banana split popsicles.

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treat yourself these last few weeks of summer with a banana split popsicle!  i used frozen banana and almond milk for a creamy, frozen texture along with dark chocolate and a maraschino cherry at the bottom!  This frozen treat is not only delicious… but it also packs some health benefits:

  • bananas are high in potassium
  • bananas help digestive health
  • despite a banana’s sweet taste, it has a relatively low glycemic index (good for diabetes)
  • bananas help overcome depression and improves mood
  • bananas and dark chocolate contain antioxidants
  • both bananas and dark chocolate aid in weight loss
  • dark chocolate can help reduce stress

and on that note… here’s the recipe!

RECIPE: makes 5 popsicles

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 5 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels or chunks
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • popsicle molds and popsicle sticks

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • place frozen bananas and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth – if it’s too thick to pour, add more almond milk
  • pour mixture into popsicle molds
  • place one maraschino cherry in each mold on either side – don’t push it down, it will sink as it freezes – you want to be able to see it after putting chocolate over each popsicle!
  • cover each mold in foil and insert popsicle sticks
  • freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight
  • run each popsicle mold under warm water and gently pull the popsicle out
  • place each on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper
  • place chocolate chunks and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl
  • microwave for 30 seconds and stir – repeat until all is melted and smooth

note: i used coconut oil because of it’s ability to harden at a colder temperature, creating a chocolate “shell”

  • pour chocolate over each popsicle, then add sprinkles
  • freeze for 5 minutes
  • remove from freezer and do the same on the other side of the popsicles
  • freeze for another 5 minutes and enjoy!

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