Updated: Aug 22
A go-to-treat in my house, I am thrilled to share this healthy alternative to one of the most popular candy bars out there – Snickers. As we all know, traditional Snickers candy bars are not the healthiest choice when it comes to satisfying our sweet cravings. Loaded with sugars, artificial ingredients, and dairy, they don't exactly make for a wholesome snack.
That's why I've created a vegan and guilt-free alternative that will leave you feeling happy and energized!
Introducing my mood-boosting Frozen Banana Snickers – a nutritious, fun, and engaging treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients. It's the perfect snack for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing the joy of indulging in a delicious dessert.
I think they taste even better than the traditional Snickers candy bars, and they are so easy to make!
Frozen Banana Snickers Recipe
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2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp oil
Slice bananas in half, then slice again down the middle and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Spread nut butter evenly on each slice, and sprinkle with half of the peanuts.
Freeze for 30min.
In a small pot on the stove, combine the chocolate chips and oil on low heat until smooth.
Drizzle chocolate onto each banana snicker, then add peanuts, and repeat until all chocolate and nuts are used.
Freeze for an additional 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy guilt free whenever you get a snickers craving!
So go ahead, indulge in this scrumptious and mood-boosting Frozen Banana Snickers recipe without any guilt. It's the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings while treating your body to a wholesome, nutrient-rich dessert. And don't forget to share your experience and photos with our Veginner community. I can't wait to see your creations!
Mood Boosting Benefits:
Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, which is an essential nutrient that helps the body produce serotonin - a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Serotonin is often referred to as the "feel-good" chemical because it helps promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to depression and anxiety, so increasing your intake of vitamin B6 through foods like bananas may help improve your mood.
Bananas are also rich in potassium, which is an electrolyte that helps regulate blood pressure and promotes healthy heart function. Studies have shown that a diet rich in potassium may help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
In addition, bananas are a good source of fiber, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and keep you feeling full and satisfied. This may help prevent mood swings and promote a more stable mood throughout the day.
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that have been shown to improve blood flow and cognitive function. This may help improve mood by increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
Secondly, dark chocolate contains magnesium, which is an essential mineral that plays a role in regulating mood. Studies have shown that low levels of magnesium are associated with higher rates of depression and anxiety, and increasing magnesium intake may help improve mood.
Finally, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a compound that stimulates the release of endorphins - the "feel-good" chemicals in the brain. PEA has been shown to promote feelings of happiness and well-being.
Peanuts are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber, all of which can help regulate blood sugar levels and promote a stable mood. Studies have shown that consuming protein and healthy fats can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
In addition, peanuts are a rich source of magnesium, which is an essential mineral that plays a role in regulating mood. Low levels of magnesium have been linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, so increasing your intake of magnesium through foods like peanuts may help improve your mood.
Peanuts also contain tryptophan, which is an amino acid that the body uses to produce serotonin - a neurotransmitter that regulates mood. Serotonin helps promote feelings of happiness and well-being, so consuming foods that contain tryptophan like peanuts may help improve your mood.