Day 5: Post-Workout Meal: Banana Ice Cream
This frozen treat has all of the flavor and creaminess you desire without copious amounts of saturated fat and sugar. This DIY concoction is perfect any time of day, but it's particularly well-suited for after a workout because of the quick-digesting protein-carbohydrate pairing.
Banana, chopped into coins and frozen, 1 medium
Low-fat milk, 4 oz.
Protein powder, 1 scoop
Peanut butter, 1 tbsp
Add the bananas and milk to a blender and blend until a creamy consistency is formed. Be patient; this may take time. Don't be surprised if you have to help the bananas with a spoon so that they catch the blender blade.
Once ice cream consistency is achieved, mix in the whey protein and peanut butter.
Enjoy this as soft serve, or store it in the freezer for at least an hour for more of a traditional, hard ice cream.
Serving size: 1 serving
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Protein: 21 g