These seriously make my kids go bananas! I know that’s not that funny.
Remember those frozen vanilla chocolate ice cream bars you ate when you were little? They were SO good… BUT those were probably made of chemical-crap like all the store-bought frozen treats nowadays.
There is SUCH a better way to eat treats… and my mission is to help moms still have delicious and memorable treats for their kids (and themselves!!) but treats that WON’T kill or poison them (or you).
So, along came these bad boys. The frozen bananas taste like ice cream when paired with this rich and delectable chocolate. I love adding quinoa or millet in the mix, just to up protein and make the treat a little more balanced in nutrients… as you will soon see, the pairing of all these amazing ingredients not only creates something so sweet-tooth delighting but a happy body as well.
A little about the ingredients in these Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
As one of the most popular fruits in the world, bananas are beneficial for digestion, heart health and have several antioxidants.
Coated in cacao, the main ingredient in dark chocolate has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and has the highest plant-based source of iron! Full of magnesium and calcium, cacao is full of nutritional love. It’s ALSO helps elevate happiness levels and can alleviate depression. BOOM!
Coconut oil… well this stuff just rocks! SO many benefits including reducing inflammation and arthritis, boosts immune system by it antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.
Almond butter is loaded with healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E. Almonds can help lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They also can reduce hunger and promote weight loss. Boom. Again.
Raw & unfiltered honey is the way to go. Even if the packaging on the honey container states “organic” if it’s filtered and clear… all health benefits it would have are completely stripped away through the filtering process. Raw and unfiltered honey is a great source of antioxidants, full of phytonutrients, helps digestive issues and has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Let’s do this!
Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup Organic & Unrefined Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Raw & Unfilitered Honey (you can sub pure maple syrup too)
1/4 cup Raw Organic Cacao Powder
1/2 cup Almond butter (Make your own! It’s SO easy!)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional to coat)
Course sea salt
3 large or 4 medium bananas (cut into 4 pieces)
Optional (Pick one or none!)
1/4 cup cooked quinoa (I love this brand but you may find it cheaper at your local grocer)
1/4 cup cooked millet (My fav)
1/2 cup shredded organic coconut, goji or wolfberries, chopped almonds, chia and/or hemp seeds… options are limitless.
Line baking sheet (that will fit into freezer) with unbleached parchment paper.
Heat a sauce pan on low… cooking on low heat helps the ingredients maintain all their important and beneficial properties. So cook low and slow. Put coconut oil into pan and slowly allow to melt. Once melted add in cacao powder and honey. Mix well.
Remove from heat and add in almond butter. Mix well. Next add in quinoa or millet (if adding). Mix well again. 🙂
Place chopped walnuts if using on unbleached parchment paper next to pan.
Placing each sliced banana in the pan, use two spoons to coat well. Once coated roll it gently onto the nuts. Place each banana on the lined sheet and shake course sea salt on top. Repeat until each piece is completed.
Place in freezer for 2-3 hours.
Store in glass container and freeze for up 3-4 weeks.
Enjoy heaven in your mouth and not feel like crap afterwards. Biz-OOM.
Do you have a favorite “something covered in chocolate” recipe? I’d LOVE to know. Share here 🙂
Live Hippily… and go bananas.