Banana peanut Butter Cleanpop
Yield: about 6-8 ice pops
Rating: Such an easy healthy snack. Very simple, but you do need an immersion blender or standing blender.
½ cup water
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter*
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
3 frozen bananas, peeled**
Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Take an immersion blender (or use a regular blender if you don’t have an immersion blender) and puree everything until it is completely smooth and silky – a minimum of 2 minutes. Take your filling and pour into your ice pop molds and add your sticks. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
When you are ready to serve, fill your sink with hot water and hold the molds in the water for about 5 seconds. Gently pull the pops out and serve!
These will last about 4 weeks in the freezer, wrapped tightly.
*In an ideal world, try to use a natural organic peanut butter if possible – peanuts have very high amounts of pesticides. Also check to see that there are no added sugars. If you have a nut allergy concern, feel free to use sunflower seed butter- a great alternative.
**Whenever you are left with over-ripe ugly bananas, just peel them and wrap them in plastic wrap. Then pop them in the freezer for this or any other banana recipe.