10-07-15 | Food | snacks |

Cool down with homemade choco-banana ice pops

Happy ice pop day! Summer, sunshine and warm weather ask for healthy homemade choco-banana ice pops! Today I want to show you how you can easily make yourself some non-guilt ice pops, with no sugar added. If you ask me, there’s nothing better than a fresh, cool and creamy ice pop during summertime!

Healthy and fruity ice pops is totally worth trying! Today’s recipe for healthy choco-banana ice pops will help you to cool down on a hot summer day. It’s actually quite simple girls! Basically all you need is water, fruit and happiness, all rolled into one tasty ice pop. For these choco-bananan babies, I have chosen to add some low-fat yoghurt because I’m a big fan of frozen yoghurt! And chocolate! YUM! So they’re chocolate-covered with some cacao nips as a topping.

You should not limit yourself to just bananas. It’s the best season to make ice pops with whatever looks juicy, fresh and ripe at the fruit market. Strawberries, watermelons, mangoes, kiwis..go crazy!

I prefer to have a batch of healthy ice pops in my freezer, so you can serve a fruity choco-banana ice pop for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert at anytime!

INGREDIENTS

-2 bananas
-500 gr. low-fat yoghurt
– 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
-1 tbspn coconot oil
-1 tbspn maple syrup
-Raw cacao nibs
-Optional: honey
-Material: popsicles molds

MACRONUTRIENTS

  • Energy: 291,8 kcal
  • Protein: 12,3 g
  • Carbs: 41,5 g
  • Fat: 12,3 g
  • Fiber: 7,7 g

METHOD

1. Combine the bananas (cut into small pieces), low-fat yoghurt and optional honey in a blender and mix until smooth. Make sure the fruit is pureed.
2. Now fill popsicles molds with the banana-yoghurt mixture. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
3. To remove, you should run hot water over the outside of the mold until you can easily pull the popsicle out.
4. Place (melted) coconut oil and maple syrup in a bowl and mix them. Add the raw cacao powder and stir until the chocolate mixture is smooth.
5. Dip your banana ice pop in the chocolate mixture and add some raw cacao nibs on top.

Serve and enjoy sweeties!

Don’t forget to make a picture of your @foodie_ness recipe and tag me on Instagram of Facebook, I love to see your healthy homemade chock-banana ice pops ;)

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  • Lindsey

    Just loveeee this idea girl! Really easy, but ohhh you can make a lot of people happy by serving them this healthy yummy “treat” I believe!!

  • Lindsey

    Just LOVE this idea girl! Really easy, but ohhh you can make a lot of people happy with this healthy yummy “treat” I believe!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe! Really love your blogging style and your IG! Keep up your great work! 🙂

    • Carolina van Dorenmalen Post author

      Hi there Lindsey!

      Thank you so much for your positive and enthusiastic comment: so lovely!
      Enjoy your own homemade choco-banana ice pops and please tag me in your IG picture, I wanna seeee 🙂

      If you tag @foodie_ness and use the #foodie_ness you get a chance to get featured in the next Foodie-ness newsletter and this way all the fit girls around the world can get inspired by your food pics! How cool!

      Have a great day!

      With love,
      Carolina.

  • Lindsey

    Thank you for your quick reply! You are so very welcome Carolina!

    i will deffinetly tag you/use the hashtag when I’ve made these yummy banana choco pops! 😀

    That would be awesome!! Love to inspire other people with my foodposts and recipe idea’s to hopefully make them aware of how to make more healthy choices on a daily basis too aswell as you, and I do! 🙂

    Thank you very much again, enjoy your weekend!

    Love,

    Lindsey
    (IG: @mindsetforahealthybalance )

  • Mei

    Hi, thanks for your coemnmt! Yes, I use tablespoons of tamato puree. It is a large protion, so the tomato taste will not be too strong. I have used madras curry and garam masala for this recipe and both are good. If I had to choose, I would take garam masala. Thanks for the nice coemnmts about the blog

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