January 28, 2013

Frozen Banana Bites

Try this new take on a familiar snack: Frozen Banana Bites with Nut Butter

Quick, refreshing and satisfying….

Frozen Banana Bites

1. Cut up a banana into thin slices.

2. Make small “sandwiches” using nut butter of your choice. I usually make half with peanut butter and half with almond butter (pictured above).

3. Place in the freezer in an airtight container until frozen through. The frozen bananas take on an almost ice cream like consistency, which is what makes this snack such a big hit.

These are also great drizzled with some dark chocolate! Make a bunch ahead of time to have at your disposal throughout the week.

The Facts: Nut butters provide a good source of protein, manganese and heart-healthy poly and monounsaturated fats. Besides containing potassium, bananas are also rich in dietary fiber, which can help decrease cholesterol and promote healthy gut function.

Enjoy!

 

7 thoughts on “Frozen Banana Bites

  1. Bryan

    This weekend we (twice) made some amazing banana peanut butter ice cream:
    - 1/2 cup peanut butter
    - 2-4 frozen bananas
    - 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (or soy milk)
    - 1 tbsp vanilla

    Put it all in a blender (liquids first) and blend to desired consistency.

    The second time we added some chocolate chips. It’s really easy to make and pretty healthy.

    Looking forward to making these!

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  2. Tali

    These look fabulous! I can’t wait to make them. Do you think I can use my browning bananas instead of tossing them out?

    Reply
    1. MelissaLitwakRD Post author

      I love the flavor of browning bananas (pleasantly sweet) — but they might be hard to work with because they are really mushy. It definitely depends on how overripe they are, but give it a try!

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