BANANA MUSH – Cheap & healthy meal for any time
-3 ingredients + all natural –
PREP/COOK TIME: 5 minutes
CALORIES: ~350-380 calories
(depending on specific ingredients)
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (only peanuts + sea salt)
- 1 banana
- Peal and slice one banana into container of your choice.
- Add 2 Tbsp. of chia seeds (one serving) to container.
- Add 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter (one serving) to container.
- Mix all ingredients for 1-2 minutes or until desired consistency.
Seems almost silly to write a recipe for such a simple thing! I got hooked on this during times where I wanted to eat something quickly, but that was healthy and would hold me over for a bit. Definitely was a staple (and still kind of is) during our Pacific Northwest car camping trip, which you can see info and pictures about here:
The peanut butter in it really adds some protein to keep you fuller longer. I’m a crunchy fan, and try to find brands that are organic. But the most important part of the peanut butter is that the only ingredients on the label are peanuts and salt. Try to avoid peanut butters with added sugars or oils in order to maximize the healthiness!
I used to do this with flaxseed meal instead of chia seeds as it was cheaper. Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory for your body.
Once I learned however important it is for your body to have a good balance of these, I figured it was super easy to just add these simple seeds to whatever you want to eat. I add them to smoothies, salads, pretty much whatever you can think of. Mixing them with peanut butter is super convenient. Though, I know there are brands out there that mix them in themselves – like this one you can find at Trader Joes!
I also try to buy all organic products, especially the banana, to feel the healthiest and most ethically conscious. I wasn’t always this way, but I’ll explain why a frugal person like me switched another time.
But mainly it can be described via this quote:
“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness.”Thich Naht Hanh
Obviously, this recipe is the most simple of the simple & you can add whatever you like in it! Dried fruit! All of the types of health seeds! Raw Honey! Whatever you like!
Once you finish one peanut butter jar – you can use that as your reusable container for this – like so!
It’s a great meal for the morning, afternoon snack, or sometimes I stick it in the freezer for a bit at night and then it’s like a frozen treat!
Hope you find it as delicious as I do! I literally eat this almost every day, especially while on the road for something cheap, healthy, and easy 😁
Or improvise and make the mush of your own dreams! 😜
SALUD ~ 🍌 🥜