04/06/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/06/2021 11:38
A sweet reminder that a healthy substitution does not equal deprivation. This recipe is ridiculously simple and made with ingredients you are likely to already have in your pantry. Blend up a batch and keep it in the freezer for a healthy warm weather dessert. Or serve it in a cone at your kiddo's next birthday party.
4 large bananas, broken into small chunks, and previously frozen
1/4 cup canned lite coconut milk
1/4 cup 100 percent pure peanut butter, unsweetened, no added salt (creamy or crunchy)
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Place the frozen banana slices and coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the peanut butter, pinch of salt, and maple syrup and blend again to combine. Stir in chocolate chips at the end.
Transfer to a container with a lid and freeze until solid. Serve in a cup or a cone anytime-heck, you could even eat some with breakfast!
Makes 6-8 servings.
NUTRITION FACTS (PER SERVING):
Protein 3 g
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbs 20 g
Fiber 2 g
Total sugars 12 g
Added sugars 5 g
Sodium 40 mg
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.
Leandra is a Fitbit coach and culinary nutritionist who has 20 years of experience helping her clients find joy in their health journey. She practices functional fitness as a fitness coach in the Discover section of the Fitbit app, as well as through her in-home personal training business. As a nutritional consultant to chefs, Leandra helps to develop and market wellness products and concepts. Over her career, Leandra has worked extensively with top Bay Area companies such as Fitbit, Airbnb, Asana, Gap, bobbie, Tipsy, and more, to create engaging wellness content and education programs. Leandra lives with her husband and two young girls on the Big Island of Hawaii, and loves the challenge of feeding and moving with her babies.