Peanut Butter Banana Dip {Healthy}

Creamy fruit dip made with mashed bananas, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and honey.

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Healthy and delicious. That’s what I’m all about.

Okay, so maybe that’s a lie. I’m all about sweet, decadent treats dripping with gooey caramel or stuffed to the brim with candy-coated chocolate.

However, today I’m all about trimming down calories. I wish I could say I live on cupcakes and sour gummy worms, but, the truth is, I have a fairly good handle on balancing sweet and healthy–that is, most of the time.

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Sometimes life calls for overindulging.

Take the other day, for example. I walk out my door headed for my truck. I like to warm her up since it’s frigid outside. I was bundled up expecting arctic temperatures, but instead it was unseasonably warm outside and the snow was beginning to melt (about dang time). I walked down my steps, and, the next thing you know, I found myself in a crumpled heap on the ground.

Wha? How the hell did I get on the ground.

Ice! An invisible sheet of menacing ice.

It’s 50 degrees out. How the heck is there still ice on the ground?

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I ache in places I didn’t even know existed. My left knee is raw from scraping the concrete. I can barely move my left arm. And, my toes are bruised. Don’t even ask me how that happened. It’s not like I walked outside in my bare feet.

I decided it was probably wise to take a break from blogging and cooking this week since my whisking arm is out of commission and I’m walking around like a zombie, moaning in pain with my left arm stuck in a half-raised position.

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After the fall, I said screw it I’m eating a donut. One donut led to two donuts ¬†which led to multiple slices of pizza, hotdogs topped with chili sauce, Velveeta shells, and lots of black jelly beans. Food cures, people.

And cure, it did. My body feels less bruised, but now I’m feeling plump and squishy.

Do I look plump and squishy? Never mind, don’t answer that question. Moving on…

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Eating layers upon layers of junk led me to this recipe for peanut butter banana dip. It’s creamy, slightly sweet, and, best of all, peanut buttery. All I need to survive in life is a spoon and a jar of peanut butter.

I’m not kidding when I tell you that this recipe only takes 2 minutes to whip up. You’ll be snacking healthy in no time.

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Grab a very ripe banana; the riper the better. Get out your honey. Mash the banana and honey together in a small bowl with a fork. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Grab your Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) from the fridge and fold it into the banana mixture. Give it a taste. If you like what you’re working with, dig in. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add a touch more honey.

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Grab a variety of fresh fruit and get to dippin’. Or, if you’re like me, a spoon is all you’ll need.

Peanut Butter Banana Dip

Creamy fruit dip made with mashed bananas, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and honey.

Yield: 1 cup

Total Time: 2 minutes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

1 very ripe banana, peeled

2 teaspoons honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)

Directions:

Add the banana and honey to a small bowl. Smash the banana and honey together with a fork until the banana is semi-smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and honey until thoroughly combined. Fold in the Greek yogurt. If you like your dip on the sweeter side, add a touch more honey.

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