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Clusters

Brief Description

This is an easy, no food processor needed recipe which anyone in the family would be able to make! 

The chia seeds make for a great binder and add a huge amount of fibre and nutrients to these clusters along with cocoa for their antioxidant flavanols and potassium and magnesium from the bananas, so whether you are at work or kids at school, both will have great concentration for work or play. 
It you do like it sweeter, you can add a sweetener like 1Tb of Rice syrup or honey or a couple of tablespoons of sugar free alternative such as Natvia (brand of a stevia sweetener OR Lite Sweet xylitol sweetener) Or The Avalanche Sugar Free drinking chocolate. 
If you want to get a little creative you can also add in 1/4 cup Healtheries Sugar free chocolate chips- found in baking section or adding a drop or two of pure peppermint essence oil (found at most health food stores). 

PS- do you UNSALTED peanut butter. Smooth or crunchy doesn't matter

Ingredients

Clusters

Banana clusters

Healthy Recipes

cocoa powder


1Tb

Chia seeds


1Tb

des. coconut


1.5 cups

Ripe banana


1

cinnamon


1tsp

peanut butter


3TB

Natvia


3TB

Cook Time

0 hrs : 10m

Difficulty

1/10

Makes / Serves

Nutrition Facts

calories100 kcal
carbs20.00 g
sugar8.00 g
fat4.00 g
protein5.00 g

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, mash the banana really well with a fork until there is no lumps and almost liquid. If you have a sweet tooth you may want to add the tsp honey/ rice syrup or 1Tb Natvia/xylito sweetener. 
  • Mix in the cocoa powder, cinnamon and chia seeds. Followed by the unsalted smooth or crunchy peanut butter. (if you don't want to add peanut butter you can exclude this and just add more coconut to bind and leave chia seeds to absorb moisture from banana for 5 mins). 
  • Then add in 1 cup of the finely desiccated coconut and stir in well. The rest will be used to roll the clusters in. 
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop some mixture up and form a ball with your hands and then roll in the remaining coconut thread. If the mixture is still abit soft to roll, then add a little more coconut 
  • .The mixture makes 8-10 clusters depending on size of banana, then put them in the freezer for 15mins before serving or keep them in freezer or fridge until when needed. They don't go brown or anything.

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