If you’re looking for healthy plant-based homemade soft serve ice cream without the guilt, look no further! This Banana Protein “Nice” Cream is a super easy recipe with five ingredients and it doesn’t take all day long to churn like traditional ice cream!
This healthy dessert recipe comes straight out of my new plant based recipe book called Greens & Things Vegetarian Recipe Book.
This Banana Protein Nice Cream recipe is a healthy version of your classic favorite and can be enjoyed on both the 17 Day Diet and the 17 Day Kickstart Diet.
Keep reading as I’ll share which cycle and phases this yummy treat is approved for with each diet.
Banana Protein Nice Cream Ingredients
Like I mentioned, this recipe is super easy AND quick and only has 5 ingredients. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need:
- Protein Powder
- Berries as topping
This Banana Protein Nice Cream is intended as a “soft serve” recipe, but you can certainly place the blended dessert back in the freezer and allow it to harden if you prefer a different consistency.
Flavor Add Ins for Banana Protein Nice Cream
This Banana Protein Nice Cream is super versatile, too!
If you want to switch up the flavors, it’s super easy to do. Here are a few examples of the different creations you can make with this base recipe:
- Chocolate Flavored Protein Powder
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (if you don’t have flavored protein powder)
- Peanut Butter or any nut butter (add 1 to 2 Tablespoons depending on your preference)
- Blend different fruits into the recipe (rather than topping)
Banana Protein Nice Cream for the 17 Day Diet
This recipe can be used as-is during Cycle 3 of the original 17 Day Diet.
Since it is made with fruit, make sure you enjoy this before 2pm. And yes, you can have “dessert” during the day!
Banana Protein Nice Cream for the 17 Day Kickstart Diet
This Banana Protein Nice Cream can also be enjoyed during the 10-Day Stabilize Phase of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet without any changes made. Like the original diet, you’ll also need to make sure you eat this before 2pm.
If you want to enjoy this recipe in an earlier phase, you’ll want to make sure you use a plant based yogurt (such as coconut or soy) in the 4-Day Soak Up Phase. And yes, bananas are allowed during the Soak Up Phase!
Unfortunately, bananas are not allowed during the 3-Day Scrub Phase, so you’ll need to hold off until at least day 4 of the Kickstart Diet!
If you’re not familiar with what foods are allowed in which phases, make sure you take a peek at the 17 Day Kickstart Diet food list.
Another Healthy Nice Cream Recipe
If you’re not a fan of bananas, then you should check out another “nice” cream recipe on my blog.
Other Healthy Dessert Recipes
If you enjoy this Banana Protein Nice Cream and would like to explore other healthy desserts recipes, make sure you check out my other recipes:
If you decide to make this creamy Banana Protein Nice Cream, I’d love it if you’d come back to review the recipe below.
If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog with your picture of your creation! Enjoy!
- 2 medium bananas, sliced, frozen
- 4 tbsp. vanilla or plain yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla whey or pea protein
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- berries, to serve
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or highspeed
blender and blitz until smooth and creamy,
about 2-3 minutes.
- Divide between two bowls, top with berries and enjoy.
- If you prefer this soft-serve Nice Cream to be more of a hard ice cream, pop it in the freezer for a few hours.
17 Day Diet – Cycle 3
Kickstart Diet – Soak Up and Stabilize Phases (use plant based yogurt for the Soak Up Phase)
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