Good morning beauties, hope everyone is doing well, and are excited about this beautiful long weekend – thank you rain, the north needs it! I finally managed to get myself a weeks worth of normal sleep (6 hours, I know, still working on it) and I am feeling well rested now that I have got more than 4 hours of shut eye a week!
I have been quite busy in the kitchen, at work, in the studio, and volunteering so I opted to take these past few days to adding more recipes to the blog for you lovelies. As a part of My Carnival Series recipes I present to you the Second Recipe, Banana Cacao Pops! So simple, delicious, and nutritious. Topped with super foods to give you all that extra burst of energy that I know we all need this time of year!
I used topping like groats, gojis, and pumpkin seeds. I will briefly just go over their benefits, and why I think you all need to incorporate them into your everyday diet!
Benefits of Buckwheat Groats:
great source of magnesium and manganese
All of which help reduce the risk of Chronic Disease and provide strong nutrients!
Benefits of Goji Berries:
loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment in plants + fruits) which helps promote healthy skin
boosts the immune system
protects the eyes
high in vitamin C
good source of fiber
good source of iron and vitamin A
four ounces of goji berries even contains 10 percent of the suggested amount of protein, AND IT IS PLANT-BASED!
they raise blood sugar slowly, so no crash afterwards – THIS MEANS THEY ARE LOW GLYCEMIC
Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds:
Heart Healthy Magnesium
Health and Liver Health
Immunity Support from Zinc
Plant-Based Omega 3 Fats
Tryptophan for a good nights sleep
Simply by sprinkling your banana pops with these amazing ingredients you are instantly amplifying the nutritional benefits, and helping your body stay fuelled for the day! Win? I think so!
I really hope you all enjoy this super simple recipe that can easily be made to replace Carnival foods and treats. Completely transforming something not-so-healthy into something delicious, AND GOOD FOR YOU!
Take less than 5 minutes to prepare, and 5 minutes to make! I know you’re all off to make these now so I will leave you be! I will be back soon with more, till then enjoy this fuss-free treat!