Tropical snack

This tropical treat doubles as a treat and snack with a slight variation. A must try, diet or not!

I have a love, mostly hate relationship with coconut (swap-able), but this treat is a LOVE!! Even my mom and aunt were hooked from first bite. This recipe is more of a dessert, but if you add protein powder or protein of some kind, it can double as a snack too! However, you should be mindful that the primary source of carbs here is the mango (6), then wonton wrapper (4), then the banana (2). You can adjust or skip any of these, but these flavors are what make it tropical.

In our opinion, the fried banana is what really makes it, but you can skip frying it and just add it in along with the mango. Enjoy at room temp or chilled, but refrigerate if you make ahead. The fried banana is best right after frying.

Servings: 1
Total Time: 15 mins

Calories: 177
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 16g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g

– The nutrition info listed is for the recipe given and does not include the variations listed.

Equipment
Small Pan/Pot
Fork

Ingredients
⅓ c Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or alternative)
¼ tsp Truvia* (or desired sweetener)
¼ c Mango, diced
Lime juice or zest (optional)
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Coconut Oil (or other non-fragrant oil)
⅓ Banana
1 Wonton Wrappers

Directions
You may heat the milk & fruit on low heat to better distribute the mango sugars. Whether heating it or not, mash the mango in either the pot or serving dish, then add the milk and sweetener and stir. Add lime if desired.
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In a small pan/pot, add enough oil to make ¼ inch deep. Heat on med-high heat.

Cut 2 inches of the banana. The banana naturally splits into three parts vertically. Split the cut portion into three parts.

Lay the wonton wrapper as a diamond. Place a banana on the wrapper’s corner closest to you and roll to halfway. Fold in the corners and finish rolling. Dab water on the last corner to seal the roll. Ensure a complete seal or oil will enter and make it soggy.

When oil is hot, add the wrapped bananas and fry each side until golden.

Variations: Add Protein Powder, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Nut Butter, Chia or Flaxseed. The Chia and Flaxseed soak up the moisture and turn it into a pudding (best if chilled for a couple of hours)!

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