If you’re like us, you’re always looking for a Monday treat (or a Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday one!!) to satisfy that sweet tooth that won’t leave you feeling guilty about getting too many calories or about eating foods that clog the arteries. Well look no further!
Simply indulge in this Cocoa-Nut Banana recipe—your taste buds will thank you and your body will too because you won’t feel weighed down.
This recipe is short and sweet and makes the perfect mid-afternoon snack or even a small dessert for when you’re looking for a sweet treat after dinner.
Bananas are filled with potassium which helps to activate your muscles and they’re rich in nutrients that provide energy for your body. Research has proven that just two bananas can provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. We don’t need to tell you how delicious cocoa powder is, but what may be a surprise is that it actually has many health benefits including the ability to lower high blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and boost cognitive performance. Hello Smarty Pants!
- 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 4 teaspoons toasted unsweetened coconut
- 2 small bananas, sliced on the bias
- Slice bananas to preferred sizes
- Place cocoa and coconut on separate plates.
- Roll each banana slice in the cocoa,
- Shake off the excess, then dip the top of each slice in the coconut
- Enjoy your treats!
Per Serving: Calories 80, Fat 1g, Carbohydrates 19g, Sugar 1g, Fiber 2g, Protein 1g
Adapted from Eatingwell.com