This sugar free coconut banana pudding is a super simple magic treat with the perfect balance of natural sweetness, creamy texture, and pure satisfaction.
The Magic Treat
Similar to the discussion on the Magic Pate, the Magic Treat works the same way.
In the Magic Treat, your Macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fat – are evenly distributed for slow digestion. The slower you digest your food, the longer the food stays within your small and large intestines, which allows for maximum nutrient absorption into your bloodstream.
In this sugar free coconut banana pudding, the protein comes predominately from the eggs, the carbohydrates come predominately from the bananas, and the fat comes predominately from the coconut.
When all three macronutrients are ingested together, you’re not only satisfied by the sweet treat, but you’re also keeping your blood sugar levels low by slowing down your digestion.
Slower digestion reduces the blood sugar spike from sweet foods.
The Magic Treat also makes it easy to optimize your nutrition by simply making your treat a certain way. It offers a quick, visual aid to guide you to perfect health.
You’ll be in control of what you put on your plate, not feel deprived, and be completely satisfied.
Why Brown Bananas
This sugar free coconut banana pudding is best when made with slightly brown bananas.
When bananas are slightly brown, they are sweeter and work really well as a sugar substitute here in this recipe. Natural sugars are always better…plus bananas never go to waste.
Slightly brown bananas are also great for other reasons.
Brown Bananas are more Alkaline:
As fruit ripens, the acidity of the fruit reduces, making brown bananas more alkaline.
A green banana has a pH of approximately 6.5, which is classified acidic. Once ripe, a yellow or brown banana has a pH of approximately 8, which is very alkaline.
Brown Bananas have More Fiber:
Green bananas contain resistant starch, which is fiber that can’t be absorbed by the body.
However, as the banana ripens, the starch becomes simple sugars and soluble fiber that our bodies can digest and absorb.
Brown Bananas are Super Sweet:
Green bananas contains about 40% starch. As the banana ripens and turns brown, that starch drops to under 10% and the natural sugars increase.
The natural sugars account for 90% of the Total Carbohydrates in brown bananas, which make them perfect for sweet treats.
Sugar Free Coconut Banana Pudding
- 2 bananas (slightly brown)
- 1/2 cup coconut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium heat.
- Mix and smooth out the chunks of bananas.
- Once the mixture comes to a slight simmer (1-2 bubbles come through), stir continuously for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat immediately and serve.
- Top with nuts, coconut, cacao nibs or sliced fruit.
This recipe is super simple and can be used to make other desserts like Coconut Banana Pudding Pie or use it as Coconut Banana Icing for cupcakes or cookies.
The Magic Treat can still apply, just be aware of the macronutrients added to the recipe.
What are your favorite sweet treats?
Do you have a go-to dessert you love?
Does your favorite dessert follow the Magic Treat format?
Comment below, join the conversation, and let’s put sweet back on the healthy list.