Lifestyle 180 Banana Creamers

by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD and Jim Perko Sr. CEC, AAC What makes these Banana Creamers healthy is the pinch of espresso that’s added in. In the past two years, coffee has emerged as a major player in the world of health. Regular coffee consumption has been linked to reducing a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes and prostate and endometrial cancers, and may also protect against heart failure and dementia.

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Makes 16 slices- two slices per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp Instant Espresso

Directions

Slice banana into 16 quarter inch slices; skewer each slice with two prong skewers, place on wax paper and freeze for one hour. Create double boiler by placing metal bowel over saucepan with one inch of simmering water, add chocolate, espresso coffee and stir continually until 3/4 melted. Remove bowl from heat and continue stirring until completely melted. Take banana slices from freezer and dip in chocolate until completely coated, allow excess chocolate to drip off, place on wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.