March 25, 2017

Healthy Treat by Lisa McClellan

Do you ever get a craving for something sweet, but don’t want to down a carton of ice cream?

In my never ending search for sweets that are not dense with empty calories, I made a batch of these Frozen Banana Bites, a healthy desert, if eaten in moderation. I always try to add something wholesome to my delicacies. My thought is, if you’re going to indulge, at least eat something not completely void of nutrients.

Frozen Banana Bites Recipe

What You Will Need
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup of 70% Dark Chocolate Chips
1 T. of Milk or Milk alternative
1 T. Coconut oil
1 T. Flax Meal
1 T. Chia Seeds
1 T. Protein Powder (optional)
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make
Take a ripe banana and cut into 1/4 inch slices, set aside. Pour chocolate chips into a medium sized microwave safe dish, add milk, coconut oil, flax meal, chia seeds and protein powder. Microwave on low for 50 seconds (time may vary). Remove from oven and stir until all ingredients are smooth and creamy. Nuts can be bought pre-chopped or pulsed in a food processor. Place nuts in a dish.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip sliced bananas into melted chocolate, covering both sides, then transfer to the nut mixture and coat thoroughly. Place the completed banana on the baking sheet. Repeat until no more banana slices remain. Place baking dish in the freezer for at least 20-30 minutes before serving.

Snacking can be healthy and delicious!

By Lisa McClellan. Follow Lisa via her blog www.RunWiki.org

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