Category Archives: Recipes

Fourth of July Banana Popsicle

Fourth of July popsicles

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and you may be looking for some fun and creative recipes to share with family and friends. This patriotic banana popsicle is fast, easy and perfect for the hot summer day we all expect this holiday weekend. Consider using this recipe as a food craft to entertain the kids as you prepare all the delicious dishes for your family outing. Continue reading

Mashed Plantains or Majado de Verde

majado de verdePhoto courtesy: Laylita of Laylita’s Recipes

It’s a Latin American tradition to eat green plantains also known as platanos machos. The most common way to eat them are simply sliced and fried, usually served as a dessert. Here is a new twist to using this tasty tropical fruit in your next dish or brunch party. Continue reading

Kiwi Banana Smoothie with a Twist

Kiwi Banana Smoothie Recipe
Photo courtesy: Roxy of Roxy’s Kitchen

This smoothie is not only delicious and super healthy, it looks great, too. The secret twist comes from the spinach added with kiwis. You can’t really taste it, but it still contains all its nutrients. This smoothie is a fantastic way to get you and your kids to eat something healthy without having to convince them to eat there fruits and veggies. Continue reading

Banana Split Panini

Banana Split Panini
Photo courtesy: Valerie Mitchell of Mama Likes to Cook

Need something new to entertain the children this summer break? While this might not be the healthiest snack, it is certainly a delicious recipe that the kids can help you prepare. Have the children pick out their own ingredients, making sure they include organic bananas so they get as much potassium as they can. Have them use a cookie cutter to cut out their favorite shape or cartoon character for a more edible appearance. Continue reading

Banana Crunch Popsicle

Banana popsicles
Photo courtesy: Produce for Kids

Produce for Kids has been a huge supporter of our GROW program. We decided to use one of their many recipes to feature a deliciously healthy snack. This tasty treat also becomes a fun activity for children and builds anticipation for their healthy Popsicle. Just like bananas, pistachios are full of potassium and are also high in protein, making it the perfect mix of health benefits for you and your children. This five minute snack is also great for children’s summer parties and barbeques. Continue reading

Banana Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

banana mug cake
Photo courtesy: Swah of Love Swah

This banana cake recipe will bring your night (or any other part of your day) to a whole other level. All you need is a few basic ingredients, two minutes of your time and a mug. The banana will bring a perfect moist texture making this mug cake your next favorite treat. If you are craving a dessert and don’t want to wait for the oven to warm up, this is the perfect recipe for you. Easy, quick, and yummylicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted (or flavorless oil)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp. plain flour
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 scoop of coffee ice cream to serve

Instructions

  1. Put butter into mug and microwave for 10 seconds to melt
  2. Add in egg and milk and lightly beat with a fork until combined
  3. Add mashed banana into the mug and continue stirring with your fork until mixed through
  4. Finally, add dry ingredients into the mug and beat with your fork until combined
  5. Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on medium heat
  6. The cake should be risen and still slightly gooey in the middle. If still undercooked for your liking, cook it further in 10-second bursts in the microwave
  7. Serve with a generous scoop of coffee ice cream

This delicious mug is ready to be enjoyed!

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Image credit: Swah of Love Swah

Recipe source: Love Swah

Strawberry Banana Granola Bars Recipe

strawberry-banana-granola-bars
Photo courtesy: Jen of CincyShopper

You thought making your own granola bars was a lot of work? With this Strawberry Banana Granola Bars recipe, it is as easy as running to the store to buy pre-made ones. Except it’s healthier, fresher and so yummy! Your co-workers and kids’ friends will be jealous of your homemade snack bars. Don’t feel bad for craving some sweetness. It’s all natural! Continue reading