Okay, so this is the cutest snack ever! I had some bananas on hand that needed to be used or frozen, so I remembered this fun and yummy snack that I had at a get together before. Bananas are the main ingredient in these bites of delight, and that’s great, because they are SO great for you!
Health Benefits of Banana
- Helps lower blood pressure
- Prevents deficiency disorders
- Helps keep skin healthy
- Boosts energy levels
- Soothes an achy tummy
- Helps relieve muscle cramps
- Good for hangover relief
- Helps regulate bowel movements (constipated – eat ripe bananas, diarrhea – eat unripe bananas)
- Combats depression
- Helps digestion
- High in antioxidants
- Heart healthy
- Anti-cancer properties
So, as I was saying, I remembered this snack that I had at a friend’s get together a while back – banana sushi! This stuff is great. It looks kinda fancy, but really it’s so easy to throw together, and it’s up to you what to top it with! I used almond butter as my base, then I topped that with chia seeds, finely chopped apple, crushed walnuts and some unsweetened shredded coconut. Some other possibilities could be any nut butter as a base, mini chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, dried or fresh fruit, and granola. Really, you can top it with anything, which is what makes these so fun, and you can make them into a snack, a dessert, an appetizer…you name it – get creative!
- Bananas, peeled
- nut butter of your choice (I used almond butter)
- toppings of your choice
1.) Peel your bananas, and place them on a baking sheet. Evenly spread your nut butter on the bananas, then sprinkle your bananas with your toppings. Gently press your toppings into your nut butter so they will stick better.
2.) Use a sharp knife to slice your bananas into pieces about 3/4 of an inch to an inch thick.
3.) Place your the baking sheet with the bananas on it in the freezer for approximately 1 hour.
4.) Remove from freezer and transfer the banana sushi to a plate.
Simple, healthy, delicious! Enjoy! 🙂