My amazement has not supressed as more time has gone by! Wildly healthy and nutritious food can taste so good that it’s easy to forget its so healthy. Granted, calories are another thing though, right? I get that this is not low calorie but its not empty calories, and that makes all the difference. There is scientific evidence to support that a calorie does not equal a calorie, meaning they are not all created equal. Such is life. If you drink 100 calories of coke, it is not treated the same in your body as 100 calories of apples. So if you are going to be eating a chocolate covered anything it might as well be raw chocolate made from cacao and coconut oil because the health benefits are through the roof compared to Hershey’s milk chocolate even if they are both 200 calories of chocolate. Furthermore, this recipe is high in protien from the peanut butter, and loaded with nutrient density for your skin thanks to Blend Co, my new favorite superfood blend to add to… well everything. It’s really handy to have around to give a quick nutrient boost to whatever you are eating. And lets be honest, these bananas look much more fun and pretty becuse of the little pops of pink, green and gold from the assortment of superfoods in each bag! Go get yo’self a bag!
Fully Loaded Frozen Bananas with Blend Co
What you need:
2 Bananas- cut in half, with skewer/popsicle stick, frozen
1/4-1/2 cup raw peanut butter
For the Chocolate:
½ cup cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 tbsp raw cacao butter- thinly shaved or chopped so it dissolves easily
1-2 drops stevia
pinch of pink salt (optional)
This is the ratio of cacao to coconut oil I use. If you need more chocolate increase it with the above amount of cacao and coconut oil. If you want it to be thicker, add a little bit of cacao powder until you get the consistency you want. Also, you know how sweet you like things, so adjust the stevia to your liking. I like a pinch pink of salt because it brings out the sweetness of the completed recipe but this is absolutely optional!
Before you make this recipe, prepare your bananas by cutting in half, put the popscile stick or skewer about 2/3 of the way through and freeze. It is much easier to apply the peanut butter and chocolate when the banana is already frozen. And the chocolate hardens really quick.
Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Meanwhile, put coconut oil in a glass bowl that is large enough to sit in the rim of the pan and stay above the water. Put bowl the over water and reduce the heat to a simmer. Slowly stir to melt the coconut oil and add in the cacao powder and butter. Mix until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Add the stevia and salt, and mix well. Taste test, adjust as needed.
Pour out some Blenc_co on a plate, have a butter knife ready to spread your peanut butter and a spoon to apply the chocolate. Have another plate set aside covered with parchment paper to place the finished bananas on. Remove bananas from the freezer, spread on the peanut butter in an even layer, spoon over the chocolate and sprinkle or dip in the Blend_co. Place the banana on the plate with parchment paper and repeat. Put these in the freeze for 10 minuets to harden fully, then serve or store in freezer!
These are so unbelieveable good that it is highly unlikely they will last 24 hours. Just sayin. I’ve learned from experience :0)