Have you been searching for a homemade popsicle recipe that is easy to make and delicious all at the same time? Interested in a cold treat that isn’t packed with tons of sugar and also contains ingredients that you recognize? Well, look no further my friends – this popsicle recipe is it. Easy-peasy-banana-squeasy! These pops are basically the frozen version of a protein smoothie snack I sometimes make for teenie only with a little bit of honey, but otherwise pretty minimal as far as added sugar goes.
The best part is that these popsicles can be made and enjoyed without a bunch of garbage being sent off to a landfill…I think the earth just smiled a little. 🙂
BANANA-ALMOND YOGURT POPS
Makes: 6 popsicles
Directions for prep & avoiding waste:
2 ripe bananas (compost the peels, go all out and buy the lone bananas without stickers)
1/2 cup almond butter (freshly ground in bulk into own jar)
1 cup plain yogurt (recycle the container)
1 Tbsp local honey (buy in bulk in own jar)
1 tsp of ground cinnamon (buy in bulk in own jar)
1. Puree until smooth.
2. Pour into reusable popsicle molds, 3/4 of the way full, and insert sticks.
3. Freeze for 4-6 hours
4. To enjoy simply run frozen mold under warm water until pop loosens from the sides!
The popsicle molds I have are made of BPA free plastic. They are easy to use and have always made pops well. I purchased them back last year before I learned more about the evils of plastic as a whole (stay tuned for a future post on this subject), but continuing to use them for now since it’s what I have. If I were to purchase different molds, I would opt for stainless steel or silicone. While I haven’t tried any of these, I did find some great plastic-free alternative options in case you’re in the market. This stainless steel option is pretty much the same concept as mine (does require purchasing popsicle sticks). These silicone molds resemble trays I have for freezing purees so they seem very easy to use. These other silicone molds are cool if you’re trying to make your own ice/push pops!
Hope you have a great rest of the week!