Banana Lollipops

Banana Lollipops
Staff Writer
Richard Holmes
Banana Lollipops

Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and natural sugars which give the body a much-needed energy boost at half time. Agave sugar has a lower glycemic index than traditional sugar which means energy is released slower, avoiding the highs and lows that a sugar based energy snack can cause. Peanut butter and nuts are an excellent source of protein which ensures that the body's muscles are being fed the correct nutrients they need during sport

2
Servings
767
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

For more recipes and tips on nutrition, visit Richard's website The Lean Lunchbox

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons organic peanut butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Teaspoons agave nectar
  • 4 ice pop sticks
  • 1/2 Cup peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup almonds
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts

Directions

Microwave the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds until melted. Peel the bananas and insert a stick into one end so that they resemble an ice pop

Dip the banana in the melted peanut butter until fully coated. Once the banana is coated in the peanut butter, roll it in the mixed nuts and then place it in the freezer for a few hours. Once frozen transfer them to a cool bag and eat them within 1-2 hours.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
59g
66%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
98g
75%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
278mg
28%
Choline, total
33mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
152µg
38%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
109mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
287mg
41%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
788mg
53%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.