Written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on May 11, 2021.
Fiber and Protein Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicle
It is getting warmer out and, I don't know about you, but my family is playing outside. I can not keep them inside and they are always on the go. I swear the hint of "summer vacation" has already started and my kids are reared and ready to go for action. We are definitely enjoying these fresh spring and summer days.
It can be a struggle to make sure everyone, including me, gets all the proper nutrition when you're an active family like mine. Gathering them around for an afternoon snack, or whatever that looks like can be a bit frustrating.
I thought I would make it easy for myself (and now you!) and created these delicious fiber and protein packed banana popsicles. It's a great afternoon or after dinner snack to enjoy that is loaded with good and natural nutrients!
Also, who doesn't love something cold on a hot day?
This recipe makes 8 standard sized popsicles. You can get popsicle molds at any major wholesaler. The ones you see in the picture, were created in a mold from Amazon.
These pop's are incredibly easy to make. It takes approximately 5 minutes to craft and we would encourage about 3 hours of freeze time before enjoying one.
We started off with 2 frozen bananas. Whenever I'm grocery shopping, I always pick up an extra set of bananas so that I can freeze my own. If that doesn't work for you, you can get frozen bananas from any grocery store.
I also used one fresh banana that I sliced into thin slices.
Added some of my favorite nut butter to the mix, I'm working on my sodium intake so for these - I used 1/4 cup of zero salt added peanut butter.
I chose to use my favorite vegan plant based protein powder in the flavor Vanilla. Plant Protein+ only has 6 ingredients and it is really tasty.
I also used the coconut lime flavor of Daily Multi Fiber. This gave my popsicles a little extra tropical taste. This fiber is also the only fiber on the market that contains soluble and insoluble fiber. Each teaspoon of it contains 4 grams of fiber!!! (Wow)
I also used about a 1/2 cup of almond milk, but any milk will do! If you want them to be a bit sweeter, you can use flavored pineapple coconut water or even apple juice.
I topped ours with sprinkles but the second batch we made, we topped with peanuts and it was :::throws glitter::: crazy good too.
Here's the 411
Load in your frozen bananas into a blender.
Add in your 1/2 cup of milk/juice of your choice.
Add in 1-2 scoops of your vegan plant protein powder (Plant Protein+).
Add in 2-4 teaspoons of your coconut lime fiber (Daily Multi Fiber).
Add in 1/4 cup of your nut butter
*writers note: Pick the amount of protein and fiber based on what you need from these pops. Because these were such a hit in my family, I made a recipe that had more for a snack to hold us over before we ate for dinner, and a recipe that had less in it as an after dinner snack.
Hit the blend button.
If you want your mixture to be a bit sweeter, add in another frozen banana, if you need to make it a bit creamier - go ahead and add in 1/4 cup more of your milk or juice.
Once it's a nice creamy texture, add in a few of your fresh banana slices and stir with a spoon.
Pour your mixture into your popsicle mold and add your popsicle sticks.
Freeze for 3 hours.
Once frozen, dip the popsicle in a glass of warm water and then coat with your topping (peanuts or sprinkles)
Pop back in the freezer for another minute to let the sprinkles or nuts grab to the popsicle.
Grab one and enjoy!
A Major Win
I can't keep these in our freezers and to be honest, I'm glad they're being eaten as much as they are. Between skateboarding lessons and drum lessons, this is a great snack on a stick. Let's be real, snacks on sticks are a huge parenting win (especially the ones with sprinkles on them).
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2 Frozen Bananas
1 Fresh Banana
1 scoop of NB Pure's Plant Protein+
2 teaspoons of NB Pure's Daily Multi Fiber in the coconut lime flavor
1/2 cup of almond milk of juice/milk of your choice
Add frozen bananas, protein, fiber, and milk/juice to your blender. Blend at a high speed until creamy. Once it's at a nice texture, add in slices of your fresh banana. Stir with a spoon. Pour this mix into a popsicle mold, and all your popsicle sticks. Freeze for 3 hours minimum. Dip your popsicles into a cup of warm water and top with sprinkles or chopped nuts. Freeze again for another minute at minimum. Take one out when you're ready to enjoy.