March 11, 2015

My Best Kept Secret for Stress Relief & Dark Chocolate Banana Almond Bites

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Since we are on the topic of stress relief I thought I would share with you one of my favorite stress reducing snacks! These Dark Chocolate Banana Almond Bites satisfy your sweet tooth and improve your mood! They contain only 3 ingredients and all are natural stress fighters!

Dark chocolate contains healthy antioxidants and when eaten in moderation,
dark chocolate, in particular, is known to lower blood pressure, adding to a feeling of calm. It contains more polyphenols and flavonols—two important types of antioxidants—than some fruit juices. 

Almonds are a good source of Vitamin B2 and E, as well as magnesium and zinc. Vitamin E has been shown to fight the free radicals associated with stress, and in particular, those free radicals that cause heart disease.

Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin (the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter). They also Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.

Ingredients:

Makes approx. 35 banana bites

  • 3 small/med bananas, peeled
  • 1 (10oz) bag dark chocolate chips
  • 35 roasted whole almonds
  • Optional: peanut butter can be adding to make banana bite sandwiches
  • Optional: 2 tbsp oil (coconut, vegetable, canola) can be mixed into chocolate for a thinner consistency for dipping

Directions:


  1. Thinly slice bananas and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute at 70% power. Stir and heat for an additional 15 seconds until smooth.
  4. Remove bananas from freezer (I like to do ½ at a time to keep bananas frozen and not mushy).
  5. Using a fork dip bananas in chocolate and tap gently on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate.
  6. Set on lined tray or plate and repeat with remaining bananas.
  7. If the chocolate gets to thick or hard add 1-2 tbsp of oil and stir to get a thinner consistency.
  8. Top each chocolate banana slice with an almond.
  9. Place dipped bananas in the freezer again until they harden.
  10. Feeling stressed? Have a few Dark Chocolate Banana Almond Bites. 

 
 Bananas are a favorite snack in our home...and who doesn't like chocolate?!
 Thinly slice bananas and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
 
 Optional: you can add peanut butter to the top of sliced bananas and top with another banana slice for banana bite sandwiches! 
Freeze the bananas for at least 30 minutes to harden. I like to dip in the chocolate in batches so the bananas don't thaw too much and get mushy. 

Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute at 70% power. Stir and heat for an additional 15 seconds until smooth.


Using a fork dip bananas in chocolate and tap gently on side of bowl to remove excess chocolate.

If chocolate gets too thick add a tbsp or two of oil to make it smooth again. 

 Set on lined tray or plate and repeat with remaining bananas.
 Top each chocolate banana slice with an almond.
 Place dipped bananas in the freezer again until they harden.
Feeling stressed? Have a few Dark Chocolate Banana Almond Bites. 


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3 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful healthy snack! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am going to have to try making this for sure. I love dark chocolate, and I love almonds. I'm sure that they would taste great together. You never realize how much food can relieve stress until you start eating when you are stressed. Thanks so much for this recipe. http://www.lifewithj.com/category/stress-mitigation/

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  3. Stresses don't come by saying. They come all of a sudden. If you're enjoying now means understand that someone else in this world is taking stresses. Though there are many tricks and tips I have found in the internet, nothing can beat the usefulness of a good meal or tasty snacks.Delicious foods have the capability of giving us en elite mood, waking us to work again. However, you have made some mouth watering snacks. I would definitely try this at home and want to taste it for sure.
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