Banana & Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream

Well I promised the recipe for the Banana Protein Ice Cream using my new protein powder from The Protein Works, so here it is!

This is surprisingly easy to make and it’s likely you will already have all the ingredients required to make this tasty little treat.


  • 1 Banana – I used a fairly large one
  • 85g Cottage Cheese (I used Sainsbury’s Be Good to Yourself)
  • 1x Scoop The Protein Works Banana Diet Whey
  • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter (I used Smooth Organic)

The addition of peanut butter is optional so there will be no issue with the ice cream should you decide to leave out. For my next batch I plan to add coconut!

Overall this makes 3 smallish tubs of ice cream i.e. around 90g of ice cream per pot. Which in my opinion is just enough to satisfy a sweet craving!

Put all in a blender and whizz up until smooth then transfer into suitable freezer containers and leave for about an hour for a easy scoop option or leave a bit longer if you like you’re ice cream fairly hard.

This takes less than five minutes to whizz up so perfect if you are in a rush but fancy a protein packed treat on your return from the gym!

Don’t forget if you use referral code KC18322 in the registration page of The Protein Works they will gift you with a free 250g pouch of their Whey Protein 80 in whichever flavour you fancy!

Nutritional Information (per individual serving)

  • 153 Calories (without peanut butter = 90 calories, whole quantity with PB = 457 calories)
  • 6.5g Fat (of which 1.7 Saturates)
  • 13.8g Carbs
  • 12.1g Protein




Danio – Finally a healthy yoghurt!

I came across Danio Yoghurts on the Nics Nutrition site after being completely lost in the world of yoghurts and which are / aren’t healthy for you!

Danio is a super thick, super tasty yogurt over a layer of delicious fruit on the bottom. The secret behind Danio‘s super thickness is that it’s made to Danone’s strained yogurt recipe which uses more milk than standard yogurts to make it amazingly thick and high in protein. Danio is produced by Danone’s yogurt experts in Poland.

Having popped into my Sainsbury’s Local I was delighted to see they were on a BOGOF deal although they only had the Blueberry variety – which isn’t a problem as I love Blueberries!

As soon as I got home I opened the pot. Thick, rich and creamy with a blueberry compote layer at the bottom which I soon mixed in with the rest of the yoghurt. The taste was divine and I certainly felt like I was eating something much naughtier than a high protein yoghurt!

The pot is a single serving of 160g which is just enough to be filling and not leave you wanting more – even though they do taste delicious! It really does fill a hole and reduces cravings for the bad stuff!

Danio offers a choice of six flavours including strawberry, blueberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach and raspberry with the strawberry pot starting at just 125 calories, the highest of which is Blueberry at 159 calories each containing 11.9g of protein per pot which is over double what other ‘healthy’ yoghurts in the market have to offer!

Danio are also offering a free pot just for tweeting #MakeMyBreak to @DanioUK. This is how I picked up my Strawberry pot which I had this morning! However I have just had a batch of Blueberry and Cherry delivered with my shopping this morning.

Can’t wait to try the Cherry flavour! Although I would love a honey option!

What do you think? Have any of you tried the other flavours? What flavours do you think they should add to the range?