Berry Ice Pops: makes 7 servings
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen bananas
- ½ cup fresh or frozen sliced strawberries
- ½ cup low-fat milk
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves, loosely packed
Peanut Butter-Stuffed Strawberries: makes 1 serving
- 8 to 10 strawberries, stems removed
- ½ cup peanut butter chowder (prepared with water as directed on package)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Chocolate Ice Cream: makes 6 servings
- 4 ripe bananas
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
Berry Ice Pops:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours, 5 minutes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely mixed. Add a bit more milk if it’s too thick. Pour about 1/3 cup of the mixture into 7 ice pop molds, and freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter-Stuffed Strawberries:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Slightly hollow out strawberries to create just enough space for peanut butter. Mix optional chia seeds with prepared peanut butter.
Place peanut butter in a zip-top bag and cut one corner of the bag. Pipe peanut butter into the strawberries. Enjoy.
Chocolate Ice Cream:
Prep Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Peel and cut the bananas into 1-inch rounds. Place the bananas in a freeze bag and freeze them for at least 3 hours.
Right before you’re ready to make the ice cream, whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut milk, and vanilla in a small bowl.
If your banana slices have been in the freeze for longer than a day, it’s best to let them thaw in the food processor bowl for about 15 minutes. Place the frozen bananas, chocolate mix, and salt in a food processor and blend well, stopping to scrape down the sides often to get a smooth, even consistency.
Scoop the ice cream into small bowls and serve immediately or cover in plastic wrap and freeze. If you’re saving the ice cream for a later time, remove the bowls from the freezer about 5 minutes to slightly thaw before serving the treat.
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