Banana nut butter crunch

Contributed by Leticia Nagata, RD

Banana nut butter crunch

For those on the go, this easy, 3-ingredient recipe will supply you with the energy you need to start and get through the day. As a pre-workout snack, it will help fuel the body and speed up the post-workout recovery. Make them ahead of time and store in the freezer, so you can grab and go.

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  • 1 small banana (You may opt to freeze the peeled banana first. This will make it easier and neater to spread the nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added natural peanut butter, almond butter or other nut butter of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon organic hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal


  1. Peel banana.
  2. Spread peanut butter or almond butter on banana.
  3. Roll banana in seed combination.
  4. Enjoy for breakfast or as a tasty snack! Or, freeze for later.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Using almond butter:

  • Calories: 380
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Sugar: 14 g

Using peanut butter:

  • Calories: 400
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Sugar: 13 g