Every single time I think about bananas, I think about banana hammocks.
Have I ever mentioned that my mind is ALWAYS in the gutter? Because THIS is what a banana hammock REALLY is…
I should just live in the sewer with the Ninja Turtles.
I would probably marry Splinter… Because I like my men harry?? And we would have some cute rat babies…
OKAY… Getting off track. And since when are rats cute?
Bananas also remind me of
high school sex ed class the mineral: potassium, which plays a large role in maintaining normal blood pressure and promotes normal kidney function.
That being said, bananas are actually like pop stars who lip sing, they pretend to be amazing when they’re not all that great… Or in other words, bananas are not the BEST source of potassium even though everyone THINKS they are… Beet Greens are truly # 1 on the charts!
Charts… Tarts… Chocolate… Do you like my word association? Really I couldn’t come up with any other transition to talk about chocolate… Because it’s also part of the recipe The Food Pervert and I recreated by Ashley Marti from @LocalHaven for Book To Plate, the show where we showcase a recipe by a fan of The Body Book.
You’ll want to relax in a hammock and eat these!
Dark Chocolate Banana Recipe
- 2 Large Bananas (1/2 inch slices)
- 1 1/2 cups Dark Chocolate (chopped)
- 1 tbs Coconut Oil
- Optional Toppings: Coconut Flakes, Sea Salt, Sunflower Seeds, Chopped Pistachios, Coffee Grounds, etc.
Here are the a-PEELING directions:
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Peel and cut the bananas into 1⁄2” slices. Set aside.
- Pour your toppings into separate bowls, making sure that each topping is about a 1⁄2 cup.
- Using a double-boiler, fill the bottom of the pan with an inch of water and bring to a simmer. Place the boiler over the top and fill the bowl with chocolate. Stir the chocolate as it begins to melt. Once completely melted, add the coconut oil, stir and remove from the heat. During the process of dipping each banana, you may need to re-heat the chocolate. Simply place back over the hot water until the chocolate is re-melted.
- Dip 1 banana slice at a time into the melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
- Continue dipping each banana into the melted chocolate and decorating with the selected toppings. Once all bananas have been coated in chocolate and toppings, place in the freezer for a minimum of 5 hours, but preferably overnight. Once completely frozen, transfer dark chocolate banana slices to a freezer container.
SO TELL ME…
- Have you ever sported a banana hammock?
- What celebrity would you LOVE to see in one of those “contraptions”?
- Oh better question: What celebrity WOULDN’T you want to see in that banana snuggler?
- What is your favorite source of potassium?
- Do you think rats are cute?
- Did you see Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles?