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
918
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
  • bananas
  • 2  Teaspoons  agave nectar
  • 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
73g
100%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
226mg
23%
Choline, total
35mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
97µg
24%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
237mg
74%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
461mg
66%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
629mg
42%
Water
25g
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.