Hello, Friends! Today I’m sharing a simple snack that satisfies your sweet tooth and provides a great source of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, all in one quick-and-easy-to-prepare snack for vegan athletes like me!
Needless to say, I love this snack. I don’t always put chocolate chips, since that does contribute to the high sugar content, but eating bananas with peanut butter is a great way to increase the amount of energy reserves your body can tap into during a workout or while recovering.
The ingredients are very simple:
- 1 banana
- 2 generous (*lifts eyebrows) tbsp. of all-natural peanut butter
- 3 tbsp. of dark chocolate chips (dairy-free)
Preparing this snack is very easy and takes less than 5 minutes. All you need are the ingredients, a plate, and a butter knife. The process is very easy and safe, so children can prepare this snack without a problem.
- Peel the banana and use the butter knife to slice into bitable pieces that can lie flat on one side and use the other side as a surface, and then place them onto a plate.
- Lift a small slab of running peanut butter (be sure to stir natural peanut butter first) with the knife side facing down towards the plate, and then drizzle peanut butter over the banana slices.
- Grab half a handful (or 3 tbsp. for my friends with OCD) of chocolate chips and place 1-2 pieces onto each banana on top of the peanut butter to allow the chips to stick.
My sister, Jasmine, and I both agreed that melting the chocolate could also be a great option, but we didn’t have a double boiler handy. However, solid chocolate chips work well, too, and cut preparation time in half.
Jasmine doesn’t like peanut butter much, but paired with the sweetness of the bananas and the bitterness of the dark chocolate, this snack is such a tasty combination that she couldn’t resist picking a few slices off my plate.
This is a great snack for athletes and those looking to boost their calorie intake. This snack, according to my recipe (with 4 tbsp. of peanut butter), contains 46g of carbohydrates, 37g of fat (which the majority being monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), 18g of protein, and 21g of sugar, totaling 540 calories. This snack is a healthy helping of macronutrients right before or after a workout that will keep your body performing at its peak.
Make this peanut butter and chocolate recipe and tell me about it! Did you like it? Did you hate it? Did I inspire you to think of your own recipe? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy holidays, friends!