If you like bananas you are going to love these easy to make, delicious banana bites. They are the perfect snack before, during or after any training session providing 26g of quality carbohydrate to fuel or recover those muscles.
Carbohydrate is essential for any and all high intensity training sessions providing the muscle with a readily available fuel source to maintain power, strength and speed throughout a session. It is best practice for athletes to consume carbohydrate rich snack s during long endurance sessions and/or grab a snack 60 minutes before training to ensure carbohydrate stores are maximal. However, this snack due to its convenient nature may only provide the body with a source of sugar and no other nutritional value.
Banana bites provide the body with sugar as an energy sources but also a high quantity of performance boosting nutrients. Bananas are packed full of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and its most widely acclaimed nutrient potassium. An average banana contains 400 mg of potassium, which is equivalent to 1/8 of your recommended daily allowance. Potassium plays a role in maintaining proper muscle function, while also contributing to a healthy heart.
Also a 2012 study found that eating half a banana every 15 minutes during a 3 h bike race enhanced cycling performance similarly to consuming the same amount of carbohydrate from a sports drink.
Enjoy these bites around exercise or as a healthy snack option to get you through the week.
- Serves: 10
- Calories: 152 kcal
- Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- 4 Bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoons of honey
- 200g of oats
- 50g of raisins
- In a blender blend the oats for 1-2 minutes into a fine consistency. Then place them in a bowl with the raisins.
- Place the bananas, eggs & honey into the blender and blend until the mixture is liquidised together.
- Then pour this into the bowl with the oats & raisins and mix thoroughly.
- Pour into a silicon baking tray or a try lined with baking paper.
- Cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cut into 10 even squares or smaller if desired.