Bananas_Post_5-20-16Greetings Sound Sleepers! In my last blog post “THE FOOD FACTOR, HOW TO EAT FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP” we discussed foods that contain Magnesium, a mineral known for it’s function in allowing the body to relax it’s muscles.

One of the foods we discussed that was high in Magnesium was the BANANA! Did you know that the average Americans eats 27 Lbs of bananas per year according to the Chiquita Banana website?

Today I want to share with you an excellent and easy dessert that you and your child can enjoy an hour or so before bedtime that would be a great choice for someone who needs a little extra boost to help them to snooze! I call it Gloria’s Banana Pudding because I learned this simple recipe when, the summer I turned 15, I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Guadalajara, Mexico with a host family. My host Mama, Gloria, would make this simple dish as dessert often and it became one of my “go to” healthy sweet tooth fixes!

bananas_1One ripe banana.
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt.
Crushed nuts (optional, but another great source of Magnesium).

bananas_2Peel and slice or break up banana. Put in your Tablespoons of Greek Yogurt and mash and blend with a fork.

bananas_3Sprinkle with crushed nuts and ENJOY! Isn’t it surprising how something so simple can taste so sweet? (This is also delicious frozen)

Be Well,