*Note* This post purely draws inspiration from sushi. I recognize that because sushi is often considered an ancient art form originating in Southeast Asia, some may take offense to this interpretation. Please know that is not my intent!
Sometimes, dessert NEEDS to be ready in five minutes flat. Ending the day with something sweet should not be complicated. Especially if you’re preparing for a crowd and would like a fun presentation. Queue: dessert sushi!
The most fun part about this dish is that the possibilities are multitudinous. Not a chocolate fan? Try a dip of coconut butter or frosting. I’d imagine many kinds fruit/nut combinations would work well. If you try a new one, please leave a comment!
I can see this being a great option post-workout when your body needs a fast source of carbohydrates to replenish itself and some protein to build muscle.
Of course, this snack does not “need” to be eaten with chopsticks. But where’s the fun in that?
Recipe serves one person.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1-2 TBS spread of choice (more options below, I used peanut butter here)
- 1 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 TBS crushed nuts of choice, 1 TBS dried fruit (all optional)
- 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips for dipping, plus more for topping if desired
- Peel banana and gently distribute desired spread.
- Sprinkle with toppings. Here I used coconut and chocolate chips. Some other possible pairings: pistachios + dried cranberries, almond butter + blueberries, sunflower seed butter + dried strawberries, crushed pretzels + coconut butter…
- If desired, melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second increments, taking care to stir each time. Mine only took one minute total to melt, but this depends on your microwave.*
*If you do not have a microwave, just melting on stovetop over low heat is fine. For more viscosity, add in 1 tsp coconut oil.
**Points to those who get the reference 🙂