Banana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Roll

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

I’m sharing my recipe for Banana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Roll on the Essential Living Foods blog. It’s a great way to get kids to eat omega-3 fatty acids!

Looking for a unique and healthy twist on sushi? Try these Banana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Rolls! This creative recipe combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the crunch of chia seed “tempura” and the creaminess of avocado to create a delightful sushi roll that’s perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a fun snack. It’s not only delicious but also incredibly simple to make. Let’s roll!

NameBanana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Roll
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings2 rolls
Yield20 pieces
Banana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Roll

Ingredients For the Banana Sushi Rolls

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 sheets of nori (seaweed)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (black or white), toasted
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • Sliced strawberries (optional, for garnish)

Ingredients For the Chia “Tempura” Coating

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of salt

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

  • Calories: 210 calories
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 4g

Please note that these nutrition facts are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. These values are for general reference and may not account for variations in ingredient choices or preparation methods. Enjoy your Banana Sushi Chia “Tempura” Rolls while keeping these nutritional considerations in mind!


Making the Chia “Tempura” Coating:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds, water, honey, and a pinch of salt. Mix well and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it thickens. This will be your chia “tempura” coating.

Preparing the Banana Sushi Rolls:

  1. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on a clean, flat surface. Place a sheet of nori on top, shiny side down.
  2. Peel the ripe bananas and slice them in half lengthwise.
  3. Lay the banana halves side by side on the nori sheet, leaving a small gap between them. Make sure they are positioned closer to one edge of the nori sheet.
  4. Spread a thin layer of chia “tempura” mixture over the banana halves.
  5. Add a layer of thinly sliced avocado on top of the chia “tempura.”
  6. Drizzle honey over the avocado slices.
  7. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and coconut flakes evenly over the avocado.
  8. Carefully lift the edge of the nori sheet closest to the bananas and start rolling it away from you, using the plastic wrap to help shape the roll.
  9. When you reach the end, wet the edge of the nori sheet with a bit of water to seal the roll.
  10. Repeat the process to make another roll.

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