- 2.5 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup natural peanut or almond butter *I used Nuts ‘n More Nut butter.
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- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3 teaspoons coconut oil
-Peel and slice bananas into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Place about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on a banana slice and top with another banana slice to make a little banana peanut butter sandwich.
-Repeat until all banana slices are used and you have about 20 bites.
-Place bites on two parchment-lined baking sheets and place in the freezer to harden for about 45 minutes
-Once banana bites have been in the freezer for over an hour, melt your chocolate by adding chocolate and coconut oil to a glass bowl.
-Heat for 1-2 minutes until chocolate is completely melted.
-Once the chocolate is melted, remove one sheet pan of your frozen banana bites from the freezer.
-Dip each frozen banana bite into the melted chocolate using a fork until each bite is fully coated.
-Place chocolate-covered bites back on the parchment-lined platter.
-Place back in the freezer to harden up, grab your second platter, and continue until all the bites have been dipped.
-Let both platters of chocolate-covered bites harden in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
-Transfer the bites into a freezer-safe storage container for future consumption for up to 2 months.
-Let thaw for 3-5 minutes before eating!
Makes roughly 20 banana bites
Nutrition facts for 1 bite in a batch of roughly 20 bites: 100 kcal 6 g fat 10 g carbs 3 g protein
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In good health and wellness,
Wendi Irlbeck, MS, RDN, LD, CISSN
Wendi Irlbeck, MS, RDN, CISSN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and performance coach. She utilizes evidence-based science to tailor nutrition programs for athletes to optimize performance, minimize health risks, and enhance recovery from training while focusing on injury prevention. She partners with parents, sports performance staff, and special needs and recreational athletes to offer nutritional guidance and optimal athletic performance and lifestyle plans. Wendi provides virtual services and on-site nutrition counseling. Wendi works with clients of all levels and ages across the US as well as Canada and the UK. You can find more about Wendi and scheduling an appointment here.
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