This snack (one of my summertime favorites) is so amazingly simple, it doesn’t truly classify as a “recipe”.
However, many people who have seen me “making this” often react with surprise because it is a new concept to them.
One of my favorite things about this snack — apart from the fact that it is fun finger food — is that it is an empty canvas that allows you to add your own flavor touches.
Additionally, each bite is creamy and cool; reminiscent of banana-flavored soft-serve ice cream.
YIELDS: 1 serving
1 frozen banana (very ripe, pre-sliced and frozen at least overnight)
Nut or seed butter of choice
Spices (optional; see below for suggestions)
Toppings (optional; see below for suggestions)
Lay out frozen banana slices on plate; let thaw for 2 or 3 minutes.
Top each slice with a dollop of nut or seed butter of choice. Adjust total amount of nut/seed butter depending on hunger level and caloric need.
Add toppings and/or spices, if so desired.
OPTIONAL SPICES & TOPPINGS:
- Cacao/cocoa powder
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
- Chocolate chips (one per banana slice)
- Ginger (for a real kick, add a drop or two of lime juice!)
- Hemp seeds
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
NUTRITION INFO (per serving; assuming 1 medium banana + 1 Tablespoon almond butter)
1 gram saturated fat
3 milligrams sodium (75 if using salted nut/seed butter)
4 grams fiber
2 grams protein
Excellent source of: Magnesium, manganese, monounsaturated fats, vitamin B6, vitamin C
Good source of: Phosphorus, potassium