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The most delicious post-workout treat ever: Sweet, Banana ice cream

Hello! Hello! Hello! Let’s make sweet Banana Ice Cream!

Bananas are the staple fruit for any health conscious eater because it’s so good for you. Just some of the health benefits of bananas include bowel regularity (sorry), they can dramatically help to improve weight loss since they have a low-calorie count while being deliciously sweet, and here’s something a lot of people don’t know – bananas are good for your eyes. The little bits of Vitamin A in bananas help to regulate clear vision.

Photo/ Pixabay
Photo/ Pixabay

Who can say no to that?

Not me.

Let’s get to it.

To make banana ice cream you will need one ingredient – seriously. Aside from the perks of a healthy body, making this delicious treat is just so much easier than making anything else remotely as sweet and beneficial.

What you’ll need:

6 large bananas
1 cutting knife
A sealable plastic container
A blender

This shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to make. You can opt to use more or less bananas according to your preference.

STEP 1:

Peel and slice the bananas into tiny chunks using your cutting knife and prepare to blend.

STEP 2:

Blend the banana chunks to a smoothie-like texture.

STEP 3:

Pour the blended banana pump into your sealable container and freeze as desired.

It’s really that simple.

Once the ice cream is frozen, scoop yourself a good helping to enjoy after a long day or post-workout.

Top Tips:

Switch things up by flavouring your ice cream with berries and nuts. I like to use crushed almonds but you can also use peanut butter – add three tablespoons of peanut butter before blending to freeze.

I’d decided to make this post-workout treat one day after my cousin was planning to throw away perfectly good, ripe bananas one day. If your bananas begin to display brown stops, don’t throw them away, use them to make your ice cream. The riper your banana ice, the sweeter your ice cream will be.

It’s totally worth the sweet, refreshing taste.

I’d love to share more healthy, post- or pre- workout treats. Do you know any recipes? Please drop me a line in the comment section below or connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Effortless Protein Pancakes

I spend a lot of money on food. Anyone who knows me will vouch for my sometimes exorbitant spending on food, rather than clothing or make-up. Needless to say, I love to eat. I enjoy trying new dishes, even though my body is sensitive to many popular ingredients like dairy, chillies, tomatoes, and seafood.

I’ve had to cut down on a lot of delicious food for the sake of having good skin, and a settled stomach. But every now and again, I indulge in a forbidden food group and savour every lingering taste.

When I stumbled across the following protein pancake recipe, compiled by Amanda Millie, I not only acquainted myself with a like-minded soul, but also discovered what would be my post-workout meal for a very long time.

Amanda Millie is a London-based Actress, Fitfluential Ambassador, and Presenter, who also loves blogging. She’s an avid lover of life, travel and real food, so naturally, we get along. More often than not, Amanda posts marvelled photos of her delicious, recent meals on Instagram. They’re pretty amazing – if you’re a fan of healthy eating. And that’s where I saw the pancakes, drizzled with mango puree and garnished with berries. They only require three ingredients, and take about 15 minutes to prepare, overall. This is definitely a recipe that I can work with, and better yet, perfect.

Instagram/ @mandsmillie
Instagram/ @mandsmillie

Check out Amanda’s original protein pancake recipe, here. After many breakfast and snack-time pancakes, I’m happy to announce that I’m a bit of an expert. I have modified the recipe a bit to add milk and honey.

Ingredients:

Optional :

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup of almond milk

Fry in Coconut Oil

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Preparation:

  1. Preheat a non-stick pan on low to medium heat. I use a gas stove so the heat level is always a bit tricky, but this means that I can still fry pancakes during load shedding.
  2. Mash banana, and mix with egg whites and protein powder. At this point, the mixture will begin to look stiff and thick, which is usually when I add some almond milk. Mix until you have a consistency that is thick, yet easy to pour into the pan.
  3. Be sure to add the coconut oil to the pan right before you begin frying, otherwise the coconut oil will burn and smoke.
  4. Cook for three to five minutes, while flipping on either side with a spatula.
  5. Once both sides have turned golden brown, it’s ready to serve!

Drizzle with honey or any other preferred toppings. View more scrumptious food pics and recipe ideas by Amanda Millie on Instagram.

Do you have an easy-to-make recipe, that’s just as healthy as these pancakes? I’d love to try it. Post your recipes in the comment section below or pop me an email to robyn@bewhole.co.za

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