My Favorite Preworkout Snack: Chocolate Banana Whip

Fitness, Recipes | July 2, 2016 | By

I used to hate bananas.  Seriously, I was one of the pickiest eaters alive.  When I was little, my parents tried to get me to eat so many things and I only wanted to eat hot dogs (hey, I haven’t always been vegan sadly), box macaroni and cheese, and peas.  After I became vegan I started broadening my food horizons.  I still don’t like to just eat a banana by itself BUT I love banana whip (aka nice cream) and sliced bananas on toast or a rice cake with some nut butter.  I really love this chocolate banana whip though.  It’s a perfect snack, especially before a workout, because it’s a fair amount of carbs and fat with a little protein.  This is also super duper easy to make.  You just have to plan ahead the day before and cut up the bananas to throw in the freezer.  I will buy a bunch of 6 or 8 large bananas so I can prep 4 containers at a time.  Then I just pull one out and whip it up right before the gym.  Easy breezy vegan ice creamy. 

Basically just throw the bananas into the food processor with the almond milk, cocoa or cacao powder, and small amount of protein. 

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Then slowly add a little more milk until it starts moving, but not too much because you don’t want it liquidy.  You just want it to be able to start processing.

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It should look similar to this when done.  Sometimes you need to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl or a knife to break up large banana chunks and reprocess.

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Dress it up with your favorite toppings.  I like to top it with 1 tbsp of Sunbutter or PB and some chocolate chips. 

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Chocolate Banana Whip
Serves 1
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
292 calories
70 g
1 g
3 g
8 g
1 g
319 g
19 g
34 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
319g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292
Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 19mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 70g
23%
Dietary Fiber 11g
43%
Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
43%
Calcium
15%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 large bananas, sliced and pre-frozen
  2. 1/8 cup cocoa or cacao powder
  3. 2 tbsp almond milk (any plant milk works), may need a little more to process
  4. 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp protein powder
Instructions
  1. Throw frozen, sliced bananas into food processor.
  2. Add protein powder, cocoa powder, and almond milk.
  3. Process until smooth. You may need to add some more milk through the feed tube while processing to get it moving. You also may need to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula or use a knife to break up large chunks. Add just enough milk (in a really slow stream) until it is moving well enough to process. You want it to be the texture of soft serve ice cream. Process for about 1 minute until smooth and fluffy.
Notes
  1. Great toppings include: 1 tbsp of nut or seed butter, chocolate chips, crushed cookies or cereal pieces, chopped brownie or cake, sprinkles.
  2. Adding a cookie, brownie, or cake will up the carb count if you want it to.
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calories
292
fat
3g
protein
8g
carbs
70g
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Vegan Sarah http://vegansarah.com/
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