Johnny Bananas Offers His ‘Celebrity Sleepover’ Nutrition Tips

MTV’s The Challenge legend and Celebrity Sleepover host, Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio just lately opened up with Muscle & Fitness on his pet hates of the health club. After having seeing the extreme sports fan cooking up a storm over on Instagram, we felt urge to choose his mind as soon as once more, this time digging deep into a few of his wholesome concepts for cleaner eating.

On his weekend late-night talk show, Bananas dons the PJs and waxes lyrical with visitors equivalent to Tiffani Thiessen, Sammy Hagar and Worst Cooks of America chef, Anne Burrell, however on the subject of impressing his visitors, the well-known daredevil nonetheless has a fantasy choose for that fantasy dinner visitor.

“I might like to have Mike Tyson on,” says Bananas. “The man is such an incredible, distinctive expertise and persona. I simply like to know what drives, and what motivates individuals”

You Are What You Eat

Now 38, Bananas, who’s a Penn State graduate, has matured to the purpose that he’s extra prone to prepare dinner for a celebration than be the life of 1, and given his hacks on traditional snacks, that’s simply tremendous with us.

“Even in good eating places, there’s a whole lot of issues they are going to add to meals, to make it style higher, that you simply wouldn’t add in case you have been cooking at dwelling”, says Bananas. “You wouldn’t add thrice the quantity of your every day consumption of sodium into one meal. I wish to take my favourite meals and replicate the same dish at dwelling, with the very best elements I can discover.”

Homemade Mexican

“Pre-bought tortillas are simply loaded with preservatives,” says Bananas. “I love to do my very own spin. I wish to make tacos from candy potato. I exchange the tortilla or the taco with candy potato. I prepare dinner it an air fryer to make the skin pores and skin crispy. Then, I add floor hen and taco seasoning. I substitute Greek yogurt for bitter cream, and with a little bit little bit of salsa on high, it’s incredible. The much less processed, and the extra pure you possibly can go, the higher in my view.”.

Taking a Granular Approach to Nutrition

“I haven’t essentially modified by caloric consumption all that a lot, I’ve modified my carb types as an alternative,” says Bananas. “I’ve tried to chop out a whole lot of flour and starches. The bread that I eat is flourless, and I’m a giant fan of historic grains. I like spelt, quinoa, flax… so as an alternative of a store-bought tortilla, I’ll make an historic grain tortilla. Cutting out these easy, refined carbohydrates helps along with your weight, however you’re feeling higher too, and in case you prepare dinner it the precise approach, you don’t even understand that you’re making these substitutions.”


Whether or not the previous world boxing champion joins Bananas on a future version of Celebrity Sleepover, or joins him for one in all his wholesome meal plans, we’re positive that “Iron” Mike could be pleased with the enthusiastic chef.

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