Banana Dessert Sushi

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I am a sushi FANATIC! If you were to ask me what is one meal that I could consume everyday, it would definitely have to be sushi. I'm a texture girl. When I eat, I love to bite down into layers of food and hit all of the different textures as I go. I think that's one of the reasons I love sushi and all of the elements of it from the soft rice, the crunch of the cucumber the creaminess of the avocado and oddly enough (sounds gross, but...) the slipperiness of the fish.

I am also a fan of the combo of fresh and sweet ingredients. So when I learned about dessert sushi, that marries some of my favorite things, I jumped on the idea to recreate it.

With us currently doing the Dr. Oz #28dayshrink (abbreviated to 21 days) leading up to our Memorial Day vacay, this recipe was spot on with what we can eat during this time. We're on no dairy, no extra sugars, no red meat, no carbs and low amounts of alcohol - so pretty much just veggies, fruits and protein! It's not as hard as it sounds. But it does help to have something like this to pass the time!

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Two of my weaknesses is bored snacking and craving something sweet after a meal. So these are the perfect filler to take me to my next snack or meal and cure my sweet tooth!

This dessert sushi is so fun because as all other recipes I love, you can customize it to what you love and leave out the things that aren't so great! Plus you're getting natural sweetness from the banana and toppings with nothing crazy like you would from ice cream, pastries or those other things that taste SOO good but sit right in our mid-sections. I mean, plus these taste sooooo good... I even froze them and took them out to munch on them later. Although, once frozen - don't let them defrost or the banana gets soggy :/

Recipe Below --

BANANA DESSERT SUSHI

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 banana

  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc)

  • 1/3 cup of your favorite nuts and toppings combined - ie. unsweeted coconut flakes, granola, almonds, flax seed, cacao nibs, chia seeds, pistachios, etc - the sky is the limit!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Chop the seeds and nuts, or place in food processor to get them into small pieces

  2. Spread nut butter over banana, I put a skewer stick through the middle of the banana to get the spread evenly around the banana

  3. Spread toppings on a plate or cutting board

  4. Lightly roll banana in toppings, I did it in layers doing granola first then cacao nibs and coconut flakes

  5. Slice banana into half inch slices

  6. ENJOY!!! I promise you these things are heavenly.