My top 10 simple and healthy (not an oxymoron, surprisingly) ways to eat BANANAS (thanks Gwen for teaching 7 year old, non-english speaking me the correct spelling).
2. As CHOCOLATE MOUSSE (yep, you read right)
Simply blend 2 bananas, 3 tbsp raw cacao powder or good quality cocoa powder, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp nut butter (my favourite is almond) until smooth then refrigerate to set. Serve with fresh berries- oh mama!
3. As ICECREAM
Slice bananas and freeze until solid. Place frozen bananas in a food processor and whizz until smooth and creamy. Eat immediately or refreeze if desired to use later. If using later, remove from freezer a few minutes before use to allow to soften.
For a little shizam: add the likes of cinnamon, peanut butter, cacao powder, honey and maple syrup OR just freeze the above mousse recipe. Trust me, it’s heavenly!
Slice 4 whole bananas lengthways then lay skin down in a large baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup and juice of half a lemon then sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until caramelised and golden. Serve warm bananas with cream or yoghurt.
5. All natural dipped in melted chocolate – so really, not natural whatsoever.
Melt 150g of good quality dark chocolate (roughly chopped) and 1/2 cup coconut cream in a small saucepan over extremely low heat. Whisk continuously until melted together then remove from heat Immediately. Transfer melted deliciousness to a small bowl and dunkaroo to your heart’s content!
6.In the form of BREAD
Date and banana loaf recipe, here.
7. In the form of my favourite english word EVER: pancakes.
Simply blend 1 large banana, two free range eggs, and 1/4 cup of quick oats until smooth. Cook in a frying pan with a little coconut oil until golden on both sides. Serve with fresh berries, yoghurt and pure maple syrup.
8. In cookies
Banana cookie recipe, here.
9. [insert reader’s suggestion(s) here] – Please comment your favourite way(s) to enjoy nanas below!
10. Last but not least, raw!
Fun fact: In addition to their countless other health benefits, bananas can help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin (the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter).