Bananas are FANTASTIC and such a versatile fruit. They make smoothies thick and creamy, can be used to make ice cream or sorbet, mashed into home made fro-yo, mugcakes and delish pancakes and just taste damn good one their own straight from the peel (with a little spoon of peanut butter too). *Links to the recipes mentioned above at bottom of page. They are packed with fiber, potassium and magnesium and make the perfect go-to pre or post workout snack. They will keep you fuller for longer and help maintain bowl regularity. Bottom line – eat a banana a day to keep the doctor away!!!
I was peckish after dinner last Saturday night and wanted a quick-ish healthy dessert.. preferably chocolate thanks. I had my usual Friday Fro-yo the night before so thought I could adapt some of the ingredients and make a choc banana protein mousse. I used the chia seeds to add extra fiber, protein, essential healthy fats to the mix and also to help with the ‘mousse’ consistency without using gelatin or other artificial ingredients. Give it a go…
CHOC-BANANA CHIA PROTEIN MOUSSE – serves 1
1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
1 Tbs cacao powder
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Banana mashed
2-3 Tbs milk or yoghurt
Simply mash and combine all ingredients in bowl or container (handy hint: put the lid on and shake it all around to combine). Pour into a smaller bowl or ramekin and place in fridge for up to 1 hour. The longer the better to allow for the chia seeds to expand and ‘set’.
Take out of fridge, top with granola, chocolate buckinis, sliced banana and cacao nibs and scoop away. This dessert it PACKED full of protein so it wont leave your tummy unhappy pre snooze either… aaaaaaand it tastes delicious!!!
PS. More recipes that contain the amazing BA-BA-BA-BA-NA-NAAAAA below:
Peanut butter pancakes recipe >HERE, Mug cake recipe >HERE, Nut free banana granola bar recipe >HERE, choc banana smoothie recipe >HERE, Choc-mint smoothie bowl recipe >HERE, strawberries and cream smoothie recipe >HERE, Banana bread recipe >HERE, Banana Date Muffin recipe >HERE