Protein Banana Split

Protein Banana Split
  • Yield:1 serving
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Time:45 minutes

What if I told you it was possible to have a banana split that was actually GOOD for you? Guess what—it is possible! It’s also pretty easy too. We will also be making our own chocolate syrup that is entirely sugar-free, ridiculously easy to make, and super yummy too! Can this day get any better? Well, maybe it can—perhaps a hole in the ceiling will open up and few million dollars, a pair of unicorns, a rainbow, and a calorie-free pizza will mysteriously drop into my living room.

You will see an ingredient on the ingredients list called guar gum—this is a natural thickener commonly used in small amounts to thicken ice cream and other food products. You can find this in a supermarket baking section, a health food store, or online.

This childhood favorite can actually be a muscle-building health food. I’m going to wait for a minute and let that sink in. Okay, are you ready? Here goes:

Ingredients:

  • ¾ scoop vanilla EFX Sports Pure Whey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. guar gum
  • 1 packet or tsp. stevia sweetener (optional)

Syrup:

  • ½ serving chocolate EFX Sports Protein 6
  • 1 tbsp. water

Directions:

Take the vanilla whey, yogurt, stevia, guar gum, and half of the banana and put it in a large bowl. Mash it all together with a fork then use a hand mixer and beat until smooth. Scrape it all into a ball and put it into another smaller bowl, and freeze for 15-20 minutes. Mix it around and freeze for another 20 minutes or so. Do this until it is frozen to the desired frozen-ness, but soft enough for you to get an ice cream scoop or spoon through it. To make the scoop go into it easier (this works on any ice cream) is run it under hot water for 30 seconds.

Now for the syrup—you can use sugar-free chocolate syrup but the syrup we will be making here tastes a lot better, is better for you, and is super easy to make. It’s important that you use chocolate Protein 6 because it’s very thick when you add a tiny bit of water and mix. Do this in a small bowl or glass adding a few drops of water at a time until it looks to be the desired consistency. You can also use vanilla Protein 6 if you don’t have chocolate and add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Take the other half of the banana and cut it long-ways down the center. Scoop the ice cream onto it, drizzle the syrup and you’re instantly transported back to your childhood!!

Nutrition:

Calories – 314
Fat – 2.75 g
Carbs – 37.7 g
Protein – 35.8 g
Fiber: 6.1 g