Summer time treats are either high in sugar or high in empty calories. My favorite treat is frozen bananas which mimic great ice cream and are full of fat free goodness plus potassium. And did you know that our bodies retain extra fluid in the hot summer months and potassium helps to flush out excess fluids and toxins. Little powerhouse bites!
3 - 4 Small Bananas cut into 1" bites
6 oz Dark Chocolate chopped
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
5-6g of Unflavored Collagen Peptides Protein (usually 1/2 scoop)
Sea Salt Flakes
Toothpicks or small skewer sticks
1/2 C Chopped Nuts
1/2 C Chopped Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 C Chopped Dried Fruit
1. Place cut bananas onto a parchment lined cookie sheet FREEZE for 1 hour.
2. Using a small saucepan, bring water to a soft boil and place a metal bowl over to create a double boiler. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over the double boiler till just melted, then stir in Collagen. Do not over cook otherwise your chocolate will seize up. Remove from heat.
3.- Remove frozen banana bites, insert a toothpick or skewer stick and dip in the melted chocolate/coconut oil. Place back on the parchment paper. Sprinkle the top of the banana with a few grains of sea salt. Then roll in your favorite topping. Be creative. Chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut are perfect but did you know that chopped dried fruit like acai berries, strawberries or goji berries will add nutrient dense flavor?
4. Place back in freezer covered till ready to eat!
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