August 26, 2020

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Banana Mousse

A yummy, nutritious dessert

two bowls of banana mouse on a tray with slices of banana

For a creamy dessert your guests will love, try our heart-healthy banana mousse. The bananas are a rich source of potassium, the fat-free Greek yogurt packs a protein punch, and this dessert has zero saturated fat.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons low-fat milk
3 teaspoons stevia (can substitute maple syrup or agave nectar)*
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 medium banana, cut in quarters
1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
8 slices (¼ inch each) banana

Directions

  1. Place milk, sugar, vanilla, and banana in blender.
  2. Process for 15 seconds at high speed until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into small bowl, and fold in yogurt. Chill.
  4. Spoon into four dessert dishes. Garnish each with two banana slices just before serving.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Per serving (½ cup):

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Calories: 80*
Fat: 0g
Saturated fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 30mg
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrate: 15g*
Sugars: 10g*
Dietary fiber: 1g
Potassium: 297mg

*Substituting maple syrup or agave nectar for the stevia provides about 88 calories, 22g carbohydrate and 12g sugars.

Recipe, slightly modified, from Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute

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