This idea is so simple but I decided to share it because these are the kinds of snacks we forget about when running through the pantry at night, although I came up with it as a pre-workout bite on my way to the gym on Saturday. Either way, sometimes it's fun to get back to basics with our food and snack choices.
Oh! and I'm sure this would make an awesome snack for the kids, but both my boys are weird. One doesn't like banana and the other hates nut butters. Crazy, right? I'll keep offering though. I'm confident they will come around. I mean it's BANANA AND ALMOND BUTTER! How can you not like it?
Anyway, here's what I did…
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp almond butter, or your favorite nut butter (16g)
- 1 tsp dark cocoa powder
Cut the banana into thick slices.
Smear on almond butter.
To measure my almond butter (because I have a tendency to go overboard) I weigh a spoon on my scale, zero it out and then scoop the almond butter and re-weigh.
Sprinkle the Almond Butter Banana Bites with a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder. Of course, this is optional but it adds that little bit of something special.
Other ideas: Sprinkle with cocoa nibs, chia seeds, chopped nuts, or even ground flax. Why not make it a delivery device for other healthy additions? Or if you are in the middle of a chocolate craving, a few chocolate chips!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|145||8g||3g||old: 3||new: 4|