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High-Carb Energy Dessert

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By Stanka Vukelić

High-Carb Energy Dessert

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High-Carb Energy Dessert

This time I want to share with you a high-energy, high-carb dessert which will give you lots of energy when you need it. I virtually eat this every day, especially as an in between snack – and the best thing about it: It’s easy and fast; you need no more than 5-10 minutes to make it.


High-Carb Energy Dessert

Preparation time: 10 minutes


Ingredients for 2 people:

6-8 ripe bananas

10-12 dried dates

1/2 cup of carob powder

1/2 cup of coconut flour

1 teaspoon of vanilla


Methods/steps –

1. Mix the ripe bananas in a blender to a crème.

2. Add all other ingredients to the banana crème in the blender and mix all together.

3. Serve and enjoy.


Extra info –

About Carob

Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree and St John’s-bread, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible legumes, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The seed pod may be crushed and used as a substitute for chocolate.

It is native to the Mediterranean region, including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the larger Mediterranean islands; to the Levant and Middle-East of Western Asia into Iran; and to the Canary Islands and Macaronesia. (Source: Wikipedia)


7 Facts about Carob

1. carob is very nutritious: contains as much Vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries; as much niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas; and more Vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets

2. also contains Vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and the trace minerals iron, manganese, chromium, copper, and nickel

3. contains approximately 8 percent protein

4. is a good source of fiber

5. compared to chocolate, carob is three times richer in calcium, has one third less calories and seventeen times less fat

6. it takes 2 medium/large dry carob pods to make 28 g (1 ounce) in weight

7. contains 48% sugar


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