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A dessert for a runner to go bananas over!

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I love sweets. LOVE them. Crave them actually. But I didn’t have any around the house. No candies, cookies or the likes. While musing on my cravings, I checked out Pinterest. I found something there that inspired me!

I used what I had in my kitchen and ended up having a DELICIOUS and nutritious snack for both my husband and I. It’s the ultimate runner’s dessert, I think.

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    Banana-Almond sandwich

1 banana
Almond butter
1 TBSP chia seeds
Cinnamon

1.) Slice the banana in pairs.
2.) Spread almond butter on half of the banana slices.
3.) Sprinkle cinnamon over them. Do the same with chia seeds.
4.) Cover with the remaining banana slices.
5.) Freeze on a plate or tray for 2 hours.
6.) Serve cold.

All ingredients have a remarkable nutritional value, even more so for runners. I can’t wait to make more after my barefoot runs in the summertime! It’s dessert without the junk. Yum!

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A birthday cake that makes you go bananas!

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I just put the birthday cake in the oven. Yup, the triplets are turning 28 today! They’re getting old haha.

I looked in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and found a chocolate chip banana cake recipe! After showing it to my sister, we decided we had to try it.

Instead of 1 cup of chopped chocolate bits, I used 1/2 cup of homemade chocolate syrup. Hopefully it’ll taste good! I’ll let you know in a few hours đŸ˜‰

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UPDATE: it was a HUGE hit! everybody raved about it. Didn’t need frosting or anything like that. Served it with orange chocolate ice cream (homemade, of course). I’m making it again, for sure!!!!

Ice cream using only bananas?!

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A dear friend of mine sent me this recipe to try. It was for ice cream, using only one ingredient: bananas. I’m not kidding. Only bananas. It was so different, yet so simple, that I just had to try it.

I mean bananas alone is full of essential vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. It’s a super fruit in my opinion (and my boyfriend’s. He has to have one everyday and does not understand why others don’t do the same!). Not only is it filled with goodness, but it has natural sugar which tastes SWEET! In fact, people use it as substitutes for sugar in various recipes.

But alone, to make ice cream? No milk, no sugar, nothing else. Really? I was dubious, I have to admit that.

Ice cream made with bananas

But I cut up the bananas, and stored it away in a Pyrex container in the freezer. Then today, I put some in my food processor. I have to say, as lame as this sound, I truly was amazed! The texture literally became ice cream like. As I scooped it up into a small bowl, I took a taste. Yes, it tastes like banana, but it was very subtle for some reason. I guess freezing has something to do with it? But regardless, it was “ice cream”!!! I added chocolate chips, just  cause. And I giggled as I ate the bowl of ice cream, while my sister peeled a banana and chomped away. We both were eating the same thing, yet it was so different!

This is a type of ice cream that most people can have! Provided that they are not allergic to bananas, but there’s NO other allergens in it! And this is probably ideal for diabetes. I’ll try it again with cocoa powder or a bit of peanut butter as the link suggests! Check it out at http://userealbutter.com/2010/08/12/single-ingredient-ice-cream-recipe/

Power to bananas.