Wouldn’t that be nice? Too bad chewy chocolate chip cookies don’t have the same health value as a handful of some hearty asparagus. Don’t worry there is still hope! Of course veggies are still a staple to every individual’s diet, but there are some ways to disguise “health foods” as treats.
Cinnamon Banana A la Mode
Ingredients: 1 Banana (sliced), Cinnamon, Agave Nectar (Can be found at local health foods store ex. Whole Foods)
Directions: Slice up a banana and put into a bowl. Sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon on top. Drizzle Agave Nectar. Microwave for 1 minute.
Perfect! Your kitchen will smell like you were baking all day. The bananas, cinnamon, and agave nectar melt together to form a mouthwatering treat. The best part? It is healthy!
According to bananasweb.com, bananas contain trytophan which releases serotonin. Serotonin is a mood booster so this dessert will help lift your spirits. For more banana facts check out http://bananasweb.com/bananas/Health+Benefits+of+Bananas
According to cinnamonhealthbenefits.com, cinnamon has something in it called cinnaldehyde. Cinnaldehyde inhibits the bodies production of inflammatory fatty acids. This means that cinnamon will help prevent diseases such as atherosclerosis. For more information check out http://www.cinnamonhealthbenefits.com/
And last but not least, the agave nectar! It is an all natural sweetener that tastes a lot like honey. It has no preservatives and is a great organic sweetener for health nuts. For more info on Agave go to http://allaboutagave.com/
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