I wanted to whip up a healthy homemade toddler snack for my daughter today, but didn’t have a lot of time. I noticed we had very little in the fridge to work with but I never let that stop me. Just brings out the creative side of me a bit more.
Rummaging through the cabinets didn’t bring any inspiration but then the bananas caught my eye. What about an old time favourite? Yes, it is time for banana cream pie. YAY!
I only used three ingredients in this recipe. You can even get by with two. If you are feeling fancy you can make all kinds of fun toppings with your toddler.
Super easy, quick as a flash, tastes divine and, MOST IMPORTANT, toddler approved!
2 large bananas
1/4 cup coconut cream (or you can use the cream layer that sits at the top of a refrigerated can of coconut milk)
dash of sea salt
topping: sliced banana, toasted coconut, drizzled chocolate, caramel sauce (2 dates pureed with a pinch of hot water)
- Whip together the banana and cream in a blender and place in a silicone or non-stick muffin container.
- Garnish with toppings of your choice.
- Place in freezer to set for 15 minutes or the fridge for about an hour.
Here are five things I do everything to keep my mind, body and soul feeling good.
- I start my day with a solid breakfast. This can mean something different to everyone but for me it means I eat things that I feel good about. My head might think about eating something naughty, my body wants differently. If I eat a good proper breakfast I am motivated to make better choices throughout my entire day. I choose to begin my day with veggies and then build around whatever I have in the fridge. Most often I make veggies with a gluten free grain which has been soaked overnight and cooked in bone broth,. Other days I have veggies with eggs, veggies in soup, or just plain steamed veggies with raw Greek olive oil, lemon and sea salt. Whatever it is, love it all. What you eat and I eat might entirely different. The point is to make your first meal count.
- I use a Netti Pot and flush my nose with a sea salt saline rinse everyday. Living in Hong Kong, the pollution can wreak havoc on my sinuses. Using my Netti Pot has saved me from ENT appointments and unneeded antibiotics. I bought my Netti Pot on Iherb, but they are pretty easy to find. Throw in some warm water and sea salt and you are good to go.
- I connect. This changes day to day but the point is I do it everyday. Today connecting was both meditation and yoga. Yesterday it was earthing.
- I scrape my tongue right when I get up. This removes yucky bacteria and toxic residue from my system, improves the taste of food on my palate, and cleanses the internal organs , as the tongue is energetically connected with the whole body system. Tongue scrapers are inexpensive and fun to use. You can also throw in a coconut oil rinse and can “pull” additional toxins from your system.
- I learn something new, and most often it is about my passion. This constantly challenges my brain and keeps me on my toes. Mozart, Einstein, and Michelangelo all became masters of their crafts by putting in the time everyday to learn about what they loved. I recommend reading Bounce, by Author Syed, which explains that it is time, not talent, that paves the way to success.