There’s just something about summertime that makes me want to put popsicle sticks in any and all things edible. Bananas were a perfect place to start.
This recipe is super easy—both to make and on your waistline. To make 4 popsicles you’ll need:
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 handfuls almonds, crushed
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- Popsicle sticks
You can buy the almonds crushed, crush them in a food processor, or take a more hands-on approach (sorry for the loud banging, neighbors)…
Mix the Greek yogurt and peanut butter together in a bowl. My friend told me she loved eating yogurt with peanut butter and my first reactions was BARF. But it is actually delicious. And as someone who can easily take down a jar of peanut butter in two days, I’m ashamed that I ever doubted the combination. Peanut butter makes all things (most importantly, life) better.
Set up a little banana popsicle assembly line with your bowl of pb yogurt, a bowl of crushed almonds, and a plate or pan covered in parchment paper.
Cut each peeled banana in half and carefully insert the popsicle stick in the cut end.
Coat the banana in Greek yogurt. It’s easiest to roll it in the bowl and then spead evenly with a knife.
Coat in crushed almonds.
Lay the banana on your plate. Repeat the process with each banana piece.
Once you have your batch of banana popsicles, put them in the freezer for 3 hrs. Hopefully your freezer isn’t as sad-looking as mine (i.e. empty except for three nips of cheap vodka). In my defense, I rarely buy frozen foods and do the majority of my shopping in the produce aisle.
Last up, enjoy! These popsicles can be a healthy dessert choice or a guilt-free midday snack to beat the summer heat. I took a bunch of pictures of me enjoying one outside but…I think rule #1 of being classy is to not be photographed eating a banana or banana-shaped food. If you catch my drift…
The pictures were probably even too awkward for a bloopers album haha. Suggestive food photography aside, I hope everyone has a great Thursday—get out there and enjoy happy hour!