A tasty, healthy snack idea

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I like to experiment with food. I had all these ingredients in my cabinets and fridge, but the only ones I’d ever combined were the butter, honey and bananas.

Then I got the bright idea to mix them all together in a small ramekin. That size wasn’t an accident. This is a snack. You don’t want to eat a ton of it. Probably a tablespoon of each ingredient at most.

In small amounts, it works great as a blood sugar leveler and pick-me-up between meals.

Let me break down the ingredients here:

  1. The cricket powder (in the Mason jar on the right) takes this mix from dessert to healthy, blood sugar-stabilizing snack. Yep, I said cricket powder. People all over the world eat crickets. They’re a fantastic source of protein, sustainable, and low-impact. Exo makes some delicious protein bars out of crickets. I got two of them free at this link.
  2. The coconut oil is unrefined. This keeps its nutrients intact. Coconut oil contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral lauric acid and is a great source of heart-healthy medium chain triglycerides. These fats slow sugar absorption, which is key for level blood glucose.
  3. The honey is unheated. Like coconut oil, this keeps its nutrients intact. I only use a little bit, 1/4-1/2 teaspoon just to sweeten it slightly and provide some enzymes. Here too, slow sugar absorption.
  4. The butter is grassfed, organic, raw, unpasteurized, and non-homgenized. Cows should only eat grass. They aren’t built to eat grains. It makes them sick. And it makes you sick if you eat stuff from cows that eat grains. Organic is a given. If cows eat grass treated with chemicals, the chemicals end up in the cows too. And then in you. Raw, unpasteurized and non-homogenized leaves the nutrients alive and intact. It also makes the sugar be absorbed more slowly. (Are you sensing some themes here)
  5. The bananas are organic and green. Organic because, well, of course. Green makes them low in sugar and makes it more slowly absorbed again.
  6. Even the chocolate powder is low in sugar. Same thing: level blood sugar is one of the key tenets of a healthy diet.
  7. (Optional) I didn’t here, but you can also add raw organic cream. With the same benefits as #4.

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Let me know what you think. And if you like it, please pass it on. Thanks!