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Recipe of the Month: Plantain with Coconut and Cocoa

Plantain with Coconut and Cocoa!

Do you want a fun, nutritious alternative to your athlete's snack time? Betsy and Mess, the creators of GYMNACHEF take you step by step on how to make their "clean" Plantains with Coconut and Cocoa.


This is just ONE of the 40 recipes in their clean eating cookbook and information book for gymnasts!

Check it out here!

1 Serving (to make more, just add the same amount of ingredients to make another)

  • 1 Large Plantain

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

  • 1 tablespoon of Honey

  • 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1 Teaspoon Black Cocoa Powder

Since the skin of the plantain is very tough, it is better to open the plantain in this way:

Make 3 long slices with a sharp knife down the sides of the plantain. Then slowly, delicately peel back the skin.

Slice the plantain in two pieces lengthwise.

In a sauce pan, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to medium heat. It will melt quickly. Then place the plantain on its backside into the pan.

Cook the plantain for five minutes, then flip the banana for another 5 minutes on the other side.

Place the banana on a plate and add the tablespoon of honey, cinnamon and cocoa powder.

Wait 2 minutes so the plantain becomes softer before eating.

If you want a softer plantain place in foil and close, wait 10 minutes and serve!

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Since 2001, Betsy McNally Laouar has been a coach in the fitness world. She is a wife and mom of two boys, personal trainer, sports nutritionist, former gymnastics coach, professional bodybuilder/fitness competitor, former high school teacher and bestselling author of Binges and Balance Beams. A graduate of Michigan State University and a certified personal trainer through the NSCA and sports nutritionist through Chicago State, she specializes in working with gymnasts achieve balance, healthy body image, strength and good nutritional habits. She has worked with professional/elite athletes, Olympians, moms, and dads too. She currently travels the country doing her "Betsy Bootcamps" and is available for in person, live or streaming webinars, nutritional programs and fitness programs. Check out her website for more information.

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