Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Peanut Butter Banana Sushi Bites

Peanut Butter Banana "Sushi" Bites:

1 whole wheat wrap

1 TBS natural peanut butter.  I use Almond Butter

1 small banana


2 TBS plain non-fat Greek Yogurt

1 TSP honey

and a dash of cinnamon

From this little snack you will get…. good for you fats, fiber and carbs your body needs.  You can also swap out the banana for strawberries to mix things up.


1- BEAT HUNGER.  PB can actually help you eat less.  The combo of fiber and protein in PB causes you to feel fuller longer.  Keep hunger pangs away that creep up on you later in the day.  Also, the fats found in PB are healthy fats that protect us.

2- MOOD BOOSTER.  Besides the potassium you get from a banana, bananas can boost your mood.  They contain the amino acid Tryptophan which increases serotonin….the feel good brain neurotransmitter. 

3-  FILLING FIBER.  Fiber rich grains like whole wheat wraps keep you feeling fuller for longer but they also help move food along through your gut while controlling blood sugar levels. 

4- FATIGUE FIGHTER.  The honey in the "soy" sauce used for dipping will give you a quick boost of energy.  The natural sugar content in honey enters the bloodstream rapidly.  Honey would actually be great when a quick burst of energy is needed…..before a workout or during a long run. 

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