Sarnie’s on Snowden!!

Banana chocolate spread & fresh strawberry sandwich’s with chocolate and kiwi yogurt pots

Serving 2 people with big bellies

Banana chocolate spread ingredients

  • 3 x bananas
  • 2 x heaped tbsp of cocoa
  • 2 x tbsp sweetener

Sandwich ingredients

  • 4 x slices of your fave bread
  • vegan butter
  • 4 x strawberries
  • 1 x tbsp of banana chocolate spread per sandwich

Yogurt pots ingredients

  • Alpro coconut yogurt
  • 2 kiwi’s
  • pistachio nuts
  • optional cocoa nibs and dried pomegranate to sprinkle on top

Instructions 

For the sandwich’s;

  1. Peel the bananas and place them in a bowl. Mash them with a fork until they are a smooth consistency.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and sweetener, then mix until everything is combined and there are no lumps.
  3. Slice the strawberries and ‘butter’ your bread.
  4. Spread the banana chocolate spread on to your bread and add the sliced strawberries.
  5. Now place another slice on top (I’m guessing you know how to make a sandwich!). Cut your sandwiches in half or quarters.
  6. Eat as soon as possible.

For the yogurt pots

  1. With the remaining chocolate banana spread, half the mixture between 2 empty jam jars.
  2. Add a good serving of Alpro Coconut Yogurt.
  3. Peel the kiwi’s and chop into small chunks. Add them on top of the yogurt. I put a larger yogurt to kiwi ratio, but if your being health conscious you could do it in the reverse order.
  4. I then added some un-salted pistachio nuts on top. As an added option (which I personally enjoyed) I also sprinkled cocoa nibs and dried pomegranate on the mixture.
  5. You can eat right away or place the lids back on and save them for lunch the next day.

Just want to say hello and welcome to my ‘blog’, or as I like to call it ‘food diary’, because it makes much more sense to me. Every journey and adventure begins with an uphill struggle and ends with hysterical laughter. I’m sure you will have heard many people say ‘you will laugh about this later’… and laugh we did.

So like I was saying every journey begins with an uphill struggle… as a first edition to my food diary I wanted to mix food, friendship and sharing (corny or what?). My friend Holly asked me if I would like to join her in climbing mount Snowdon in Wales. Now bearing in mind we are not the naturally athletic type, I of course said ….. Yes. In my far fetched mind I thought ‘ideal I can make some beautiful butties to take up with us and we can munch them whilst sunbathing at the top of the mountain’.

So there I am at 7am on Saturday morning preparing my banana/chocolate spread and strawberry sandwiches, slightly unaware of the challenges that lay ahead. The sandwiches rustled up nicely and looked fabulous… I was even looking forward to the hike ahead just so I could gobble these delightful butties. One thing I found was that 3 bananas make a heck of a lot of banana chocolate spread, so there was some left over. Now as I am not one for wastage so I thought, why not use the extra spread to make some yummy yogurt pots. My dreams of being care free, sat at the top of mount Snowden, eating sandwiches and now a desert were ever expanding… and as you can see above my dreaming was to be expected… They looked spot on!!

Packed up in my rucksack my lunch had an easy ride to the top… Holly and I on the other hand had to go through a gruelling 3 hours, climbing up hill to get to the top.
On the way we couldn’t help but curse the smug looking faces of people who had already made it to the top and were now on their merry way back down….but the Yorkshire woman in me did what was natural and congratulated as many of them as possible… whilst we plodded on through the snow, thick flog and 60 mile an hour winds.

Through out the journey I had been trying to convince Holly that it would be best to have lunch when we got to the top. However when we finally made it, we celebrated (quickly) by eating our sandwiches and headed back down… Get this… We were so cold we could not eat our beautiful yogurt pots…for fear of getting hyperthermia. At one point I tried to take my gloves off with my teeth and after a while, realised that I was biting my cold numb finger tip instead!

So again my yogurt pots had a nice piggy back ride down hill. I have got to be honest those sandwiches and the joy of finally making it to the top gave me a real boost. Holly and I did not stop talking the whole way back to the car (which was 2 hours away). When we got back to my old rusty car that I like to call ‘The Beast’, we finally scoffed the yogurts, I even used my finger to scrap the bottom of the jar. We were delirious about what we had just achieved and we could not stop hysterically laughing about the journey the yogurts had been on and that I had just carried that extra weight for no reason at all. All the way to the top of a mountain and back down again!! But one thing is for sure…I had the last laugh because those yogurts were an absolute treat to end the day and I feel are a brilliant first act to my food diary.

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