How Drew Barrymore’s Nutritionist Turns a Plain Banana Into a Healthy Dessert

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When I get a hankering for something sweet, I need to satisfy it as soon as possible. I don't always stock my apartment with what I'd need to whip up a quality dessert, but I do always have a fruit bowl full of bananas. And Drew Barrymore's nutritionist has the banana dessert recipe I didn't know I'd been been searching for.

I'm not going to tell you to eat a plain banana for dessert. That's, well, just bananas. Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder is a master at helping people beat their cravings the healthy way. Drew Barrymore often raves about Snyder, saying recently that working with her has "totally changed her life." And I think Barrymore would agree that Snyder's banana upgrade is pretty impressive, too.

"When it comes to making dessert, not many people think about reaching for a banana, but I sure do," Snyder writes on Instagram. "I love bananas and I believe they're one of nature's perfect foods. They come right off a tree in their complete nutritional 'package.' Loaded with nutrients, high in fiber, and easy to digest...what's not to love?"

Transforming a regular ol' banana into an even sweeter treat is simple. All you have to do is cut open the peel from end to end and fill it up with nut butter and cacao nibs (which can help you calm down before bed, BTW). Pop it in the freezer for a while and then you'll be able to dig in with a spoon. Now please excuse me while I go make a batch for the entire week.

This white chocolate dessert dip recipe features cauliflower. Or, if you're giving up sugar, try these three tasty ideas.

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