This is my kind of healthy treat! They are incredibly easy to make, taste amazing, and have wonderful beauty benefits. Summer is here and frozen treats can be so refreshing.
Bananas are rich in potassium which help the skin look hydrated and supple. They are in rich antioxidants which are the skins best friend to prevent fine lines and and wrinkles. As well as being rich in zinc which helps combat acne.
Peanut butter + Coconut oil are rich in healthy fats to help keep the skin moisturized, glowing, and healthy. Consuming healthy fats helps blood sugar levels remain stable and encourages healthy hormones which play a critical role in the appearance of the skin.
Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids which help to protect the skin from UV rays, reduces skin discoloration, helps with moisture retention, boosts circulation, improves collagen, and is rich in minerals to prevent skin aging.
What you will need to make these delicious healthy treats:
2 ripe bananas
1 chocolate bar
(I use @altereco 85% dark chocolate. It’s my favorite and low in sugar)
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Salt, to your liking
How to make:
Slice up the bananas 1/2 inch slices
Lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Spread a generous amount of organic peanut butter on one side of the banana.
Add the other half of the banana on top
In a double boiler melt the chocolate + coconut oil.
Pour mixture into a shallow tea cup or ramekin. This will make it easier to dip the bananas and make them pretty
Dip the bananas + place back on parchment paper
Once you have dipped all the bananas place whole tray into the freezer for at least 1 hour
Pop them out and enjoy!
Choose organic peanut butter if you can. Conventional peanuts are heavily sprayed with pesticides. Also choose one that is simply organic roasted peanuts. Nothing else. You can add a mineral rich sea salt yourself. No need for unhealthy added oils, sugars, or table salt. This is a healthy treat and we want it to nourish us.
I love healthy treats because they are so satisfying and afterwards you feel great instead of low energy and a sugar crash like most conventional treats. These are the perfect balance of healthy fats, protein, and carb. So delicious and nutritious!