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.

 

Ingredients:

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**

 

Directions:

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.