Chocolate Banana Bites

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This Copycat Trader Joes gone bananas dessert recipe is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. The frozen bananas in this dessert recipe taste just like ice cream and the dark chocolate shell is rich and crunchy. You can use whatever chocolate you'd like, from dark chocolate, white chocolate or milk chocolate. The best part about this simple dessert recipe is that it's healthy too. With coconut oil when melted with the chocolate, makes a coating that hardens instantly when it comes into contact with the cold banana.

The coconut oil in this healthy dessert recipe is one of the most versatile superfood ingredients you can keep in your home. Not only can you use this ingredient in simple dessert recipes but you can also use it for simple beauty tips and ideas. Coconut oil is the oil that is taken from the meat of a coconut. Coconut oil is made of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), saturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol and balance your HDL to LDL ratios. MCTs may also help to improve energy and aid in weight loss. Coconut oil is also one of the richest sources of lauric acid, which is abundant in breast milk and has strong anti-infective properties. Coconut oil contains anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties, which makes it great for immune system stimulation. Coconut oil may help your body’s defense against both viruses and bacteria, along with fungus, yeast, and Candida. Coconut oil also may affect hormones and has been shown to help stimulate the thyroid while balancing out blood sugar. As a result, coconut oil may help to increase metabolism, which is a simple way to help achieve your weight loss goals while using a healthy dietary fat in your diet. Using coconut oil is one of the easiest things to add to your diet, it's tasty, healthy and affordable.

Simple ideas to use coconut oil in your diet include adding some into your morning smoothie recipe, to coffee, or to saute your vegetables in it. You can also use coconut oil in your cookie recipes, bread, and cakes. Adding coconut oil on top of your grains is a tasty and healthy addition to any meal. Coconut oil can be used for cooking on high heat because it has a high smoking point. Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer that’s helpful at softening the skin, use after a shower or a bath. You can try using coconut oil to oil pull first thing in the morning, as one of the healthiest habits you can adopt for oral health. Thank you to Sue for sharing this healthy dessert recipe idea for Copycat Trader Joes gone bananas on the "The View From Great Island" recipe site. This is just one of the simple dessert recipes you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find include dessert recipes, appetizers, snack recipe ideas, main dish recipes, breakfast and brunch ideas, lunch, salad recipes, side dish, vegetarian and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Copycat Trader Joes Gone Bananas from The View From Great Island
Ingredients: Banana, dark chocolate chips, coconut oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 450, Calories from Fat 268, Total Fat 29.8g 46%, Saturated Fat 21.8g 109%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 1mg 0%, Potassium 211mg 6%, Carbohydrates 53.5g 18%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%, Sugars 39.2g, Protein 4.6g, Vitamin A 1% · Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 0, Iron 9%

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