I try not to have too many processed sweets around the house, lest I eat them (:)).
So, to remedy that problem, I keep fruits on hand.
Recently I was craving a sweet treat, and of course, I didn’t have anything prepackaged in the house.
But, I had a few apples, some bananas, and some Coco Whip Cream.
A lot of the time, if you want to add a little sparkle to your healthy(ish) way of life, you have to be creative — so I put the apple, banana, and Coco whipped cream to use to create TheHeatherE’s Anytime Sweet Treat!
I used one Ambrosia apple and a Cavendish banana, mainly because they are both mildly sweet, but of course you can use any apple and banana of your choice!
Cut the apple in half and also cut the banana in half.
Now, use only one half of the apple and one half of the banana.
Unpeel the banana half…
Then, cut the banana and the apple halves into several slices.
Next, put the apple slices and banana slices together in a bowl.
Use a serving of coco whip (two tablespoons) to top off your banana and apple slices.
Although delicious, this anytime sweet treat is also nutritious.
Apples have vitamins A, B, and C. Apples also contain phytonutrients that are helpful against cancer, asthma, diabetes, weight management, etc.
Bananas have antiinflammatory properties, over 400 mg of potassium, and can decrease oxidative stress.
Calories & Carbs Info
1/2 Ambrosia apple: 11 grams of carbs, 50 calories
1/2 Cavendish banana: 14 grams of carbs, 55 calories.
Coco Whip serving: 4 grams of carbs, 30 calories
Try my sweet treat idea and let me know what you think!
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