Mocha Banana Protein Soft Serve

Hello readers! My name is Kammie and I am a healthy living food blogger over at Sensual Appeal Blog and a Fitfluential Ambassador. I live over in the beautiful city of Chicago and I’m currently a senior in college. Being a student, my life is all about balancing what’s important – school, work, hobbies, fitness, and healthy eating. I’m managing quite well and that’s mainly thanks to the accountability of the blog and preparing easy healthy recipes which I’ve been learning since starting my blog in March.

I am thrilled to be here at {will run for margaritas} to share something delicious with you guys. As you probably already know, post-workout or post-run eats are hugely important in proper recovery. My recovery meals range from protein oats, shakes, eggs, or…. soft serve. Wait, soft serve? Yes! Because I have an enormous sweet tooth and just because I like to eat healthy doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice my preferences and my sweet tooth… like chocolate? No way, I could never give up chocolate. So today I am sharing with you guys my go-to quick recovery meal, a Mocha Banana Protein Soft Serve. Are you ready for this? I hope so.

I used to drink my favorite recovery meal as a regular protein shake at first. The Mocha Banana protein shake was one of my first recipes to be posted on my blog and I’ve been drinking it quite a lot ever since. I recently tweaked it to make it more decadent tasting. Because I’d rather feel like I’m eating dessert. That’s just me and my huge sweet tooth. Sorry I’m not sorry.

I hope you make this delicious vegan recovery snack/breakfast/dessert/whatever-else-it-could-count-as. It’s not only healthy and vegan, it also has no sugar added! So you can have no guilt for satisfying that mocha craving.

Ingredients (serves 1)
2/3 frozen banana
5-6 ice cubes
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Isopure)
1 tsp Inka (or instant coffee)
1 Tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
1 Tbsp oat bran
1/8 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
1/8 tsp agar powder (optional)
shake of cinnamon
1/3 – 1/2 cup almond milk

Put the ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Add a little bit of almond milk at a time, just to get everything going. Add more to make the mixture blend easier if it gets stuck. The outcome will be thick and creamy, of soft serve consistency. Top with cereal if desired (I used Sally’s Natural Cocoa cereal).



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  1. This has nothing to do with your delicious looking mocha nanner soft serve, but omg I was just on your personal bests page on your site and saw that you raced in savage man tri this year!

    My boyfriend went last year (just the 1 race) and this year he raced on both days. He drove down (from up here in Canada). That is so awesome, hadn’t known many people who’ve raced it!!! How did you find climbing the Westport Wall (admit: I had to ask the BFwhat the name of that “hard hill climb” is haha)

  2. I (finally) found the Hershey’s special dark a couple of weeks ago and OMG what a difference it makes! I may never go back to regular cocoa powder again!

  3. mmmm yummyyyyy! This looks so good! I love chocolate!

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