BananaCado Sammy




Sounds strange, tastes good. Ok, I’ll elaborate.

So, my latest obsession is the Food Sense app for iPhones. (Here’s a review). However, you totally do NOT need to have an iPhone, or any phone to come up with the same answers this app offers. It will just take a bit more effort on your part.

Food Sense helps track what is called a pulse test. Dr. Arthur Coca wrote a book called The Pulse Test, “…his classic bestseller shows readers how to find their personal allergies and avoid illness. The Pulse Test shows readers step-by-step how to discover their pulse pattern and test themselves to find out what foods and/or inhalants cause their pulse to work beyond its regular capacity.”

Basically, testing your pulse will help you discover possible allergies and sensitivities. Both of which cause inflammation. Which is basically the path to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.

You start the test by measuring your heart rate while still lying in bed, first thing in the morning. This is going to set the bar for the rest of the day.
Then, you’ll take your pulse one minute before sitting down to eat. Once you are done eating, you’ll wait thirty minutes until you track your pulse again, then sixty minutes and then ninety minutes. Any sensitivity can show up as a raised pulse up to ninety minutes after eating.

Dr. Coca discovered that a pulse rate 16 or more beats higher than that first pulse reading of the day, means there is a sensitivity or possibility of allergy. How cool is that?

Aaaaaand, what does that have to do with an BananaCado Sammy?

Well, as I’ve known in my own head, long before the iPhone came around, I have a major sensitivity to sugar. I just can’t handle it like everyone else. Which totally makes me wonder if that’s why I can have one glass of wine and look like I’ve been cast in the movie The Hangover?



I’m also off the charts with tomatoes, which I have never, ever known about. And pasta, but…duh on that one.

Anyhow, I made the BananaCado Sammy in hopes of creating a dessert that needs no added sugar. Which always means fruit, which usually means boring. I tried the final product out on my parents and husband and all approved. My dad suggested I’d might want to sprinkle some sugar on top. I totally inherited my sugar intolerance from him, I’m sure! He just doesn’t know it yet.

My mom is full aware I blame her for my cereal weakness. Some girls get their hips from their mother, I get an undying love for cereal.

BananaCado Sammy
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Food It Forward
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Serves: 1
Don’t skip the butter, just make sure it is organic, from a grass-fed cow. It makes a huge difference!
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 T. Butter
  • 1/2 Square of Matzo
  • Sea Salt
  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a medium skillet. Saute’ banana until golden and a bit crispy.
  2. Spread avocado gently over Matzo and spoon bananas over top. Sprinkle generously with some sea salt and enjoy!


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