Whether you’re training for Tough Mudder 5K or revving up for World’s Toughest Mudder, proper pre and post workout fuel are vital. Before and after training your body needs two things:carbohydrates (to fuel the building of muscle) and protein (to actually repair and build the muscle). No surprise when we say that beer isn’t going to cut it as a pre or post-sweat snack. But what if we told you ice cream might? This non-dairy “nice” cream is just what your body needs to fuel-up, recover and beat your sweet-tooth.
One-Ingredient, Non-Dairy Banana “Nice” Cream
What it takes:
Two Bananas (ones with brown spots are best), sliced into coin sized pieces, and frozen (If you are making a pint-sized batch, feel free to fill the food processor or blender until full).
A food processor or high powered blender.
Add-ins of your choice: cinnamon, mint, any spice you want, one scoop of the protein powder, honey, small pieces of fresh or dried fruit, nut butter with chopped nuts for a crunch… anything you can think of - even a tablespoon of coffee grounds for a little bitterness.
Vega Clean Protein Powder.
For Pre-workout use 1/2 scoop of Vega Clean Protein
For Post-workout use 1 full scoop.
Cut two bananas into coin size slices. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours, or until the bananas are hard.
Add bananas to the food processor and blend.
Once the bananas are blended through, add any extra ingredients you want (except for the protein powder). Blend in the add-ins. You will need to scrape down the sides and mix a couple of times. Continue to blend until almost smooth.
Now you can add in the protein. We suggest one scoop of Vega Clean Protein, chocolate or vanilla: you decide.
Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as a soft serve. For firmer ice cream, place in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour.