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High-Protein Banana Split | Throwback Thursday Recipe

Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist7 years ago
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Ah, the banana split – we all have fond memories of devouring this definitive dessert.

Relive those special memories without worrying about piling on the pounds with our high-protein take on the classic!

Serves: 4


? 4 bananas (cut horizontally)

150g Protein Ice Cream Mix (try Strawberry, Vanilla or Chocolate flavour or a mix of all three!)

250ml coconut cream (refrigerated for at least 1 hour)

1 scoop Casein Protein (your favourite flavour – you can use other protein powders here but casein tends to be the finest consistency)

Topping ideas:

? Drizzle Sugar-Free Syrup (Chocolate flavour)

Handful fresh cherries

Sprinkle Cacao Nibs


#1 Take the Protein Ice Cream Mix and dilute in a 1:1 ratio with 150 ml of water (this may seem like a small amount of water, but trust us, this will make the creamiest ice cream!). Pop into the freezer for 1-2 hours. Make sure you also chill your coconut cream for at least 1 hour.

#2 Once the ice cream is frozen, make the whipped coconut cream. Drain the water from the chilled coconut cream and then tip the cream into a large mixing bowl. Add the casein powder and, using an electric whisk, whisk on a low speed for 1 minute, then turn the speed to high and whisk until stiff peaks form. You may need to move the whisk up and down to create air pockets.

#3 Assemble your split! Place banana halves into a bowl, add 3 scoops of protein ice cream, whipped coconut cream (pipe these on if you’re feeling fancy), sugar-free syrup, fresh cherries and a sprinkling of cacao nibs. Devour.


Calories: 382      Protein: 33g        Fat: 16g       Carbs: 29g


Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.