Chocolate covered frozen bananas

 

So, it's been a while since we had a recipe up on the blog but that all changes today. The weather has been glorious for the past few weeks and the double digit temperatures have us searching for some cold treats. Have a go at making these frozen banana treats to keep you cool; delicious and good for the ears. 

Reasons we love these:

1. Bananas are a good source of Potassium and Magnesium. The former mineral helps regulate the fluid in your ears, and Magnesium (in conjunction with Vitamins A, C and E),  can help protect your ears from noise exposure. (Note: you should still be using hearing protection even if you're getting your recommended dose of Magnesium.)

2. If you top your pops with almonds, peanuts or cashews, you'll be getting a good amount of Zinc. Zinc boosts the body's immune system and helps ward off infections which can affect the ear. 

3. Chocolate! Using dark chocolate is also a good way to sneak in some of that immune boosting Zinc. 

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas, peeled and halved (one banana makes 2 pops)
  • 170G dark chocolate chips, melted in 30 second increments in the microwave
  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • Toppings - chopped almonds, peanuts or cashew, shredded coconut, hemp hearts.. you can use whatever you feel like/have on hand

Method

  1. Insert popsicle sticks into the flat ends of the bananas and lay on a lined baking tray. Place tray in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. 
  2. Before you remove the bananas from the freezer, melt your chocolate and pour into a tall glass (this makes dipping easier).
  3. Remove the bananas from the freezer, and dip into your melted chocolate. Work quickly after dipping to add your toppings. 
  4. Lay the dipped and topped bananas back on your lined baking tray and freeze for at least 2 hours. 
  5. Frozen pops can be kept in an airtight container for up to a week, and can be enjoyed straight from the freezer. 

 

If you make these you can tag us on Instagram or share your pictures to our Facebook page. 

 

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