Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites

You are a great fan of sweet, then we have the perfect recipe for you. This recipe is very tasty, but at the same time healthy. It is ideal for vegans and for gluten-intolerant people.

It is great during summertime, but nothing stops you to eat it in the winter as well. If you are willing to try new things then by all means try this new recipe.

The basic ingredient is the banana and we all know the benefits of this fruit for the overall body. It makes us fit and healthy and at the same offers its delicious taste. The other ingredient that it is used is peanut butter, but if you are allergic to it, you can replace it with other nut or seed butter.

Health Benefits of the Used Ingredients

Organic Peanut Butter

This butter is unprocessed where the peanuts are roasted, seasoned and ground into a paste. Here are the benefits that it can offer to your body:

  • High antioxidant effect

  • Rich nutritional value containing iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B3, and B6

  • Packed with healthy fats and protein

  • Low in carbs

Bananas

This delicious tropical fruit is very healthy and highly recommended for people suffering from celiac disease that is caused by gluten. This fruit is very healthy for children that have been confirmed in the beginning of the 20th century by the American Medical Association.

Here are the content of their valuable nutrients:

  • Potassium

  • Manganese

  • Magnesium

  • Fiber

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin B6

The rich content of potassium is highly beneficial for the health of your heart. Its consumption will help in the removal of sodium thus reducing blood pressure. The intake of bananas will support healthy weight loss along with the intake of various fruits and vegetables.

Chocolate

Cocoa is the healthiest ingredient in chocolate and for that reason always opt for the chocolate with the highest percentage of cocoa. Cocoa beans are packed with nutrients and they are good for the overall health. Moderate intake of chocolate boosts the cardiovascular system; therefore make sure to introduce it in your regular diet provided that it is dark.

Here it is what dark chocolate contains:

  • Antioxidants

  • Flavonols

  • Flavonoids

  • Polyphenols

The content of antioxidants will neutralize the damage of the harmful free-radicals. The flavonols will reduce the blood pressure and stimulate blood flow in the brain and heart, and the flavonoids have the ability to repair cell damage. Last, but not at least is the content of polyphenols that boost body’s digestion, treat anxiety and help you with the fatigue. Because of all these nutrients the chocolate enhances your mood.

Recipe of Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites

The used ingredients are for 4 servings.

The preparation time is 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Needed Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 bananas

  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter, organic

***Alternative use would be nut or seed butter

  • Half a cup of unsweetened dark chocolate chips

***If you want to be sweet, use allulose, stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol.

Method of Preparation:

First you need to slice up the bananas, and then make sandwiches spreading them with peanut butter. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and then place them in the freezer for an hour.

Next, melt the chocolate in a microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, but make sure to stir it. If by any chance there are clumps add a drop of coconut oil. Dip the sandwiches in the melted chocolate, and again place them on the baking sheet, and put them in the freezer. Leave them till they become solid. Do not throw away the leftovers as they are very tasteful, just place them in an air-tight container and then put it in the freezer.

This recipe can stand some changes like using slivered nuts and coconut or simply add your favorite jam on top of the peanut butter layer.

Enjoy your healthy sweet treats!

Source:

healthyfoodhouse.com

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