The weekend is here and Halloween is tomorrow. I hope you have a great time. Stay away from the candy. 🙂
Join my wife and I on November 4th for the last Healthy Food, Healthy You Food Clinic “Healthy Snacks & Desserts.” We are going to give you some great new ideas that will help with the sweet tooth. Here is one of our dessert recipes below that I invite you to try. If you like chocolate, bananas & coconut and are looking for a delicious way to blend them all into one dish, then this recipe is for you.
Source: Whole Foods Market (www.wholefoods.com)-Modified by Brien Shamp
3 large bananas, peeled and halved crosswise
6 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate, chopped (preferably dark chocolate)
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
6 popsicle sticks
Carefully push a popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana half, leaving about 11/2 inches of the stick poking out. Transfer bananas to a parchment paper-lined sheet tray and freeze until just solid, 30 to 45 minutes.
Melt chocolate on low heat, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds, until chocolate is completely smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. (Or, melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler.)
Transfer coconut to a wide, shallow dish and remove bananas from freezer. Working with one banana half at a time, spoon some of the melted chocolate over the banana and spread around with the back of the spoon to cover the surface. Sprinkle banana with some of the coconut, allowing any that doesn’t stick to fall back into the dish. Return banana halves to baking sheet and freeze until chocolate is set, about 10 minutes.
On November 4, 2009 @ 6:30 pm, my wife, Chris & I will be teaching our last Healthy Food, Healthy You Food Clinic. You will leave with new ideas for healthy snacks & desserts and get to taste many of the recipes.
I have a special 2 for 1 offer for you. If you are already signed up or plan on signing up, you can bring a friend for free!
For more information or to sign up for the clinic: Healthy Food, Healthy You
In health & fitness,
Brien Shamp BS CSCS CMT CHEK NLC II
CEO Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center
P.S. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please add it in the comment section below and I will give you a $5 credit on your Optimal Fitness account.
P.S.S. We just added one last Group Metabolic Typing Program to the schedule for 2009 . If you would like a customized nutrition & lifestyle program at a low cost, check this program out. See the details here: http://shar.es/axFK8