Do holiday diet damage control with this outrageously simple (and seriously tasty) banana-based recipes
SELF (http://www.self.com/) hopes that things are about to get a little bananas.
While the jury is out regarding the average number of pounds one gains durning the holiday season (The New England Journal of Medicine clocks in between 1-2), it’s a pretty safe assumtion that we’ll all indulge at least once between now and New Years Eve. And by indulge, I mean take an average cheat day and multiply it by 1,000. It’s not going to be pretty.
Don’t sweat it: Just eat pancakes and cookies. Seriously. Both of these completely good-for-you recipes use the potassium-filled fruit as the star of the show so they need none of the ingredients you don’t want—like flour or other kinds of gluten.
Also great news: these recipes are dead simple. The key to success in both of them is to blend the bananas into a smooth puree before combining them with the other ingredients. It will allow for even distribution of the fruit and ensure that each bite tastes fantastic. And that’s the hardest step—well, that and making sure to save some extras for your friends and family.
Go bananas and happy holidays!