Greetings Fellow Healthy Buddies!
Jen asked me to contribute to the blog and so HERE I AM and here it comes!
Little background on me:
My name's Christina
I've been slowly (but surely) changing the way I eat (working my way to 100% plant based)
and I enjoy seeing what yummy delish-is-nuss I can create for my
little family of 6!
Last summer I came across the holy grail of Summer treats!
FROZEN BANANAS ON A STICK!
Who woulda thunk? But they are truly divine.
This summer I wanted to step it up a bit!
I am a HUGE fan of chocolate.
Did I mention....I'm a fan???
Well, chocolate is not very kind to my tummy, so a
perfect alternative is CAROB!!
I have been eating carob all my life. For EVERY birthday (and I DO mean EVERY) I have had a carob cake. It's the texas sheet cake recipe, only made with carob! Love it! I already know and love carob so I though I'd experiment with making carob covered frozen bananas! I tried it and it was LOVE at first bite!
Here's the simple recipe!
1/4 c coconut oil
1/4 c powered sugar
(I am going to be experimenting more with honey/agave to see if the results are satisfactory!)
1/4 c carob powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine the coconut oil, powdered sugar and carob in a small saucepan over low/med heat.
Stir until coconut oil is all melted and the carob and powdered sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Take a FROZEN banana and dip down in the sauce. Work quickly as it will start to set up fast! Once set up, put back in the freezer for about 15 - 20 minutes.
If you can wait, if not, just eat right then! The banana will be slightly soft due to the heat of the sauce. If you're like me, I just couldn't wait, and the banana was inhaled in a matter of 4 big bites! Boy was is GOOD!!! You can be creative and roll in some chopped nuts before it sets up completely. I loved it with just the carob though!
We've got ALL summer to fix (and EAT) these bad boys and I can hardly wait!