Always save some room for dessert… especially if the dessert in question is one of these naughty looking but oh so nice frozen choc banana pops from our amazing friend The Fit Foodie. Packed FULL of all the good stuff, bananas have been said to do everything from improve digestion and support heart health, right through to reduce muscle cramps and soreness after endurance exercise. What’s not to love? So the next time you’re craving somethin’ sweet or need a little pre-workout pick-me-up, why not whip up a batch of these delicious and nutritious treats? The best part is, they only take 10-minutes…
Frozen Choc Banana Pops
Prep time: 10 minutes (plus freezing)
Makes: 6 Choc Banana Pops
1 cup 90% dark chocolate or leftover basic raw chocolate (see page 205)
1 tablespoon tahini (optional)
topping ideas: ½ cup chopped nuts (such as hazelnuts, pistachios), shredded coconut, rose petals, cacao nibs, caramel sauce (recipe page 182), tahini, orange rind, matcha green tea powder, bee pollen
What to do:
1 Line a baking tray or large plate with baking paper.
2 Peel the bananas and cut them in half width wise.
3 Push a popsicle stick into each banana half from the flat cut side.
4 Melt the chocolate, then dip in the bananas or drizzle the chocolate over the bananas.
5 Sprinkle each banana pop with your fave topping idea so that they stick to the chocolate.
6 Place the pops on the baking paper, then drizzle with tahini (if using).
7 Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.
Check out Sally’s new book Love Move Eat for more healthy recipes!
The Fit Foodie (aka Sally O’Neil), is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg after adopting a healthier lifestyle, Sally has now launched her own range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, so that you too can make healthy treats at home without the fuss. Visit Sally’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for delicious recipes, wellness tips and workouts.