Craving ice cream but want to eat something healthier?
Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese. They are also very low in saturated fat, cholesterol (0 mg) and sodium (2mg). CLICK HERE for more nutrition facts.
Here’s a simply delicious dessert that will make you feel great about eating it!
- 4 large bananas, frozen with skins off
- 1 c. coconut milk
- 5 T. dark chocolate, shredded
- walnut pieces
- Whip cream (optional)
- In a quality juicer or blender, add two frozen bananas and ½ c. coconut milk.
- Add in 2 more frozen bananas and the rest of the coconut milk.
- Blend. (If the mixture is hard to blend, add in a little bit more coconut milk. The mixture will be like a very heavy smoothie).
- Top each dish with a bit of shredded dark chocolate (use a grater to shred a dark chocolate bar with at least 70% higher of cocoa) and walnut pieces.
*Eating Dark Chocolate, 70% cocoa or higher (the higher the cocoa content, the better), contains a number of vitamins and minerals that experts say can support your health. Some of the vitamins and minerals include Potassium, Copper, Magnesium and Iron. The copper and potassium help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron protects against iron deficiency anemia and the magnesium helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The antioxidants found in dark chocolate contribute to freeing your body of free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to cells. Free radicals are also implicated in the aging process and can cause some kinds of cancer.
Limit yourself to less than 3 ounces (85 grams) a day – because of the calorie content.
Read this article on Dark Chocolate from the Mayo Clinic.