Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sweet n' Salty Banana Almond Dip

It's officially hay-fever season for me, so in between napping out my misery and drinking copious amounts of iced nettle tea I haven't been doing much else. Anyone else suffer from horrible seasonal allergies? This is my first year trying out loose leaf nettle tea, and I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it'll do the trick! 
Today I had an unusual craving for something sweet and filling, and then this dip happened. Since I already have an affinity for anything "dippy" I was beyond satisfied with this plate -- not to mention all of the possibilities for variation. Oh, and if you have hungry little ones in your house this is a great way to trick them into eating a healthy and filling snack!
Banana Almond Dip
Yields roughly 1/2 cup of Dip
Ingredients:
  • 1 medium sized ripe Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 2 pinches Salt (or to taste)
Directions:
  1. Mash up your Banana as much as you can
  2. Add the Almond Butter and Salt - Mix together evenly
  3. Store in an air tight container in your fridge for up to 3 days
Tasty Variations:
  • Add 1 tsp Cacao //or// Carob Powder
  • Add 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • Substitute Melted Coconut Butter or Coconut Cream in place of Almond Butter
  • Add 1 Tbsp Cacao Nibs and/or 1 Tbsp Shredded Coconut 
I could go on and on with variations of this dip, and I hope if you come up with your own variation you'll let me know!

xoxo,

6 comments:

  1. I've been known to eat this exact dip with nothing more than a spoon.

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  2. I love to eat dishes which allow me to dip something…. It’s a great feeling to taste them. This dish seems to have a great combination too.

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  3. What a great idea! Sounds och looks delicious. Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Hope the tea helps! Dip looks wonderful.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  5. I really hope the tea works for you. Might have to give it a try myself. That dip looks yummy. I think this is something my whole family would enjoy.

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  6. Looks great, will try it! :)
    Sara http://simplevfood.blogspot.co.il/

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