RECIPE: Banana Nut Smoothie with Nibs

smoothie with nibs

 

Ditch the banana nut muffin and latte for this delicious treat.  The nuts and seeds pack micronutrients and proteins to keep you sated all morning long and the nutritionally dense nibs give your the extra perk you need when you are lacking Zzzzzz’s!

In a Blender combine:

1 frozen banana (can use room temp banana and 3-4 cubes of ice instead)

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup water

2 Tbsp chia seeds

10 Almonds

5 Walnuts

1/4 tsp cinnamon (or ~5 shakes)

1/4 tsp of nutmeg (or ~5 shakes) *

2 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds*

Sprinkle Cacao Nibs in and/or on top

 

*optional

RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

Simple, stylish, satisfying dessert. These frozen treats will curb any ice cream inkling!

Healthy enough to have as a snack. Fewer grams a sugar than a LaraBar and full of flavor!

YOU WILL NEED:

2 bananas

~ 1/2 cup almond butter

~ 1/2 cup cocoa nibs (could use chocolate chips if you are feeling naughty or coco powder with a dash of cayenne if you’re feeling spicy)

flat wooden skewers or popsicle sticks

piece of parchment paper

small flat bowl or plate

knife for spreading nut butter

a freezer or fridge

Banana Nibs2INSTRUCTIONS:

Peel 2 bananas and break in half.

Stab flat end of bananas with sticks

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Quickly* Smear nut butter around each banana (does not have to be uniform)

Quickly* Roll each banana in cocoa nibs (does not need to be uniform)

Place on parchment paper and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Store in fridge or freezer depending on how cool you are (or your texture preference.)

*If you get too in to the smearing and rolling, your banana will fall off the stick

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