut combo!  To get a boost of protein I also added some Plant Fusion Vanilla Protein Powder.  So, bust out your blender and let’s make some healthy ice cream!Tropical Protein Nice Cream ~ Vegan

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Makes 1 large serving

1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 scoop Plant Fusion Vanilla Protein Powder
1 frozen banana (about 100g)
1 cup frozen pineapple (about 100g)
1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
A few drops of coconut flavour liquid stevia (optional)

Optional Toppings
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Dried unsweetened mango pieces

Add all the ingredients (except for the toppings) in the order listed to a high speed blender. Banana Pineapple Ice Cream2Blend on low, increasing to high until 4 mounds are formed. Banana Pineapple Ice Cream3 Scoop into a bowl and add toppings!Banana Pineapple Ice Cream4Drift away to an island paradise 🙂

I normally eat this serving size by myself but it is quite large! You can definitely split it between two people – if you like to share 😉  It’s only 250 calories for a GIANT bowl of ice cream; you can’t go wrong with that!

Nutritional Info per serving (1 large serving, without toppings)
255 Calories, 41g Carbs, 7g Fat, 13g Protein, 240g Sodium, 24g Sugar (22g are natural sugar found in the fruit)

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may not always be 100% accurate.  It is meant to be used as a reference only.

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