I’ve been totally slacking on the banana usage in our house. It’s true, and so sad.
See here’s the thing: I normally make smoothies all the livelong day with bananas and am a happy camper. BUT I’ve been eating eggs with various mix-ins and whole wheat toast for breakfast every day to appease my gestational diabetes. I miss my smoothies. And I miss my bananas.
T-minus 3 weeks (ish) until they re-enter my world again!
OH! Because now I constantly have a couple of crazy-ripe bananas sitting on my countertop waiting to be eaten and sadly it’s no can do for now. But this weekend I had to change that because…well, because my freezer is packed to the brim with frozen bananas and there’s no way I’m throwing away perfectly good food. So I made a spread…a spread that you spread on anything your heart desires. One that will surely blow your mind with its simplicity, with its creaminess, and with its complex flavors.
And did I mention that it only has 4 ingredients? Yeah, that’s right…4. Get excited!
- 2 very ripe bananas (they should look like the ones in the first photo or maybe even more black)
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 heaping Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar OR 10-12 drops liquid Stevia
- pinch of sea salt
Using a food processor (I used our mini one and it was perfect) combine all ingredients and pulse until all of the banana chunks are incorporated. Then process fully until everything is whipped into oblivion, smooth and creamy. Spread on toast, bagels, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, whatever you want!
In other news, I think I’m going to (GASP!) stop watching Glee. Well, maybe at the end of the season…I feel so invested now in needing to know what happens when they all graduate! After that, though? No mas. I need to be real here: the only reason I watch it now is to get ready for New Girl to come on. Who’s with me?!