Chocolate Covered Banana Bombs

Little nuggets of chocolate and banana and a protein rich cake...
Delicious bites of light, fluffy banana-hazelnut cake & bananas coated in rich, silky dark chocolate…..

I recently discovered FlapJacked Protein pancake mix and have been sharing their products with all of my health-conscious “Fit-foodie” friends. This recipe uses their Banana Hazelnut mix which is a blend of Whole Oat Flour, Buttermilk, Whey Protein Isolate, Banana, Hazelnut Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt and Xanthan Gum.

“This protein pancake is loaded with potassium and fiber. Hazelnut meal adds vitamin E in addition to B vitamins (including folate) and is also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. With only 200 calories per serving, our Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancake Mix has a sweet, nutty flavor while modestly packing 16 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in each serving.”- FlapJacked

INGREDIENTS
1 cup FlapJacked Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancake Mix
1 cup water (or unsweetened coconut milk)
1/2 – 1 cup 60% dark chocolate (or semi-sweet) chopped
1 large fresh bananas (chilled for 1 hour)
4 TBSP almond or peanut butter (I used Whole Food’s fresh ground almond butter)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Prepare FlapJacked Pancake mix as directed on the package and cool. You can do this 1-2 days in advance. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler pan until chocolate is melted.  While heating the chocolate, Layer the following:

1 Pancake
1/2 TBSP Nut butter
1/4″ banana slices
1/2 TBSP Nut butter
1 Pancake

Cut into Bars and dip in melted chocolate until coated.  Place on wax paper in the refrigerator until firm. (about 30 minutes)

ENJOY!

NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1 bar (10 servings)
Calories 79
Fat 4g
Carbohydrates 8g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 2g
Protein 3g

Let’s talk Superfoods! All hype?

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I don’t know about you, but I really care about what I put into my body. If I see a label full of chemical concoctions that I can’t even pronounce I put it right back on the shelf where it belongs.

“Chemicals in our food today, (which are all “A OKAY” with the FDA) are, in my opinion, like VIAGRA for Cancer.”

Want to encourage free radical growth in your body? Then go ahead and keep supplementing with your average “protein shake”. I want to be around for my son, my husband, my parents – I have no desire to wreck my insides with crap just so I can look “good” on the outside!

Every glass of Shakeology contains Supernutrients from around the globe, including:

  • Adaptogen Supernutrients that help promote strong immune function, help the body cope with environmental stress, naturally help increase energy, help promote ideal cognitive function, and promote calmness
  • Antioxidant Supernutrients that protect the body from free radicals, prevent cellular damage, and promote cardiovascular health
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supernutrients that help your cells make energy, build and repair muscles, strengthen bones and support energy production
  • Protein and Amino Acid Supernutrients that build muscle, reduce hunger and food cravings, help keep blood sugar steady, promote healthy skin, hair and nails, support brain function for alert thinking and well-being and support your immune system
  • Phytonutrient Supernutrients that support strong immune function, promote healthy aging, help detoxify the body and promote an ideal alkaline state
  • Probiotics Supernutrients that promote healthy digestion and normal colon function
  • Prebiotics Supernutrients that help probiotics grow and thrive, and strengthen the immune system
  • Digestive enzyme Supernutrients that help your body break down food to assimilate nutrients better

The list above looks pretty good to me!! In fact, I can talk about it all day long because I have been drinking Shakeology for three years STRAIGHT. And guess what?? My cholesterol levels (which are naturally high due to genetics) are now in normal ranges! I feel amazing and my hair and lashes prove it!

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FlapJacked Protein Waffles!

Sunday is the one day of the week where we like to mix-up our breakfast routine. This week we were thrilled to try our new FlapJacked Buttermilk Protein pancake mix! We decided that we wanted waffles instead of pancakes so we made few changes.

10305061_10205351220614151_7716279970103033415_nWe made the regular batter recipe (doubled as this was for two of us). We added 1 tsp. of baking powder to make it extra fluffy! We also beat three egg whites until they formed soft peaks and folded those in after the batter thickened.

IMG_9529Please note, if you do this; spray your waffle maker FIRST!! We ruined our first batch because they stuck!

This mix makes a VERY LIGHT and airy waffle with a nice, crispy outside! We topped ours with fresh strawberries and a light drizzle of REAL Maple Syrup! They were so good – if we didn’t tell you our little secret (that these are really good for you) you’d never know!

Try them! You can even fool your kids with these!

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