When it comes to eating a raw food diet, the possibilities are virtually limitless. Some recipes take days because of dehydration requirements, some take hours because they are so labor intensive, and yet others are so easy and tasty to put together that you don’t even have to think about it. I personally prefer to implement the latter technique most often because I like simplicity. Easy raw food recipes ensure that I am eating healthful foods throughout the day while leaving me the time I need to get everything on my to-do list done.
After all, who has time to spend hours each day in the kitchen putting together three square meals? I bet you don’t because I know I certainly don’t. While gourmet raw foods and in depth recipes can be a lot of fun, you will quickly find that if that’s all you’re preparing it is hard to stay focused on the whole reason for eating raw foods in the first place, which is for health. I have talked to person after person that has fallen off the raw food wagon (or even the health wagon altogether) because they could not keep up with the demands of their recipe books.
The truth is that there is never a need to prepare a gourmet recipe at all in order to enjoy and to benefit from a raw food diet. This recipe for banana bites is proof
I eat this on a regular basis using different variations to keep things interesting and I never get tired of it. These bites are nutritious, delicious, and a lot of fun too. I find that they’re perfect for breakfast but kids and adults alike tend to love them at all times of the day, especially during dessert time.
Without further ado, here’s the simple recipe (if you can even call it a recipe)… if you have any variation ideas I’d love to hear them!
Here’s What You Will Need for Banana Bites:
- 2 bananas
- 6 almonds
- 4 dates
Just slice the bananas like you would when putting them over cereal (into thin disks), crush your almonds using a plastic baggy and a heavy spoon or a cutting board and knife, and cut the dates into very small pieces. I love using medjool dates because they make the bites creamy and rich compared to others, but any date will work.
Place each slice of banana in a single layer on the plate and top them with a small piece of date and a small amount of crushed almonds. Eat them all up!
Try using raisins instead of dates, sunflower seeds or walnuts instead of almonds. You can roll the banana slices in sesame or flax seeds too! Leave out the nuts and seeds for a less calorie and fat dense treat that is just as sweet and tasty.
Although this is a very filling and satisfying dish, there’s a good chance that you’ll want more once you clean your plate… hehehe