This bright and delicious snack will help you kick that mid-day sugar craving for real and will also give you that little sweet something to curb your sweet tooth.
My clients always tell me they’re looking for a recipe that will simultaneously satisfy their sweet tooth and their desire for something savory. I tell them to look no further than this delectable banana pumpkin toast.
I adapted this recipe from How Sweet It Is, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite snack. It is easy to whip up and uses simple, healthy ingredients you likely have on hand.
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Sugar perpetuates overall inflammation, dumps fat on your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease); makes your cells resistant to the effects of insulin (insulin resistant); and then gives you metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. It also messes with your fertility.
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Banana Pumpkin Toast Recipe
- A slice of toast (I use a homemade gluten-free, vegan sourdough)
- ¼ cup Anita’s Yogurt
- 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
- ½ banana, thinly sliced
- 2-3 tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp. hemp hearts
- A drizzle of honey
Mix the vanilla bean paste with the yogurt. Spread on sliced toast. Top with banana slices, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts. Drizzle with honey. Dig in!